The newest IPL team, Lucknow Super Giants, would like to play with their best playing 11 in their inaugural season of the Indian Premier League. LSG has Andy Flower as their coach and Gautam Gambhir as their mentor. In the IPL auction, LSG picked players smartly, and most cricket experts chose LSG’s squad as the best squad in the IPL. This article talks about the possible playing XI of Lucknow Super Giants.
Lucknow Super Giants’ Squad
LSG has retained three players ahead of auction and picked 18 players in the IPL auction. They have seven overseas players in their squad.
LSG squad– KL Rahul, Avesh Khan, Mayank Yadav, Karan Sharma, Marcus Stoinis, Ankit Rajpoot, Ravi Bishnoi, Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda, K Gowtham, Manish Pandey, Quinton de, Dushmanta Chameera, Mark Wood, Krunal Pandya, Mohsin Khan, Manan Vohra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Evin Lewis.
- Also, read- Interesting facts about IPL you don’t know
Lucknow Super Giants’ Possible Playing 11
KL Rahul, who Lucknow Super Giants retained in INR 17 crore, becomes the joint most expensive player in the history of the Indian Premier League. He has all skills and talent to play according to the situation. The stylish right-handed batsman is very consistent for his previous franchise. Rahul has played 94 IPL matches and scored 3273 runs at an impressive average of 47.43. He slammed these runs at a strike rate of 136.37.
2. Quinton De
Quinton, who played a vital role in Mumbai Indians’ consecutive trophy-winning campaign, was a steal buy for the LSG in the IPL auction for INR 6.25 crore. Along with KL Rahul, the left-handed batsman can destroy any bowling line with their batting at the top order. He has played 77 IPL matches and slammed 2256 runs.
3. Manish Pandey
Lucknow Super Giants has shown faith in Manish Pandey by picking him in the IPL auction. LSG has to spend INR 4.60 crore for Manish Pandey in the auction. Manish Pandey is a very talented batsman, and however, he never showed his full ability on the cricket field. Pandey has scored 3560 runs in 154 IPL matches. Do you know? He was the first Indian to score a century in the IPL
4. Deepak Hooda
LSG has brought Deepak Hooda for INR 5.75 crore in the IPL auction 2022. Recently, Hooda made his ODI debut against West Indies. He slammed runs at a tremendous strike rate in every game of Syed Mushtaq Ali, 2022. He can bowl spin too, and he will be in playing 11. He has appeared in 80 IPL matches and scored 785 runs at a strike rate of 129.50.
6. Marcus Stonis
Marcus Stonis has been picked in the draft by LSG for INR 9.20 crore. Stonis can change the game with his bat and bowl. He has played a vital role in Delhi Capitals’ success in 2020. In IPL 2021, he played a few games as he was injured. Marcus scored 914 runs in 56 IPL matches and picked 30 wickets. He will be the x-factor in the playing XI.
5. Krunal Pandya
Krunal Pandya, a T20 specialist, has been a phenomenal player for his previous franchise, Mumbai Indians. Krunal, along with Hardik and Pollard, provided many great finishes in many IPL games over the years and chips with the bowl. He always featured in playing 11 mi. In the IPL 2018 mega auction, Mumbai picked him using the RTM service. However, this time, Lucknow Super Giants brought the services of Krunal for INR 8.25 crore. He slammed 1143 runs at a blistering strike rate of 138.50 in 84 IPL matches. He also picked 51 wickets.
7. Krishnappa Gowtham
Krishnappa Gowtham, one of the costliest players in the IPL 2021 auction, was a steal-buy for the LSG franchise. Last year, Chennai Super Kings brought him for INR 9.25 crore, and now he was picked by LSG for INR 90 Lakh. Gowtham is a consistent performer in the domestic circuit and will play in the playing XI today.
8. Jason Holder
Jason Holder is the most expensive overseas player of Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL auction with INR 8.75 crore. Holder had a bright last season of IPL for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He also played some good innings in the recently concluded ODI series against India in India. He is going to play a massive role in the playing 11.
9. Ravi Bishnoi
Ravi Bishnoi is the third draft player of LSG. LSG retained him for INR 4 crore. The Leg spinner, who recently made his international debut for India against West Indies, has been impressive in the U-19 World Cup and IPL. Ravi took 24 wickets in 23 IPL matches.
10. Mark Wood
LSG has picked Mark Wood for INR 7.50 crore. The English fast bowler has made his IPL debut from the Chennai Super Kings team in IPL 2018. Unfortunately, he played only one game. LSG needs a fast bowler, who can bowl 150+ consecutively in their playing 11, and Mark Wood is the ideal choice. We will play in my playing XI.
11. Avesh Khan
Avesh Khan is the most expensive player of Lucknow Super Giants in the auction. LSG brought him at a whopping amount of INR 10 crore. While playing for Delhi Capitals, Avesh Khan impressed everyone with his bowling speed and accuracy. Overall he has played 25 IPL matches and picked 29 wickets. (source)
Also, read- Gujarat TItans possible playing XI