Aakash Chopra on Musheer Khan

Aakash Chopra on Musheer Khan:

Former India opener Aakash Chopra said that India's U19 sensation Musheer Khan can defeat his elder brother and domestic cricket star Sarfaraz Khan (Aakash Chopra on Musheer Khan). In India's run to the U19 World Cup final (U19 WC 2024 Final), Musheer's performance was one of the high points for the young Indian team. Musheer scored 360 runs in seven innings at an average of 60.00 with the help of two centuries and one half-century. His best score was 131. Apart from Shikhar Dhawan, he is the only Indian to score two or more centuries in the same U19 World Cup tournament.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Chopra predicted a bright future for Musheer (Aakash Chopra on Musheer khan Future), saying that he has been given the "gift of time". Akash said, "I like Musheer very much. When his career finally ends, the younger brother can overtake the elder brother. The good thing about him (Musheer) is that he has the gift of timing." Akash said that Musheer can play spin very well and can also play some unconventional shots.

The former India opener said, "He plays very well on his feet and also plays well straight. Whenever the ball is in that range, he plays very well. The kid plays spin very well and hits some good unorthodox shots. Also plays." In 14 youth ODIs for India, Musheer has scored 554 runs at an average of 61.55 and a strike rate of over 91. He has scored two centuries and two half-centuries in 13 innings. His best score is 131. A useful left-arm spinner, he has also taken 13 wickets with best figures of 5/38.

However, Akash cautioned that the young batsman will have to work on his backfoot game. "He has to work on one thing. The backfoot game is a bit weak. He got a breather in the final and was out at slip in the semi-final as well. If you want to play long, you have to work on your game against the short ball. But take a tough stance," the former opener said. Aakash also praised spinner Somya Pandey, who is India's leading wicket-taker with 18 wickets in seven matches and second-highest wicket taker overall. Was a bowler who took.

"So let's move on to Soumya Pandey. He was the highest wicket-taker for us. He bowls left-arm spin and was also the vice-captain of this team. He bowls with a lot of control and his pace. The variation is very good. He is a very good player. I liked his nature a lot," concluded Akash. Talking about the match, while chasing the target of 254, Australia's two maiden overs were the events of the match. The series was expected to unfold over the next 43.5 overs with Arshin Kulkarni and Musheer Khan being the two casualties in the first powerplay, giving Australia early control of the final.

While chasing the target of 254 runs, Mahali Beardman dismissed India captain Uday Saharan in single figures for the first time in the tournament, indicating that it will not be easy for the Indian team to chase the target. Adarsh ​​Singh (47) and Murugan Abhishek (42) struggled during their time at the crease; However, this was not enough to take India across the finish line. India collapsed for 174 runs. Apart from Beardman, Rafe McMillan also took three wickets for 43 runs while Callium Vidler took two wickets for 35 runs.

Tom Straker and Charlie Anderson got one wicket each. Mahali was the star for Australia, taking 3 wickets for 15 runs in his seven overs and getting the important wickets of Adarsh, Indian captain Uday and Musheer. Earlier in the final match, after winning the toss, Australia captain Hugh Wiebgen decided to bat first and set a target of 254 runs. Harjas Singh (55), captain Hugh Wiebgen (48) and Oliver Peak (46) made notable contributions for the Australian team. Raj Limbani (3/38) and Naman Tiwari (2/63) were the best bowlers for India.