The preparations are on and everyone is looking forward to IPL Auction 2022. This year IPL 2022 is going to be a 10-team as two new teams have been added named Lucknow and Ahmedabad. These two new teams will be part of the 2022 season.

IPL 2022 Auction ahead, the previous eight teams were allowed to retain a max. of four players in their squad. A total of 27 players was to be retained by eight teams, out of which there were 8 overseas players & 19 domestic players. The new teams Lucknow & Ahmedabad will be allowed to pick three players each from the pool of released players.

Two new Teams Added for the IPL 2022

IPL 2022 Auction – Date and Time

According to the latest news, IPL auction 2022 is going to be held in the month of February in the first week. The exact date will announce later. Like the 2018 Mega Auction, IPL 2022 Auction will be a 2-day affair. For the auction, the two possible locations will be Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

Lucknow Team

RPSG Group of Sanjiv Goenka has owned the Lucknow team for Rs 7,090 crore.  As the mentor, Gautam Gambhir is appointed to the Lucknow franchise for IPL 2022.

Lucknow Team

As the Head Coach, Andy Flower has been picked. According to the sources, for the 2022 Season, the franchise has approached Gary Kirsten to be the consultant of the Lucknow team. They are also looking to pick Shreyas Iyer/ KL Rahul as the Captain of the team.

IPL 2022 Auction

Ahmedabad Team

CVC Capitals Partners has owned the Ahemdabad Team for Rs. 5625 crores. According to the news, they are interested to make Ravi Shastri the head coach of the team.

Moreover, R Sridhar/ Bharat Arun is reported to join the Ahmedabad Team as bowling/ fielding coaches’ respectively. The franchise might also target KL Rahul or Shreyas Iyer for the skipper’s role like the Lucknow Franchise.

Ahmedabad Team

Many important players have been already retained by the eight teams for IPL 2022 Tournament. Players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Kane Williamson, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, MS Dhoni, Andre Russell, Jos Buttler, Glenn Maxwell, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard among others have been retained by their respective franchises.

However, there are some other big names that are part of the pool of released players in the IPL 2022 Auction. Players like KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Kagiso Rabada, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ishan Kishan, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Quinton de Kock, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami have been released by their franchises.

Also Read – IPL 2022 Schedule, Venue, Match Time Table, Teams, and Auction Date

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