IPL 2020 Auctions: One Player Each Team Should Target
The auctions of the Indian Premier League is less than one month away. The eight teams have revealed the list of retained and released players. There were some surprising released players by the franchises. However, all the teams must have done their homework and they have released players according to their needs. Ergo, the teams will also go into the auctions with a preplanned stratagem as it is well said that half of the battle in the IPL is won or lost in the auctions.
Chennai has released bowlers like Mohit Sharma and David Willey and they might want to rope in a death overs specialist. Hyderabad has a weak middle order and they would like to rope in an experienced Indian batsman. Mumbai Indians have a balanced side but a hard-hitting middle-order batsman would be a perfect icing on the cake. Delhi Capitals still don’t have the experienced batsman in the middle-order and they would aim for the same.
On the other side, Kings XI Punjab doesn’t have a seam-bowling all-rounder after releasing Sam Curran. Kolkata Knight Riders have released Chris Lynn and they may target an opening batsman. Rajasthan Royals have let go of former skipper Ajinkya Rahane and they may also look to get an opening batsman for the team. Royal Challengers Bangalore released 12 players and the Virat Kohli-led side will look to rope in an opening batsman as well as a death overs specialist in the bowling department.
Below, we will take a look at one player each team should target to improve for next year’s IPL.
Delhi Capitals – JP Duminy
Delhi Capitals lack experience in their middle order and need a solid batsman there who has experience under his belt. The Capitals have a young unit and they need a level-headed player who can see them through a difficult situation.
South Africa’s JP Duminy has spades of experience as well as the necessary skills to help Delhi’s middle-order endure during matches and fight for wins. The southpaw batsman had a decent outing in the Carribean Premier League as he scored 291 runs in the 12 matches for eventual champions Barbados Tridents. Duminy averaged 32.33 through the tournament while boasting an impressive strike rate of 136.61.
Furthermore, Duminy has also represented the Delhi franchise in the past. He went unsold in the previous auction but the Capitals could be served well by bringing him into the squad.
Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane might open the innings for Delhi Capitals and skipper Shreyas Iyer and JP Duminy can provide the stability in the middle order. Furthermore, Delhi Capitals only has two overseas players in their squad after they have released Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, and Chris Morris. Thus, Capitals has five overseas slots remaining and they would like to target an experienced middle-order batsman.
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