In the concluded edition, Harbhajan Singh had skipped the season due to citing some personal reason which eventually made him to get released from Chennai Super Kings. With having an experience of more than 160 IPL games and playing for two of the most successful franchises, why won’t any team bid on this experience off-spinner.
Harbhajan Singh is the fifth highest wicket taker in the history of IPL with having 150 wickets in his kitty of having tremendous average of 26.44. With his name in the auction list there are three teams who might be there in the contention list.
1] Kings XI Punjab
It is well known fact that the franchise doesn’t have an off spinner while team has wrist spinners who is Ravi Bishnoi and Murugan Ashwin. With his inclusion in the squad team will definitely get an experienced off spinner and will be more suitable in the KXIP Jersey. His last IPL-2019 where he took 16 wickets having an average of 19.50.
2] Rajasthan Royals
Talking about another team lacking with and off spinner in the team. Team has only two spinner that is Shreyas Gopal and Mayank Markande. Mayank doesn’t featured in any game in IPL-2021 whereas Shreyas Gopal was too much expensive in the concluded edition with economy rate of 8.54 having 10 wickets in 14 matches. So including Harbhajan in the squad will make him lead the spinning department.
3] Mumbai Indians
Playing for 10 years in same franchise, Harbhajan Singh the most familiar face for The defending champions. He has took 127 wickets with an average of 26.78 with Mumbai Indians.
In the concluded edition, Mumbai was bit concerned about spinners like Rahul Chahar, Krunal Pandya and Jayant Yadav due to slight low performance. So with edition to experience player again to the squad can strengthen the campaign.