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IPL 2023 Mini Auctions: 3 teams that can target N Jagadeesan

On Monday, Narayan Jagadeesan scored 277 runs in an ODI game against Arunachal Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. The knock on Monday was his fifth consecutive century in the tournament. Recently, Chennai Super Kings released him to the auctions. However, due to his current form, there could be good demand for him at the upcoming auctions. On that note, here, we take a look at three teams that can target N Jagadeesan in IPL 2023 Mini Auctions.

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1) Chennai Super Kings

N Jagadeesan spent a long time at CSK but did not get enough opportunities. Even when he got chances, the wicketkeeper batter could not leave an impression. Nevertheless, the franchise could still go for the player.

After MS Dhoni, CSK needs a wicketkeeper. N Jagadeesan is a reliable cricketer and moreover, with him being from Tamil Nadu, the local fans would also be pleased. However, for Jagadeesan to have a long career with CSK, he has to do well in the middle order as the top order is packed.

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2) Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR is one of the teams that can target N Jagadeesan in IPL 2023 Mini Auctions. The two-time champions are the only side without a genuine domestic wicketkeeper in the squad. They can also afford an opening slot for this player. Hence, they would be interested in Jagadeesan’s services.

KKR tried a lot of options in IPL 2022 but could not find the right candidate. However, if they give Jagadeesan a run of games, they could have a player on their hands.

3) Sunrisers Hyderabad

Barring Glenn Phillips, even SRH does not have a reliable wicketkeeper. Since Kane Williamson is not available, the franchise can have a domestic keeper as the opener.

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Therefore, the franchise can consider Jagadeesan for IPL 2023. They have the highest purse and hence, if they really want the player, they can get him easily.

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