IPL 2022: 3 Players Ahmedabad should target ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction
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3 Players Ahmedabad should target ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction: The Indian Premier League (IPL) has set new heights with every passing season. The league has been at the pinnacle of world T20 cricket due to its sheer competitiveness and glamorous nature. The cash-rich Indian T20 league is now all set to breach new peaks in the coming season with two new teams.

The BCCI has inducted Ahmedabad and Lucknow into the previous pool of eight franchises. The eight teams affair will turn to the ten teams affair from the coming season.

The two new teams have invited the inevitable IPL 2022 Mega Auctions. The players will be at the auction table barring the retained ones and the franchises will have every possible opportunity to pick the player of their choice.

However, ahead of the mega auction, the teams are required to pick their top four players whom the franchise wants to retain. While the retention process has been completed, the two new IPL teams have been given the advantage to pick three players ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction, similar to the retained players.

Here in this article, we will take a look at the top 3 Players Ahmedabad should target ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.

Top 3 Players Ahmedabad should target ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction:

David Warner:

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The Aussie superstar cricketer David Warner has been released by SRH in the recent player retentions. Though David Warner’s axe from SRH was a result of the possible fallout between him and the franchise, it could turn into a blessing in disguise for the cricketer.

Ahmedabad is reported to have approached David Warner. The franchise is keen on having the elite services of the dashing opener for the coming season. 

If Warner goes to Ahmedabad, it will be a big win for the franchise officials. A player of David Warner’s calibre is not available for everyone. His prowess as the batsman is second to none.

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Shreyas Iyer:

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Another player that comes to the list is middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer. He has been released by Delhi Capitals (DC) during the recent player retentions. DC retained the likes of Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje and Axar Patel.

Iyer is keen on taking up the leadership role. This is what he used to do at Delhi Capitals (DC) before the unfortunate injury to his shoulder played spoilsport.

Reports also suggest that Iyer might head to the Ahmedabad based IPL franchise as the leader of the side. Iyer has been a fantastic leader in the IPL. He took his former franchise (DC) to its maiden IPL final in 2020.

Ravichandran Ashwin:

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Seasoned Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is the third player that should be on Ahmedabad’s target list ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.

Ashwin has been in the headlines, of late, owing to his stunning comeback into the white-ball fixtures. He returned to India’s T20I squad after three long years of wait. He is brilliant with his variations and canny abilities to scalp wickets.

Moreover, he is an accomplished player with all weapons in his armoury. If Ashwin goes to Ahmedabad, the franchise can complete its core group with an opener batsman in David Warner, a middle-order batsman and captain in Shreyas Iyer and an accomplished spinner in Ravichandran Ashwin.

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