4 Teams That Could Target Dinesh Karthik In IPL 2022 Mega-Auctions

Dinesh Karthik is a veteran in the Indian Premier League. Although his recent form has not been great, franchises would still be interested in the cricketer. Especially with two more teams coming into the picture, a player like Dinesh Karthik will be invaluable due to his experience in finishing games. Of course, behind the stumps, DK is usually good. In this article, we take a look at four teams that could target Dinesh Karthik in IPL 2022 Mega-Auctions.

1) Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR is one of the teams that could target Dinesh Karthik in IPL 2022 Mega-Auctions. At IPL 2018 Auctions, KKR spent a lot of money to hire the player. They also made him the captain. Until 2020, DK was at the helm of the squad. It was after he gave up the captaincy that Eoin Morgan took over. Although they might not make him the captain again, KKR could re-hire DK because he did a good job for them. The franchise anyway needs a wicket-keeper and the Tamil Nadu man will be a fine option.

2) Ahmedabad IPL Franchise

The Ahmedabad IPL Franchise will also be in search of a wicket-keeper. However, considering the purse that they have, they cannot afford to spend big on this position. Hence, they could target Dinesh Karthik, a player who could come cheap due to the age factor. Captain Hardik Pandya is a good friend of DK and this could also be one of the reasons why they could target him.


3) Sunrisers Hyderabad

SRH might focus hard on the middle-order to ensure that the perennial issues do not re-appear again. While they could spend big one of the positions, they might have to be intelligent while filling the other spots. DK will add experience to the XI and will also take care of the glove duties. The player also speaks fine Telugu, something which the franchise might make use of outside the field.

4) Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings were interested in DK’s services in 2018. However, they eventually lost out to KKR. That said, they could go back for him at the upcoming event. DK can also captain the team if needed and will, of course, be the obvious choice as the keeper. Hence, they could target Dinesh Karthik in IPL 2022 Mega-Auctions.


Nesara V Jagannatha

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