We must look to only retain the consistent match-winners in our team i.e.
We could try and use the two joker cards on Dan Christian and Zak/Vinay.
Retaining only 3 players, enables us to go to the auction with a huge purse money.
We have two permanent foreigner slot in
So, we must choose wisely the foreigners we buy in the auction.
We must only buy all-rounders and fast bowlers… We already have two batsmen in Gayle and AB.
Here are my choices…
5.Dan Christian(Joker card)
And since Virat is the only Indian batsman, we must look to buy other INDIAN players like
1.Yuvi(though he is out of form he is a match winner and would love the fast b’lore track)
2.Binny(probably RR might retain him…else we shud buy him)
WHAT DO YOU THINK GUYS???!!!!
I think we should retain 4 virat,abd,gayle(subject to him agreeing) and zak(i know many wont agree with me but he missed most of last season due to injury and i think the wily old fox still has some juice in him and him making a comeback to the indian team is making a case of his fitness and hunger to perform at the moment and also a great mentor for all the younger fast bowlers in the squad)
It is certain that christian wont go for a huge price owing to his past performances so no use wasting a jokers card on him instead we can use the card to get back vinay/unadkat.
Among the foreigners i think we should buy back henriques and go for samuels,wright,mitch marsh,taylor,ryder,van der merwe,harris and of course kallis.(any 2-3 would do among the big names).
Other foreigners could be utility players like cutting,coulternile,roussouw,neesham, van jaarsveld etc
Among the indians we can go for uthappa,yuvraj,rahul sharma,yusuf pathan and focus on getting some good uncapped players like manish pandey,rishi dhawan,agarwal,sharath ,appanna,debabrata das,kedhar jadhav,nair,kl rahul and zol.
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