New Delhi: Star wicket-keeper batter KL Rahul is all set to lead the newly added franchise Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, which starts from March 26.
The LSG skipper took to Twitter on Sunday to share some pics from his training session while wearing his team’s official jersey, which is cyan-coloured with a greenish shade.
Over the years, Rahul has made big gains in the much-popular T20 league. His performances in the IPL have helped him cement his place in the national squad.
New colours, same commitment 🎯 pic.twitter.com/nZnggxtZXR
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) March 20, 2022
Kl Rahul won the Orange Cap in IPL 2020 but is yet to get his hands on the IPL trophy as a captain, something which he would like to add to his resume.
Lucknow had named KL Rahul as one of the three draft picks ahead of IPL 2022 mega auction. The new IPL team paid a whopping amount of Rs 17 crore, the highest retention fee in IPL history, to acquire Rahul.
Apart from Rahul, Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis (Rs 9.2 crore) and young leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi (Rs 4 crore), are the other two players who were picked by LSG.
Just a week before the start of this year’s IPL, Lucknow Super Giants dealt with a major blow as their star speedster Mark Wood has been ruled out of the entire IPL 2022 due to an elbow injury. He was injured last week during ENG vs WI 1st Test.
According to a report in ESPN Cricinfo, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has informed the Lucknow franchise about Wood’s injury. The franchise has a few options to choose from. However, no one’s name has been finalized yet.