Devdutt Padikkal played two seasons with Royal Challengers Bangalore before, the franchise decided not to retain him ahead of the IPL 2022 auctions. He scored 884 rums for the franchise in two seasons winning the Emerging Player Of The Year award in 2021. However, with the stringent rules of the retentions, the franchise decided to released the youngster.
Overall, Padikkal has had impressive stats in the IPL over the last two seasons. He has scored 884 runs in 29 IPL matches at an average of 31 and a strike rate of 125. His exploits in the IPL helped him earn his maiden India cap in the series against Sri Lanka last year. In this article, we will take a look at five franchises that might be interested in buying Devdutt Padikkal.
IPL 2022 Auction: 5 Teams Which Can Target Devdutt Padikkal
The Royals over the years has promoted youngsters in the IPL. With Padikkal they might look to continue the trend. They have Yashasvi Jaiswal in the squad as well but Jos Buttler with Padikkal might just be a better opening combination.