IPL 2021: 3 Teams that can pick Riley Meredith in the auction

IPL 2021: 3 Teams that can pick Riley Meredith in the auction

Meredith has been a key member of the Hobart Hurricanes in the BBL over the years.

Riley Meredith
Riley Meredith. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the toughest T20 leagues across the globe. Even after performing exceptionally well, the players fall short of a lucrative IPL contract. Adding on, the increasing popularity and competitiveness make it more difficult for everyone, including the established players. The competition is so tough that last year, the teams had to wait till the last league stage to confirm who is in the top four and who is not.

Talking about the teams, the Mumbai Indians were the dominant side last year. Surprisingly, the Chennai Super Kings failed to make it to the playoffs and as usual, the Rajasthan Royals failed to make a mark. Well, the Delhi Capitals made it to the final for the first time, although they failed to clinch the title. There is a glimmer of hope for them this year as well.  

Talking about the team formation, most of the teams look forward to including big hitters in their squad. But, one factor that can enable a team to win any match is bowling. And pace bowling is intimidating, therefore teams should look forward to rope in unknown pacers in their squad. Riley Meredith is a pacer who has been making a name for himself in the Big Bash League.

Let us have a look at three teams that might pick Riley Meredith in the upcoming auction:

1. Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The Royal Challengers Bangalore are well known for their propensity to crumble under pressure. The team has been underperforming for several years. Well, even after the presence of the Indian captain, they fail to cash in during vital situations. Sometimes their batting unit fails to make a mark and sometimes their bowling unit fails. Currently, every sort of permutation has been applied and they have failed to clinch an IPL trophy!

Although, they were relatively successful last year, as they made it to the playoffs. But, they lost multiple matches at the end, which meant that they finished fourth. It looks like the RCB management has a lot of questions to answer! Well, the very first thing they should look forward to is to strengthen their batting unit. This will help Virat to play a bit more freely.

Another unit they should look forward to improving is their bowling. And, after they released Chris Morris, there is a big void in the RCB bowling unit. To strengthen their squad, they can include Riley Meredith. He is a BBL star who bowls quick and has a decent economy rate of 8.06. This will help the spinners to build pressure from one end. Therefore, RCB is a team that might include Riley Meredith in their playing XI.