Varun Aaron was once billed to be the next big thing in Indian fast bowling. However, the same did not happen because of his injury issues and inconsistencies. Varun has still managed to earn IPL contracts from the franchises, and currently, he is a part of the Rajasthan Royals. Last year, Varun had a decent job for the Royals as he had won the Man of the Match award against the Kolkata Knight Riders.
However, in IPL 2020, Aaron has not received a chance to showcase his talent. RR have preferred other pace bowlers over him. Thus, the other teams might aim to bolster their pace bowling attack by going after Varun Aaron in the mid-season transfer window. Many teams in IPL 2020 need an Indian fast bowler and here are the 3 teams that will most probably go after Aaron in the window.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
The Royal Challengers Bangalore expected Umesh Yadav to support Navdeep Saini in the Indian fast bowling department. However, Yadav could live up to the hype. Eventually, RCB had no other option but to drop him and include Mohammad Siraj in the playing XI. Varun Aaron has played for RCB in the past and he had done a brilliant job for the team.
Thus, the RCB franchise should consider signing him in the trade window. Saini and Aaron could form a magnificent pace bowling duo with Isuru Udana being the left-arm pacer.
Kings XI Punjab:
Kings XI Punjab made a strong start to their IPL 2020 campaign, but they have looked out of touch in their last four matches. After beating the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their second match, the Mohali-based franchise have not been able to register a single victory in the competition. KL Rahul and co. need another Indian fast bowler who can trouble the opposition like Mohammed Shami.
Varun Aaron seems to be the perfect candidate for that role. He can bowl at the right line and length. Besides, he has also got the pace. Aaron and Shami could open the bowling for KXIP with Sheldon Cottrell supporting them with his left-arm pace. Also, through this move, KXIP will not have to use an overseas spot to include Jimmy Neesham or Chris Jordan in the pace bowling attack.
Although the Delhi Capitals most of their bases, the one weak link in the team is their Indian fast bowling attack. Ishant Sharma is doing a good job but he has suffered injuries. Mohit Sharma and Avesh Khan could not impress much when they got a chance to showcase their talent. Thus, DC might hunt for an Indian fast bowler in the trade window.
Varun Aaron could be a good choice for this role. He has played for the Delhi-based franchise in the IPL during his initial years. Thus, the Capitals might go after him again. The Capitals could form a terrific trio of Varun Aaron, Anrich Nortje, and Kagiso Rabada in the pace bowling attack. Batting against this attack would be a hard job even at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.