The 24-year-old Kiwi, one of the major discoveries of the ODI World Cup 2023, is anticipated to set off an auction-table fight among the teams for his contract. There are various teams who would be eyeing the youngster in their team.
With three hundred under his belt, he had experienced an incredible run in his first ODI World Cup, hitting 578 runs, the highest of any New Zealand player. Any team may benefit from having him as a part-time bowling option because he can also turn the ball. Let’s take a look at the four teams that might look to buy the youngster.
4 Teams that can target Rachin Ravindra in the IPL 2024 Auctions
4) Rajasthan Royals
Some of the world’s best bowlers and batsmen are on the Rajasthan Royals roster. About the team’s all-rounders, though, the same cannot be stated. For the 2023 IPL, RR retained Riyan Parag and signed Jason Holder, but the all-rounders’ performances disappointed the supporters.
The franchise may consider providing Rachin Ravindra a chance if he can maintain his elite level of play in Indian surroundings. With his versatility, Ravindra can provide RR’s playing XI some much-needed balance. This ability can help the other batters play around him and be the backbone of the batting.
3) Chennai Super Kings
The reigning champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are going to add to their squad at the mini auction by seeking to fill the spot left by Ben Stokes’ release and Ambati Rayudu’s retirement.
Rachin Ravindra appears to be an ideal substitute as an all-around player who can bat, bowl, and spin. Not to be overlooked is Mitchell Santner, an all-round bowler who has primarily warmed up the bench for CSK. Rachin, on the other hand, is better at hitting and may provide useful finger spin on the left arm.
2) Sunrisers Hyderabad
With four victories and 10 defeats in 14 games, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) finished the Indian Premier League 2023 at the bottom of the standings. Hyderabad’s batting lineup lacked discipline all season long. Rahul Tripathi, their top-order player, too had terrible form and struggled heavily.
To get the intended outcomes at number three, SRH may target Rachin Ravindra this time. Ravindra has demonstrated his mettle by leading New Zealand in batting at the 2023 World Cup. After seeing him play, Sunrisers might not think twice about spending a significant sum of money on the Kiwi talent. Ravindra can contribute to the squad with the ball in addition to his bat skills.
1) Punjab Kings
In the Number 3 position, Punjab Kings (PBKS) tried Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Atharva Taide, and Matthew Short. In the top order, none of the three hitters was able to provide results for the club. If PBKS is interested in the future auction, Ravindra, who has looked amazing with his bat during the 2023 World Cup, would be of interest.
To get the 23-year-old, the Kings may try to go into a bidding war with other teams during the auction. Ravindra will be an excellent fit to the Punjab-based team’s top order batting lineup, along with the seasoned opener Shikhar Dhawan as well as youngster Prabhsimran Singh.