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IPL 2022: KL Rahul, Former Punjab Kings Skipper, Set To Lead Lucknow Franchise

Apart from picking KL Rahul from the draft ahead of IPL mega auction, the Lucknow franchise is expected to rope in Marcus Stoinis and Ravi Bishnoi.

IPL 2022: KL Rahul, Former Punjab Kings Skipper, Set To Lead Lucknow Franchise
KL Rahul ahead of second Test against South Africa in Johannesburg. BCCI

KL Rahul will captain the yet-to-be-named Lucknow franchise in the upcoming IPL, a league source told PTI on Tuesday. (More Cricket News)

It is learnt that Rahul is one of the players Lucknow has picked from the draft ahead of the mega auction on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru.

The other two are likely to be Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis and uncapped leg spinner Ravi Bishnoi.

"Rahul will captain Lucknow. The team is deciding on the other two draft picks," an IPL source told PTI.

Rahul led Punjab Kings for the past two seasons but did not want to stay at the franchise. Bishnoi was also with Punjab while Stoinis represented Delhi Capitals.

RPSG Group had shelled out Rs 7090 crore to buy the Lucknow franchise.

Rahul is currently the stand-in captain of the Indian ODI team in South Africa in the absence of an injured Rohit Sharma.

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