IPL 2022 mega auction is set to take place in Bengaluru on February 12th and 13th. The Lucknow and Ahmedabad franchise has roped in KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya as their skippers, respectively. Lucknow has even announced their team’s full name: Lucknow Super Giants. With IPL in its full flow, one of the greatest names which come to mind during the auction is Suresh Raina. The Mr. IPL. Raina will be out for auction this IPL. The left-handed batsman’s bond with Chennai Super Kings is one of the most prolonged bonds that broke ahead of Tata IPL 2022. Every franchise will be eager to rope Raina in their side, with all his experience and T20 format tactics.
The top three teams who would be looking to pick Raina are:
1. Sunrisers Hyderabad:
Sunrisers Hyderabad performed miserably last season, finishing last in the points table. Sunrisers struggled with a lack of middle-order solid batsmen; the team has talented batsmen, but none has delivered consistently in the past and lacks the experience to build partnership in the middle overs. The inclusion of Suresh Raina to the side can solve this problem of Sunrisers, provided Raina’s skills and knowledge. Raina’s part-time bowling and top-notch fielding can have a three-dimensional impact on the side.
2. Punjab Kings:
Punjab has never won an IPL title and would be looking to change their combinations this IPL to win the tournament. The first tactic used by Punjab is that they have retained Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh and are looking to form a new winning combination with keeping in mind their past experiences. In the past, Punjab has struggled with middle-order failers and would look forward to roping in Raina to manage the team’s middle order. Raina’s experience can be a valuable asset for the team.
3. Rajasthan Royals:
Rajasthan Royals was the team to win the inaugural season of the IPL; ever since, the team has struggled to reach the finals. Rajasthan has equipped various strategies to come back on track, but none worked. Rajasthan has encouraged young players in the squad for the last few years, which didn’t work well for them. Hence the team would look towards a different strategy this year. Having an experienced batsman at the middle overs can be the new change the Royals might be looking for. Raina’s guidance and ability to keep the team together can do wonders for the side.