Prior to the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 auction, the four-time IPL champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) parted away with veteran all-rounder and long-time player Dwayne Bravo.
The West Indian joined Chennai Super Kings in 2011 and has twice taken home the Purple Cap (2013 and 2015). During the 2022 IPL Auction, The Yellow Army paid INR 4.40 Crore to hire a Caribbean all-rounder.
The 39-year-old, who managed to score just 23 runs from 10 matches at a dismal average of 11.50, was unable to justify the price tag. In 10 games with the ball, he took 16 wickets for an economy of 8.71. He was regarded as one of T20 Cricket’s top death bowlers during his time. He may become a sought-after item in the forthcoming auction given his capacity to reduce runs in death overs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
One of the teams that can sign him in the mini-auction may be RCB. Bangalore has always been a team that prioritizes batting.
Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, and Josh Hazlewood are the three bowlers the franchise intends to keep because of their contributions to the team’s success last season. With his experience, Bravo can be a valuable asset to the team. He can be the franchise’s expert death bowler, something that the franchise has battled with during the tournament’s many years.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Before the upcoming IPL season, SRH is one of the teams trying to revamp their team. They had a 6–8 record the previous year, finishing eighth overall.
The IPL 2022 auction saw the SRH bowling attack sign players like Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Natarajan. After attracting the world’s attention last year with his pace, Umran Malik was kept.
Natarajan’s propensity for injuries and Bhuvneshwar’s propensity for leaking runs in death overs allow SRH to turn to Bravo as their go-to death bowler.
Mumbai Indians (MI)
Mumbai Indians, the most successful club in Indian Premier League history, have appeared to be a mere shell of the competitive team they were in the previous two years.
The five-time champions have missed the top four for the last two seasons in a row. In reality, the lucrative tournament’s 2022 iteration was a dismal one, with Mumbai Indians finishing the season at the bottom of the standings.
In the IPL 2022 auction, they paid INR 8 Crore to sign Jofra Archer. The English pacer was injured, though, and was unable to participate in the competition. His availability for the 2019 IPL season is also in doubt. In Jofra Archer’s absence, they may try to sign Dwayne Bravo, who can support the top pacer Jasprit Bumrah in the final few overs.