IPL 2022: RP Sanjiv Goenka owned franchise named as “Lucknow Super Giants”

IPL 2022: RP Sanjiv Goenka owned franchise named as “Lucknow Super Giants”

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24 Jan 2022
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Ahead of the much anticipated IPL 2022 mega auction, RP Sanjiv Goenka Group unveiled the name of their new IPL team- Lucknow Super giants.

RP Sanjiv Goenka Group bought the franchise for a whopping amount of 7090 crores in October last year.

The owner of the Lucknow franchise, Goenka said that the name for their franchise has been selected through a crowd-sourced campaign. RP Sanjiv Goenka Group bought the franchise for a whopping amount of 7090 crores in October last year.

 

Earlier last week, Sanjiv Goenka announced that KL Rahul will be the captain of their Lucknow Super Giants team. The Lucknow-based franchise bought KL Rahul for 17 crores which is the joint highest-paid fee to an IPL player in the history of IPL along with Virat Kohli who cashed the same amount from RCB from 2018 to 2021.

 

The Lucknow Supergiants franchise also included all-rounder Marcus Stoinis & Ravi Bishnoi in their line-up. Marcus Stoinis was bought for 9.2 crores & Bishnoi was bought for 4 crores, which means the franchise will head into the auction with a purse of 59 crores. Marcus Stoinis was a part of the Delhi capitals franchise for the last two seasons. His heroics with the ball was one of the factors guiding DC to their first-ever finals in 13 years in 2020.

Bishnoi took 12 wickets each while playing for PBKS

Lucknow’s last pick, uncapped player Ravi Bishnoi hasn’t played for India yet. But his extraordinary bowling skills were seen in the last two IPL seasons when he played for PBKS. He took 12 wickets each while playing for PBKS in both the 2020 and 2021 seasons of the cash-rich league. 

 

Along with Lucknow, another new IPL team Ahmedabad was bought by global private equity giants CVC Capital and will be based in Ahmedabad. CVC’s Ahmedabad franchise also bought three players ahead of the mega auction. They bought Hardik Pandya & Rashid khan for 15 crores & then opted for young Shubman Gill for 8 crores. Thus the Ahmedabad franchise will head into the auction with a purse of 52 crores. The IPL 2022 mega auction will be held on the 12th & 13th of February in Bengaluru & the lucrative league will kickstart on march 27.

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