Lucknow Super Giants(LSG) Team in Indian T20 League 2022
The city known for its hospitality, food and monuments now has something else to be proud of. The Lucknow Super Giants(LSG) team for the Indian T20 League is ready for action. With top-class players led by KL Rahul, the Lucknow Super Giants squad will be one to watch.
The well-known RPSG group owns the Lucknow Super Giants cricket team franchise. With a stunning bid of more than INR 7000 crores, it won the rights. This was the highest bid received during the process, making it the most expensive franchise so far. Here’s the lowdown on the captain, the players, and performance.
Lucknow Super Giants Indian T20 League Schedule
Mon 28th Mar – 7:30 pm
Gujarat vs Lucknow
Mon 28th Mar – 7:30 pm
Gujarat vs Lucknow
Mon 4th Apr – 7:30 PM
Hyderabad vs Lucknow
Thu 7th Apr – 7:30 PM
Lucknow vs Delhi
Sun 10th Apr – 7:30 PM
Rajasthan vs Lucknow
Sat 16th Apr – 3:30 PM
Mumbai vs Lucknow
Tue 19th Apr – 7:30 PM
Lucknow vs Bangalore
Sun 24th Apr – 7:30 PM
Lucknow vs Mumbai
Fri 29th Apr – 7:30 PM
Punjab vs Lucknow
Sun 1th May – 3:30 PM
Delhi vs Lucknow
Sat 7th May – 3:30 PM
Lucknow vs Kolkata
Tue 10th May – 7:30 PM
Lucknow vs Gujarat
Sun 15th May – 7:30 PM
Lucknow vs Rajasthan
Wed 18th May – 7:30 PM
Kolkata vs Lucknow
Lucknow Super Giants Squad’s Top Players
The following are three of the Lucknow cricket team’s top players:
Lucknow Super Giants Squad Analysis: Indian T20 League 2022
By Vivek Krishnan
As India’s biggest T20 carnival begins, all eyes will be on the new Indian T20 League entrants Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). They will begin their 2022 campaign against the fellow newcomers Gujarat on March 28 in Mumbai.
The newly formed Lucknow side will be captained by KL Rahul. At the recently concluded auction, LSG was also successful in absorbing several marquee cricketers.
Lucknow will strongly pin their hopes on skipper KL Rahul to flourish with the bat. Since the beginning of 2018, he has amassed 2548 runs at 56.62, including 25 half-centuries and 2 centuries in the Indian T20 League. Although Rahul was forced to play the anchor role for Punjab in his previous stint, he could go all guns blazing in 2022 given Lucknow’s depth in the batting department.
Quinton de Kock’s dual role of batting and wicketkeeping will further help Lucknow with their balance. Furthermore, given his retirement from Test cricket, the South African will be available for the entire tournament.
The addition of Jason Holder and Marcus Stoinis will not only lend balance to the Super Giants, but their ability to adjust and change their approach depending on the game situation also augurs well for Lucknow.
Much of Lucknow’s success will depend on how strike bowlers Ravi Bishnoi and Avesh Khan fare. While Bishnoi was the Emerging Player of the Tournament in 2020, Avesh carried the burden of the Delhi attack, alongside Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje last year. Avesh’s death bowling in the previous edition also earned him rich praises from various quarters.
Along with the inclusion of KL Rahul, the Lucknow thinktank also managed to buy Quinton de Kock at the auction. In the previous years, the South African wicketkeeper-batter proved to be a vital cog in Mumbai’s wheel. With KL Rahul and de Kock opening the innings, Lucknow should be able to get the required impetus at the top.
The middle- and lower-order too appears healthy, with all-rounders galore. While the likes of Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, and Jason Holder can take care of the finishing touches, the responsibility of building the innings will be on Manish Pandey and Deepak Hooda.
Perhaps, Lucknow’s greatest strength lies in the flexibility of their batting order. Depending on the situation, certain players are capable of switching positions without any discomfort. Additionally, the depth in the batting will also encourage their batters to express themselves.
Although Lucknow have multiple options, on the spin and seam fronts, they might struggle to find a company for Avesh Khan in the final overs. While Jason Holder and Dushmantha Chameera can be asked to operate at the death, they haven’t been very impressive in that aspect for their respective countries.
Manish Pandey’s recent strike rate at No.3might bother LSG. The Indian batter struggled to get runs quickly in his previous two outings for Hyderabad. If Pandey could rewind to his early days in the tournament, Lucknow will be well served. The presence of Gautam Gambhir in the dugout could have a positive influence on Pandey. Remember the Kolkata days?
For starters, the Lucknow management has done a commendable job in compiling a formidable team with no apparent holes. Fielding their XI for the initial games too shouldn’t be a matter of concern for them. Although LSG will be making their debut in the Indian T20 League, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if they manage to qualify for the playoffs.
Quinton de Kock
Ankit Singh Rajpoot
Lucknow Cricket Team Players Statistics in 2021
These figures relate to Indian T20 league matches in 2021.
|Player Name||Matches||Runs||Average||High Score||Strike Rate|
|Quinton de Kock||11||297||29.7||70*||116.01|
|Player Name||Matches||Overs||Wickets||Economy Rate||Best|
Interesting Facts About the Lucknow Super Giants Team
- The RPSG Group owned the team, which earlier owned a T20 team from Pune.
- Their home ground is the BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. With a seating capacity of 50,000, it is the fifth-largest international cricket stadium in India.
- The team has many quality all-rounders with international experience. They also have impressive pace bowling bench strength in Dushmanta Chameera and Ankit Rajpoot.
- The LSG squad’s most expensive player is the uncapped fast bowler Avesh Khan, bought for INR 10 crores.
- This was followed by West Indian all-rounder Jason Holder, who went for INR 8.75 crores.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the coach of the Lucknow Super Giants team?
Who is the Lucknow Super Giants team captain?
The team is captained by K.L. Rahul, current vice-captain of the national cricket team in limited-overs formats. He also plays for Karnataka in domestic cricket.
Who is the owner of the Lucknow Super Giants cricket team?
The Sanjiv Goenka-led RPSG group owns it.