The IPL 2022 super auction is just a few weeks away, and the two new teams will reveal three retentions before the deadline of January 22. Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan, and Shubman Gill, all-rounders, will join the Ahmedabad franchise for the IPL 2022 season. According to the new rules, CVC Capitals’ franchise will have a purse of 90 crores, with their three retentions costing Rs 15 crore, Rs 11 crore, and Rs 7 crore.
Gary Kirsten to be the head coach of the team
Former Indian bowler Ashish Nehra is the bowling coach, and Gary Kirsten to be the head coach, for the Ahmedabad franchise. Vickram Solanki, a former England batter, is the side’s director and will be a part of the support staff. This is the second time the trio has worked together for a franchise, having previously done so with the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise.
Hardik Pandya be the selected captain
According to ESPN Cricinfo, Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is expected to lead the Ahmedabad franchise. Which will be his maiden job as a franchise captain. Pandya struggled in the previous IPL season, which was marred by a slew of ailments.
And he was released by the Mumbai Indians ahead of the big auctions. However, his contribution to the Mumbai Indians’ success over the years has been enormous, and he is deserving of the new position.
Rashid Khan, the second retainer, has only ever played for the Sunrisers Hyderabad team in the IPL. This will be his maiden stay with a new franchise. The leggie is by far the finest spinner in the format right now.
And he has the potential to be the match-winner that any club would love to have in their lineup.
The Kolkata Knight Riders have opted to continue Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill, on the other hand, was expected to be retained by the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise. But with so many possibilities, other teams will have a chance. He is seen as one of India’s future captains as well as the captain of an IPL franchise.
The 22-year-old is signed for 7 crores, while Rashid and Pandya were signed for 11 and 15 crores, respectively.