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3 teams that might target Ishan Kishan in IPL 2022 auction

May 23, 2021

Written By,

Payel Gosh

Ishan Kishan was MI’s highest run-getter in the IPL last year. In just 14 matches in IPL 2020, the 22-year-old smashed 516 runs in total. However, Kishan failed to replicate his performance in the IPL this year. In 5 matches in IPL 2021, Kishan managed to score only 73 runs in total. Owing to his dismal performance in IPL 2021, Kishan might not be retained by the Mumbai franchise. That said, here are 3 teams that might target Ishan Kishan in the IPL 2022 auction:

3. Chennai Super Kings

There is a high chance that MS Dhoni might not play in the IPL next season. Dhoni’s absence will leave a huge void in the CSK side in the IPL next season. If CSK acquires Ishan Kishan in the IPL 2022 auction, that issue could be resolved up to some extent. The 22-year-old is a brilliant middle-order batsman with explosive batting ability. Kishan could also don the gloves for CSK in the absence of MS Dhoni next season. Hence, CSK might look to acquire Ishan Kishan in the IPL 2022 auction.

2. Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunrisers Hyderabad is in desperate need of a solid wicket keeper batsman. Wriddhiman Saha was SRH’s regular wicketkeeper in IPL 2021. However, Saha performed poorly and was eventually dropped from the SRH starting lineup. In his place, Jonny Bairstow donned the gloves for the SRH side in IPL 2021. However, Bairstow looked a bit sluggish behind the wickets in the IPL this season. Ishan Kishan’s acquisition could solve this issue in the IPL next season. The 22-year-old is a brilliant wicketkeeper and can also fire with the bat whenever needed.

1. Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR is the most likely team to acquire Ishan Kishan in the upcoming IPL 2022 auction. Kolkata is struggling to find a reliable Indian batsman in the middle order. With Dinesh Karthik well past his peak, KKR will look for a younger wicketkeeper-batsman to replace Karthik in the IPL next season. Ishan Kishan could be the answer to KKR’s problems. Hence, KKR is the most likely destination for Ishan Kishan in IPL 2022.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh