Avesh Khan was a spectacular bowler for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021. The right-arm pacer, Avesh was the second-highest wicket-taker in IPL 2021 with 14 wickets in 8 matches. He also showed strict bowling at a brilliant economy of just 7.70. Khan also led the pace attack for Delhi Capitals and performed better than teammate Kagiso Rabada in the 8 matches. As a result, Avesh Khan has grabbed the limelight among many franchises and cricket fans.
The concern was Delhi Capitals is that they will face an issue to retain Avesh in IPL 2022 next year. Ahead of IPL 2022, a mega auction will take place and every franchise can only retain 5 players in their squad including two overseas players. Delhi Capitals will go for Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje as the overseas players and will mostly seek to retain players like Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, and Prithvi Shaw in the squad.
As a result, Delhi Capitals might have to release Avesh and other franchises will get a chance to buy him. Following Avesh Khan’s impressive pace attack in IPL 2021, many teams will be attracted to induct the right-arm pacer in their squad. Here we talk about 3 teams that can pick Avesh in IPL 2022.
3 Teams Which Can Pick Avesh Khan In IPL 2022
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings is one team that will seek to pick Avesh. CSK witnessed the strength of Avesh Khan in their first game of IPL 2021 when the Delhi Capitals pacer dismissed MS Dhoni and Faf du Plessis for a duck. Chennai Super Kings’ primary pacer is Deepak Chahar who led the pace attack against the opposition in IPL 2021.
CSK also has Shardul Thakur but he is not that effective as he concedes a lot of runs. Chennai Super Kings will definitely look for another powerful pacer to strengthen their bowling attack and Avesh Khan will be a good choice. Therefore, Chennai Super Kings is one team that can pick Avesh in IPL 2021.
Punjab Kings bought costly pacers during the IPL 2021 auction in the form of Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith. Punjab Kings bought both the pacers after their impressive show in Big Bash League 2021. However, both the pacers could not impress much with their bowling in IPL 2021.
Richardson took 3 wickets in 3 matches while Riley Meredith grabbed 4 wickets in 5 matches. Mohammad Shami is the only dominating pacer in the Punjab Kings squad at present. Therefore, Punjab Kings will be interested to buy another crucial pacer and they will aim to pick Avesh in IPL 2022.
Sunrisers Hyderabad came out with the worst performance in IPL 2021 with just 1 victory in 7 games. Although batting was a concern for Surnisers Hyderabad, bowlers also did not perform over the top. Only spinner Rashid Khan showcased an outstanding performance picking 10 wickets in 7 matches.
Khaleel Ahmed and Sidharth Kaul managed 4 and 3 wickets respectively while Bhuvneshwar Kumar also failed to bowl effectively. Sunrisers Hyderabad might look to increase their might in pace attack and might go for Avesh Khan in IPL 2022 mega auction. Since the franchise also witnessed very poor performances by players, it might seek to replace most of the players.