Umesh Yadav, IPL 2024, IPL 2024 Auction
Umesh Yadav (Image Credit: Twitter)

Umesh Yadav was a member of Kolkata Knight Riders in the previous season. However, the franchise has released him from the squad ahead of the IPL 2024 auction. Hence, Umesh Yadav might wear a new jersey in IPL 2024.

Umesh Yadav had a forgetful performance last year. He played 8 games for KKR and managed to get just 1 wicket. He failed to take wickets consistently and held an economy of 9.94. KKR also benched him during the tournament due to his failure to find wickets.

The right-arm pacer is an experienced IPL player, with 136 wickets in 141 encounters. Umesh Yadav has kept a base price of Rs. 2 crore. There are a few teams who would bid for him. Here we discuss three players who can target Umesh Yadav in the IPL 2024 auction.

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IPL 2024 Auction: 3 Teams Who Can Target Umesh Yadav In The Auction

Punjab Kings (PBKS)

Punjab Kings (PBKS), IPL 2024,
Punjab Kings (PBKS) (Image Credit: Twitter)

Punjab Kings can target Umesh Yadav in the IPL 2024 auction. PBKS has many pacers in their squad but they lack domestic ones. Arshdeep Singh and Rishi Dhawan are the only two Indian pacers in their squad. Foreign pacers like Sam Curran, Nathan Ellis, and Kagiso Rabada are also part of the team.

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However, since only 4 foreign players are allowed in any match, teams need domestic players too. Hence, PBKS can pick Umesh Yadav during the IPL 2023 auction. PBKS has Rs. 29.10 crore in their salary purse and can buy 8 more players during the auction.

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Gujarat Titans (GT)

Gujarat Titans, IPL 2024, GT,
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Gujarat Titans is another team that can target Umesh Yadav in IPL 2024 auction. GT has Rs. 23.15 crore available funds and can pick 7 more players during the auction. The IPL 2022 champions have already lost Hardik Pandya through a trade to Mumbai Indians.

GT has released three domestic pacers from their squad in the form of Pradeep Sangwan, Shivam Mavi, and Yash Dayal. Now, they need to fill those places and look for good domestic pacers during the mini-auction.

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Chennai Super Kings (CSK), IPL 2024, IPL 2024 Auction
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Defending champions Chennai Super Kings have parted ways with pacers Dwaine Pretorius and Kyle Jamieson ahead of the IPL 2024 auction. In their current squad, Deepak Chahar, Mukesh Choudhary, and Tushar Deshpande are the three domestic pacers.

However, Chahar is the only name with international exposure. Hence, CSK might go ahead with Umesh Yadav, who has a lot of international experience under his belt. Notably, Tushar Deshpande clinched the most 21 wickets for CSK last season but he was too expensive at an economy of 9.92 across 16 games.

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