IPL 2022 will be a 10-team event with the addition of two new teams. Hence, a mega-auction will take place ahead of the IPL 2022 and the 8 teams are allowed to retain a maximum of 4 players in their squad. Shardul Thakur is currently a member of Chennai Super Kings, the team which won the IPL 2021 title.
According to reports, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, and Ruturaj Gaikwad are the three domestic players that Chennai Super Kings will retain in IPL 2022. Hence, Shardul Thakur will have to bid goodbye to the team.
The right-arm pacer gained a lot of limelight this year, with his good bowling performance and quickfire batting knocks for the national team. There will be a few franchises that will target Shardul Thakur in IPL 2022 auction. Here we take a glance at 3 such teams.
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IPL 2022 Auction: 3 Teams Which Can Target Shardul Thakur
3. Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders is the first team that might target Shardul Thakur in IPL 2022 auction. KKR have strong overseas pacers like Pat Cummins and Lockie Ferguson in the squad. However, in the domestic category, they do not have many good options for pacers.
Prasidh Krishna is a big name but he emerged highly expensive in one match in IPL 2021, due to which he was also rested in the following games. Hence, the franchise might aim to pick a powerful domestic pacer in the squad like Shardul Thakur.
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