IPL 2024: Aakash Chopra names a batter who holds the potential to excel for LSG at No.3

IPL 2024: Aakash Chopra names a batter who holds the potential to excel for LSG at No.3

Aakash Chopra has singled out the key batter expected to thrive for LSG at number three position in the upcoming IPL 2024 edition. The Lucknow Super Giants have reached the playoffs in the last two seasons but failed to qualify for the final.

Aakash Chopra identifies a batter with the potential to shine at No. 3 for Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024.

Lucknow Super Giants’ no. 3 woes addressed

The Super Giants have been impressive in the past two IPL seasons, reaching the playoffs but falling short of the final. However, despite a strong opening duo and a powerful middle order, LSG struggled to find a settled No. 3, especially with Deepak Hooda struggling last season. Now cricket analyst Chopra opined that the acquisition of Devdutt Padikkal could be the solution to LSG’s No. 3 concerns in IPL 2024.

Aakash Chopra picks a batter who could be a game-changer for LSG at No.3

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Chopra highlighted that LSG brought in Padikkal to address their No. 3 issues.

“They (LSG) have done a big trade. The No. 3 batter was a problem. If you check out the entire last season, with (KL) Rahul or without him, you will find problems at No. 3. Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya and Prerak Mankad were tried at No. 3 but the job wasn’t getting done. None of them was a solution to that problem. No T20 team that has problems at No. 3 can do well. So this team gave Avesh Khan and in came Devdutt Padikkal. If you see Devdutt Padikkal’s Vijay Hazare Trophy numbers, you will say he is in gun form,” Chopra said.

“It will be a challenge for Lucknow as well that they should always keep him at No. 3 and get him to open if they get a chance because he is actually a very good player. His best in the IPL came as an opener for RCB. So it is a good trade as they have completely put aside the No. 3 problem,” the 46-year-old concluded.

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