Due to his outstanding domestic performances, Indian pacer Deepak Chahar was signed by Chennai Super Kings ahead of the IPL 2018. In 2018, he had a mediocre season, taking 10 wickets in 12 matches, but he earned a lot of acclaim for his powerplay bowling. In the initial overs, his ability to swing the ball both ways made him an invaluable member of the CSK team. He was also called up to the national team for T20I matches against England. On July 8, 2018, he made his debut and also took Jason Roy’s wicket.
Deepak Chahar was retained for the 2019 IPL, which proved to be a defining moment for him as he took 22 wickets in 17 matches to help CSK reach the finals. He then put on a consistent show for the men in yellow. Deepak Chahar’s 6 wickets for 7 runs against Bangladesh in 2019 are the best figures by any bowler in T20 Internationals. He was instrumental in CSK’s good performances in IPL 2021 as well.
Chahar’s potential to take crucial wickets in the powerplay could earn him several bids in the IPL mega auction in 2022. Let’s take a look at three teams that may be interested in securing Deepak Chahar for the IPL 2022 season.
Chennai Super Kings
Deepak Chahar’s current team, Chennai Super Kings, is most likely to retain or use the Right to Match (RTM) card for him. For the past few seasons, he has become MS Dhoni’s go-to bowler, and CSK would love to continue with him again.
Chahar’s reliability has been a valuable advantage for CSK, and he will almost certainly be picked by them for IPL 2022.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore is another team that may need Deepak Chahar’s services. RCB are expected to keep Mohammed Siraj as one of their pacers, and the inclusion of Deepak Chahar will undoubtedly help them.
Chahar’s presence will relieve Siraj of the responsibility of taking wickets in the powerplay. Virat Kohli used Kyle Jamieson alongside Siraj in the initial overs of the IPL 2021, but with Chahar in the group, RCB can field an extra overseas batter.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders are the team that really needs Deepak Chahar’s offerings. They don’t have any experienced Indian pace bowler in the squad, which throws off the team’s balance and brings a lot of pressure on Pat Cummins.
Deepak Chahar is a potential player for KKR because he can provide Pat Cummins with the necessary support while also bringing his international experience to the team.