IPL 2021 Auction: Three teams who might target former World No.1 all-rounder – Bangladesh legend Shakib Al Hasan, who recently made his comeback to international cricket, will be the hot favourite for the IPL teams at the mini-auction to be conducted in Chennai on February 18. The all-rounder was away from the game after he was banned for not reporting a corrupt approach in IPL 2019. Shakib is in great form in both balling and batting department. He scored 113 runs and scalped three wickets as Bangladesh whitewashed West Indies 3-0 in the ODI series. As a result, he could prove to be the right buy for all the IPL teams.
Shakib will be eyeing IPL comeback in the upcoming 14th edition of the World’s richest T20 league. The all-rounder had last played for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in 2018. Here is a list of IPL teams who will are likely to bid for the Bangladesh player.
IPL 2021 Auction: Kings XI Punjab
The Punjab-based franchise has released both James Neesham and Glenn Maxwell ahead of IPL 2014. Kings XI Punjab will be eyeing for a quality player in the middle-order which is a big concern. His spin attack will help KXIP strengthen their bowling lineup for the slog overs as the squad has also released Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman.
KXIP Retained players: KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Mohammed Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar and Murugan Ashwin.
IPL 2021 Auction: Chennai Super Kings
CSK is just one sort of their quota of overseas players. Without a doubt, he will be the best pick for the Chennai-based franchise looking to build a team who can win the title in IPL 2014. The MS Dhoni-led side has already let go of Piyush Chawla and Harbhajan Singh. Shakib can easily fill the void of these quality IPL players.
CSK Retained players: MS Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Lungi Ngidi, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Narayan Jagadeeshan, Harbhajan Singh, KM Asif, Shardul Thakur, Shane Watson, Imran Tahir, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Chahar, Monu Kumar, Karn Sharma.
IPL 2021 Auction: Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli’s men might show an interest in roping the Bangladesh all-rounder. The latter can replace Moeen Ali, who has been left out squad ahead of the auctions’. His presence will also put an end to middle-order problem of RCB.
RCB retained players: Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali, Yuzvendra Chahal, Parthiv Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini, AB de Villiers.