It’s a matter of disappointment that someone with a huge caliber of Andre Fletcher hasn’t played a single IPL match. It was unsold at auction after the auction, but could get a bid in the next IPL 2021 auction.
André Fletcher has been in thunderous form since resuming cricket in the era of the pandemic. He made a superb comeback for the West Indies T20 team after 2 years against New Zealand hitting in the 3-game series at 187.10. Post that, the right-hander bludgeoned everything; 206 tracks in the BBL for Melbourne Stars at a strike rate of 130 and 146 races at a strike rate of 194 in 4 innings in the Abu Dhabi T10 League for Bangla Tiger.
Andre Fletcher also serves as wicket keeper.
IPL 2021 auction: 3 teams that can target Andre Fletcher
Kolkata knight horsemen
The likes of Nikhil Naik, Tom Banton, Rahul Tripathi were judged after Kolkata Knight Riders freed Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine is disappointed with the bat. Finally, they had to move Nitish Rana from the middle range.
Head coach Brendon McCullum will be looking for some swashbuckling openers and may turn to Caribbean Andre Fletcher. KKR struggled to find a perfect opening partner for Shubman Gill last season.
Andre Fletcher will complement Gill very well and while the first Indian might take his time settling in, Fletcher, on the other hand, will eagerly score points.
Not only that, since the two-time champions have offloaded Tom Banton, they would also need a backup goalie for Dinesh Karthik, and Andre Fletcher does the trick well.
Chennai Super Kings
The three-time champions, Chennai Super Kings, will participate in the auction to find a replacement for Shane Watson, who has retired. The franchise run by MS Dhoni also dumped Murali Vijay. Therefore, an offensive opener will be on their wishlist.
Andre Fletcher is in good shape and can attract offers from CSK. While Fletcher may not be a big name in world cricket at the moment, if he finds a shed under MS Dhoni, he just might be in a few months.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The Royal Challengers Bangalore are without the services of Parthiv Patel, who retired and was a replacement opener as he didn’t play a single game last season, and Aaron Finch, who was released after a disappointing campaign in the United Arab Emirates. Devdutt Padikkal and Josh Philippe are expected to open for Virat Kohli’s side.
RCB will have an eye on Andre Fletcher because he replaces Philippe identically. Fletcher’s fearlessness may impress the skipper and RCB could give the West Indies a contract.
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