Meanwhile, at IPL 2023, the Lucknow team will surely choose the star starter of the Indian team, KL Rahul, as the captain of the team, and Gautam Gambhir is the mentor of the team.
Before the mega auction for the next IPL season, both new teams have until January 22 to submit the list of their retained players.
The auction will be held in February, these may be two more players who may be part of the Lucknow team.
These two players can join the IPL 2023 Lucknow team
Srinivas Rao, a senior journalist for the Times of India, has reported that the Lucknow franchise may include KL Rahul as well as Ravi Bishnoi and Marcus Stoinis in their squad.
In reality, Ravi Bishnoi is an uncapped Indian player and by retaining him, the Lucknow team can save a huge amount ahead of the mega auction.
Ravi Bishnoi played with KL Rahul and Andy Flower in Punjab Kings last year and so far his IPL performance has been very good. In such a situation, the Lucknow franchise can include this player in their team.
Rashid Khan may also join this team but now he is seen joining the Ahmedabad franchise.
Statistics of the players that will be part of the IPL 2023 Lucknow squads
Australian player Marcus Stoinis was part of the Delhi Capitals last year. He added to play 56 games and make 914 runs at an average of 27.7, which include 76-4s and 35-6s.
This player has a big part in making Australia the champion of the T20 World Cup, so the eyes of the franchise are on this player.
KL Rahul in IPL plays a total of 94 matches and makes 3273 runs at an average of 47.43, which includes 282-4s and 134-6s.
In IPL, Ravi Bishnoi played in total 23 matches and took 24 wickets at an average of 25.25 with a strike rate of 21.75.