IPL 2021: 3 Teams that can pick Dawid Malan in the IPL 2021 auction.
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021: Ever since the thirteenth edition of Indian Premier League ended, the fans of the cash-rich league started to talk about the coming edition. The IPL 2021 auction is not far from here, and the teams will be looking to bolster the respective squads with key purchases.
England’s Dawid Malan is one of the finest T20I cricketers who stole the limelight much before the Big Bash League started. Malan is currently at the number 1 spot in the ICC T20I batsmen rankings. 19 T20Is Malan has scored 855 runs with an average of over 50 and the strike rate ranging above 150.
The English cricketer has registered himself for the IPL auction with the base price of INR 1.5 Crores. It will be interesting to watch which team picks him.
3 Teams that can pick Dawid Malan in IPL 2021 Auctions:
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR):
The two times winner didn’t have a good IPL outing last time at UAE. KKR saw a mid-season captaincy change with Dinesh Karthik stepping down and Eoin Morgan was appointed the leader of the side.
KKR features some of the biggest names of the shortest format be it Andree Russell or Eoin Morgan however they could not qualify for the business end of the tournament. The opening has been an issue for the Knight Riders given there is no surety that Sunil Narine will get to open in the coming IPL.
Dawid Malan for them becomes an obvious choice for the opening slot. He has been outstanding lately and will prove a worthy player for KKR also. Moreover, in the recent past, Eoin Morgan has backed Malan in the national T20 side for England and he will surely insist the franchise to go after him.
Royal Challenger Bangalore (RCB):
Royal Challenger Bangalore (RCB) have been notorious with the picks and surprised their fans through the IPL journey. They have released their overseas opener Aaron Finch who didn’t perform up to the expectations last time.
RCB despite getting off with a good start often tend to lose the momentum halfway through the tournament. With the slot left for the overseas opener, RCB will try to acquire English opener.
Malan who is in the sublime form will also reduce the overdependence on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.
Rajasthan Royals (RR):
The story of the inaugural champions is same and often tend to lose momentum midway through the league stages. With a couple of changes in the structure of the team, RR will surely look to find few more match winners to their arsenal.
Lately, Sanju Samson has been appointed as the skipper of the side by the Royals management and eventually released Steve Smith. With slots left for the overseas players, RR could run after Dawid Malan in the coming IPL 2021 auctions.
Malan can offer a variety to the Royals. He can open, can come at number 4 or even he can be used at number 5 along with Ben Stokes.
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