Aakash Chopra names franchises that “make all the right choices”
The 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to be an even bigger competition, as two new franchises vie for the elusive trophy. The RP-Sanjiv Goenka group emerged as the highest bidder and bought the Lucknow IPL team for a staggering amount of Rs 7,090 crore. Meanwhile, CVC Capital became the second highest bidder and bought the Ahmedabad IPL franchise for Rs 5,600 crore.
Ahead of what promises to be an exciting IPL 2022 campaign, veteran Indian commentator Aakash Chopra has explained which franchise he says makes “all the right choices.”
Aakash Chopra thinks Lucknow’s IPL team is making the right choices
Aakash Chopra used his official Koo grip to explain why the Lucknow IPL franchise was making all the right choices. The 44-year-old believes it was a great decision to bring in former Zimbabwean skipper Andy Flower as head coach and legendary opener Gautam Gambhir as mentor.
The Indian commentator is also confident that KL Rahul and Rashid Khan will join the franchise ahead of the IPL season 2022. As for his third pick, he believes it will be a close match between Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya.
Andy Flower is delighted to coach Lucknow’s IPL team
Via an official release ahead of the IPL 2022 season, incoming head coach Andy Flower explained how excited he is to coach the Lucknow IPL franchise. âI am incredibly excited to join the new Lucknow franchise and I am very grateful for this opportunity. Since my very first tour of India in 1993, I have always enjoyed touring, playing and coaching in India. Passion for cricket in India is second to none and it is a real privilege to run an IPL franchise and I look forward to working closely with Dr Goenka and the Lucknow team. “
The former Zimbabwe skipper also said he was looking forward to the challenge of helping build a new franchise from the start. “I will be up for the challenge of building something meaningful and successful with the Lucknow franchise, I look forward to meeting the management and staff when I visit Uttar Pradesh in the new year,” added the player. 53 years.