With a heavy heart, the Rajasthan franchise had to let Ben Stokes leave ahead of the 15th edition. They would look to bring him back and start where he left off. The all-rounder can fit in well with the team as Rajasthan's new aggressive approach suits his style of play. However, their low purse value of INR 13.2 crores may cause them problems in the auction.

3. Rajasthan

The Hyderabad team management has been under the scanner for a while now. They chose not retain a few of their star overseas players for the upcoming season and thus in desperate need of a premium buy who can also serve as their next skipper. Ben Stokes could be on their radar, as they still have over 42 crores in their purse. 

2. Hyderabad

1. Mumbai

Mumbai is still looking for a match-winning all-rounder after letting Hardik Pandya leave in the previous edition. Ben Stokes could very well fill in those shoes and be the player Mumbai is been looking for. The franchise prefers to use two foreign seamers in addition to Jasprit Bumrah, and Ben Stokes could be a good fit for that role.