The Indian Premier League (IPL) is well known for the platform it provides to every cricketer. As the big names in international cricket look forward to establishing themselves and become a part of the core of their respective teams, the youngsters try to make a name for themselves. The IPL has become a lucrative league in which the best performers of state league tournaments take part in. This time, a batsman named Shahrukh Khan has come up to the ranks!
During a quarterfinal match in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament, Shahrukh Khan scored an unbeatable 19-ball 40. Well, this enabled him to make it to the headlines. With the IPL teams looking forward to establishing themselves for the future, this player can be the X-factor for any team. Talking about lesser-known players, Shahrukh Khan might become a mega-star in the IPL.
As the Indian playing eleven is getting stronger day-by-day, every addition provides a good headache for the selectors. After a stellar performance in the SMAT 2021, it is obvious that Shahrukh will be picked up by a franchise.
Here are the 3 Teams that can pick Shahrukh Khan in IPL 2021 Auction:
3. Chennai Super Kings
The 13th edition of the IPL was one of its kind. With multiple surprises, the fans were shocked by the early exit of one of the most successful teams in the form of Chennai Super Kings. Well, it was very clear that the team needed talented youngsters in its arsenal. With his exceptional performance, Shahrukh looks like a perfect choice for the Super Kings.
One of the major reasons for the failure of CSK was the lack of form of its senior members. Shane Watson failed, Ambati Rayudu looked out of touch, MS Dhoni was unable to connect, and there was too much pressure on Jadeja. The team found Ruturaj as the next in line to occupy Watson’s place. But, well, they might find another perfect batsman in Shahrukh.
Well, for Khan, success was not achieved overnight. The 25-year-old made his T20 debut in 2014. But poor form meant that he was unable to cash in on this opportunity. Well, the 2021 SMAT season proved to be fruitful for him as he made a name for himself. Therefore, the Chennai Super Kings might be one of the teams to include Khan in its squad.
2. Royal Challengers Bangalore
The Bangalore-based franchise had a comparatively better IPL season as they were successful in making it to the playoffs. But, successive losses meant that they finished fourth on the points table. Apart from that, they were knocked out in the eliminator by the Sunrisers. Well, it is time to include youngsters in their squad!
If they are searching for youngsters, one of the biggest names currently revolving around the domestic circuit is Shahrukh Khan. The 25-year-old has played in 31 T20 matches and has a strike rate of 131.29. Well, this means that he can assist Virat Kohli during tough chases. For ABD, this means relatively less burden for him!
For Bangalore, the section which hurts them the most is batting. While the bowling department has improved substantially, the batting has a lot of flaws. The inclusion of Shahrukh Khan might improve the batting order for the Royal Challengers and hence might help the team during tense situations. Therefore, Bangalore might pick up Shahrukh Khan in its squad.
1. Rajasthan Royals
The Rajasthan-based franchise had an awful IPL season in 2020. Even with the inclusion of the finest overseas players, they failed to make it to the playoffs. Well, in the upcoming season, they have named Sanju Samson as their captain. This means that Steve Smith was released and there is a big void in their lineup.
If we look at his recent form, Shahrukh Khan has been in stellar form. With the help of his performance, Tamil Nadu managed to clinch the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy this year. His highest score is 40 in T20s. But, this does not speak of his talent. Recently, he has found his mojo and the Royals can use this as their X-factor in the upcoming season.
The Royals suffered because of Steve Smith’s poor form. They can use Shahrukh’s talent as he might tee-off against any bowling attack. With a rising talent being sold in the auction, we can expect teams to be spending loads of money on Shahrukh. Therefore, Royals might look forward to picking him up in the upcoming auction.
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