Can the number one One Day International & T20I bowler in the world find a buyer? He has set himself a base price of Rs 1 cr. Well, last year the tweaker played for Delhi Daredevils but was released considering the small grounds, we guess. With the Protean in red-hot form after scalping a five-for against New Zealand two days ahead of the auctions, has he got the notice of the bidders?
He also became the second fastest to 50 wickets in T20I’s against a depleted Kiwi batting unit.
For Delhi Daredevils, their run at the IPL has been woeful, they have come close on a couple of occasions only to get knocked out at the last instance.
Delhi Daredevils will walk into the auctions with Rs 37.15 cr in the purse, they should opt for a wrist spinner considering the spinning tracks Delhi will play on. Tahir is also someone who has variations that suit the shortest format. He has the flipper, a deceptive googly, the wrong one and the faster one to add to his regular leg break. Spinners like Pravin Tambe, Ravichandran Ashwin have already proved the utility of spinners in IPL. Delhi would really look towards getting their big match-winner onboard.
Tahir will be highly-sought after by another team that has never had the best of IPL’s, Kings XI Punjab, who still have Rs 23 cr in their kitty when they take the auction table, come Monday. Punjab will look at him as their bowling option because he has the experience of bowling in bouncy tracks in South Africa and that would help in Mohali.