3 Teams Which Can Target Ishan Kishan In IPL 2022 Auction

Updated - 27 Nov 2023, 04:38 PM

Ishan Kishan
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The wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan will probably not make the retention list of Mumbai Indians and is expected to bag big bucks if the mega auction takes place. Ishan Kishan had a poor IPL this season but to an extent, the slow wickets played their part too and he ended up scoring 73 runs in the five games.

Ishan Kishan made his IPL debut in the recent T20 series against England and was the top scorer for Mumbai Indians in their title-winning campaign last year. With Mumbai Indians having a lot of match-winners in their squad, they might not be able to retain Ishan Kishan if the mega auction takes place. Here are 3 teams that can target Ishan Kishan in IPL 2022 Auction.

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan (Image Credit: Twitter)

3 Teams Which Can Target Ishan Kishan:

Chennai Super Kings:

Chennai Super Kings
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Chennai Super Kings will have to sacrifice their talisman MS Dhoni if the mega auction takes place, and he is one of those players who cannot be replaced easily. It will be a big hole in the team if he decides to retire from IPL too next edition, and they will need to back a young wicket-keeper who will be consistent and a prospect for the future.

The Chennai Super Kings management does know how to get the best out of their players and Ishan Kishan might just cherish if he gets picked up by them. He can bat used as a floater and can open the batting as well apart from wicket keeping. He brings a left-handed option into the mix as well and is one of the best talents going around in India at the moment.

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

Sunrisers Hyderabad
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Sunrisers Hyderabad might need a solid Indian wicket-keeper batsman for the balance of the side to go well. They have had to play Jonny Bairstow as Wriddhiman Saha wasn’t giving them anything at the top order and they will have to move on from the veteran keeper.

The mega auction might be the best place for them to pick someone like Ishan Kishan who is one of the consistent performers in domestic cricket and offers a lot to the franchise. It will boost up their Indian contingent and gives an option of selecting an overseas player tactically. Ishan Kishan is going to wonders for India in the future and Sunrisers might target the Jharkhand wicket-keeper.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Kolkata Knight Riders
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Kolkata Knight Riders have been short of Indian batsmen who can win matches on their own and they probably might not retain Nitish Rana nor Rahul Tripathi. They will need to add a more strong Indian contingent and Ishan Kishan might be the best candidate for the top order slot.

With Dinesh Karthik also at the latter stages of his career, Kolkata might need an Indian wicket-keeper batsman sooner or later. Ishan can also open in the batting order alongside Shubman Gill and the left-hander does take advantage of the powerplay really well. He will definitely suit in the KKR lineup and Kolkata Knight Riders should target him in the Auction 2022

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