Aakash Chopra

Former India opener @cricketaakash

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Steven Smith and MS Dhoni share a moment by the dugout

Rising Pune Supergiant v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2017, Pune

Supergiant missteps

Should Tahir bowl more in the Powerplay? And should Pune look to top up their bowling resources? Aakash Chopra answers these questions and more

Suresh Raina reacts in the field

Kolkata Knight Riders v Gujarat Lions, IPL 2017, Kolkata

How Gambhir and Raina used their bowling resources

Aakash Chopra analyses the various bowling punts the two captains took during the game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Gujarat Lions

Sanju Samson leaps to negotiate a short one

Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2017, Delhi

Dissecting the Daredevils batting order

Aakash Chopra analyses the Delhi Daredevils batting order, and offers insight into some of the more curious events during their game against Kolkata Knight Riders

Yusuf Pathan defends the ball

Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2017, Kolkata

The Narine gamble and Uthappa's innovations

Aakash Chopra explains why Kolkata Knight Riders chose to change a successful opening combination, how Robin Uthappa succeeded against Rashid Khan and more

Shikhar Dhawan gets some hang-time as he slaps the ball for a four

Mumbai Indians v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2017, Mumbai

How Harbhajan and dew hindered Sunrisers

Aakash Chopra analyses some of the major talking points from the match between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sanju Samson hits one of five sixes

Rising Pune Supergiant v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2017, Pune

Rising Pune still piecing together bowling puzzle

In terms of selection and the use of tactics - lack of spin in the Powerplay, and the chase - Rising Pune Supergiant seemed a few steps behind

Rashid Khan gives it a rip

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Gujarat Lions, IPL 2017, Hyderabad

The keys to Rashid's success, and Warner's form

Aakash Chopra analyses some of the talking points from the game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Lions

Cheteshwar Pujara evades a lifter

India v Australia, 4th Test, Dharamsala, 2nd day

Plan against bouncers can't be instinctive

The former India opener analyses different methods batsmen adopt while negotiating the short ball on Indian surfaces where inconsistency in bounce is a big factor

Peter Handscomb was bowled through the gate by Kuldeep Yadav

India v Australia, 4th Test, Dharamsala, 1st day

Kuldeep's height and angle befuddle Australia

On a first-day pitch, Kuldeep Yadav outfoxed three Australian top-order batsmen with guile and his natural attributes