The Indian cricket fans are excitedly waiting for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League, which will be starting from September 19. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be hosting the IPL 2020. Ever since the debate of the IPL 2020 taking place in UAE has come out, several cricketers and cricket pundits are coming up with their favorites for the IPL 2020.
Former Australian and Kolkata Knight Riders cricketer Brad Hogg, recently, named his favorites to win the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. Brad Hogg, who is currently working as a commentator and analyst of Star Sports Select show ‘Dugout’, tagged Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians as his chief contenders to clinch the title of IPL 2020.
Mumbai Indians is the most successful teams in the history of Indian Premier League, having won the championship four times. Talking about the same on his YouTube channel, Hogg said:
“Well, Mumbai Indians look like they are going to be champions again. They are one of my top two teams going into this year’s IPL in UAE this year,”
“The reason for this is that they have got a good top four, they also have good all-rounders and their bowling attack is stable led by two geniuses with the new ball, and in death overs – Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga”
Interestingly, Hogg picked Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore as his second favorites, who stands a chance to win the target. Explaining the reason behind the same, he said:
“The second team I have got for you is for RCB. Finally, they will have a big chance to take out an IPL. They have always had good stock on paper, but they have never been able to go out and get the job done. Also, their bowling attack looks strong with Dale Steyn and Kane Richardson, and they have a better team balance as compared to the last couple of years. They will have a better strategy going into the tournament,”