The 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to be a 10-team tournament featuring the franchises of Ahmedabad and Lucknow. CVC Capital Venture pocketed the Ahmedabad-based team for the top bid at a whopping ₹5,625 crores.
Furthermore, the eight existing teams have published their respective lists of retained players ahead of the major auction. Some big names have come out who could attract the attention of two new factions and here are the top five players that could be targeted by the Ahmedabad franchise ahead of the big auction.
Shreyas Iyer will be one of the greatest captaincy contenders which has been previously released by Delhi Capitals (DC). The youngster has played a key role in the transformation of the Delhi-based franchise with his leadership skills over the past few years. Furthermore, several media outlets have also confirmed that team owner Ahmedabad is contacting the Mumbai cricketer.
India’s leading spinning bowler in limited format Yuzvendra Chahal also attracted the attention of the Ahmedabad franchise ahead of the IPL 2022 major auction. Just like Iyer, the team staff also contacted the 31-year-old to secure his services before the session. 15th edition of the cash-rich tournament.
The newly established brand will also look forward to adding a local flavor to their team and Hardik Pandya could be the perfect answer to this. The fast all-around bowler has struggled with form over the past few months but he is one of India’s greatest match winners in limited formats since his debut.
Quinton de Kock
South African player batting Quinton de Kock will certainly also be on the radar of the Ahmedabad franchise ahead of the big auction. Southpaw has broken a lot of races across formats including his time at the Mumbai Indians (MI) since 2019. Additionally, he is among the top WKs released by eight existing parties.
2021 is an incredible year for the all-around bowler Harshal Patel. Cricket Haryana previously broke all records in IPL to win ‘Purple Hat’ for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). After that, he also received his first national call-up from the Indian team in the T20Is match against New Zealand.
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