Chennai and Mumbai, these two teams are the most successful franchises in the IPL. Both teams have won 5 and 4 IPL trophies, respectively. Most of the time, the IPL season starts with CSK Vs MI clash. Their rivalry in the IPL doubled the excitement of the IPL. From the 2017 season, Chennai and Mumbai haven’t let other teams win the IPL. Both teams have completed a rock-solid team. This year both teams have made a tough decision to let go of many top players. However, these two franchises are famous for producing stars in the IPL.
1. Sam Curran
Sam Curran is a young star all-rounder at this moment. He has achieved various milestones in a very concise time. Sam impressed everyone in his first season of IPL. He took a hat-trick against Delhi. Next year, Chennai bought him in the auction. Sam, again, is coming to auction and can cause a bidding war.
2. Ishan Kishan
Ishan is a dynamic modern batter; he is a famous face in the IPL. Ishan particularly has given a phenomenal performance in the last two IPL seasons. He was a part of Mumbai for two years. However, he hasn’t been retained this time and is going to the auction. Ishan is among the hottest names in next year’s auction and likely to attracts Chennai and Mumbai franchises.
3. Kagiso Rabada
Only few bowlers can dominate in all three formats. Rabada is one name among them. He has been phenomenal in the last five years. Along with international cricket, he has a magnificent record in the IPL also. He was the purple cap winner of the 2020 season. Rabada will be in auction this year and teams like Mumbai and Chennai will love to get his service.
4. Ravi Bishnoi
Ravi Bishnoi is a rising superstar in world cricket. He has shown his capabilities in the last two seasons of the IPL. Mumbai and Chennai franchises will try their best to get Ravi in their team, considering how vital he can be at spin-friendly pitches.
5. Johnny Bairstow
Bairstow is an explosive opening batter. He has come out among the best strikers of the ball in the white-ball format. With a great consistency and experience he can play a vital role for any team in the upcoming season. Both Chennai and Mumbai are looking for a solid dynamic batter and they are likely to go after Bairstow in the upcoming auction.
6. Shubhman Gill
An excellent technique, elegant batting shots, this is what comes to mind when we hear the name Shubhman gill. Gill is regarded as a future superstar. He has already made international debut. Chennai and Mumbai are looking for a solid top-order batter who can play according to a situation. Gill can be the perfect option for them in the auction.
7. Ben Stokes
Stokes is arguably the hottest overseas name in the upcoming auction. Nowadays, there are only limited players who can manage all three departments comfortably; Stokes does have all these abilities. The Chennai and Mumbai franchise will definitely go after him in the auction.
8. Harshal Patel
Patel has seen a dramatic turnaround this year. From getting traded to another team to winning a purple cap he has been phenomenal this year. Harshal has come out as one of the finest death-over bowlers, which is rarely seen in batting-friendly tournament IPL. Mumbai and Chennai recognize the talent of players and they are surely going for Patel in the auction.
9. Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav started his international career with perfection. He became a regular part of the Indian cricket team and went to play in the World Cup. However, his form in the last two years has been horrible along with a international team he dropped from Kolkata also. Kuldeep, despite suffering from poor form, has a chance to get a franchise in the upcoming auction. Dhoni’s lead franchise Chennai might go for him.
10. Shahrukh Khan
A hard-hitting lower-order batter is necessary to build a strong T20 lineup. Shahrukh khan is the caliber of this type of player. This young Indian batter attracts everyone in domestic cricket. His hard-hitting batting in lower order can help the team to finish strong in death overs. Mumbai Indians are looking for a player of such potential and, might bid for him in the auction.