4 Teams That Could Target Suresh Raina In IPL 2022 Mega-Auctions

The IPL 2022 Mega-Auctions will happen on February 12th and 13th in Bengaluru. With two more teams in the fray, the battle to hire top players will be all the more exciting. Suresh Raina, who is one of the all-time IPL greats, is in the final stages of his career. He has set himself a base price of INR 2 cr. In this article, we take a look at four teams that could target former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina in IPL 2022 Mega-Auctions.

1) Lucknow Super Giants

Lucknow Super Giants is one of the franchises that might target Suresh Raina in IPL 2022 Mega-Auctions. Along with building a competent squad, LSG must also focus on developing a strong fanbase. For this, they might have to hire some popular names. Suresh Raina is someone who can do that. Moreover, Raina hails from Uttar Pradesh, the state which is home to the franchise. Of course, at No.3, Raina offers plenty of experience and will be of good use to KL Rahul in the leadership department. Hence, LSG could plan to sign the veteran.

2) Chennai Super Kings

CSK is one franchise that believes in backing players to come good even if they are out of touch. Suresh Raina is still 35-years-old and he still has a lot of cricket left in him. There have been older players who have done well for CSK in the recent past. Moreover, the fanbase of CSK considers Suresh Raina one of their own. There are a lot of emotions attached to the team’s highest run-getter. These reasons could prompt CSK to go for him.


3) Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunrisers Hyderabad will ensure that the middle-order issue of recent years will not haunt them in upcoming seasons. Although they will have a plan to sign players such as Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan, they might also have an eye on veterans such as Suresh Raina. They add experience to the middle-order and can help the team win a game or two.

4) Ahmedabad IPL Franchise

Suresh Raina captained the Gujarat Lions, the franchise which was part of IPL in 2016 and 2017. Hence, some of the cricket fans in the state could associate their franchise with Raina. While this is one of the reasons to target him, Raina’s attributes as a left-hander in the top-order could serve well for Ashish Nehra and Gary Kirsten.


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