The Ahmedabad Revolution has begun in the right earnest, as the Ahmedabad franchise signs some big names. Just hours after it was confirmed that the franchise received its BCCI clearance and the Letter of Intent from the board, the franchise has wasted no time in bolstering its backroom staff. Vikram Solanki was appointed as the Director Of Cricket, with Ashish Nehra as the Head Coach and World Cup-winning coach Gary Kirsten assuming a mentorship role.
Ahmedabad Franchise Signs Top Names; This Could Be The Start Of Something Big
They have also gone ahead and zeroed down on their leadership group, which is expected to lead this brand new outfit to the glory of the IPL. Contrary to reports saying that former Delhi capitals Captain Shreyas Iyer expected to take over the reins of the team, it is now being reported that Ahmedabad has approached swashbuckling India all-rounder Hardik Pandya to lead them.
They have also convinced wily Afghan and former SRH leggie, Rashid Khan, to come on board. These moves have put down a staunch gauntlet to the rest of the league that the Amdavadis are not here to take part but take over. The fact that the Ahmedabad franchise signs such big names will come as a wake-up call to many.
Getting Pandya And Rashid on board represents a move that makes a lot of sense from a cricketing perspective. This showcases that the Ahmedabad franchise signs players that they need at present to build a strong foundation.
Hardik Pandya, when on song, is one of the most devastating strikers of the white ball, making a mockery of even the best bowling attacks on his day. Not to forget his ability to turn his arm around and bowl economical spells. There is a reason he is called “the boy with the golden arm”. Rashid Khan does not need an introduction in all honesty.
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This wily, jolly-looking leggie has been a living nightmare to some of the best batsmen across the globe, bamboozling everyone and taking wickets by the dozen. He is also a very handy striker of the ball, with his recent exploits in the BBL making teams take notice of Rashid the batter. Having both onboard settles the team from a roster perspective, with an established All-Rounder and a World Class spinner in your camp, it gives the franchise room to manoeuvre in the upcoming auction.
All in all, it is a very shrewd move from the think tank in getting two established names in your leadership group, who inspire confidence and calm in their abilities. This is going to be a very interesting time for the team, and the others as well. Just bring on the IPL Already.