3 Teams that can bid for KL Rahul in the mega auction of IPL 2022
Considering the recent reports, KL Rahul is likely to depart from the Punjab Kings ahead of the IPL 2022. Everyone got surprised by his decision as he is the consistent performer for the Punjab-based franchise in the cash-rich contest.
The Karnataka batsman has amassed over 600 runs in the ongoing edition of the league. He joined the franchise in IPL 2018 and accumulated over 600 runs in every season despite 2019 where he scored 593 runs.
His consistent performance with the willow earned him the captaincy in IPL 2020. After getting the reports from Cricbuzz, let's have a look at those franchisees who are interested to bag the dashing opener ahead of IPL 2022.
3. Sunrisers Hyderabad
The Hyderabad-based franchise had faced a lot of problems in the top-order in IPL 2021. The champions of the 2016 edition have failed to identify their opening combination and even sacked the consistent performer David Warner for his poor form.
Then Sunrisers Hyderabad handed over the responsibilities to Kane Williamson and still, they failed to live up to the expectations of the fans. If they pick KL Rahul in the mega auction of IPL 2022, it will be a great add on for their team. He can provide the expected start and can bat till the end of the game.
2. Kolkata Knight Riders
The Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders made a stunning comeback in the second phase of the Indian Premier League and made themselves qualify for the playoffs. Venkatesh Iyer has been the best find for KKR this season who playing fearless cricket along with Shubman Gill in the top-order.
Eoin Morgan led the side very well in the second phase but failed to contribute with the bat. There will be no surprise if KKR management leaves the English cricketer in the mega auction of IPL 2022. They would be looking to bid on KL Rahul who can lead the side very well and can finish the match along with Andre Russell from the other end.
1. Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat-led Royal Challengers Bangalore has once again failed to clinch the title for the fans. Moreover, this was the last IPL for Virat Kohli as captain that he announced in the second leg of UAE.
In the find for a new skipper, Royal Challengers Bangalore can target the Karnataka batsman ahead of the mega auction. The reunion of KL Rahul with RCB might be great news for the fans if the franchise ropes him in the auction as they have all the reasons to bid for him. KL Rahul's add on in the side will boost the batting order and can chase any target at their will.