Hardik Pandya IPL 2022 Team Ahmedabad
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IPL 2022: 3 Players Who Would Have Been A Better Captaincy Material Than Hardik Pandya For The Ahmedabad Franchise. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has given the Letter of Intent to the Ahmedabad franchise, which means that the franchise is set to make its debut in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. Ahead of the mega-auctions 2022, both the new franchises are being told to pick three players from the list of released players (2 Indians and 1 overseas).

As per reports, the Ahmedabad franchise is likely to pick Hardik Pandya as their skipper for the upcoming edition. The recent development has surprised many as the Indian all-rounder doesn’t have a significant captaincy experience behind him.

Hardik Pandya, Mumbai Indians (MI), IPL 2021
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Hardik Pandya hasn’t played any form of cricket since his participation in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. He has been overlooked by the selectors due to his fitness and form issues. Pandya is still recovering from his prolonged back injury. And, giving the captaincy to him for a brand new franchise might not be a good idea.

Perhaps, there are a lot of world-class players who would have been better choices than the Indian all-rounder. In this article, we have named three cricketers who could be made the captain of the Ahmedabad franchise instead of Hardik Pandya.

IPL 2022: 3 Players Who Would Have Been A Better Captaincy Material Than Hardik Pandya For The Ahmedabad Franchise

  1. Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan (Image Credit: Twitter)

As per reports, Rashid Khan is also amongst the three players which have been picked by the Ahmedabad franchise for the next edition of the tournament. The Afghanistan leg-spinner was part of Sunrisers Hyderabad since his debut in IPL 2021.

He is currently one of the best spinners in the world. Despite playing for so many years in different franchise tournaments across the world, players still haven’t cracked the code of playing him with ease. Rashid Khan has 93 wickets in 76 matches in IPL at an economy of under 7.

Khan has a great amount of experience of playing in different franchise tournaments and knows quite well how to win matches in the shortest format of the game. Besides, he has a good amount of captaincy experience as he has been part of Afghanistan’s leadership group for a number of years now. Needless to say, he could have been a better captaincy material than Hardik Pandya.

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