IPL 2021: Five Players Who Will Be Chased By Every Franchise In The Upcoming IPL Auction

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The next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to take place in April 2021. This edition of IPL will see a lot of team looking to fill their missing links in the line-up. As the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) looms large upon teams, the auction has once again gathered great importance. The IPL 2021 will be the last season of the ongoing three-year cycle. The BCCI and IPL governing council might postpone the major auction and stick to a mini one given the lack of time. A lot of franchises are expected to shuffle their combination. As a result, a number of exciting players will be chased by the franchises in the IPL 2021 auction.

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For eight IPL franchises, the retention and release of players will once again pose a major headache. All teams will look to plug holes in their squad, depending on the number of retentions allowed. Before that, let’s take a look at the five potential players who will be chased by every franchises in the IPL 2021 auction and would except to see some heavy bids going on for them.

Five Players Who Will Be Chased By Every Franchise In The Coming IPL 2021 Auction:

5. Rahul Tripathi

Rahul Tripathi in KKR
Rahul Tripathi in KKR

Indian opener Rahul Tripathy has 988 runs from 44 innings with an average of 25.33 and SR of 134.79 in the IPL. The Kolkata-based franchise will most likely release him ahead of the next IPL season. This 29-year old opening batsman might be an interesting pick in the IPL for teams looking for reliable openers.

Tripathi played some exciting knocks for Kolkata Knight Riders. However, he might not be lucky enough to see him secure another extension with KKR. Over the years, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have focused a great deal on maintaining their core group of players. While that is a prudent exercise in team building, it may not be such great news for the young player. It wouldn’t be about as much be about his performances. But the greater importance attached to the side’s other first-choice picks that may lead to his release.

Rahul scored at a fantastic tempo for KKR last year in UAE. The Maharashtra right-hand batsman struck 230 runs at a strike-rate of 127.07. Teams can show interest in Tripathi for exactly the reason KKR did, to gain momentum right at the beginning of their innings. He will be a good hunt for IPL 2021.

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