The next season of the IPL, IPL 2022 will be featuring two new IPL teams. The teams are a Lucknow IPL team and an Ahmedabad-based franchise. In this article, we have a look at the details of the Lucknow-based IPL franchise for IPL 2022. In IPL 2022, the Lucknow IPL team has been bought by Sanjeev Goenka, the CEO of the RPSG Group. The Lucknow team has got several members in hopes of having a successful IPL season in IPL 2022. The Lucknow IPL team was bought for a heart-stopping 7090 Crores by the RPSG group in the bidding held earlier. Here in this article, we have a look at the details, players, coaches, and support staff of the Lucknow IPL team:
Lucknow IPL Team Coach:
The RPSG Group has roped in one of the best white-ball coaches for the Lucknow IPL Team. Andy Flower, former assistant coach of the Punjab Kings has been appointed as the coach of this franchise. Andy Flower is the perfect choice for the Lucknow IPL team coach as he has been exceptional as a coach for other teams. He previously was the coach for the England National Team, the batting coach for Peshawar Zalmi, St. Lucia Zouks, and Multan Sultans.
Team Assistant Coach:
As per the latest reports, Vijay Dahiya has been appointed as the assistant coach of the Lucknow-based Team. Vijay Dahiya is a former Indian wicket-keeper batsman. He played for India in the early 2000s for a couple of test matches and a couple of ODIs. Dahiya seems to be a very good choice since he has been a coach and mentor for several teams previously. The Lucknow IPL team assistant coach was earlier the coach of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi Capitals, and Kolkata Knight Riders.
The Lucknow-based franchise has appointed Gautam Gambhir as their mentor. IPL 2022 will be having several mentors. Mumbai Indians have Sachin Tendulkar, Kolkata Knight Riders have Venky Mysore, Lucknow has also appointed Gautam Gambhir. The role of a mentor varies from grooming young players to dropping in a word of advice for the team at crucial moments. Gautam Gambhir has previously won the IPL twice with Kolkata Knight Riders and has the experience of winning the cup.
Lucknow Team Captain:
As reported by several media outlets KL Rahul, has been approached by the Lucknow-based lineup. Rahul has been offered 20 Crore Indian Rupees, making him the most expensive player in the history of the IPL. KL Rahul has earlier captained the Punjab Kings and played for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Lucknow IPL Team Players:
Ishan Kishan is likely to be picked in the draft for the Lucknow team. The dynamic left-handed opener is the front runner for being the Lucknow-based team’s second pick in the draft. Ishan Kishan has dominated the IPL for the past two years and with age being on his side he has a lot to offer.
KG Rabada or Ben Stokes can be the third draft pick for the Lucknow-based team. Both the players are in top form and have a great IPL record. Kagiso Rabada was the backbone of bowling for the Delhi Capitals for the past two years. Ben Stokes, on the other hand, can be used as a floater and is a 3-Dimensional player.
Other options available for Lucknow-based franchise:
- Yuzvendra Chahal
- David Warner
- Rashid Khan
- Hardik Pandya
- Jofra Archer
- Pat Cummins
- Shreyas Iyer
- Shikhar Dhawan