Ahead of the upcoming mega-auction of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, the two new teams – Lucknow and Ahmedabad – have confirmed their draft picks. Both sides were asked to submit their three draft picks in the combination of two domestic players and a maximum of one foreign player by January 22.
Recently, the new franchises have officially revealed the list of those three players they have roped in ahead of the forthcoming auction. The RP Sanjiv Goenka-owned Lucknow went with KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis and Ravi Bishnoi. Both Rahul and Bishnoi were part of Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the last season of the cash-rich league, while Stoinis was a member of Delhi Capitals (DC).
Similarly, Ahmedabad have roped in star all-rounder Hardik Pandya, ace spinner Rashid Khan and aspirational opener Shubman Gill. Hardik was a crucial member of five-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI), while Rashid was a part of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Likewise, Gill represented Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the previous edition of the lucrative league.
Notably, all 10 teams were allotted a purse of INR 90 crore. The other eight teams utilised it after revealing the list of players they retained, while the two new sided made use of purse for drafting the three players.
Here are the purse remaining with each IPL franchise after retention/draft picks:
- Delhi Capitals – INR 47.5 crore
- Chennai Super Kings – INR 48 crore
- Royal Challengers Bangalore – INR 57 crore
- Kolkata Knight Riders – INR 48 crore
- Mumbai Indians – INR 48 crore
- Punjab Kings – INR 72 crore
- Rajasthan Royals – INR 62 crore
- Sunrisers Hyderabad – INR 68 crore
- Lucknow – INR 58 crore
- Ahmedabad – INR 52 crore
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