IPL 2022 / 3 Probable Captaincy Choices For Lucknow Team

Zoom News : Oct 30, 2021, 07:02 AM
IPL 2022 | Before the IPL 2022 Mega Auction, 2 new teams have been announced. Ahmedabad and Lucknow have now become the 9th and 10th franchises of the tournament. The owners of the team have a big responsibility of buying the players involved and selecting the captain which is not an easy task.

These companies got new teams

RP-SG Group has bought the Lucknow franchise for Rs 7090 crore and CVC Capital has acquired the ownership of the Ahmedabad team for Rs 5166 crore.

These 3 players can become the captain of Lucknow

RP-SG Group made the biggest bid for new IPL teams and they got the franchise of Lucknow. The home ground of this team will be Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium. Let us know which are the 3 players who can be made the captain of the Lucknow team.

1. Steve Smith

Australia's star batsman Steve Smith is currently part of Delhi Capitals, but while in this team, he could get more in the playing XI. In this way, if he is placed in the auction pool, then the Lucknow franchise can not only buy him, but can also hand over the captaincy. He has previously captained Rajasthan Royals and Rising Pune Supergiant. The win percentage in his leadership has been 59.52. In this case, only MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma have a better record than Smith. The interesting thing is that when Smith had taken the team of Pune to the final, the owner of this team was Sanjiv Goenka and now he has also bought the Lucknow team.

2. Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer may be seen playing for some other team next year as he wants to lead the team, as Delhi Capitals franchise is in the mood to retain Rishabh Pant as the captain. In such a situation, if Iyer comes in the auction pool, then the Lucknow team can play a bet on him. Iyer led the team to the IPL final for the first time under his captaincy in the year 2020. If the owners of Lucknow are looking for a long term Indian captain, then 26-year-old Iyer could prove to be the right choice.

3. David Warner

Sunrisers Hyderabad David Warner's departure is fixed and now the Kangaroo batsmen have already said that they will be in the auction pool. In such a situation, the Lucknow team can think of giving him the responsibility of captaincy. Warner has so far scored 5449 runs in the IPL at an average of 41.59 and a strike rate of around 140, including 4 centuries and 50 half-centuries. The performance of the SRH team in IPL 2021 was very poor, due to which Warner had to bear the brunt. First he was removed from the captaincy and then continuously kept out of the playing XI. Now the Australian star wants to make a fresh start.