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IPL 2022: What's different and how it could shape Indian cricket ahead

As 15th edition begins today with a bigger league, expect leadership stakes for India

IPL Trophy during day one of the TATA Indian Premier League Player Auction. Photo:Sportzpics for IPL
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FILE PIC: IPL Trophy during day one of the TATA Indian Premier League Player Auction | Photo:Sportzpics for IPL

Krishnaraj Singh Jasana New Delhi
Indian cricket is at a crossroads. The Virat Kohli captaincy era is over, and the team needs a seasoned leader to steer the ship. Rohit Sharma fills those boots ably, for now. But he’ll be 35 in just over a month. So, what next?

Enter the 15th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), beginning Saturday. If ever the T20 showpiece event was a clash of captains and captaincy material, this is it.

There is the classy K L Rahul, in charge of the debutant franchise Lucknow Super Giants. Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) Shreyas Iyer, like Rahul, is a cool head that

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First Published: Mar 25 2022 | 5:55 PM IST

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