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Aakash Chopra compares 2020 IPL XI with PSL XI, predicts winner

Both the leagues had concluded in the recent past

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After the culmination of this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Pakistan Super League (PSL), former Indian opener Aakash Chopra picked, on official Facebook page, his Best XI for both the leagues while also comparing the players between the two sides.

Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians claimed their fifth IPL title by defeating Delhi Capitals in the final by five wickets. Meanwhile, Imad Wasim’s Karachi Kings won their maiden PSL title by going past local rivals Lahore Qalandars in the final.

IPL 2020 XI: KL Rahul (c/wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav, AB de Villiers, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Rashid Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Kagiso Rabada.

PSL 2020 XI: Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Alex Hales, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk (wk), Imad Wasim (c), David Wiese, Imran Tahir, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Afridi

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“When it comes to openers, I think it is difficult to separate Rahul and Babar as they played extremely well during the tournament. While Dhawan is clearly ahead of Fakhar,” said Chopra while comparing the openers.

“Hales and Yadav were equally good. There is no comparison between Hafeez and De Villiers despite the professor’s great run of form. Dunk and Kishan is also fifty-fifty and maybe slightly tilted towards Dunk. Tewatia and Imad is also a close call,” the former right-hander said while comparing the middle-order.

“Between Archer and Wiese, I would 100 per cent go with Jofra. I have no doubt about Rashid Khan, Chahal and Bumrah over Imran Tahir, Haris Rauf and Mohammad Hasnain as well. Shaheen has been outstanding but we are talking about Kagiso Rabada who is clearly ahead of him,” Chopra said while comparing the bowling attack of the two sides.

Chopra claimed that the IPL XI has edged past PSL XI but also admitted that such a match will never happen.

“In all fairness this match will never take place but my IPL XI has defeated my PSL XI. But an important thing to note here is that the IPL XI won because of its bowling despite Pakistan holding the edge in bowling department in the past,” he concluded.