The Ahmedabad franchise is all set to rope in Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan and Shubman Gill ahead of IPL 2022 mega auction. According to ESPN Cricinfo, IPL franchise Ahmedabad has picked Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan and Shubman Gill as their three players ahead of the IPL 2022 auction.
Ahmedabad has signed Hardik and Rashid for Rs 15 crore each, but the captaincy of the team will be in the hands of Hardik Pandya, while Shubman Gill will be given Rs 7 crore.
It is worth mentioning that, this will be the first time in the history of IPL when the team’s all-rounder Hardik Pandya was released due to poor form and injury by ‘Mumbai Indians’ MI IPL (IPL 2022). ) will command a team.
Hardik has scored 1,476 runs and has taken 42 wickets in 92 matches played so far. Remind you that before the 2018 auction, ‘Mumbai Indians’ had retained him for Rs 11 crore.
Significantly, in the IPL, Hardik Pandya was the discovery of ‘Mumbai Indians’. He was first bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 10 lakh in IPL 2015. And since then he has been an important part of the team continuously till IPL 2021. He established himself as India’s best all-rounder with his outstanding all-round performance.
It was also worth noting that both the new IPL teams – Ahmedabad and Lucknow, were showing interest in taking Rashid Khan in their team. Now his amount has increased by Rs 6 crore as compared to last time. He will play for Team Ahmedabad with an amount of Rs 15 crores. Let us remind you that earlier Rashid Khan was in Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and he used to get Rs 9 crore per season. He was released from the team after Sunrisers Hyderabad failed to raise the money. In the 76 matches played so far in IPL, Rashid Khan, the best spinner of T20 cricket, has taken 92 wickets.
Shubhman Gill wanted to stay with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), but he had to join the Ahmedabad team due to a large contract. Shubhman Gill has scored 1,417 runs at an average of 31.48 in 58 matches so far. Shubman Gill has joined the Ahmedabad IPL team for Rs 7 crore.
Apart from these 3 great players, the head coach of Ahmedabad team (Ahmedabad IPL Franchise Team) will be Ashish Nehra. Also, Gary Kirsten will also be present in the coaching roster. Vikram Solanki is the director of the Ahmedabad team.