The Ahmedabad and Lucknow Indian Premier League franchise has roped in Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul as respective captains for the upcoming season.
Kem cho Ahmedabad 👋😊 pic.twitter.com/ZsuaX6PADY
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) January 22, 2022
Discarded India all-rounder Hardik Pandya is ready to steer the Ahmedabad franchise for the season. The different two gamers who had been picked by the Afghanistan Ahmedabad franchise are Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan and teen Shubman Gill.
The Ahmedabad franchise was purchased final October by CVC Capital Partners (Irelia Company Pte Ltd).
Hardik Pandya has roped in for Rs 15 crore, Afghanistan all-rounder Rashid Khan has additionally been drafted for Rs 15 crore. Former Kolkatta Knight Riders opener Shubman Gill was named as Ahmedabad’s third draft decide for Rs 8 crore.
Team proprietor, Dr. Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman @rpsggroup unveils the title for the Lucknow IPL staff. 😊👏🏼#LucknowSuperGiants #NaamBanaoNaamKamao #IPL2022 @IPL @BCCI @GautamGambhir @klrahul11 pic.twitter.com/TvGaZlIgFR
— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) January 24, 2022
On the opposite hand, the Lucknow Super Giants, owned by RPSG Group, has picked KL Rahul as their captain. Australian allrounder Marcus Stoinis and uncapped Indian legspinner Ravi Bishnoi are the opposite two gamers.
KL Rahul, India’ stand-in skipper within the lately ODI sequence in opposition to South Africa was the primary acquisition for the Lucknow franchise and was drafted for Rs 17 crore. Marcus Stoinis has been drafted for Rs 9.2 crore, whereas younger leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi will get Rs 4 crore.
KL vs Hardik
KL Rahul has led Punjab Kings within the IPL for the final two seasons, whereas Hardik has by no means led an IPL staff previously.
KL Rahul began his IPL journey with Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2013. Rahul went to Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014, and was traded again to Royal Challengers in 2016 earlier than the Punjab franchise (then Kings XI Punjab) purchased him for a whopping Rs 11 crore within the 2018 public sale.
It was a great journey, thanks for the love ❤️ see you on the opposite aspect 🙌🏻 @PunjabKingsIPL pic.twitter.com/fFKtlOqghR
— Ok L Rahul (@klrahul11) December 1, 2021
In his IPL profession, KL has amassed 3273 runs in 94 matches, with a strike price of 136.37, together with two centuries and 27 half-centuries. With the final 4 seasons with the Punjab franchise, the right-handed batter scored 659, 593, 670 and 626 respectively.
Hardik’s rise from an uncapped participant in 2015 to main the IPL staff is sort of sensational. He was purchased by Mumbai Indians for a mere Rs 10 lakh within the IPL 2015 public sale. By 2018, he had established himself as the very best allrounder in India and Mumbai duly retained him as their second decide on the public sale that 12 months, paying INR 11 crore. The four-time IPL winner, Hardik has performed a complete of 92 matches, hitting 1476 runs at a staggering strike price of 153.91. He has picked up 42 wickets as effectively.
The Lucknow staff had earlier appointed Andy Flower as head coach and Gautam Gambhir because the mentor forward of subsequent 12 months’s IPL. Former wicketkeeper-batter Vijay Dahiya would be the assistant coach.
Flower was working with Punjab Kings as an assistant coach for the previous two seasons, whereas Gautam Gambhir has led Kolkata Knight Riders to IPL triumph twice.
Vijay Dahiya has earlier labored as an assistant coach of two-time IPL profitable Kolkata Knight Riders. He has additionally served because the expertise scout for the Delhi Capitals, aside from teaching the Delhi Ranji staff.
World Cup-winning former India coach Gary Kirsten would be the Ahmedabad franchise’s batting coach in addition to staff mentor. Former India pacer Ashish Nehra has been named as staff’s bowling coach, whereas England opener of yesteryears Vikram Solanki is the ‘Director of Cricket’.
Nehra has earlier been a coach with Royal Challengers Bangalore the place Kirsten was additionally concerned for a few seasons. Both of them have had a protracted and fruitful working relationship because the time when Nehra was a participant and Kirsten his nationwide coach.
This is the second IPL franchise the place the trio of Nehra, Kirsten and Solanki will work collectively: the earlier occasion was at Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Ahmedabad Players: Hardik Pandya (Captain) – Rs 15 crore, Rashid Khan – Rs 15 Crore, Shubman Gill – Rs 8 Crore
Lucknow Players: KL Rahul (Captain)- Rs 17 crore, Marcus Stoinis – Rs 9.2 crore, Ravi Bishnoi – Rs 4 crore
Ahmedabad: Player purse remaining 52 croreLucknow: Player purse remaining 59.8 crore