IPL 2022 auction: “Many franchises including RCB would like to sign Ishan Kishan”
Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma believes that Indian team’s dynamic wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan could fetch a lot of money at the upcoming Indian Premier League auction (IPL 2022 ).
Speaking on YouTube channel Khelneeti, Sharma felt that several teams including Royal Challengers Bangalore could pursue Ishan Kishan given his impressive record in the cash-rich league. He believes the youngster’s ability to keep wickets is an added advantage. Sharma said:
“Ishan Kishan will get good value at auction and he deserves it. A number of franchises including Royal Challengers Bangalore will be keen to sign him.”
The southpaw was with the Mumbai Indians in the previous edition. However, he was released by the franchise ahead of the IPL 2022 auction. During his time in Mumbai, he managed to earn a place in the team’s star-studded roster.
The 23-year-old will go under the hammer in the IPL 2022 mega-auction. He has set his base price at INR 2 crore for the event.
“Shreyas Iyer will be a good option as captain” – Nikhil Chopra
In the same video, former Indian spinner Nikhil Chopra pointed out that franchises looking to sign a captain could consider Shreyas Iyer for the crucial role.
He mentioned that Iyer has managed the Delhi team in the past in the IPL and franchises like Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore are likely to bid for the elegant batter. Nikhil Chopra:
“Franchises like Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are still looking for a captain, will be looking to go for Shreyas Iyer in the auction.”
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The base price of Iyer is set at INR 2 crore. The highly anticipated IPL 2022 auction is set to be held in Bangalore on February 12-13. Fans can catch live action from the two-day event on the Star Sports Network.
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