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2023 IPL Auction : Five teams capable of bidding on Narayan Jagadeesan


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Ten days into the current Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022–23, Tamil Nadu's Narayan Jagadeesan has transformed into one of the most recognizable figures in domestic cricket in India. He began the competition as a potential wicketkeeper-batter. The 26-year-old has blown the wind out of any resistance he has faced and has become the first batter in history to record five straight List-A hundreds. This also contains a mind-blowing 277 runs off 141 deliveries versus Arunachal Pradesh.


The star batsman was let go by Chennai Super Kings prior to the IPL 2023 auction since he had underwhelmed with his performances in the 15th IPL season, making 40 runs in two games with a strike rate of 108.11. The following season of the T20 spectacular, though, might belong to Jagadeesan because he has recently been in the best shape of his life. Since there will be an upcoming auction, several franchises would be anxious to sign the Coimbatore native.


The following teams have Narayan Jagadeesan on their radars for the IPL 2023 auction:


Sunrisers Hyderabad


Sunrisers Hyderabad's performance in the lucrative 15th edition of the T20 tournament was appalling. They managed just six victories in their 14 games, finishing eighth overall after the league stage. The underwhelming Kane Williamson at the opening spot was one of the causes of their lackluster campaign.


Williamson's strike rate of 93.51 resulted in only 216 runs being scored in 13 games. Because of his lean patch, SRH was unable to get off to a quick start, and their middle order was frequently exposed to the new ball. The Hyderabad franchise released the New Zealander batter along with 11 other players, including Priyam Garg and Nicholas Pooran, in an effort to overhaul their team.


Due to the absence of the batting trio of Williamson, Pooran, and Garg, SRH will probably look for a top-tier batter at the upcoming auction, and the team management may choose to turn to Jagadeesan to fill the void. The batter from Tamil Nadu has been amassing runs on the domestic circuit like it's no big deal, and he and Abhishek Sharma could make a fantastic opening pair. The Hyderabad franchise could therefore bid aggressively to secure him at the auction.


Gujarat Titans


Due to the absence of the batting three of Williamson, Pooran, and Garg, SRH will probably look for a top-tier batter in the upcoming auction, and the team management may choose to turn to Jagadeesan to fill the vacuum. The batter from Tamil Nadu has been amassing runs on the domestic circuit like it's no big deal, and he and Abhishek Sharma might make a fantastic opening combo. The Hyderabad franchise could therefore bid aggressively to secure him during the auction.

The Gujarat franchise attempted players like Sai Sudharsan and Matthew Wade at the head of the order after Shankar's terrible performances, but none of them were able to shine during the competition. Despite scoring 145 runs in five games at a strike rate of 127.19, Sudharsan didn't live up to the team's expectations. The think tank may consider selecting Jagadeesan in an effort to bolster their batting lineup.


Furthermore, the main wicketkeeper for Gujarat, Saha, is nearing the end of his playing days, so the reigning champions will soon need to find a replacement. As a gun-opening batsman who is secure behind the stumps, Jagadeesan would be the ideal option for the position now that Rahmanullah Gurbaz has been released. Consequently, Jagadeesan might provide relief for GT's top-order batting issues.


Punjab Kings


Mayank Agarwal has accumulated 2327 runs in 113 games while playing in the Indian Premier League, with a strike rate of 134.28. The Indian batsman, however, was a pale imitation of his former self during the lucrative T20 tournament's 2022 season and could only score 196 runs in 13 matches at a strike rate of 122.50.


Mayank was retained by PBKS for the staggering sum of INR 14 crore, but PBKS would have liked to see more from him. Prior to the IPL 2023 auction, the team management released the 31-year-old because he didn't impress with the bat, which allowed them to free up a sizable sum of money.


With Mayank out of the picture, the Punjab franchise will require a strong top-order batter, therefore PBKS may consider Jadgeesan for that position. The Tamil Nadu batsman has demonstrated his ability to play in the middle order despite often being an opener. The 26-year-old may be dropped from the starting lineup if Punjab decides to bat first with Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow. The Punjab franchise might go head-to-head to select the Coimbatore-born player at the forthcoming auction because of his adaptability.


Kolkata Knight Riders


In IPL 2022, Kolkata Knight Riders had a terrible season, winning just six of their 14 games and placing seventh overall. The poor performance of their Indian wicket-keeper batsmen was one of the problems that KKR faced throughout their lackluster season.


Sheldon Jackson was the keeper option for Shreyas Iyer and company in the season's first games. The 36-year-old only managed to score 23 runs at a strike rate of 88.46 in the five games he played in the 2022 season. After Jackson's poor performances, KKR attempted Baba Indrajith, but he again had trouble getting going and managed just 21 runs in three games.


In preparation for the upcoming season, the Kolkata franchise has released a total of 16 players, including Jackson and Indrajith. Currently, Shreyas and company lack any Indian keepers, thus the two-time IPL champions will undoubtedly look for a few strong wicketkeeper batters at the IPL 2023 player auction. Given Jagadeesan's strong track record, KKR may be interested in signing the Tamil Nadu native for the major match. They could try to sign him at the auction as a result.


Chennai Super Kings


In the 15th iteration of the lucrative T20 competition, Chennai Super Kings were far from at their best. With only four victories under their belt, the Chennai squad failed to find its rhythm from the very first game on and placed second-to-last. One of the team's shining lights was Robin Uthappa, a veteran batter who amassed 230 runs in 12 games at a strike rate of 134.50.


As a result of Uthappa's announcement that he will retire from all forms of Indian cricket, CSK will have a significant void in their top order, and the team management will look for a reliable Indian batter during the upcoming IPL auction. The Chennai team might even think about investing in Jagadeesan again to improve their batting lineup.


Since Tamil Nadu's performances in the 2022 season failed to leave a lasting impression, the Chennai franchise released him. But because Jagadeesan is in such good condition, it wouldn't be unexpected if CSK made a bid for him during the auction.


The 26-year-old could also be the perfect replacement for Dhoni as a wicketkeeper given that his IPL retirement is a possibility after the 16th IPL season. M will benefit from Jagadeesan's extensive knowledge of keeping in spinning tracks. CSK plays their home games at A. Chidambaram Stadium.


Who among this 5 amazing teams will get a chance to get Narayan Jagadeesan to be part of their team?


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