Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. Image Source: Twitter
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Ahead of the 2019 edition of the IPL, Shikhar Dhawan made his comeback into Delhi Capitals after plying his trade for Sunrisers Hyderabad for a few years. His arrival strengthened Delhi’s lacklustre batting unit. For three consecutive seasons, Dhawan led the run-charts for Delhi Capitals.

He was the highest run-getter for the franchise in 2019, 2020, and 2021 editions of the tournament. Thanks to his contributions with the bat, Delhi Capitals managed to reach the playoffs on all three occasions.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credit: Twitter)

There is no denying that Shikhar Dhawan has played a massive role in turning Delhi Capital’s fortunes into the IPL. He has provided brilliant starts with the bat and laid solid foundations for other batsmen to capitalize on.

Dhawan finished last season as the fourth-highest run-getter in the tournament. In 16 matches, he managed to score 587 runs at an average and strike rate of 39.13 and 124.63 respectively. Ahead of the Mega Auctions next year, Delhi Capitals can retain at most three Indian players.

Shikhar Dhawan has been one of the key players for the Delhi Capitals, however, there is a chance that he might not be retained by the franchise. A number of teams might show their interest in the opener if that happens. Here’s a look at three teams that can target Shikhar Dhawan at mega auctions.

IPL 2022 Auction: 3 Teams Which Can Target Shikhar Dhawan

  1. Punjab Kings

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Punjab Kings (Image Credit: Twitter)

Punjab Kings are likely to part ways with KL Rahul ahead of the next edition of the tournament. If reports are to be believed, KL Rahul isn’t interested to continue playing for Punjab and is likely to play for a new franchise in 2022.

Punjab Kings thus would be looking to have a new opener who could provide solid starts at the top of the order. Shikhar Dhawan could be a great option to partner with Mayank Agarwal for the opening position.

Adding Dhawan can have a right-left combination and thus make a great pair at the top of the order. Punjab Kings finished at the sixth position last year, winning 6 matches out of 14.

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