IPL 2022 in all likelihood is set to be a 10-team affair. Two new franchises are expected to join the fray. There will be a huge mega auction that will precede IPL next year. The two new teams have to build their side from the scratch. They will be keen to bring in able leaders to lead their sides, Lets see Players Who Can Probably Lead 2 New Teams In IPL 2022.
Let’s look at Top 5 possible players who could lead the two new Teams in IPL 2022:
#5 Shubman Gill
KKR invested heavily in Shubman Gill when they acquired him in IPL 2018 auctions. They made him part of the leadership group in 2020. But this season it seems all is not well between KKR and Gill. There is a possibility that they might not retain Gill. Hence he will be a young candidate available to lead a side. This might bring the best out of him too.
#4 David Warner
David Warner is a proven performer. He led SRH to a championship win in 2016. He led them to playoff finishes in 2017 and 2020. Warner had a poor run of form in IPL 2021 and looked burdened. To make matters worse, Warner publicly disagreed with the team management’s call. This led to Warner’s ouster as captain. He will be hungry to prove his worth to any side that believes in him. There is a fine captain in Warner.
This may come off as a bit of a surprise but Shakib-Al-Hasan is a great captaincy candidate. His all-around skills are second to none in the world. He will walk into any team he represents. Hasan can bat at the number bowl in the powerplay or during the middle-overs. His versatility is his biggest strength. He is a strong personality and a new team will benefit from having such a leader in their presence.
#2 Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins may seem a left-field choice for many as captain. But the fact is that Cummins is a natural leader. He is undoubtedly the best bowler across formats currently. Cummins is a handy lower-order batter. He is a gun fielder and is 100% committed to the team’s cause. Cummins can be the ideal captaincy candidate for a new team coming in.
#1 Jason Holder
Jason Holder is unarguably the world’s leading allrounder. He has proven himself time and again. Holder is one of the most underrated cricketers of the current generation. He has captaincy credentials and he almost always delivers from the front. Holder will be a fine prospect to lead a new side sans any baggage.