5. Mumbai Indians
As Mumbai Indians go into the mega auction, they will be looking to buy back de Kock. This is because he has served the team well and he can be a match-winner on his day. The management will be hoping that Lucknow and Ahmedabad overlook de Kock during their first three picks just before the mega auctions.
The left-handed de Kock can play sensible knocks as well. If there is a batting collapse, he can hold on to one end of the wicket and ensure guiding the team to a safe score. This makes him a valuable asset for any side.
De Kock can be a great pick for any franchise that want to secure their wicketkeeper position. This will help them to focus on other players who can make it to the playing eleven and form a core group. His experience of eight years of international cricket will help the team to succeed in difficult occasions.
2. Sunrisers Hyderabad
Adding on, Sunrisers have to find the replacement of Jonny Bairstow and Wriddhiman Saha. Being an overseas player, he can fill the shoes of Bairstow as well. An IPL century to his name also adds feathers to his cap.
1. Punjab Kings
Punjab has to leave a mark in the mega auctions. With de Kock being a proven performer, they might find themselves in an auction battle with a few other teams to buy him. Even if they manage to buy him for around INR 8-10 crores, it will be a good purchase.