Ahmedabad and Lucknow are the two new teams that have been added to the IPL before the start of the 2022 season; both of these teams have an opportunity to select some players before the start of the mega auction. Rumours have suggested that Lucknow has decided to pick three players before the start of the auction; these players include KL Rahul as the captain of the side along with Rashid Khan and Ishan Kishan. Even though there is no official announcement; many reliable sources claim that there won’t be any changes to Lucknow’s retention list.
Recently reports have suggested that Ahmedabad; has also finalised the players they would like to retain. The side is expected to retain Delhi Capitals ex-captain Shreyas Iyer as the franchise’s first captain. Along with Iyer; the club is expected to add David Warner and Hardik Pandya to their side. However, the side could change their stance and move in sign players such as Rabada and Avesh Khan; over the next few days.
Ahmedabad will face teams that have retained players such as!
All the teams from the previous season have declared the players their franchises will retain for the upcoming season.
Chennai Super Kings retained players such as; Jadeja, Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Moeen Ali;
Sunrisers Hyderabad retained players such as; Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, and Umran Malik.
Mumbai Indians retained players such as; Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, and Kieron Pollard.
Royal Challengers Bangalore retained; Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Mohammed Siraj.
Delhi Capitals retained the Indian trio of Rishab Pant, Axar Patel, and Prithvi Shaw; along with Anrich Nortje.
Rajasthan Royals retained the trio of; Sanju Samson Jos Buttler and Yashavi Jaiswal.
Kolkata Knight Riders retained the West Indies duo of Andre Russell and Sunil Narine; along with Varun Chakravarthy and Venkatesh Iyer.
Lastly, the Punjab Kings retained the duo of Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh.
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