The thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League was one of its kind. For the very first time, the players experienced the thrill of virtual fan boxes and they had to work and play under certain strict rules. The commencement of the tournament was done in uncertainty and nobody had expected that the BCCI will manage to conduct the tournament. However, it was one of the most highly competitive editions of the IPL.
Last year’s IPL witnessed the rise of Ishan Kishan, Nicholas Pooran, and many more to name. They managed to grab the opportunity with both hands and became the core of their respective team’s batting lineup. While the Mumbai Indians dominated every team last season, the Chennai Super Kings failed to make it to the top four for the very first time.
This year, over 1,000 players have registered for the upcoming auction. Amongst those, Arjun Tendulkar might draw some attention. Well, it is not only about the surname, but also about the potential he carries as a pacer. It will be interesting to see which team will look forward to including him in their squad.
Here are the 3 teams that can target Arjun Tendulkar in the upcoming IPL auction:
1. Rajasthan Royals
The men in pink had a tremendous start last year, as they won two consecutive games upfront. However, they failed to maintain the momentum as they lost multiple games throughout the tournament. It meant that they finished at the eighth position. Another year, another poor campaign for the Royals!
This year, they have decided to release a veteran player in the form of Steve Smith. As a result, Sanju Samson has been named as the captain of the team. This means that they are looking forward to their team’s future and the addition of Arjun Tendulkar might help them. The Royals have decided to let go a few overseas fast bowlers and this looks like the perfect platform for Arjun Tendulkar to make his debut.
The Indian Premier League is well known for the platform it provides to the youngsters. Unfortunately, last year, the Royals had suffered because of the poor performances by the Indian fast bowlers. They were unable to compliment Jofra Archer and hence, it marked a bowling unit failure. Therefore, Arjun Tendulkar might be picked by the Rajasthan Royals.
2. Mumbai Indians
The Mumbai Indians are widely known as the best T20 team ever. They have a top-class batting order, complete all-rounders who can destroy any bowling attack, and a bowling unit headed by the phenomenal Jasprit Bumrah. Their squad is so strong that even their bench players have the ability to make it to the playoffs! This year’s auction is just about making a few changes to their bench.
Mumbai Indians is the perfect place for an aspiring cricketer. The team environment is pretty relaxed and everybody gets a chance to showcase their talent. For them, the more Indian players are there in their squad, the more is the chance of finishing at the top! This might be the perfect place for Arjun Tendulkar to make his debut.
His father, Sachin Tendulkar was one of the biggest names to ever sport the MI jersey. And following his footsteps, Arjun Tendulkar might end up in the Mumbai Indians camp. Well, it looks like we might witness Arjun Tendulkar bowling with Jasprit Bumrah in the upcoming season. Therefore, Mumbai Indians might pick up Arjun Tendulkar in their squad.
3. Royal Challengers Bangalore
The Royal Challengers Bangalore had a decent IPL season last year. They finished fourth as they were knocked out by the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Well, last year, they had few contributors along with the duo of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. However, they still have a few questions to answer!
During the last phase of the tournament, the RCB failed to win a single game. It was the matter of a better run rate that enabled them to finish at the fourth position. If we look at their bowling, it still lacks a pacer who can complement Mohammad Siraj. In this auction, it is obvious that they are looking for an Indian pacer who can bowl quick.
Therefore, this might be the perfect opportunity for Arjun Tendulkar to make his debut. Arjun is a left-arm bowler and hence, he might be the apt companion for Siraj. Even though Arjun has a poor economy rate of 9.57, he might improve his stat by playing more games. As Virat Kohli is a captain who is well known for giving chances to the youngsters, a young Arjun might enjoy his time with the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Source: The source of this content is our cricket news platform Crictracker.
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