Manish Pandey was released by Delhi Capitals on Sunday. However, the Indian cricketer could still be in demand considering his experience. He is also good against pace bowling, which could work for him. On that note, here, we take a look at the list of three teams that could target Manish Pandey in IPL 2024 Auctions.
1) Chennai Super Kings
CSK is a franchise that is known to take players out of form and turn them into impact players. In recent times, this has happened with Ajinkya Rahane and Robin Uthappa. For Manish Pandey, personally, as well, a move to CSK would be ideal.
Yes, Pandey could struggle against spin but that is something he can work on. CSK can, anyways, use him as a backup for the Ajinkya Rahane role at No.3. He is also a gun fielder and this could help CSK, as well.
2) Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR is one of the teams that could target Manish Pandey in IPL 2024 Auctions. Manish has played for KKR in the past. It was probably the best phase of IPL in his career. He also won a trophy there. It might not be a surprise if Gautam Gambhir goes back to sign him.
KKR needs an Indian opener. Manish can be used in this role considering he does well in the powerplay. With a free license, he can be dangerous. This can help the likes of Shreyas Iyer further free their arms after taking some time. Hence, Pandey could be signed by KKR.
3) Punjab Kings
Punjab Kings released Shahrukh Khan ahead of the auctions. He occupied an important role in the playing XI. His performance was another factor altogether.
As a backup, at least, Manish can be a good signing for PBKS. Even if Shikhar Dhawan misses out due to form or fitness, Manish can be a good backup as an opener.