Tata IPL 2022: More about 2 lesser-known Players: CSK’s Prashant Solanki and PBKS’ Vaibhav Arora
Updated: Feb 16, 2022
The mega-auction for the 15th season of Indian Premier League (IPL) has come to a close as after about two days of so much excitement and intense fight among the franchises, all of them have fulfilled their wish list for structuring their side for the future.
Given that there are some noises on how this mega-auction could become the last one, it was vital for the teams to build a side managing the balance of youth and experienced players. The raw youth even if not being able to contribute for their team in this season can become the main members of the side with so many years left in their legs.
Chennai Super Kings Bought Prashant Solanki for INR 1.2 Crores
Generally, the template that Chennai Super Kings (CSK) follow over the years has been showing greater trust in experience and pedigree; they love to keep an eye on the veterans but this season has been different as they have included a mixture of both youth and expertise.
One of their lesser-known players is going to be Prashant Solanki who is from Mumbai. He is someone who is famous for his right-arm leg-spin with variation in his pace and bowls good googlies.
Solanki was part of Chennai in the past
The way Chennai rushed behind him in a bidding war with Rajasthan Royals (RR) from his base price of INR 20 lakhs to the ultimate number of INR 1.20 crore spoke how much they wanted this youngster in their troops. The fact that he was a part of the franchiese in the past as well spells out something special that the team management have found out in him.
Being in the environment of so many greats of the game, Solanki has grabbed unlimited skills and knowledge of the game.
Solanki has played just one professional T20 match
Surprisingly, the amazing fact has been that the 22-year-old has been part of only one professional T20 match where he finished figures of 1/26 in his full quota of four impressive overs. But to add some extra spice in the recipe, Solanki has played 9 List-A games picking up 26 wickets; he has one 4-wicket and one 5-wicket haul each.
Chennai have shown no interest in leg-spinner Imran Tahir and that has made way to provide Prashant a chance to showcase his ability. The Mumbai player has been a bit unlucky in missing the last Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy due to being infected by COVID-19.
Chennai will now hope to get the best out of the player. Solanki will want that MS Dhoni, who has squeezed out performances from many players, uses him in the right way in best situations in the IPL.
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