5 Players who can lead Ahmedabad in IPL 2022

5 Players who can lead Ahmedabad in IPL 2022

CVC, a private equity fund, bought the Ahmedabad franchise for INR 5625 crore.

Dinesh Karthik IPL
Dinesh Karthik. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

After a lot of speculations circulating on the internet for all these months, it is finally official! Ahmedabad and Lucknow are the two new teams. CVC, a private equity fund, bought the Ahmedabad franchise for INR 5625 crore.

There has been a lot of hype around the Ahmedabad team. This is mainly due to the fact that their home ground is all set to be the Narendra Modi Stadium which is in Ahmedabad itself. This stadium is the biggest in the world and India hosted England for the majority of matches earlier this year during the tour.

Moreover, the state of Gujarat has a lot of cricket fans and they have been desperately waiting for an Ahmedabad based team. However, this team will have to build the whole squad from scratch and will not have the liberty of having top Indian cricketers as they are expected to get retained. The franchise will have to find a captain and here we bring you five players who can get the chance to lead the new team.

Here are five players who can lead Ahmedabad in IPL 2022:

1. Joe Root

Joe Root
Joe Root. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

This might be a surprising pick as Joe Root is yet to make his IPL debut. However, he is an experienced player and has seen it all. Besides, he is currently the Test captain of England.

Although it is a different format but his captaincy skills have been praiseworthy. Besides, he has always ledfrom the front. He hasn’t been a regular in England team in the shortest format of the game but his temperament is good enough for this T20s too.

There were reports recently that Root might put his name in the auction and if he does, the newest franchise will be interested in securing his services. Joe Root is a brilliant T20 player having scored 893 runs in 32 international matches in the format at a strike-rate of around 126.