Rachin Ravindra showed the world why he is considered a great upcoming star in world cricket. The 24-year-old will be the hottest pick for most during the IPL 2024 auctions in Dubai to be held on the 19th of December.
The New Zealand star showed his talent with the bat scoring over 500 runs in his debut ODI World Cup campaign. If his talent with the bat isn’t enough, Rachin Ravindra is more than capable with the ball as well as a very good fielder.
Here, let us take a look at the five teams who could look to buy Rachin Ravindra in IPL Auction 2024.
Royal Challengers Bangalore –
The IPL 2024 Auction could see RCB frantically bid for Rachin Ravindra for the season ahead. After his century against Pakistan, the 24-year-old spoke about his glowing admiration for the city where his grandparents live. This made many fans believe that Rachin Ravindra was hinting at a move to RCB for the season ahead.
Sunrisers Hyderabad –
After yet another dismal IPL season last year, IPL 2024 Auctions will be a huge test for the SRH side. The acquisition of Rachin Ravindra will solve a lot of problems for the 2016 IPL winners. They will have a credible opener at the top and also a bowler who can chip in with crucial overs when called upon.
Gujarat Titans –
Shubman Gill and the Gujarat Titans would love to have Rachin Ravindra in their side. If they manage to sign the 24-year-old Kiwi during the IPL 2024 auctions, GT will solve two problems. Firstly they sign a proven opener and secondly, they sign a proper all-rounder who could fill the shoes of Hardik Pandya.
Kolkata Knight Riders –
Just like SRH and GT, Kolkata Knight Riders also need an opening batter. At KKR, Rachin Ravindra may not need to bowl with 3 world-class spinners already available. It will be his batting that will be needed to fire Shreyas Iyer and his side to great starts.
Chennai Super Kings –
After the retirement of Ambati Rayudu, Chennai Super Kings needs a new number 4 batter. While Rachin Ravindra may not bat at number 3 he could very well be a huge investment for the IPL champions to make. CSK will have their eyes on Rachin Ravindra not only for his batting talents but also his spin bowling. MS Dhoni will also love to behind the stumps with two Ravindra’s bowling in tandem.