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After the IPL auction, the teams line up for the 14th season is ready. Preity Zinta’s team Punjab Kings bought the most 9 players in the auction held on Thursday. At the same time, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals bid on 8-8 players. Mumbai Indians 7, Chennai Super Kings 6 and Sunrisers Hyderabad bought the lowest 3 players. Know, how is the line up of a team…
1. Royal Challengers Bangalore: Batting line up is quite an attack
RCB’s batting line up is under attack after the auction. Apart from Kohli, there will now be players like Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers in the team. Now captain Kohli can also come to the opening with Padikkal. The lower order will have all-rounders such as Kyle Jameson and Daniel Christian, who can make the team stronger. Mohammad Azharuddin may prove to be useful in young players.
2. Kolkata Knight Riders: Buy the best players by spending less money
KKR took informed decisions in this auction. KKR bought 8 great players for almost half the amount Rajasthan spent on adding Chris Morris. These include all-rounders like Shakib Al Hasan and Ben Cutting, batsmen like Karun Nair and experienced spinners like Harbhajan Singh.
3. Chennai Superkings: Emphasis on off spin all-rounder
Chennai has been giving preference to spinners for the last few seasons. The same happened in this auction. While releasing Harbhajan, it seemed that the team would buy a good off-spinner. Good off-spinners like Moin Ali and Krishnappa Gautam are now part of the team, which can also be useful in batting.
4. Delhi Capitals: Purchased a bowler like Smith and Umesh Yadav, who captained for 3.2 crores
This auction was excellent for Delhi. He bought a captain as Steve Smith (2.2 crores) and a veteran pacer as Umesh Yadav (one crore) for Rs 3.2 crores. Smith can also assist captain Shreyas Iyer in the knockout rounds. There was a shortage in the IPL final last year when Mumbai defeated Delhi easily. At the same time, Umesh, Kagiso Rabada and Enrich Nortje will be able to help in Death Overs.
5. Rajasthan Royals: With the arrival of Morris, both the bat and the ball will help in Death Overs
Rajasthan bought the most expensive player in IPL history as Chris Morris. He needed a Death Over Specialist as a backup to Joffra Archer before the auction. Morris will be helpful for the team with both bat and ball in the Death Overs. At the same time, Shivam Dubey along with Rahul Tewatia and Ryan Parag can also be good options in the lower middle order. The arrival of Mustafizur Rahman has strengthened the bowling attack of the team.
6. Punjab Kings: Emphasis on fast bowling, Shami finds new partners as Richardson and Meredith
Punjab focused on the fast bowlers in the auction. He bought fast bowlers like Jay Richardson and Riley Meredith in this auction. Richardson was the highest wicket taker in Australia’s Big Bash League 2020/21 season with 29 wickets. Punjab had lost Mohammed Shami’s partner last year. Joe Richardson and Meredith will complete. Both bowlers specialize in throwing yorkers at a speed of 140+.
7. Mumbai Indians: Strengthened bowling
Defending champion Mumbai Indians insisted on strengthening the bowling lineup. That is why the team bought Nathan Culper Nile, Adam Milne, James Neesham and Piyush Chawla. As expected, Mumbai was bought by Arjun Tendulkar. He is also a left-arm fast bowler. He will have a lot to learn in his first season in the presence of Trent Boult.
8. Sunrisers Hyderabad: Didn’t buy much due to low slot
Hyderabad had the least 3 slots left before the auction. However, a considerable amount of Rs 10.75 crore was left in her purse. He tried to buy many good players, but could not buy them due to the high bidding of other teams. The team had to work with players like Kedar Jadhav, Mujib ur Rehman and Jagdish Suchit. In the middle order, there was a lot of pressure on Manish Pandey. In such a situation, Kedar Jadhav can prove to be a good option. The core team of the franchise is strong in the presence of David Warner, Williamson, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mitchell Marsh.