The IPL 2022 season will commence this summer and the season will have 10 teams battling for the title. Lucknow and Ahmedabad are the new teams that will join the league and the mega auction for the players will be held next month. Eight teams are part of IPL and each team has been asked to retain a maximum number of four players. The new teams Lucknow and Ahmedabad have been asked to pick up three players ahead of the auction. As per the update coming, Ahmedabad has taken Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill and Rashid Khan for the IPL 2022. The team is also quite interested in Ishan Kishan but they had an option to pick up only three players.
There are reports that Mumbai Indians will buy Ishan Kishan once again in the upcoming auction. As per the reports, Hardik Pandya and Rashid Khan will receive Rs 15 crores each and Shubman Gill is expected to be paid Rs 7 crores. Hardik Pandya is expected to be named as the captain for Ahmedabad and the team was bought by CVC Capital for Rs 5625 crores last year. Hardik Pandya has been struggling for fitness from the past few months and he is expected to return back fit before IPL 2022. He underwent back surgery. BCCI will announce the date of the auction officially soon and it will take place in February.
By Siva Kumar