Ravichandran Ashwin has recently made a comeback to the white-ball squads. He is now being seen as a regular in all three formats of the game. In IPL, Ashwin has anyways been doing well in recent seasons. Of course, he possesses experience, something that will be valued highly by most teams. On that note, in this article, we take a look at four teams that could target India’s Ravichandran Ashwin in IPL 2022 Mega-Auctions.
1) Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals is one of the teams that could target Ravichandran Ashwin in IPL 2022 Mega-Auctions. Ahead of IPL 2020, DC drafted Ravichandran Ashwin from Punjab Kings. Since then, the Tamil Nadu off-spinner has been in top form for the team. Hence, Delhi will be keen to retain the services of the cricketer. Therefore, they could target him at the auctions.
2) Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians are in need of an experienced spinner to lead their spin attack. In many games in the last four years, MI struggled in their spin department. To ensure that it does not repeat, they could go after some established spinners like Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal. Ashwin is a more realistic option as he could come cheap as well. The player will also add strength to the batting depth at No.8.
3) Sunrisers Hyderabad
Having lost Rashid Khan, SRH will have to look for a new focal point in the spin department. They might think of hiring Ashwin, who will bring a lot of experience into the franchise. For a team that always struggles in the batting order, the likes of Ashwin can add insurance with decent batting skills at No.8. Moreover, if in case, SRH needs to replace Kane Williamson as the captain in the future, with Ashwin already in the squad, SRH need not think far for options.
4) Ahmedabad IPL Franchise
The Ahmedabad IPL franchise is also one of the teams that could target Ravichandran Ashwin in IPL 2022 Mega-Auctions. At SRH, Rashid Khan did not have a great spin partner. Yet, he found success. Now, if he does have a brilliant spinner who can apply pressure at the other end, Rashid will be more lethal. With Hardik Pandya in the team as the captain, the team will need a couple of senior figures in the XI. Ashwin is someone who can do that.