Ahead of the 2022 edition of IPL, two new teams will be participating in the cash-rich tournament. A total of 10 teams will be playing from next year as opposed to the eight teams earlier. Lucknow and Ahmedabad are the two new teams that are added.
Both the teams are allowed to pick three players- two Indians and one overseas, before the Mega Auctions. The teams have been given a budget of INR 33 crores to spend from their 90 crore purse for the first three players. Lucknow team is currently one of the most talked-about franchises in the competition.
Zimbabwe’s former cricketer, Andy Flower is set to be the head coach of the Lucknow franchise. And if reports are to be believed, then KL Rahul will be the captain of the team. In this article, we have compiled a 15-member squad, which includes all those players who were released by their teams in the retention.
IPL 2022: Predicted Lucknow Squad with The Best Available Released Players
If reports are to be believed, then KL Rahul is set to be the captain of the Lucknow franchise. The franchise has reportedly offered a 20-crore contract to the Indian cricketer. KL Rahul has been in the form of his life and Lucknow would be eager to buy his services.
KL Rahul was an integral part of Punjab Kings for the last few seasons. He joined PBKS ahead of the start of the 2018 edition of the tournament. He was the top-run scorer for the franchise for four successive seasons. However, despite those contributions, Punjab Kings failed to reach the playoffs on a single occasion. Ahead of the start of the new edition, 29-year-old has parted ways with Punjab and is likely to lead the Lucknow franchise.