Josh Inglis is a prominent wicketkeeper-batsman in international cricket, who has been a regular member of Australia in ODIs and T20Is this year. In the forthcoming IPL 2024 auction, the right-handed batsman has set a base price of Rs. 2 crore. 28-year-old Josh Inglis was also part of Australia in the ICC World Cup 2023 and played many games in the tournament. The Aussie star was part of the IPL 2021 auction, where he went unsold at a base price of Rs. 20 lakh. He skipped two seasons 2022 and 2023 and is set to undergo the hammer in IPL 2024 auction.
Josh Inglis is a wicketkeeper-batsman who plays in the middle-order. Teams struggling with wicketkeepers can surely bid for him during the mini-auction. In this listicle, we talk about 3 IPL teams that can target Josh Inglis in the IPL 2024 auction.
IPL 2024 Auction: 3 Teams Who Can Target Josh Inglis In The Auction
3. Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore has wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik in their squad for IPL 2024. Last season, the right-handed batter struggled to score runs for the team. Getting out for single digits in many games, Dinesh Karthik hit 140 runs across 13 games at a poor 11.67 average.
Hence, RCB can grab a backup wicketkeeper in the form of Josh Inglis in the IPL 2024 auction. The three-time runners-up should be prepared if Karthik struggles next season. Hence, they can go ahead with bidding for Inglis during the event.
2. Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders is another team that can bid for Josh Inglis in IPL 2024 auction. KKR has released almost half of their squad ahead of the auction. Rahmanullah Gurbaz is the only wicketkeeper that the team has in their current squad.
The two-time champions have also released Litton Das from the squad, who was a backup keeper for the side last season. Hence, KKR might look for a backup keeper during the upcoming auction and Josh Inglis will be a brilliant choice.
3. Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians have a powerful wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan in their squad. However, the Rohit Sharma-led side does not have another wicketkeeper for the team. Kishan will play the role of wicketkeeper-batsman for MI in IPL 2024 season.
However, like every team, MI needs a backup keeper to manage Ishan Kishan’s workload during the tournament. Also, injuries are an inevitable part of IPL tournaments, and having multiple players for similar roles always benefits a team. Mumbai can grab 8 more players into their squad during the IPL 2024 auction with Rs. 17.75 funds.