3 Sixers in 3 balls to the in-form Axar Patel right before the IPL Auction and that too on a turning track! There is absolutely no doubt that Moeen Ali will attract serious eyeballs in the upcoming IPL auction and according to various talks doing the rounds in the cricketing circuit, there is serious chance for the Chennai Super Kings to bid for the left handed English all-rounder.
With the release of Piyush Chawla, and the fact that CSK would love to have a spinning all-rounder in their ranks as they will be back to be playing M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Ali seems to be the best bet for CSK in the upcoming IPL auctions 2021. On the other hand, Mahendra Singh Dhoni loves to go with experience and Moeen Ali ticks that box too just fine!
Moeen is not the only cricketer in his family. In the family of three brothers and a sister, Moeen is the second youngest in his family. His two brothers Kadeer and Omar has played for Worcestershire and cricketing has been running in his blood ever since! Moeen made his T20 debut in 2014 while he has been a part of the IPL ever since 2018 as a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad.
Well, unfortunately he has played only 19 IPL matches so far with the experience of playing in different conditions and having performed under pressure against the best in the world, Ali certainly deserves more opportunities and he could certainly be the perfect solider in the ‘Yellow Army’.
With INR 53.2 crore under Kings XI Punjab’s their belt and the fact that the Rajasthan Royals are looking for stability, there could also be a serious bidding war between these 3 franchises and we will leave it to that.