Updated: August 29
Suryakumar Yadav has been one of the pillars of the batting order for Mumbai Indians. He has scored 2197 runs in 93 innings at an average of 29.69 and strike rate of 135.28. His performance since the last 3 seasons has been good.
Here are 3 teams who can target Suryakumar in IPL 2022 mega auction apart from Mumbai Indians.
3 Teams Which Can Target Suryakumar Yadav In Mega Auction
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Rajasthan Royals lack a quality local Indian middle-order batsman. Apart from Sanju Samson, they do not have any reputed Indian star batsman in their ranks. In such a case, the team management might try their luck to get Suryakumar Yadav.
He is a very versatile player who has evolved his batting by leaps and bounds. He can act as an anchor player for the side. The best thing about Yadav is his ability to shift gears. He can be a perfect addition to Rajasthan Royals.
Sunrisers Hyderabad has been struggling in VIVO IPL 2021. They are currently placed at the bottom of the points table with just 1 win from 7 matches. The batting order for Sunrisers Hyderabad has been unstable. They lack a good middle-order batsman who can guide the team forward.
SRH most likely would part ways with David Warner next season. They would need someone to fill his shoes. In such a case, Suryakumar Yadav me be very handy. He can provide stability to the inexperienced middle order.
The problem with Sunrisers Hyderabad has been the performance of their Indian batsmen. Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar have played in bits and pieces. Kumar would surely be in the minds of SRH when they go for IPL 2022 mega auction.
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KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
Kolkata Knight riders have looked off-color this IPL season. The main reason has been poor performance from their batsmen. The openers have failed to provide a solid start. Even the middle-order batsmen have not contributed substantially to the team. KKR team management may release Eoin Morgan ahead of IPL 2022. They will need a good replacement who can even lead the team.
Suryakumar Yadav can fill this role for the side. He has got the experience of being the captain by leading Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy and other domestic leagues. Yadav’s inclusion in the side might change the fortunes of KKR.