LSG is the new Indian Premier League (IPL) Franchise Cricket Team based in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. LSG and GT are the two new IPL franchises that will play in the Indian Premier League along with the existing eight IPL teams. Keep reading this article if you want to know about who is the owner of Super Giants, their Logo, their Squad, and Coach.
Who is the Owner of Lucknow Super Giants
RP Sanjiv Goenka group is the owner of the LSG Team. RPSG Group who made a bid of INR 7090 Crore won the right to operate the Lucknow-based Franchise. Sanjiv Goenka’s RPSG group is very active in Cricket as they previously owned Rising Pune Supergiant for two years. Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee(BRSABV) Ekana Cricket Stadium which is situated in Lucknow is the home ground of the LSG Team.
On 31st January 2022, the Lucknow Super Giants team unveiled their logo ahead of their first season of the Indian Premier League. The Franchise has taken inspiration from ancient Indian mythology as its logo gave a glimpse of the mythical bird Garuda. Their logo is also inspired by the Indian Flag as they have used tri-color in the wings of the entity. A cricket bat along with a ball is used to form the body of the bird. Men in Blue’s color is used in bat while red color is used in ball.
Lucknow franchise said in a statement, “The whole identity in the logo is endowed with positive energy to achieve success and reach new heights. Super Giants is a team for every Indian”,
Lucknow Super Giants Squad
Lucknow has retained three players ahead of IPL mega auction 2022.
- KL Rahul – The Lucknow-based IPL Franchise has signed KL Rahul at a whopping amount of INR 17 crores. With this deal, KL became the joint-highest expensive player in the history of the Indian Premier League. The right-handed batsman has been given captaincy responsibility too. Rahul was captain of Punjab Kings in the last two seasons of IPL. However, Kings Punjab failed to qualify for playoffs in these two seasons. KL has played 94 IPL matches and scored 3273 runs at an impressive average of 47.4 and a strike rate of 136.4. He also hit two centuries in the IPL.
- Marcus Stoinis – Super Giants picked Marcus Stoinis in INR 9.2 crores. Marcus Stoinis has played an important role in Delhi Capitals’ success in IPL 2020. With the help of his all-rounder performance, Delhi reached the IPL final for the first time in 2020. Marcus has scored 352 runs at a strike rate of nearly 150 and also picked 13 wickets. However, he got injured in IPL 2021 and played only a few matches. Overall, Stoinis has appeared in 56 IPL matches and scored 914 runs. He also took 30 wickets.
- Ravi Bishnoi – The Franchise has also signed an uncapped Indian player. Ravi Bishnoi has been signed in INR 4 crores. The Leg spinner has impressed everyone with his tight bowling in pressure situations. Previously, he was also part of the Punjab Kings’ squad. Ravi has played 23 IPL matches and picked 24 wickets at an economy of under 7. (source)
Super Giants squad looks balanced and strong after IPL 2022 auction. They have picked 21 players in their squad including 14 Indians.
Lucknow Super Giants squad: KL Rahul, Karan Sharma, Mayank Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, K Gowtham, Ankit Rajpoot, Quinton de, Jason Holder, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Evin Lewis, Mark Wood, Krunal Pandya, Shahbaz Nadeem, Ayush Badoni, Manan Vohra, Kyle Mayers, Dushmanta Chameera, Avesh Khan.
LSG Coach and Mentor
Former Zimbabwe Batsman Andy Flower is named as the coach of the Lucknow team. While Gautam Gambhir is appointed for the mentor role.