Of all, the story of Gautam Gambhir in the Indian Premier League (IPL) will always be a unique piece. The stylish southpaw has been brilliant over the years for Kolkata Knight Riders, but unfortunately, he could not deliver the same for Delhi Daredevils. As a result, DD released him ahead of the 12th season. Meanwhile, we figured three teams who could bid for Gautam Gambhir ahead of IPL 2019 auctions.
Here are they:
Yes, Gautam Gambhir could probably ply his trade for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the forthcoming season. The runners-up of IPL 2018 had always tempted to bring the Indian stalwarts into the team, which had helped the youngsters to learn from them.
Meanwhile, with Shikhar Dhawan getting traded away, this would well push SRH to go for Gautam Gambhir, who has gained enough experience in knocking the runs at the top of the order. Now, if everything goes well, fans might see Gambhir opening the innings with David Warner for the Orange Brigade.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
You read it right!! It would surprise you, but there is a high chance the Royal Challengers Bangalore might go for Gautam Gambhir in the IPL 2019 auctions. Though RCB has released Brendon McCullum and traded Quinton de Kock, Gambhir’s presence at the top of the order could make up for the loss.
Meanwhile, with Parthiv Patel in their ranks, RCB would try to fit in Gautam Gambhir to get the stability at top-order. Further, Gautam Gambhir would also help to nurture the young talents and put the positivity in the side.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Why not? Kolkata Knight Riders might welcome their king. Gautam Gambhir has done a brilliant job for the franchise, and this is the time where they need to stand for their ex-skipper. A lot of fans for KKR would also love to see Gambhir back in the KKR colours as well.
With Narine failing to repeat his mojo at the top of the order, Kolkata would well bring him into the ranks. Though Dinesh Karthik would continue his services as the skipper, Gambhir will be a handy option for them.