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5 Teams that can target Shardul Thakur in IPL Mini Auction 2024

India all-rounder Shardul Thakur has been released by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) player auction 2024

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India all-rounder Shardul Thakur has been released by Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 player auction. He was traded by his previous team to the two-time winners ahead of the 2023 player auction. Meanwhile, as he is an Indian team player, he might attract a lot of bids. In this listicle, we will discuss five teams that will target him during the auction.

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Five teams who will target Shardul Thakur during player auction

5. Royal Challengers Bangalore

The three-time finalists have released a few players that also including Harshal Patel. He was also playing as a bowling all-rounder. Thakur also plays the same role in any team. Given the team's inability to do well in the middle order and bowling outside the powerplay, Thakur can be one of the solutions for the team.

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4. Rajasthan Royals

The team has let go of Jason Holder, who played poorly and Riyan Parag doesn't seem to a be solution at number seven. Also, the team is in dire need of a sixth bowling option. With Shardul Thakur, the team can utilize their four overseas slots. It will be interesting to see whether the 2008 winners will go for him or not.  

3. Chennai Super Kings

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Thakur has played for the team from 2018 to 2021. In the mega auction in 2022, the Super Kings tried to buy him back but lost to Delhi Capitals. Given the lack of a good Indian fast bowling option at the death and combining it with Mumbaikar's bowling style, he can be a perfect fit in the team.

2. Gujarat Titans

The team has traded Hardik Pandya and has released Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka. Both players provided a sixth bowling option and currently, the 2022 winners don't have one. Given Thakur's ability to change the game either with the bat or ball, the Titans would like to go for him.  

1. Punjab Kings

The Mumbaikar has played for the 2014 finalists in 2015 for a few games. After the mega auction in 2022, the team has suffered the problem of lack of a sixth bowling option. With the inclusion of Thakur (if they managed to nab his services), the team can be rest assured during the tournament.

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