NEW DELHI: The Indian Premier League IPL 2022 season is a 10-team event, with two new introductory teams, Lucknow and Ahmedabad, potentially targeting T20 stars-David Warner, KL Rahul, Shreyas, Hardik Pandya, and Surya Kumar Yadav, above all, create a solid team and a loyal fan base.
Although not yet official, the existing eight IPL teams are likely to hold up to four players, and two new franchises will have three players from the remaining player pool via the draft before the 2022 auction. You can get players. Also, unlike the previous large auction prior to the 2018 season, the auction may not have a matching rights card (RTM).
However, do we need to select these players strictly from a group of players that are not held in the existing franchise, or do we need to select from a larger auction pool that will be newly added prior to the 2022 auction? Is not yet clear.
In particular, cricket players are likely to create or break a franchise fan base and team combination. And celebrities like David Warner, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Surya Kumar Yadav, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are likely to be available in the draft this time around.
David Warner: The RPSG Group, which currently owns Lucknow, purchased the Pune franchise for two years in 2016. Over the last two years, MS Dhoni and Steve Smith have each been appointed a year-experienced captain.
Experienced captains like aggressive openers and warners may be the best choice for owners to lead Lucknow. And given the short boundaries and flat pitch of Ekana Stadium, Australians have the potential to be the surest winners of a franchise match.
Surya Kumar Yadav: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Kieron Pollard are three automatic picks for Mumbai Indians retention. Surya Kumar could be excluded from the Mumbai team because Kishan is a wicket-keeper batter and his age is on his side.
If Surya becomes a free agent, the Lucknow owner can convince him to be part of the franchise. He plays in Mumbai with domestic cricket, but the batter’s father belongs to Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Lucknow can also make him a captain, given his cool and calm nature and his ability to hit the bat in different positions.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar & Suresh Raina: Raina and Bhuvi aren’t at their best in terms of performance, but they’re still well-funded players, especially in the Indian situation and IPL. Reina is an IPL legend and all his successes have taken place at Chennai Super Kings.
However, it is unlikely that the MS Dhoni-led team will hold him this time. On the other hand, SRH may also break up with Buvneswar due to the dip in bowling shape.
In that case, you can see both Raina and Bhuvi, who belong to UP, playing from their home franchise. Aside from field performance, both can be franchise assets in terms of the fan base, and locals have deep ties to the state boys so they can market.
Hardik Pandya: Given the lack of performance and fitness concerns, all-rounder Hardik Pandya could be sent back to the IPL auction pool by the Mumbai Indians. In that case, the owner of Ahmedabad can seize the opportunity and bring Pandia to the team.
A Gujarat boy, Hardik brings all the glitz, his versatility, and lots of highlights to the franchise.
Shreyas Iyer: It is unlikely that Iyer will be part of the Delhi Capitals founded in IPL2022, and young talented Indian batters and captains will be the perfect claim for Ahmedabad. In particular, Iyer led Delhi to the playoffs twice, including his first appearance in the 2020 season.
KL Rahul: Rahul scored the highest score in the IPL 2021 with a sensational record for the Punjab Kings. Despite his dominant performance in the bat, he has been unable to lead the side to the playoffs since he played the role of captain. For now, it’s not clear if he will stay by his side. If the Raffle is not held by Punjab, Ahmedabad can approach the Star Opener and persuade Pula y for their franchise.