Renowned cricket analyst Aakash Chopra is making bold predictions about the upcoming 2023 World Cup, and they all center around the rising star of Indian cricket, Shubman Gill. Chopra, a former cricketer himself, believes that Gill is poised to make the tournament truly memorable for cricket fans worldwide.
In a recent video on his YouTube channel, Chopra expressed his confidence in Gill’s abilities, predicting that the in-form Indian opener will leave a significant mark on the 2023 World Cup, which is set to take place in India. According to Chopra, Gill is likely to score not one but at least two centuries during the prestigious tournament.
The Men in Blue are all set to kick off their World Cup campaign on October 8, with a clash against Australia in Chennai. While the team boasts stalwarts like skipper Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Jasprit Bumrah, the spotlight is also firmly on Shubman Gill. Gill has been in remarkable form over the last year and a half, making him a key player to watch out for in the World Cup.
Chopra commended Gill for his dedication and hard work in addressing his perceived weakness against left-arm slow bowlers, showing his commitment to continuous improvement.
Shubman Gill has already established himself as a force to be reckoned with in one-day cricket. In his 35 ODIs, he has amassed a remarkable 1917 runs at an impressive average of 66.10 and a strike rate of 102.84. His incredible record includes six centuries and nine half-centuries, underlining his ability to be a game-changer for Team India in crucial matches.
While discussing the World Cup contenders, Aakash Chopra also had praise for Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan. Chopra believes that while the top three batsmen are expected to dominate the tournament, Rizwan, who occupies the No. 4 spot in ODIs, has the potential to pile up runs for Pakistan.
Rizwan, a talented wicketkeeper-batsman, has featured in 65 ODIs, accumulating 1693 runs at an average of 36.80. His impressive record boasts two centuries and 12 half-centuries, making him a vital asset for the Pakistan cricket team in the upcoming 2023 World Cup.
With the anticipation building and cricket fans eagerly awaiting the start of the tournament, all eyes will be on Shubman Gill and Mohammad Rizwan, as they look to make their mark on the grand stage of the World Cup.