Rashid Khan was on the radar of the Lucknow franchise, and the management was ready to sign him as their number two player after KL Rahul. However, it seems they have lost the race to the Ahmedabad based team, who have offered the contract to one of the best spinners in the world. Hence, Rashid would be their number one pick in the draft list.
After failing to get him on board, Lucknow have decided to offer a contract to young Indian spinner Ravi Bishnoi, who was a part of Punjab Kings until the last edition of the Indian Premier League. Rahul knows Ravi pretty well, having captained him in the league. Marcus Stoinis is also likely to play for the KL Rahul-led team in IPL 2022.