10 overseas players who can benefit from addition of two new IPL teams
Ahmedabad and Lucknow teams are all set to step up for IPL 2022.
Updated - Oct 31, 2021 11:45 am
The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League has been a prodigious season for the fans and the BCCI. After the tournament got suspended in May 2021 due to the rising Covid-19 cases in the bio-bubble and the country at that time, BCCI came forward to resume the tournament again at UAE in September.
BCCI should be given enough credit for the safe and successful cessation of the biggest cricket league in the world. As soon as the 14thedition of the cash-rich tournament got to an end, the IPL Committee tirelessly commenced their duty for the addition of two new teams for the next season. At the end of the auction, the two new teams of Ahmedabad and Lucknow are set to fire up the tournament in 2022.
The existing teams could retain a maximum of four players and the two fresh teams can garner four players each ahead of the mega auction which is to be held in the month of December. Though people have not received the retention list of players yet, it is being assumed that the players on the listicle can be on the wish list of the management if they are open to bid.
Foreign players who can benefit from two new IPL franchises
1. David Warner
The Australian opener David Warner is the number one contender in this listicle. Warner is a pro-captain in franchise cricket and has represented the Sunrisers Hyderabad team since 2014 and has captained the side since 2015.
This 25-year-old doyen has been a brand of the Hyderabad franchise. There has always been a mutual affection between the fans of Hyderabad and Warner as he has been their first captain to win a title for them and he has also grabbed the orange cap thrice when he played for his team.
He was sacked from the captaincy and eventually from the team once his ally Kane Williamson took over in 2021 after consecutive losses in the first phase of the league. It is believed that he won’t be continuing for SRH anymore and could get picked in any of the two teams as a captain figure too.