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3 teams that can target Kusal Mendis for IPL 2024

Kusal Mendis is one of the under-rated players in the game right now. He is arguably the best Sri Lankan batter in recent times and he has been doing well across formats. Against Pakistan in the ongoing World Cup, he scored a wonderful hundred. Surely, some teams would target him for the next campaign, also because he is a solid wicket-keeper. Here, we take a look at the list of three teams that can target Kusal Mendis for IPL 2024.

1) Kolkata Knight Riders

The Sri Lankan batter would be the perfect fit for KKR. The franchise struggled to find a wicket-keeper who could consistently score runs last season. While Gurbaz was decent, N Jagadeesan failed to set the scene on fire.

Now, the team would need someone who can give regular starts with the bat while also being good behind the stumps. In this regard, Kusal would be the ideal signing for KKR.

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2) Gujarat Titans

GT had planned for the season with Kane Williamson at No.3. However, he got ruled out on the first day of the season. With Wriddhiman Saha ageing, GT would need a wicket-keeper who can also bat in the top-order.

KS Bharat is an option but he is not proven in the T20 format. If GT can afford an overseas slot at the top, they can target someone like Kusal. He would form a good combination with Shubman Gill.

3) Chennai Super Kings

CSK is one of the teams that can target Kusal Mendis for IPL 2024. The franchise must look to sign at least one overseas wicket-keeper for the next campaign.

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Kusal Mendis would be the “CSK” type signing the franchise can make. He is under-rated but on his day, he can change the game. This is just how they got Devon Conway in the side. Therefore, CSK is also on this list.

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