KL Rahul
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Over the last few years in IPL, KL Rahul has performed to the best of his abilities for Punjab Kings. However, his superlative performances with the bat weren’t enough in helping the team reach the playoffs. Punjab Kings consistently finished at the bottom half of the table for the last three years despite KL Rahul leading the run-charts.

KL Rahul was the second-highest run-scorer in the 2019 edition, having managed just 7 short of 600 runs. The following year, he was the highest run-scorer in the tournament,  scoring 670 runs at 55.83. The 2021 edition of IPL saw KL Rahul finish at number three with 626 runs in only 13 matches at an average of 62.60. However, despite his efforts, Punjab Kings finished at number six on the table at the end of the league stage.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Photo: BCCI)

According to the latest reports, KL Rahul isn’t interested in captaining Punjab Kings and is set to part ways with the franchise. The Indian opener is likely to play for a new franchise next year as one could find him back in the auction pool. On that note, here’s a look at three teams that might be interested in buying his services in IPL 2022 auctions:

IPL 2022 Auction: 3 Teams Which Can Target KL Rahul 

  1. Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Image Credit: Twitter)

Everyone is quite aware of the fact that Virat Kohli won’t be leading Royal Challengers Bangalore from next year. Although, he will continue playing for them as a specialist batsman. Also, with AB de Villiers announcing his retirement from all formats of the game, RCB would be looking for a skipper who could lead the side and take them to great heights.

KL Rahul is the one who RCB perhaps would be targeting in the Mega Auctions. KL Rahul could open the innings alongside either one between Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli. Besides, he has a good amount of experience as far as captaincy is concerned.

Adding KL Rahul to the team could strengthen their batting department. Also with him at the top of the order, RCB could well have a player who they can stick to at the number three position.

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