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With so much buzz going around the two new IPL teams, the Lucknow franchise have finally kicked off their operations. The RP Sanjiv Goenka group owned side have been quite active on social media in recent days, where they have made the official announcements of welcoming their new coaching staff which is as follows:

Andy Flower - Head Coach

Vijay Dahiya - Assistant Coach

Gautam Gambhir - Mentor

According to sources close to SportsTiger, it has been revealed that Lucknow have also signed KL Rahul who is set to captain the franchise in IPL 2022. Although there have been reports around the same since a while, it seems that the move has eventually transpired as expected and an official announcement on the same could be done very soon.

Probable picks for Lucknow

Apart from KL Rahul, Lucknow are reportedly likely to rope in Rashid Khan and Ishan Kishan as their other two signings. Apart from these two, the franchise will have a few other options to choose from as well, with the likes of David Warner, Ravichandran Ashwin, Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal etc. also available.

Meanwhile, there is no information yet from the Ahmedabad franchise but there is a possibility that youngster Shreyas Iyer, who had led Delhi Capitals in past, could be their skipper for IPL 2022.