Shakib played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2019 season and was unable to play in the IPL 2020 due to his ban.
Shakib Al Hasan recently returned to international cricket after serving a year-long suspension for failing to report bookmakers’ approaches to him. He was instrumental in sealing a 3-0 series victory over the West Indies in the recently concluded ODI series by picking up 6 wickets and scoring 113 points.
His recent performances would have dispelled any doubts that the IPL teams would have had about his ability to regain his former form. The Bangladeshi star is at his best at No.3 or No.4 and is more than enough to play 3-4 overs in every game.
Shakib Al Hasan has played 63 games in the IPL and scored 746 points in addition to picking up 59 wickets. There are a lot of teams that need an all-rounder like him.
Here we offer you three teams that can choose it in the IPL 2021 auction:
3. Royals of Rajasthan
The Rajasthan team finished at the bottom of the league last season and didn’t have a lot of bright spots. As a result, they made some big changes and one of them was to release their captain, Steve Smith, and appoint Sanju Samson at the bar.
Their batting wasn’t that great last season and they struggled to find their best batting order throughout the tournament. Shakib Al Hasan could be the solution to their problems as he could potentially fit into No.4 in their batting order.
He would be a solid replacement for Steve Smith and allow Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson to beat freely. The presence of Stokes and Shakib in the top 4 would also allow them to play an additional batsman, as they are both capable of bowling.