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

Updated - 18 Dec 2022, 06:42 PM

Craig Overton, ENG vs IND
Craig Overton (Image Credits: Twitter)

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
Craig Overton. Image credit-independent.co.uk

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.

IPL 2023 Auction
IPL 2023 Auction. Pic Credits: Twitter

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.

2. Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals (Photo: IPL)

Delhi Capitals have a leftover purse of INR 19.45 going into IPL 2023 auctions and have to fill 2 more overseas slots. They also don’t have many pace all-rounders apart from Mitchell Marsh who is injury prone. Craig Overton is an ideal replacement and backup all-rounder for Mitchell Marsh. The Delhi Capitals had earlier traded Indian pace all-rounder Shardul Thakur to KKR.

3. Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore, RCB
Royal Challengers Bangalore, RCB (Photo: IPL)

Craig Overton may be targeted by RCB since they released another pace all-rounder West Indian Sherfane Rutherford before IPL 2023 auctions. David Willey is the only other pace bowling all-rounder but he needs a backup and Craig Overton may be the ideal replacement. RCB has to fill 2 overseas slots within their remaining funds of INR 8.75 Crores in IPL 2023.

RCB let go of four players while retaining a strong core of 18 who helped the team make the Playoffs in the 2022 season. Amongst the overseas players, Sherfane Rutherford was the only name that was released while Jason Behrendorff was traded to Mumbai Indians during the trading window.  Luvnith Sisodia, Aneeshwar Gautam, and Chama Milind were the other three names who were released.

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