Bas de Leede was one of the best performers for the Netherlands against Pakistan. The young all-rounder has been in terrific form in recent months. He is a complete all-rounder and IPL franchises like such players. Yes, he is from an associate nation but we have recently witnessed teams trusting players from such nations. On that note, here, we take a look at the list of three teams that can target Bas de Leede for IPL 2024.
1) Lucknow Super Giants
LSG is one franchise that likes their all-rounders. They try to stock such players in the XI and more often than not, this decision has met success.
It might be a good option to have backup for the likes of Marcus Stoinis. Bas de Leede is a different cricketer but as a backup, he would be a worthy option. Hence, LSG is on this list.
2) Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB is one of the teams that can target Bas de Leede for IPL 2024. The Bengaluru-based outfit does not have a good pace-bowling all-rounder in the team. This affected the balance in IPL 2023. They would now target a player in this profile.
If they do not get their desired targets, RCB could go for Bas de Leede. He is a utility cricketer and availability won’t be an issue. Therefore, Andy Flower and co could target him.
3) Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals have a thin line between the top order and the finishing department. The likes of Devdutt Padikkal have not done a great job at No.4.
Bas de Leede would be an interesting option in this regard. He can operate at No.4 and could be the right person to allow Sanju Samson and Shimron Hetmyer to link-up at the right time. Adding to this, he gives four overs of pace, which would allow RR to be very flexible.