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IPL 2022: Aakash Chopra Picks 6 Cricketers Who Might Get Teams Before Mega Auction

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After all eight franchises revealed their list of retained players for the next season of IPL 2022, its time for the two new teams to pick three players each of their choices for their team. Former cricketer Aakash Chopra has picked six cricketers, who might get teams before the IPL 2022 mega auction.

The franchises from Lucknow and Ahmedabad will have time till December 25 to reveal their picks before we head to the auction. Ahead of that, Aakash Chopra believes KL Rahul will get a team before the auction. If reports are to be believed, the team from Lucknow is interested to sign the former Punjab Kings captain.

Afghanistan’s ace spinner Rashid Khan was his second pick followed by Shreyas Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, and keeper batter Ishan Kishan.

“My first pick is KL Rahul. I feel he will not be able to reach the auction. Punjab Kings wanted to retain him but he didn’t want to. I think he is going to Lucknow and will become the captain of the new team. Rashid Khan is second in the pecking order. I don’t think his name will reach the auction table. He did not want to stay at SunRisers Hyderabad as he has been already approached by a new franchise with a better salary.

My third pick is Shreyas Iyer. He is likely to become captain of the Ahmedabad franchise. He is an important player and will be drafted to a new team. I won’t be surprised to see him lead Ahmedabad as he has already captained Delhi Capitals. Yuzvendra Chahal is another player who might go to Ahmedabad. Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya might not be a part of the auction, but Ishan Kishan’s stocks are a bit high at the moment,” Aakash Chopra said on his YouTube channel.

You won’t find a more consistent player than him – Aakash Chopra on David Warner

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The popular commentator also believes that former Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner will also not be available for the auction, saying that one between the two new IPL teams will be interested on the Aussie opener.

“David Warner will not make it to the auction either. He is a proven match-winner. He has a lot of experience, has won a lot of games, and has scored 600 odds runs in so many seasons. You won’t find a more consistent player than him,” Aakash Chopra concluded.

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