IPL 2022: Former Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya is prone to lead the brand new franchise from Ahmedabad within the upcoming season. Hardik was not retained by the 5-time champions forward of the mega public sale. Hardik Pandya prone to lead Ahmedabad franchise in IPL 2022 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHardik Pandya was not retained by Mumbai Indians for IPl 2022Hardik is prone to lead Ahmedabad, which could have one of many two new franchisesAshish Nehra is ready to return on board because the workforce’s head coachIndia all-rounder Hardik Pandya is prone to be appointed because the captain of the brand new Ahmedabad franchise for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, sources have stated. The former Mumbai Indians cricketer, who hails from Baroda in Gujarat will lead for the primary time within the standard T20 league which could have a workforce from his state for the primary time in its historical past.
Meanwhile, former India quick bowler Ashish Nehra is prone to come on board as the top coach of the Ahmedabad franchise. Nehra, who retired from worldwide cricket in 2017, had beforehand labored with Royal Challengers Bangalore as their assistant coach.Hardik Pandya was not retained by Mumbai Indians because the 5-time IPL champions went forward with Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav and Kieron Pollard as their 4 picks for retention forward of the much-anticipated IPL 2022 public sale.The Ahmedabad workforce will likely be owned by CVC Capital. CVC was one in every of two firms to have gained bids to personal the 2 new franchises that may play within the IPL from subsequent season. While its bid of Rs 5625 crore helped them win the Ahmedabad franchise, the RPSG Group gained the Lucknow franchise with a bid of Rs 7090 crore.There was a delay in CVC getting the Letter of Intent from the BCCI to gained the Ahmedabad franchise after the corporate had come below the scanner over its alleged ties to betting firms after it gained the Ahmedabad franchise within the public sale that was held in Dubai in October.Meanwhile, the Ahmedabad franchise can be seeking to signal Afghanistan all-rounder Rashid Khan and former Mumbai Indians wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan.Both the 2 new groups have been given time till the tip of the month by the BCCI to select 3 gamers of its selection earlier than the public sale. Notably, all 8 present franchises retained as much as 4 gamers every in December 2021.Hardik has by no means led an IPL workforce up to now. However, the all-rounder had been an integral member of Mumbai Indians’ success through the years.Hardik has performed a complete of 92 matches, hitting 1476 runs at a staggering strike charge of 153.91. He has picked up 42 wickets as nicely.Hardik has not performed for India because the T20 World Cup within the UAE final yr. The all-rounder is recovering from persistent again points as he missed the house sequence in opposition to New Zealand and the tour of South Africa.Click right here for IndiaRight now.in’s full protection of the coronavirus pandemic.