3. Royal Challengers Bangalore

The Bengaluru-based franchise received a huge setback when ‘Mr.360’ AB de Villiers decided to bid adieu to all forms of the game thus, making himself unavailable for IPL 2022 as a player. If RCB do get an opportunity to buy Shreyas Iyer in the upcoming IPL 2022 mega auction, they would not only be obliged to bring him on board but also to solve the jigsaw puzzle as far as their captaincy woes are concerned.

2. Kolkata Knight Riders

Morgan was named the captain in the middle of the 2020 season and he also led KKR to a third IPL final in 2021. But the southpaw was not at all instrumental with the bat and also failed in the big final. Thus, if given a chance, the former champions would be hoping to rope in Shreyas Iyer in the team with the possibility of looking at their next long-term captain.

1. Punjab Kings

While the 2014 finalists have retained star opener Mayank Agarwal, and, left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh, they have released many big names with the hope of starting afresh in the IPL 2022 auction which means that captaincy is one of the key areas the franchise would be looking forward to sorting out.