Veteran Indian batsman, Suresh Raina, has been at the helm of all that has happened with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) throughout its stint in the Indian Premier League. Missing out on the action in IPL 2021, Raina was once again finding the middle of his bat in this year’s IPL as he marked his comeback with a brilliant half-century.
However, IPL 2021 was postponed by BCCI after Covid-19 breached the bio-bubble of teams and several players were affected by the disease. BCCI has said that doors are still open for the remaining matches of IPL 2021, however, BCCI will find it hard to find a window for IPL 2021 this year due to the busy schedule of the Indian team. Also, the unavailability of overseas players will also be a major challenge for the same.
Therefore, the continuation of IPL 2021 is less likely, and Indian cricket fans will have to wait for IPL 2022 to enjoy the craze of the Indian Premier League.
Talking about IPL 2022, the tournament will witness a mega auction before its start. IPL mega auctions shuffle a lot of players and teams go through many changes during mega auctions. According to the rules, every team is allowed to retain only 5 players out of which 1 is an overseas player. Looking at the current squad of Chennai Super Kings, the franchise is expected to retain young guns like Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Sam Curran. The team can also use the Right to Match (RTM) card for Deepak Chahar and MS Dhoni.
In such a situation, Suresh Raina might be compromised by Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2022 mega auctions. Moreover, CSK pays whopping Rs. 11 crores to Raina for every IPL contract and the left-handed batsman has also retired from international cricket so he does not play continuous cricket. In such a case, many other franchises will seek to buy Suresh Raina. Here we take a look at 3 teams that can target Suresh Raina in IPL 2021.
3 Teams Which Can Target Suresh Raina In IPL 2022
Rajasthan Royals is a team that has a lot of youngsters in the squad. Sanju Samson is Rajasthan Royals skipper and the franchise has young guns like Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chetan Sakariya, Shreyas Gopal among others. They might look to buy Suresh Raina because of his enormous experience in the Indian Premier League as well as international cricket.
A senior player will be very useful for Rajasthan Royals, which has suffered from performing nicely in the last two editions along with IPL 2021. So, Rajasthan Royals is one team that can target Suresh Raina in IPL 2022.