New Zealand cricketer Collin Munro may become the special player in the 2021 IPL auction due to his recent form in the Big Bash League 2020/21.
33-year-old opener Colin Munro served for Perth Scorchers in the 2020/21 Big Bash League. The Scorchers’ top points scorer in this tournament, Munro has scored 441 points in 14 games (average 33.92; strike rate 128.94). In this tournament he has already hit four half-centuries, including three successive 1950s.
Colin Munro also had three IPL seasons – 2016 for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and 2018-2019 for Delhi Capitals (DC). After appearing in 13 IPL games, he has scored 177 points, including his highest score of 40. But there is no doubt that he is one of the biggest opening batsmen in T20, having already beat four centuries of T20, including three at T20 international cricket.
So franchises struggling with the opening stick may bid high for Colin Munro in the IPL 2021 auction.
IPL 2021 auctions: 3 teams that can target Colin Munro
Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Rajasthan Royals (RR) require good, top-notch batsmen, including openers. Although they have English cricketers Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes, the Rajasthan Royals will like to use Stokes in the middle row stick rather than the open position.
While the Rajasthan Royals can still buy three overseas cricketers in the 2021 IPL auction, Colin Munro may be one of their strong picks. The New Zealand batsman can be a good choice in this team.