Saurashtra wicket-keeper batter Sheldon Jackson is one of the most experienced campaigners in the Indian domestic circuit. With tons of experience under his belt, Jackson knows how to handle pressure situations and is excellent with gloves. He was a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 but failed to show his worth.
Even though he was excellent behind the stumps, he squandered the batting opportunities which were offered to him. He has been one of Saurashtra’s mainstays in the domestic circuit and played 5 matches in IPL 2022. Jackson managed to notch up only 23 runs at a poor average of 5.75. Therefore, he was released by the KKR franchise.
In this article, we take a look at 3 teams that can target Sheldon Jackson in the upcoming IPL auction:
1. Delhi Capitals
Delhi has Rishabh Pant as their skipper and first-choice wicket-keeper. However, presently they lack a backup option as they have released the talented KS Bharath. With truckloads of experience in his kitty, Sheldon Jackson could be an able replacement for KS Bharath in the DC squad.
2. Chennai Super Kings
The million-dollar question always remains as to who will succeed MS Dhoni as the skipper and wicket-keeper of Chennai. Even though MS Dhoni will be playing IPL 2023, there is a lack of a batter and a wicket-keeping option in the Yellow Army.
This is where Sheldon Jackson could come in and prove his worth. If Dhoni is not available, Jackson could don the role of a wicket-keeper in Chennai Super Kings.
3. Sunrisers Hyderabad
The Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise grabbed headlines after they released some high-profile cricketers from their squad. The likes of Kane Williamson, Nicholas Pooran, and Priyam Garg faced the axe and there is a serious need for quality and experienced players on the side. After Pooran’s departure, SRH will be needing a keeper.
If Sheldon Jackson is brought into the SRH side then the team could focus on other overseas options in their batting and bowling departments.