IPL 2021 auctions: 5 Syed Mushtaq Ali Stars RCB would want to buy to win IPL 2021 trophy:The IPL franchises have announced their retained lists for IPL 2021. With the auction coming up of February 18, all teams will be on the lookout for top Indian performers to shore up their squads with talent and quality depth.
The Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy has witnessed some incredible performances from youngsters and has acted as a springboard to promote talent. The tournament has also been dubbed as a preparatory ground ahead of India’s biggest domestic league, IPL 2021.
With the IPL auction around the corner, we take a look at the 5 Syed Mushtaq Ali stars the Royal Challengers Bangalore can take up to balance their squad, having released Aaron Finch, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube and other players.
- Kedar Deodhar: The Baroda replacement captain would be a fantastic option to open beside Devdutt Paddikkal, having shown a mature knack for control as well as attack. The opener has played 7 matches and has scored 333 runs with a high score of 99 not out. He averages 83.25 at an average of 112.
- Mohammad Azharuddeen: The Kerala opener is another option for RCB to snap up to partner Devdutt Paddikkal. He shot to fame scoring a 54 ball 137 not out against a strong Mumbai side at the beginning of the tournament. Throughout the tournament he has scored 214 runs at an average of 53.5.
- Avi Barot: After the release of Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube and Gurkeerat Singh Mann, RCB are a little shy in the middle order. A player who can fill that hole is Saurashtra right handed batsman Avi Barot. Currently fourth on the overall top scorer list for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, he has scored total 283 runs in 5 innings, at an average of 56.6 and a strike rate pf 186.6.
- Puneet Bisht: This year’s Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy’s highest individual score getter, wicket keeper Puneet Bisht would allow for some excellent batting and keeping backup, also potentially freeing AB de Villiers to take his fielding talents elsewhere on the field. Bisht has scored 204 runs in 4 innings, at an average of 102.
- Chetan Sakariya: With Umesh Yadav and Isuru Udana both released, and Dale Steyn unavailable this year, RCB will be active in the pace market. Left arm pacer Chetan Sakariya provides a valuable option for them. Sakariya has picked up 12 wickets at an economy of 4.9 and an average of 8.16. He also has a 5 wicket haul to his name in this year’s Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy.
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