TATA IPL 2022 : Mega Auction Lucknow and Ahmedabad finally pick the captains and other two players.

IPL 2022 Auction Players ;  After BCCI formally approved Ahmedabad franchise on Monday, it has given the two new franchises January 22, 5 PM as the deadline to complete the three signings. While Ahmedabad are likely to complete Hardik Pandya as their first pick and this franchise announce Hardik Pandya as their New captain of Ahmedabad franchise. Lucknow can now announce KL Rahul as their new captain of Lucknow franchise. 

IPL 2022 : Mega Auction Lucknow and Ahmadabad finally picked Captains and other two players last date – all you need to know Draft and Auction.

IPL 2022 Lucknow and Ahmadabad Captains

IPL 2022 Lucknow Captain – KL Rahul

IPL 2022 Ahmadabad CaptainHardik Pandya

Ahmedabad franchise finally picked three players in IPL 2022


  • Hardik Pandya (Captain) – Rs 15 crore
  • Rashid Khan – Rs 15 Crore
  • Shubman Gill – Rs 7 Crore

Coaching staff of Ahmedabad

 franchise in IPL 2022

  • Head Coach —Ashish Nehra  
  • Mentor —Gary Kirsten 

Also Read- IPL 2022:  Retained Players List 

Lucknow franchise finally picked three players in IPL 2022 

  • KL Rahul (Captain)- Rs 15 crore
  • Marcus Stoinis – Rs 11 crore
  • Ravi Bishnoi – Rs 4 crore

Coaching staff of Lucknow franchise in IPL 2022

Head Coach —Andy Flower 

Asst Coach—Vijay Dahiya 

Mentor —Gautam Gambhir 


Hardik Pandya – Ahmedabad captain – Hardik was the discovery of Mumbai Indians’ scouts. In 2015, he was picked up by MI for Rs 10 lakh and since then, he has become an important member of the Mumbai Indians team . With his steady progress, he established himself as the best allorunder of India, scoring 1,476 runs and taking 42 wickets in 92 matches. He was retained by MI for Rs 11 Crore ahead of the 2018 Auction.

 Rashid Khan


it came down to picking between two franchises — Ahmedabad and Lucknow. And he will don the Ahmedabad jersey after getting a significant raise of Rs 6 crore. At SRH, he was earning Rs 9 crore per season but his salary negotiations failed and he was let go. In 76 matches in IPL, he has bagged 92 wickets and is considered the best T20 spinner.

 Shubman Gill


although he wanted to stay at Kolkata Knight Riders, ShubmanGill is the best opener Batsman for Kolkata and future of India. he will switch allegiance to Ahmedabad for a massive hike. In 58 matches, Shubman Gill has scored 1,417 runs at an average of 31.48.

While IPL Governing Council set three slabs for three players for the two new entrants — Rs 15 Cr, Rs 11 Cr and Rs 7 Cr apart from Rs 4 Cr for uncapped, Ahmedabad decided to keep both Hardik Pandya and Rashid Khan on the same bracket of Rs 15 Cr each.

Salary jump for Ahmedabad trio – 

  • Hardik Pandya – Rs 15 Cr from Rs 11 Cr (MI)
  • Rashid Khan – Rs 15 Cr from Rs 11 Cr (SRH)
  • Shubman Gill – Rs 7 Cr from Rs 1.8 Cr (KKR)

With this, the Ahmedabad IPL franchise has fixed three important positions — opening, all-round option and spinner. However, with the three announcements, Ahmedabad will go above the Rs 33-crore mark. Hence, in the IPL 2022 Auction, they will be left with Rs 53 crore to sign 15 players.

Salary slabs for the three picks

  • Maximum to be spent: Rs 33 Crore
  • Player 1: Rs 15 Crore
  • Player 2: Rs 11 Crore
  • Player 3: Rs 7 Crore
  • An uncapped player can be paid a maximum of Rs 4 Crore
  • Maximum 1 uncapped and one overseas player can be picked from the unretained players’ draft.
  • If they pick two capped players, they can be paid Rs 14 crore and Rs 10 crore.

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