IPL 2022 is expected to be a lot more exciting with the addition of two new teams. Ahmedabad and Lucknow are the two new teams that will be added to IPL 2022, making it a 10-team tournament. The IPL 2022 mega auction is also set to take place next month.
With the addition of two new teams, a total of 10 teams will be part of IPL 2022 mega auction. They are Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings, Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Lucknow, and Ahmedabad.
So far, the old 8 teams have retained a total of 27 players in their squad. Out of these, there are 19 domestic players and 4 foreign players. There are also 4 uncapped players part of the retentions list. Each team was allowed to retain a maximum of only 4 players, out of which there can be 2 maximum foreign players and 3 domestic players.
Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Mumbai Indians have retained 4 players each. Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Royal Challengers Bangalore retained 3 players in their squads. Punjab Kings only retained 2 players in their team.
2022 IPL Mega Auction Date, Time, Venue
According to BCCI’s latest plans, IPL 2022 mega auction will take place on February 12 and 13, 2022. The venue of the event is Bengaluru. About one thousand players are expected to register their names for the tournament. Out of these, about 250 are expected to be listed in the final draft and will go under the hammer.
The IPL 2022 auction was earlier expected to take place in the first week of January. However, there was an issue with Ahmedabad franchise owners CVC Capitals due to their links to betting companies. The inquiry delayed the further process. However, now both the teams are ready to go ahead with the auctions.
Ahead of the auction, Lucknow and Ahmedabad will be allowed to pick 3 players each in their squad from the pool of released players. Out of these, there can be only 1 overseas player. Both the new franchises have been given a deadline of January 22 to finalize their 3 players.
Lucknow is one of the two new franchises that will take part in IPL 2022. The franchise is owned by Rajiv Goenka’s RPSG Group. The group made a bid of Rs. 7090 crore to win the ownership rights of the team. This was the highest bid received by BCCI during the bidding process.
Lucknow has named former Zimbabwe cricketer Andy Flower as their head coach. Vijay Dahiya has been appointed as the assistant coach for the team. According to reports, Lucknow franchise is interested to pick KL Rahul or Shreyas Iyer as their new skipper. The team has a deadline of January 22, 2022 to pick 3 players.
Ahmedabad franchise is owned by CVC Capitals, which is a British investment firm. The owners made a bidding price of Rs. 5,625 crore to win the ownership rights of the team. The CVC Capitals were recently given a clean chit by BCCI to go ahead with the formation of the team. The owners were caught in a controversy due to their alleged links to betting companies.
Reports suggest that Ahmedabad is looking to pick Hardik Pandya as the skipper. Reports also claim that Ahmedabad is looking to rope in Ashish Nehra as their head coach. Recently, the franchise sent an IPL contract to Afghan spinner Rashid Khan. Till January 22, the franchise has to pick the 3 players from the pool of released players.
Complete List Of Players Available For Lucknow And Ahmedabad To Retain Ahead Of 2022 IPL Auction
India’s Capped Players: Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill Ishan Kishan, Harshal Patel, Washington Sundar, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Jayant Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Navdeep Saini, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Saurabh Tiwari, Piyush Chawla, KL Rahul, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Jayden Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Kuldeep Yadav, Dhawan Kulkarni.
India’s Uncapped Players: Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Saurabh Tiwary, Piyush Chawla, Yudhvir Charak, Arjun Tendulkar. Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Prabhsimran Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Shahrukh Khan, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tyagi, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Manan Vohra, Shivam Dube, Chetan Sakariya, K.C. Cariappa, Akash Singh, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Suyesh Prabhudessai, KS Bharat, Manish Pandey, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Siddharth Kaul, T Natarajan, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Basil Thampi, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kedar Yadav.
Australia: Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Steve Smith, Chris Lynn, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Andrew Tye, Glenn Maxwell, Adam Zampa, Dan Christian, Josh Hazlewood.
England: Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Chris Woakes, Eoin Morgan, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran
South Africa: Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Marco Jansen, David Miller, Chris Morris.
New Zealand: Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips, Finn Allen, Scott Kuggeleijn, Adam Milne and James Neesham.
Sri Lanka: Wanindu Hasaranga
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan
Afghanistan: Mujeeb Ur-Rahman, Mohammad Nabi.
Get All Cricket match prediction and fantasy Tips – CLICK HERE