The IPL 2022 mega auction has produced impressive squads for all clubs. Even the newcomers, LSG and GT, have shopped for top talent. The prolonged configuration of ten franchises, on the other hand, has generated questions about each team’s starting lineup.
No squad is without flaws due to the restricted availability of high-caliber players. Despite their high retention rates, even giants like MI and CSK have problems. Every franchise has a weakness in its armor, partly due to the unstable auction dynamics.
1. Lucknow Super Giants
The Lucknow Super Giants have undoubtedly astonished everyone with their excellent additions. The franchise has created a strong team with the help of its skilled support staff. Unlike the other teams, they have a carefully well-stacked lower-middle order. Lucknow has a total of eight all-rounders on its roster. Because many of these players will be meeting each other for the first time, their biggest task will be to gel as a unit. Lucknow may be the team with the necessary ability to win the title in their debut season.
2. Punjab Kings
Punjab Kings made a strong showing at the big auction, securing a handful of match-winners. The Punjab Kings boast perhaps the best batting team in the IPL 2022, including Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow, Mayank Agarwal, and Shahrukh Khan. Kagiso Rabada and Arshdeep Singh are two fast bowlers that can make an impact in any game. Rahul Chahar was a promising player for the Mumbai Indians, and he has the potential to make an impact. Mayank Agarwal has considerable captaincy experience and is familiar with the team’s dynamics. The way he conducts the team will have a big impact on how Punjab play in IPL 2022.
3. Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals have been grouped with Mumbai Indians, whom they have dominated in the past. They’ve won five out of their last eight meetings with the Mumbai franchise. The Rajasthan Royals have a strong batting order with Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer, and Riyan Parag. In Yashaswi Jaiswal and Devdutt Padikkal, they have two-star Indian players who can stamp their authority on the event. They have two top-quality spinners in R Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal who can take control of the middle overs and pick up wickets. Trent Boult, on the other hand, has always taken wickets in powerplay overs.