Harry Brook has been released by Sunrisers Hyderabad and is set to participate in IPL 2024 auction. The England batter has set a base price of Rs. 2 crore for himself for the mini-auction. Harry Brook gave a miserable show last season.
Despite a century in one game, he could only muster 190 runs in 11 matches averaging 21+. However, IPL 2023 was Harry Brook’s debut season in Indian Premier League. Like every other player, he will need some time to showcase his might to the world.
At 24, Harry Brook is a young player and can be a fruitful investment for the future of any IPL team. Hence, there might be some teams who can bid for him during the IPL 2024 auction. Here we glance at 3 such teams who can target Harry Brook in the IPL 2024 auction.
IPL 2024 Auction: 3 Teams Who Can Target Harry Brook In The Auction
3. Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings is the first team that can target Harry Brook in IPL 2024 auction. Ben Stokes has left the franchise as he has made himself unavailable for IPL 2024. Hence, CSK needs a good replacement for the left-handed batsman.
Like Ben Stokes, Harry Brook is also a middle-order batsman. Moreover, CSK has also lost middle-order batter Ambati Rayudu from their squad. The Hyderabad player has retired from all forms of cricket. Hence, the defending champions need to reinforce their middle-order in IPL 2024 and they can go after Harry Brook.
2. Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals is a team known for believing in youngsters. The franchise has always backed youngsters on their side in past seasons. At 24, Harry Brook is a young star who can emerge as a powerful player in the future. He has already shown his stupendous batting class with a century last season.
RR has parted ways with Devdutt Padikkal, who used to bat in the middle. RR has a strong top order with Jos Butter, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Sanju Samson. However, they need to strengthen their middle-order and Brook might be a perfect option for the same.
1. Punjab Kings
Another team that can target Harry Brook in the IPL 2024 auction is Punjab Kings. Last season, Punjab had two amazing openers in the form of Shikhar Dhawan and Prabhsimran Singh. However, they faced middle-order issues. Except for Shikhar Dhawan (41.44) and Liam Livingstone (34.98), no batter had an average above 30+.
The franchise has also dropped Shahrukh Khan from the squad, who used to bat in the middle order. Even international batters like Matthew Short and Bhanuka Rajapaksa are out of the squad. Hence, Brook can settle Punjab Kings’ middle-order issues.