3 Players for whom both CSK and MI might get into a bidding war in IPL Auction
Both franchises are most successful teams in IPL history.
Updated - Nov 13, 2019 10:51 am
There’s absolutely no doubt that Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are two of the best teams in the IPL. While MI have won four titles, CSK have won three despite playing a couple of seasons less. They usually dominate season after season. In fact, CSK have reached the top four every time, MI have not qualified for the playoffs only twice since 2010.
One of the reasons for their success has been the players and consistency. The teams also have some excellent scouts. Both teams trust their local Indian talent and try to get the best out of them. But they aren’t far behind in going after some quality international stars as well.
So, as we build-up to the IPL auctions which is only about five weeks away, we look at three players for whom both CSK and MI might get into a bidding war.
1. Tom Banton
If there is one international player that every T20 league in the world is eyeing, then it will most likely be Tom Banton at the moment. The 20-year-old Somerset cricketer has hit the headlines because of his eye-catching batting prowess and a wonderful T20 Blast.
Banton had a wonderful summer of 2019. He scored runs in all three formats. But it is his exploits in the shortest format that made the world sit up and take notice. In the T20 Blast, the exciting young wicketkeeper-batsman struck 549 runs at a strike rate of 161.47. Some of the shots he played were simply mid-boggling.
Moreover, he has a big-match temperament as well. Banton scored two fifties and a hundred in the three knockouts games of the Royal London One-Day Cup as well. Thus, according to reports, both Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have shown interest in the young English talent. It may well break into a bidding war between the two IPL giants if that report is true.