What Punjab kings are missing?
Barring openers, KXIP need to invest in all areas, however, the two main categories where the team lacks experience are All- rounders and Pacers. The team doesn’t have even one solid all-rounder, and they need at least 3 of them. Similarly, while Shami heads the pace department, the lack of experience in this category can haunt the team if they don’t perform well. Hence, KXIP need a couple of good Pacers in the squad.
What are RR missing?
RR need to boost their Pace department and All-rounders. Apart from Jofra Archer in the pace department, the other names like Kartik Tyagi, Jaydev Unadkat, and Andrew Tye doesn’t inspire much confidence if we compare the competition.
In All-rounders, they have only Ben Stokes and Rahul Tewatia. Hence, they need a couple of more good all-rounders to strengthen their team.
What RCB are missing?
RCB need to invest in all categories; especially Middle-order and openers. They have a couple of good players in all categories, but need more good ones along with the backups to make them a formidable squad. With more than 30 crores available in the Auction kitty, they can certainly make a strong squad for IPL 2021.
What SRH are missing?
While SRH are covered in all the categories, they would be hoping to boost their ower middle-order by buying 1-2 good players in this category. Their current options include Priyam Garg, Virat Singh, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, etc.- all of which are decent options to have.
What MI are missing?
The off-loading of 4 foreign pacers means Mumbai Indians need to heavily invest in this category. The only issue is that they have only around INR 15.3 crores available with them, which is a small amount if they plan to purchase a quality pacer like Mitchell Starc. The team also needs a good quality spinner as Krunal Pandya isn’t a reliable spinner, and Rahul Chahar is still inexperienced.
All the franchises will be looking to iron out the chinks in their armor when they assemble in Chennai for the auction. So, sit tight, brace yourself, and set your alarms for 3 PM on 18th February 2021, as it promises to be one hell of a ride!