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IPL 2023: 3 Teams Who Can Target Craig Overton In The IPL Auction. Craig Overton is one of two Somerset fast-bowling twins. His brother Jamie Overton was still quicker, but it was Craig Overton, more reliable and less prone to injury, who had first stirred England’s hopes.

Craig Overton
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Craig Overton debuted in the 2017 tour to Australia in Tests and has featured in 8 Tests. He debuted in 2018 in ODI against the same opponents in Australia.

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He has featured in 7 ODIs but has found it difficult to play many games because of England’s depth and bench strength in both formats. His averages in both batting and bowling aren’t too good in international cricket but have the experience of playing 70 T20s where he has a strike rate of 123 in batting and an average of 27.34 in bowling.

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Both Jamie Overton and Craig Overton have registered themselves in the maximum base price bracket of INR 2 Crores. The pacers are among a total of 21 players that have listed themselves in the highest base price category of INR 2 Crores.

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Craig Overton has put himself in the INR 2 crore category but his T20 numbers have been very average, to say the least. With 70 wickets to his name from the same number of matches in the shortest format of the game, the 28-year-old thus might find it difficult to find a place in any team in the IPL. However, a few teams may target him.

IPL 2023: 3 Teams Who Can Target Craig Overton In The IPL Auction

1. Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunrisers Hyderabad (Image Credits: Twitter)
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Image Credits: Twitter)

Alongside Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, and Umran Malik, Craig Overton can add to the SRH bowling attack. Also, he will be targeted by Sunrisers Hyderabad since they want to rebuild their team following poor performances in IPL 2021 and IPL 2022.

Sunrisers Hyderabad have the highest purse value of INR 42.25 remaining among all teams and will bid after several overseas players as they have to fill the 8 remaining overseas slots.

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