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IPL 2022: Hardik Pandya is Likely to be the Ahmedabad IPL Team Captain

Ahmedabad IPL Team Captain: Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is likely to appoint as the skipper for the Ahmedabad-based IPL team in IPL 2022. The all-rounder has been released by his former team Mumbai Indians ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.

BCCI decides to host a mega auction for the IPL 2022 season right after the inclusion of 2 new IPL teams. These new teams are allowed to pick a maximum of 3 players ahead of the mega auction event.

Earlier to this, all existing 8 teams announced their retained players list where each team is allowed to retain a maximum of 4 players.

Ahmedabad IPL Team Captain

Hardik Pandya – one of the promising all-rounders is expected to lead the Ahmedabad  IPL team in IPL 2022. The franchise may pick Hardik Pandya as their skipper owing to his all-rounding capabilities.

But the main reason for his selection as skipper may be owing to his service in the Mumbai Indians team. The franchise may pick him for the reason that Hardik might learn a lot of captaincy skills from Rohit Sharma which could boost their team’s performance in their maiden tournament.

Hardik recently faces a lot of criticism and even misses his spot in the Indian squad. Hardik struggles a lot to get back his fitness and form after his back injury.

During the 2018 Asia Cup league-stage encounter against arch-rivals Pakistan the Indian all-rounder first had his tryst with a back injury. Hardik was stretchered off the field and was out of action for almost 3 months.

Injured Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya injured in 2018 Asia Cup

The back injury once again surfaced during the 2019 World Cup and even though he completed the tournament, it was clear that something needed to be done. Hardik then underwent successful surgery in London and is expected to retain his form back.

Hardik was also picked for the T20 World Cup 2021 where MS Dhoni was appointed as team mentor, but he did not live up to the expectations as India had an early exit from the marquee event. The Indian selectors faced flak for picking Hardik in the T20 WC squad despite knowing – he cannot bowl and is not 100 percent fit.

Hardik Pandya underwent a surgery acute lower-back injury
Hardik Pandya underwent a surgery acute lower-back injury

Hardik’s inclusion in India’s T20 World Cup team this year wasn’t well-received by fans and pundits with many pointing out his fitness issues.

The Men in Blue failed to reach the knockouts after losing to Pakistan and New Zealand in the Super 12 stage.

Notably, Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar reveals that he already predicted Hardik Pandya would soon face an injury owing to his lean physique.

Ahmedabad IPL Team 2022 Coach

The Ahmedabad team ropes former Indian cricket Ashish Nehra to be their head coach for the IPL 2022 season.

Role Name Country
Head Coach Ashish Nehra India
Mentor Gary Kirsten South Africa
Director of cricket Vikram Solanki England


Ahmedabad IPL Team 2022 Owner

CVC Capital is the owner of the Ahmedabad IPL Team. CVC Capital won the bidding war for 5625(over 692 million USD) to own the Ahmedabad team.

Who is CVC Capital?

Ahmedabad IPL Team 2022 OwnerEstablished in 1981, CVC is a world leader in private equity and credit with $125 billion of assets under management, $165 billion of funds committed, and a global network of 25 local offices: 16 across Europe and the Americas and nine in Asia Pacific region.

CVC is majority-owned by its employees and led by its Managing Partners. In addition to its private equity business, CVC also has a credit platform, CVC Credit Partners, which has about $29 billion in assets under management.

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