3 Teams that can pick Kedar Jadhav in IPL 2021 Auction
These teams are in need of a middle-order batsman and Jadhav might turn out to be useful for them.
Updated - Jan 29, 2021 10:58 am
The IPL auction for the 14th season is set to take place on the 18th of February in Chennai, and teams are busy planning for the same. When the retention lists were released, CSK’s list surprised quite a few. The Chennai-based franchise was expected to let go of a lot of players but they released no more than 6 players.
One of the 6 players to be left out was Kedar Jadhav, and it didn’t surprise many. The batting all-rounder was picked up by CSK in the 2018 auction for a whopping INR 7.8 crore. The injury ruled him out of the 2018 edition after the first game of the season.
The following two editions were quite poor for him as he couldn’t even manage to score at a strike rate in excess of 100. He scored just 62 runs in 8 games at a strike rate of 93.93, before he was dropped from the XI during IPL 2020. However, he showed some signs of finding form in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy as he scored 193 runs in 5 games at a strike rate of 133.1.
Jadhav is one of the most experienced Indian batsmen at present, and he could be of use for teams that are in need of middle-order batsmen.
Here we bring you three teams who can pick Kedar Jadhav in IPL 2021 auction:
3. Sunrisers Hyderabad
SRH has retained 22 players ahead of the mini-auction and look like one of the most settled units in the league along with Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals. They have most bases covered and won’t have a whole lot to do on the 18th of February. With just 3 slots left and INR 10.75 crore in the purse, they could potentially make one or two big buys to make the team look even better
One area which they would want to address is their middle-order. While the likes of Abdul Samad, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, and Virat Singh are highly talented, they don’t have a whole lot of experience. Vijay Shankar is the only experienced Indian middle-order batsman, and they could potentially go for Kedar Jadhav.
The Maharashtra-born batsman could provide SRH with some experience in their middle order and could be a useful option as the sixth bowler as well on occasions.