IPL 2022: 3 teams that might bid for Quinton de Kock in the upcoming mega auction
In the recently concluded ODI series between South Africa and India, the left-handed batsman Quinton de Kock has ticked all the boxes with his top-class performance.
After announcing his retirement from the longest format of the game, the 29-year-old will look forward to concentrating more on the limited-overs format. Moreover, he is the kind of batsman who can provide the start with his consistency in the T20 format.
Having a look at his IPL stats, the South African batsman has mustered 2256 runs after featuring in 77 matches that he played at an average of well around 32 and also has 15 fifties and a hundred to his name.
However, he has been released by Mumbai Indians ahead of the mega auction and registered himself in the 2 crore list. So, let's have a look at the three teams that could target the left-handed batsman in the mega auction of IPL 2022.
3. Mumbai Indians
The most successful franchise in the Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians will look to rope the left-handed batsman in the upcoming mega auction.
Quinton de Kock has played a crucial in the last three editions of this tournament and can give the same tempo along with his Rohit Sharma if Mumbai Indians buy him in the auction.
2. Royal Challengers Bangalore
Considered as one of the unluckiest teams in the Indian Premier League, Royal Challengers Bangalore is still in search of their first title win since the inaugural edition.
If the Bangalore based franchise has been successful in roping the left-handed batsman, the fans will witness a new opening combination with Virat Kohli and Quinton de Kock on the other side.
1. Sunrisers Hyderabad
After releasing the Australian batsman David Warner, Sunrisers Hyderabad was in search of a new opening batsman who can score runs at a brisk pace. In that case, Quinton de Kock will be a great option for them as he has the capability to start attacking the bowlers right from the first over the game.