The Lucknow Super Giants are one of two new teams to be drafted into the IPL. The IPL 2022 will be a 10-team event with up to 74 matches played during the season. In the draught, Lucknow selected KL Rahul (INR 17 crore), Marcus Stoinis (INR 9.2 crore), and Ravi Bishnoi (INR 4 crore). They would look to add players to form a competitive squad in the upcoming IPL auction. Rahul will also be in charge of the team.
Lucknow will enter the IPL 2022 mega auction with a 59-crore prize pool and 22 spots to fill. Seven of the 22 spots are reserved for international players. According to reports, this auction will be the last of the mega auctions, so all teams will be eager to acquire the best players.
- Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan is another attractive option for potential buyers, owing to his recent blockbuster performances against South Africa and his previous IPL record. Since 2020, no player has scored more runs for Team India than Shikhar Dhawan, and his track record as a batsman in the IPL is unrivaled. The Delhi southpaw has 5784 runs in 192 IPL games, and teams will certainly be looking at him in the upcoming mega auction.
- David Warner
David Warner, the Australian opener, led Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to the IPL title in 2016 and has finished as the league’s top run-scorer three times. Warner, with his swashbuckling batting and leadership abilities, would be an excellent choice for IPL franchises like Lucknow Super Giants.
- Aiden Markram
In the IPL 2022 mega auction, Markram is another good option as an opener for Lucknow. He was in excellent form against India in the recent Test and ODI series. Markram previously batted with KL Rahul at Punajb Kings and formed an effective batting partnership.
- Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer is regarded as one of the best T20 bowlers of his generation. He was unable to participate in the IPL 2021 due to injury, but he will be available in the Mega Auction. With his fearsome pace and ability to get movement both in the air and off the pitch, he can cause problems for any batsman. He should be the primary target for new teams looking for a fast bowler who can bowl flawlessly in all three phases of the game.
- Jonny Bairstow
Bairstow was a prolific run-scorer for Sunrisers Hyderabad during his time with the team. He scored 1038 runs including one hundred and seven fifties. Bairstow has played for England in a variety of formats. He’s one of the names on which the franchisees are expected to spend a lot of money. He can bat in a variety of ways for his team and could be an excellent option for Lucknow captain KL Rahul.