The new IPL franchises will be called Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders. There will also be a team from Lucknow. All of these teams will play in the next season. These teams will be part of the Indian Premier League, which will take place in the summer of 2022. The name of the franchises will be determined through a mega audition that will be held in the coming months.
The first game of IPL 2022 will take place in Lucknow on March 31. Lucknow is the second team of the tournament, while Allahabad will be the third team. The Lucknow team has signed KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis, and Ravi Bishnoi. The Lucknow team has purchased these players for a total of fifteen crore. In addition, the team has also signed Marcus Stoinis and Ravi Bishnoi for four crore.
The IPL will continue to have a competitive format, with each team in two groups of five. Teams will play each other twice within their groups. The teams in Group A will play each other twice, and the teams in Group B will play each other once. In total, the teams in the IPL will play 14 league games, 1 qualifier, and one eliminator, in order to advance to the next round. The final will take place on April 24.
Kolkata Knight Riders have not changed their primary colour. The jersey is still cobalt blue. The franchise is led by Faf du Plessis. The new jersey for the team was unveiled by the Sunrisers Hyderabad before the season began. Earlier, the team was purchased by the RPSG group and Sanjiv Goenka. The new team will begin its campaign against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on March 27. The Delhi Capitals will also launch a new jersey. The jersey features shades of pink and dark blue.
The team will be made up of younger players than the previous teams. The average age of the players is around 23. The team has one of the youngest players in the IPL, Noor Mohammad, from Afghanistan. The oldest member of the team is Wriddhiman Saha. Lucknow Super Giants have a mix of young players and experienced ones. It’s a good mix for 2022, and the new Delhi team will be no different.
The new captain for the Gujarat Titans is Hardik Pandya. He’s the former captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders. But his departure has also left the team with a lack of leadership. Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul are the probable captains of the two teams. There are a few unknowns, but the most important question is “who will be captain of the new IPL team in 2022?”
The team owners are the GMR Group, a steel company, and the JSW Group, an infrastructure firm. Parth Jindal is the director of JSW Sports, which will be in charge of team operations. The team will also be a participant in the IPL auction. So, who are the new owners? What will they be named? And, what will be their background?