Mohammed Siraj has been an utterance in the last six months. He has become a different player and is full of confidence, making his way into the Indian team and emerging as one of the crucial players for the team. Playing for RCB in VIVO IPL 2021, Siraj has got the eyes of all the big franchises because of his performance.
If we talk about his IPL performance so far, the tall fast bowler has scalped 45 wickets in 42 matches. His best bowling figure has been 4/32. He was also the star performer for team India in the recently concluded second Test against England at Lords, picking eight wickets.
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Bangalore might retain Virat Kohli, AB de Villers, and Chahal. This will make Siraj go into the 2022 IPL auction pool. All the franchise will be going all guns blazing for Siraj, considering his excellent form in the IPL. Let us look at four teams that may target Mohammad Siraj in IPL 2022 mega auction:
Four Teams Which Can Target Mohammed Siraj In IPL 2022 Mega Auction
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata knight riders have invested in young talent, and they have been a boon for the team. Young Pacers like Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti, part of India’s under 19 world cup winning teams, have performed well so far.
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Kolkata will be having an eye on Muhammed Siraj that will add experience to the bowling attack of KKR. He can be a game-changer with the ball and can add an advantage to the team.
Hyderabad has been a successful team in the past few years. They have qualified for the playoffs and have played good cricket. Siraj being part of Hyderabad in 2017 has impressed the coaches and the captain. Besides Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Indian pacers have not been able to perform well.
This can open the doors of the team for Siraj. He has improved vastly after leaving the team, and he will be a crucial player if picked by Hyderabad.
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Chennai Super Kings
Chennai super kings have always lacked quality Indian pace bowlers. Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur are the only pacers CSK can look towards. In the penultimate over, CSK is giving many runs.
Bringing in Siraj will add experience as well as he is capable of bowling death overs for the team. It will be an advantage for CSK as Siraj is in red hot form.
Punjab kings have been performing well in the batting aspect. Coming to the bowling department, there is a lack of Indian bowlers in the team. Apart from Mohammed Shami, no Indian pace bowler can distribute the workload with him.
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Bringing in Siraj will help Punjab Kings defend in the last over and add experience to the team. Siraj can be an x-factor to the team. Shami and Siraj will help the team in winning and also defending small totals.