3 teams that could surprisingly bid for Ajinkya Rahane in IPL 2023 Auctions
Ajinkya Rahane did not have a great outing in IPL 2022. Although he has been decent in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, teams may not be interested in him due to his current IPL form. Nevertheless, a few teams could still go for the veteran. On that note, in this article, we take a look at three teams that could surprisingly bid for Ajinkya Rahane in IPL 2023 Auctions.
1) Mumbai Indians
The form and fitness of Rohit Sharma are a concern for Mumbai Indians. They also do not have a lot of experienced domestic batters who can replace Rohit if he is unfit. At INR 50L, Rahane would be an apt fit to be Rohit's backup. He could also captain the squad in Rohit's absence. Moreover, being a homegrown cricketer, the fans would also be thrilled to see Rahane come back to his first IPL franchise.
2) Sunrisers Hyderabad
SRH is one of the teams that could surprisingly bid for Ajinkya Rahane in IPL 2023 Auctions. While Mayank Agarwal will be one of the primary targets for SRH, if they can't get him, they can try Rahane. He would be a similar player to Williamson but Rahane is a domestic option and can also be dropped without any concerns. Rahane is also itching to do well and at a new franchise for him like SRH, things could work well for him.
3) Chennai Super Kings
In the past, CSK has often picked veteran cricketers and made them perform well for the franchise. The likes of Shane Watson and Robin Uthappa are some recent examples. CSK anyways needs some backups in the batting department and they can ponder about Rahane. He would bring experience and some technical ability to the batting unit.