The new t20 sensation Ishan Kishan is a part of the Mumbai Indians team. However, it will be challenging for MI to retain him ahead of IPL 2022 mega auction due to the four-player retention policy. Ishan Kishan announced his arrival in the t20 stage with a breath-taking 50 against England.
He has also continued his form in the recently concluded one-day series against Sri Lanka. So, Ishan Kishan will be the talk of the town when IPL 2022 mega auction takes place. Let us analyze three teams who can go all guns blazing for Ishan Kishan if he gets released from Mumbai Indians ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction.
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3 Teams Which Can Target Ishan Kishan In 2022 Mega Auction
The first franchise that can target Ishan Kishan in IPL 2022 mega auction is Sunrisers Hyderabad. They have always been blamed for not having good local Indian players in their team. Even the players who have been on the team have not performed up to the mark.
Their middle order looks very volatile. In such a situation, if they manage to purchase Ishan Kishan, it may change the fortunes of the batting line-up. He can bat at any position. Ishan Kishan’s USP of being a good wicket-keeper will also help SRH include him.
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KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
Kolkata Knight Riders can be the second team to place a bet on Ishan Kishan. Their regular wicket-keeper batsmen, Dinesh Karthik, has failed to perform in the last two seasons. Most likely, KKR will release Dinesh Karthik ahead of IPL 2022 mega auction. In such a situation, Ishan Kishan can be the perfect replacement for him.
Ishan can open the innings as the KKR openers have failed to provide a brisk start to the team. He can give an explosive start, and this will help the KKR middle order to play more fearless cricket.
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ANY NEW FRANCHISE
We should not be surprised if Ishan Kishan gets sold to an entirely new team in IPL 2022 mega auction. The new franchise will have to build a team from scratch. In such a situation, they will look to target Ishan Kishan.
His role as a wicket-keeper batsman can solve the dual purpose of the new franchise. They will get both a wicket-keeper and an explosive batsman who can tear the bowling attack from the word go.
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Whatever be the situation and whoever picks Ishan Kishan, it is almost sure that this new dynamite player will be sold in a hefty amount given his recent performance and the value he brings to any team. We may even see Ishan Kishan crossing the 10 crore IPL auction price in the IPL 2022 mega auction.