• July 19, 2024

3 Teams Who Can Target Ben Duckett In The Auction

Ben Duckett will aim to grab his first deal in the IPL 2024 auction. The England wicketkeeper has placed himself in Rs. 2 crore category for the auction. IPL 2024 auction takes place on December 19 in Dubai. Ben Duckett has not played in any IPL tournament so far.

The 29-year-old is a wicketkeeper-batsman who has already made his international debut for England. The left-handed batsman has played 15 Tests, 10 ODIs, and 11 T20Is for England since 2016. He also played against Bangladesh in a T20I series in March this year.

Although Ben Duckett is not a popular name in Indian Premier League and England cricket, he can be a useful backup wicketkeeper for any team in IPL 2024. Hence, the England batter might find a team in IPL 2024 auction. Below are 3 teams that can target Ben Duckett in the IPL 2024 auction.

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IPL 2024 Auction: 3 Teams Who Can Target Ben Duckett In The Auction

3. Mumbai Indians

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Mumbai Indians (MI) is the first team that can target Ben Duckett in IPL 2024 auction. For wicketkeepers, MI only has one big name- Ishan Kishan. Vishnu Vinod is another keeper but he lacks international experience.

The Rohit Sharma-led side might grab Duckett during the auction to manage Ishan Kishan’s workload. The five-time IPL champions have Rs. 17.75 crore left in their kitty and can grab 4 more overseas players.

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2. Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore
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Royal Challengers Banglore has Dinesh Karthik as one of the wicketkeepers. However, the right-handed batsman faced a miserable form last year. He could score just 140 runs in 13 games averaging a mere 11.67. He got out for single digits in many games and became a liability for the team.

Since Karthik also does not play in any other league or national team, his form can only be determined during IPL 2024. If he struggles to perform next season, RCB will need another wicketkeeper to replace him in the playing XI. As a result, the three-time runners-up can go ahead with Ben Duckett in IPL 2024 auction.

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1. Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals (DC), IPL 2024
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Delhi Capitals is another franchise that can induct Ben Duckett into their squad. The Rishabh Pant-led side introduced Sarfaraz Khan as a wicketkeeper last year. However, due to his inconsistent show, he was in and out of the playing 11 during the season.

Now, the IPL 2020 runners-up have released Sarfaraz Khan from their squad. Although DC will have Rishabh Pant back, having a backup wicketkeeper will be a good idea. Pant will be back after a long injury due to a car accident last year. He might face some injury issues during IPL 2024 and Delhi should be prepared for any scenario.

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