IPL 2023: 3 Teams Who Can Target Adil Rashid In The IPL Auction

Published - 19 Dec 2022, 01:27 PM

Adil Rashid
Adil Rashid. Image-Sky Sports

IPL 2023: 3 Teams Who Can Target Adil Rashid In The IPL Auction.  IPL 2023 auction is set to take place on December 23 and all the 10 franchises are gearing up to grab some crucial players in their squads. England spinner Adil Rashid will be one of the players in focus during IPL 2023 auction. England recently won the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 and spinner Adil Rashid played a crucial role in the team’s success.

Adil Rashid has only played in one IPL season so far in IPL 2021. In the season, the leg spinner played for Punjab Kings and played just 1 game. He bagged an expensive deal of INR 1.5 crores in IPL 2021 auction. Now, he is expected to bag another good deal in IPL 2023 auction.

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Punjab Kings rope in Adil Rashid. (Image Credit: PBKS Twitter)
Punjab King’s rope in Adil Rashid. (Image Credit: PBKS Twitter)

It was only so late in 2021 that Punjab Kings signed Adil Rashid as an injury replacement for Jhye Richardson. He had a terrible IPL debut, leaking 35 runs in 3 wicketless overs vs RR, and was dropped for the entire remaining season, and again went unsold in the IPL 2022 mega-auction.

IPL 2023 Auction
IPL 2023 Auction. Pic Credits: Twitter

Adil Rashid had a mediocre T20 World Cup 2022 till the Super 12 stage, where he was wicketless and conceded 6 or more runs per over. But he picked 1/16 against Sri Lanka in Super 12, 1/20 against India in the semi-final, and 2/22 against Pakistan in the final.

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IPL 2023: 3 Teams Who Can Target Adil Rashid In The IPL Auction

1. Mumbai Indians (MI)

Mumbai Indians (Image Credits: IPL)
Mumbai Indians (Image Credits: IPL)

Mumbai Indians is the first team that can target Adil Rashid in IPL 2023 auction. The five-time IPL champions did not have a powerful spinner in the last season. They have also parted ways with spinner Murugan Ashwin ahead of the upcoming mini-auction.

The Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians side has powerful pacers like Jasprit Bumrah and Jofra Archer in the squad but they do not have a mighty spinner. Hence, Adil Rashid will be a good choice for the team. MI released two leg-spinners Mayank Markande, and Murugan Ashwin after being unimpressed by their performances last season while they have retained their other two spinners – Kumar Kartikeya and Hrithik Shokeen – both of them have little experience.

2. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

SunRisers Hyderabad
SunRisers Hyderabad. Image Credits: BCCI

Sunrisers Hyderabad is another team that can target Adil Rashid in IPL 2023 auction. The team has retained many players from their squad and now has the highest available salary cap of INR 42.50 crores with them. SRH is also short of a powerful leg spinner in their team and Adil Rashid might be a good pick to fill that position.

SRH had released Rashid Khan before IPL 2022 and suffered expectedly finishing with just 6 wins. Their spin-bowling attack with Jagadeesha Suchith, Washington Sundar, and Shreyas Gopal was toothless; in fact, they had to use Aiden Markram and Abhishek Sharma and Shreyas Gopal only featured in one match.

3. Punjab Kings (PBKS)

Punjab Kings, PBKS (Credits: IPL/BCCI)
Punjab Kings, PBKS (Credits: IPL/BCCI)

Punjab Kings is another team that can target Adil Rashid in IPL 2023 auction. The team bought the England spinner in the 2021 mini-auction as well and spent a huge sum of INR 1.5 crores. After Adil Rashid’s impressive show in ICC T20 World Cup 2022, he will be in focus during the IPL 2023 mini-auction and Punjab Kings might go after the leg spinner once again. He will team up with spinners Rahul Chahar, Liam Livingstone, and Harpreet Brar in the Punjab Kings squad.

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