Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra has picked Heinrich Klaasen as one of the batsmen to keep a close eye on during the upcoming ODI World Cup in India. According to Chopra, Klaasen ranks highest among aggressive overseas batsmen on his list of players to watch.
South Africa will continue their pursuit of winning their first-ever World Cup title in the 2023 edition which will be held in India. Although they may not be considered among the top favorites, they possess several true game-changers which include players like Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller and Kagiso Rabada. These individuals have the potential to win matches for South Africa with their exceptional skills.
While having a conversation on his Youtube Channel, Aakash Chopra said,“Heinrich Klaasen is not a top-order batter. But, among overseas batters, no one plays attacking cricket better than him. The specialty of this batter is that he picks length very quickly and looks to attack the ball. He uses the depth of the crease really well to get power into his big hits.”
Chopra has praised Klaasen for utilising the field restrictions in the best way. He said,”Whoever bats in the middle overs, there will be five fielders in the circle at that point. One gap will always be there. Heinrich Klaasen is slightly underrated, I don’t know why. I rated him very highly. For South Africa to do well, Klaasen will have to do well because lower middle-order batters can make game-changing contributions. I have a lot of hopes for him as he is a very effective cricketer.”
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In the fourth ODI against Australia in Centurion last month, Heinrich Klaasen put up an impressive performance where he scored a remarkable 174 runs from just 83 balls. During this, he hit 13 boundaries (fours) and an equal number of sixes.