IPL 2023: 3 Teams That Can Pick Kane Williamson In Auction, Gujarat Titans, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings: New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has been released ahead of the IPL 2023 auction by Sunrisers Hyderabad to make minor changes to the squad. Williamson had his worst performance of the season. He failed as a leader and as a farmer. From this Rs. Sunrisers released Williamson who was signed up for IPL 2022 at a price of 14 crores. Along with him, West Indian players Nicholas Pooran (Rs. 10 crores) and Romario Shepherd were released by Hyderabad management. Meanwhile, it seems like 3 franchises are competing for Kane Williamson in this short auction. While Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings are at the top of the list, Sunrisers are also there.
The Gujarat Titans’ defense has tried several players in the third round. Vijay Shankar was judged as an all-rounder…he failed. After that, Hardik Pandya and Wade tried their luck…in vain. Also, the open road also presents Gujarat with other problems. The team did not have the right player to act as an anchor in Gill. And Kane Williamson is perfect for both roles. Even as an opener.. at number 3, Kane’s uncle’s performance was amazing..
Many international games are proof of this. Although the order among the team is in hitters like Hardik Pandya, Miller, Wade, and Tewatia… Kane could very well be placed in the top order. It can also act as an anchor when needed. Also, Gujarat management hopes that he can give Captain Hardik Pandya advice and suggestions with his experience.
That’s why he focused on Williamson in the market. The Chennai franchise is currently looking for a captain. With Ravindra Jadeja’s failed experiment…Dhoni may be out of the team next year… Chennai Super Kings have shown interest in Kane in the past. But that stopped as the price went up. But due to Williamson’s poor performance in international cricket at the moment, his price may drop. CSK hopes to capitalize on this. Not just as a boss. His amazing skills and his forward approach are perfect for the Chennai team. Like Dhoni, Williamson will go all the way.
This is why Chennai wanted to replace the Kiwi captain in the playing eleven in place of Robin Uthappa. There is no chance of Kane Williamson returning to Sunrisers Hyderabad again. This license was discontinued due to its high cost (14 crores). However, if the Hyderabad mother Kane can get money at a lower price, there is a chance to return to the squad.
However, Kane was not among the contenders for the Hyderabad captaincy. There are reports that the Hyderabad management is hoping to bring Ben Stokes in the bargain and make him captain. But Stokes’ availability and injuries are a management concern. That is why they are looking for Kane Williamson to be the perfect replacement for Stokes.