3 IPL Teams that might go big after Travis Head if he enters the IPL 2024 auction
Travis Head was the man who was named Player of the Tournament in the final of the 2023 World Test Championship against India. He struck a brilliant hundred, and India won the WTC final. Then, in the semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, he scored a counter-attacking fifty, helped Australia qualify for the final, and won another MOTM award.
Then, in the finals, he once again made the difference and struck a brilliant ton, which helped Australia win a record sixth title. Head scored 137 runs and won another Player of the Match award in the final as well. All these performances have certainly made him a valuable player. So what will happen if he enters the upcoming IPL 2024 auction? There will be a number of IPL teams that might bet on him. Here we will talk about three IPL franchises that might enter the bidding war for Travis Head.
3 IPL franchises that will break the bank to sign Travis Head if he enters the IPL 2024 Auction
1. Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders released Lockie Ferguson and Shardul Thakur, and both were signed for INR 10 crore each. Hence, they have a big purse value and can certainly bid for Travis Head. KKR always needs a good opener, and they tried Jason Roy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, and Litton Das in the last season, but it didn’t work. So if they get the chance, KKR will be looking to bid for the Australian opener.
2. Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad have also struggled in the past few seasons, largely because of the team’s combination. They have released some of their big names, and the franchise is looking to make a new team; hence, that might see them going after Travis Head in the IPL 2024 auction. The left-hander will be a solid inclusion at the top, and he can be a pretty handy spinner at home conditions in Hyderabad.
3. Punjab Kings
Punjab Kings have always spent record-breaking sums in the auction. They signed Sam Curran for a massive price of INR 18.5 crore. Punjab has struggled to perform in the last few seasons. Shikhar Dhawan is the captain and the opener, but he might play one more season, and the franchise might look for other young options. Hence, Travis Head can be a brilliant option, and he can also be a future leader for the team.