IPL Auction 2020: One position each team should look to target
With the IPL Auctions less than 3 weeks away, cricket buffs and casual spectators alike are buzzing with excitement for what might come up. Even though this is the last mini-auction before next year's reshuffle, the number of high-profile releases coupled with the talent pool available makes this a very exciting auction.
Keeping that in mind, here are the most important position for each team to strengthen going into the auction in an effort to boost their title challenge.
Chennai Super Kings: Big-hitting overseas fast bowler
Having released only 5 players, Chennai Super Kings enter the auction with one of the most well-settled sides in the league. With Ambati Rayadu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, and Kedar Jadhav as their top 4 with Faf du Plessis and Murali Vijay as cover, they have a very stable top-order.
Additionally, with probably the greatest finisher of the game in the form of MS Dhoni at 5 and with Ravindra Jadeja and Dwane Bravo following at 6 and 7, the Super Kings have one of the most envious batting orders in the league.
On the spin-bowling front, CSK is spoilt for choice with Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Santner and last year's Purple Cap winner Imran Tahir. This quartet offers them variety, potency as well as the ability to bowl in a variety of situations. On the pace front, the Super Kings have got Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi and Dwayne Bravo. While their Indian pace-bowling core seems well settled, the international contingent needs a bit more potency.
Lungi Ngidi is injury prone and Dwayne Bravo isn't the bowler he used to be. Thus, CSK needs someone who can tonk the ball at 7 if required, as well as bowl at the death.
Possible Options: Chris Morris, Jason Holder, Sam Curran