The upcoming season of the Indian Premier League is all set to welcome two new franchises. With the mega auction on cards, the existing eight teams have already announced the list of their retained and released players. However, with some big names released by their respective sides, it becomes intriguing as to which franchise would bid higher for them.
Many of the key players who weren’t retained will now find themselves in the auction pool. It is a no-brainer that most of them are likely to trigger a bidding war. In this article, let us have a look at the players to watch out for in the mega auction.
In this article, let us have a look at the players to watch out for in the mega auction. Who goes where will have enormous implications in making an accurate IPL prediction for the upcoming tournament.
Faf Du Plessis
The South African batter has been one of the pivotal cogs of CSK’s wheel. He has been instrumental in providing the side with flying starts. In the previous edition of the league, he finished as the second-highest run-getter of the tournament ashe chipped in 633 runs from 16 games.
One of the biggest reasons that the franchises might go after him is his consistency in the tournament. It will be fascinating to see if CSK can get him back or he makes it to some other side.
Before the announcement, there were a lot of talks that MI will retain Kishan for the upcoming seasons of the IPL. However, the franchise selected Suryakumar Yadav ahead of the keeper-batter.
Kishan has been one of the most dependable batters for MI over the years now. His style of play suits best to the shortest format of the game and it is a no-brainer that the teams will want to rope him in owing to his attacking game.
The other player whose exclusion from the retention list surprised the cricketing fraternity is Yuzvendra Chahal. Though he did not have a great outing in the first leg of the IPL, he turned the tables in the second half of the tournament in the UAE.
The leg spinner has showcased his skills in the mega tournament consistently and will be one of the crucial players in the IPL auction. When it comes to the Indian players, Chahal might attract the highest bid.
The swashbuckling batter has made valuable contributions at the top order for KKR in recent years. He has performed for the side quite dominatingly and has chipped in crucial runs to fashion the team’s victory on many occasions.
Gill brings an attacking game to the fore which is one of the most important aspects of the T20 format. With his fearless strokes backed with a good technique he can be a great asset for any team and is likely to get big bucks in the mega auction.
One of the youngsters who impressed the cricketing fraternity with his flair in this edition of the IPL is Avesh Khan. With his precise and deadly Yorkers, he created problems for the best of batters in the mega event.
The speedster clinched 24 wickets from 16 matches and finished as the second-highest wicket-taker of IPL 2021. He was effective with the ball in the powerplay as well as at the death overs and thus will have a lot of eyes fixed tight on him.