These teams need a mid-order batsman and Jadhav could prove useful for them.
The IPL auction for the 14th season is scheduled to take place on February 18 in Chennai, and the teams are planning the same. When the retention lists were published, the CSK list surprised many. The Chennai-based franchise was expected to drop a lot of players, but it hasn’t released more than 6 players.
One of the 6 players to be excluded was Kedar Jadhav, and that didn’t surprise many. The versatile batting was picked up by CSK at the 2018 auction for a whopping INR 7.8 crore. The injury excluded him from the 2018 edition after the first game of the season.
The next two editions were pretty mediocre for him as he failed to even score at a hit rate over 100. He only scored 62 points in 8 games with a hit rate of 93.93, before being taken out of the XI during IPL 2020. However, he showed signs of form in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy by scoring 193 points in 5 games with a strike rate of 133.1.
Jadhav is one of the more experienced Indian batsmen out there today, and he could come in handy for teams that need mid-order batsmen.
Here we offer you three teams that can choose Kedar Jadhav in the IPL 2021 auction:
3. Sunrisers Hyderabad
SRH has retained 22 players ahead of the mini-auction and looks like one of the most settled units in the league alongside Indians in Mumbai and the capitals of Delhi. They have most of the bases covered and won’t have much to do on February 18th. With only 3 slots remaining and 10.75 INR crore in the purse, they could potentially make a big buy or two to make the team even better.
One area they would like to address is their middle order. While the likes of Abdul Samad |, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma and Virat Singh are very talented, they don’t have much experience. Vijay Shankar is the only experienced middle-order Indian drummer, and they could potentially go for Kedar Jadhav.
The Maharashtra-born batsman could provide SRH with some experience in their mid-order and could be a useful option as a sixth bowler on occasion.