5 Players who can lead Lucknow in IPL 2022

5 Players who can lead Lucknow in IPL 2022

This team will have to start from scratch one and get a whole new squad in the upcoming mega auction.

Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) now has officially two new teams. These two new teams will be from Lucknow and Ahmedabad. Sanjiv Goenka led RPSG paid INR 7090 crore (USD 940 million approx) to buy the Lucknow franchise.

This is the first time that a team from Lucknow will be participating in the IPL. Considering the state’s market, having a team from Lucknow is an absolute masterstroke. Besides, the vastly populated city of Lucknow is surely bound to like their home team.

However, this team will have to start from scratch and get a whole new squad in the upcoming mega auction of IPL 2022. Thus, they will be needing a captain as well. So which are those captains who can lead this new franchise?

In the article, we shall be taking a look at 5 players who can lead Lucknow in IPL 2022

1) Steve Smith

Steve Smith
Steve Smith. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Steve Smith has one of the smartest cricket brains going around. His tactics are often appreciated by one and all. Besides, his captaincy record in the IPL is commendable, to say the least.

Barring the one bad season in 2020, he has been sensational as an IPL captain. As a matter of fact, his win percentage as an IPL captain is a whopping 59.52%. Only MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma have a better success percentage than him.

Not only has he been superb for the Rajasthan Royals but he was truly inspirational as a leader for now defunct Rising Pune Supergiant. He took them to the finals. Coincidentally Sanjiv Goenka, the owner of the Lucknow team was also the owner of RPSG back then.