The new Lucknow team has found KL Rahul as their captain in the upcoming IPL (Indian Premier League) 2022. It’s being said that Rahul is one of the cricketers which Lucknow has chosen from the draft for the upcoming mega auction on February 12 and 13 in Bangalore.
Australian cricketer, Marcus Stoinis, and uncapped leg spinner, Ravi Bishnoi are probably the other two picked from the draft. But the team is still deciding over the other two draft picks, as of now, The Indian vice-captain, Kl Rahul is all set to lead the Lucknow franchise.
For the past two IPL seasons, KL Rahul has captained Punjab Kings owned by Preity Zinta but did not want to continue with the team. Ravi Bishnoi was also playing for Punjab Kings, whereas Marcus Stoinis played for Delhi.
BCCI earlier announced on 25 October 2021, that RSGP ventures Ltd. had won the bid for the new Lucknow Franchise at Rs 7090 crores. whereas Irelia Company Pte Ltd.(CVC Capital Partners) won the bid for Ahmedabad at Rs 5625 crores. The IPL 2022 season consists of ten teams which will have 74 matches.
KL Rahul is currently a stand-in captain for the Indian ODI team in South Africa as Rohit Sharma is recovering from an injury.