KL Rahul is going to captain with his own strategies against South Africa (SA vs IND ODI Series, 2022) in the 3-match ODI series starting from 19 January 2022. KL Rahul is one of the 3 players who have been selected by the new IPL team ‘Lucknow Franchise’.
Under the draft pick, the management has selected two more players, Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis and uncapped Indian legspinner Ravi Bishnoi (Ravi Bishnoi Leg Spinner India). For the rest of the players, the Lucknow franchise will bid in the mega auction of the IPL with the remaining Rs 60 crore in their purse.
It is worth noting that the Lucknow team has signed KL Rahul for Rs 15 crore, Marcus Stoinis for Rs 11 crore and Ravi Bishnoi for Rs 4 crore. There is also news that KL Rahul will also be the first captain of the Lucknow team. 29-year-old KL Rahul was the first player of the Lucknow team, which the team bought.
KL Rahul will be the first captain of Lucknow team
Cricket lovers will be well aware that KL Rahul has been running in excellent form since IPL 2018, and has been performing brilliantly. It is worth noting that KL Rahul had already informed his previous team ‘Punjab Kings’ about this that he would like to change. This was the reason why the team management released him. Remind you that in the last two seasons of IPL, he had taken over the reins of the Punjab Kings captaincy.
Stoinis and Ravi Bishnoi entered the Lucknow team
For Marcus Stoinis, ‘Lucknow Team IPL T20 2022’ will be the fourth franchise in his IPL career. He made his IPL debut with ‘Delhi Daredevils’ (now Delhi Capitals DC) in IPL 2015. In that debut, he was signed for 4.8 crores. He has scored 441 runs at a strike rate of 142.71 and has also picked up 15 wickets in 27 matches played so far in IPL.
It is worth noting that in the ‘ICC U-19 World Cup, 2020’ tournament played in South Africa, Ravi Bishnoi left a lot of impact with his brilliant performance. Also, it is worth noting that Ravi Bishnoi was one of the most sought after uncapped players before IPL 2022.
Remind you that in the 2020 auction, Mumbai Indians MI bought Ravi Bishnoi for Rs 2 crore. After that Ravi became the main spinner of ‘Punjab Kings’. He took 12 wickets in 9 matches played in the last season, IPL 2021.