LSG IPL 2023 | Players, Captain, Schedule, Venue
LSG IPL 2023 franchise made an impressive debut in the world’s best T20 league last season. The KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) finished third in the points table in IPL 2022. They have made quality additions in the IPL 2023 auction and are among the contenders to lift the 16th edition.
LSG IPL 2023 Players
LSG has some outstanding batters in its 25-member squad. The opening duo of KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock scored 1124 runs between them in the last edition. De Kock struck a terrific 70-ball 140* – the third-highest individual score in IPL – against Kolkata Knight Riders. Meanwhile, Rahul hit two hundreds against Mumbai Indians at Brabourne Stadium and Wankhede Stadium.
The franchise bought former West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran for Rs 16.5 crore. The 27-year-old is likely to play a pivotal role in the LSG top order.
Deepak Hooda is a player to watch out for this season. The right-handed batter has been a mainstay in the India T20I squad since his impressive IPL 2022 season, where he notched up 451 runs at a strike rate of 136.67 in the 15th edition. Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, and Ayush Badoni are the other exciting batters on the LSG roster.
LSG has added more quality and experience in its bowling department by signing Romario Shepherd, Amit Mishra, Jaydev Unadkat, and Daniel Sams in the auction. The Indian pace duo of Avesh Khan and Mohsin Khan will be keen to extend their excellent run. They collected 32 wickets between them.
Ravi Bishnoi will be LSG’s lead spinner despite the arrival of Mishra, who has 166 IPL wickets to his name. The youngster will want to pick up wickets consistently and earn a recall to the Indian T20 side, for whom he last played in the Asia Cup 2022. Krunal will be the second spinner in the playing 11.
LSG IPL 2023 Team Players
Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Avesh Khan, Yudhvir Singh, Marcus Stoinis, Mark Wood, Yash Thakur, Swapnil Singh, Kyle Mayers, Ravi Bishnoi, Romario Shepherd, Prerak Mankad, Daniel Sams, Mohsin Khan, Amit Mishra, Mayank Yadav, Manan Vohra, Krunal Pandya, Krishnappa Gowtham, Karan Sharma, Naveen Ul Haq, Jaydev Unadkat
Lucknow Super Giants captain is KL Rahul. The 30-year-old, who has captained Punjab Kings for three seasons, led from the front in the franchise’s maiden season. He scored more than 600 runs and guided the team to the playoffs. Under Rahul’s leadership, the LSG faithful will expect the franchise to reach the playoffs for a second successive season.
K L Rahul IPL Captaincy Record
Matches: 422, Won: 20, Lost: 20, Tied: 2
Andy Flower was appointed as LSG franchise in December 2021. The former Zimbabwe international had plenty of success during his tenure as England cricket team director. He has worked as head coach of T20 franchises Multan Sultans and St Lucia Zouks. Vijay Dahiya is the assistant coach. ODI World Cup winner Gautam Gambhir is also part of the support staff.
LSG IPL 2023 Schedule
LSG, who played four matches at DY Patil Stadium in its IPL 2022 schedule, beat the likes of Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals twice last season. The franchise lost its first-ever IPL match, played on March 28, but sealed a hat-trick of wins. A 75-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in Pune was LSG’s best performance in the season. It was Royal Challengers Bangalore who eliminated them in the playoff round.
LSG IPL 2023 Venues
Vajpayee (BRSABV) Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow. With the IPL 2022 season limited to a few venues, Ekana Cricket Stadium hasn’t been able to host LSG yet. The ground, which has a seating capacity of 50,000, is traditionally a batting track. Teams batting first have grabbed victories in all six T20I matches played at Ekana Cricket Stadium.
With outstanding players at its disposal, LSG is expected to reach the playoffs for a second successive season. It won’t be a surprise if the Lucknow-based team lifts the most coveted trophy in the T20 franchise cricket.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who was LSG’s top scorer in IPL 2022?
KL Rahul scored the most runs for LSG in IPL 2022. He scored 616 runs in 15 innings.
Who were the overseas players LSG bought in IPL 2023 auction?
Nicholas Pooran, Daniel Sams, Romario Shepherd, and Naveen Ul Haq are the four overseas players signed by LSG in the IPL 2023 auction.
How many half-centuries did Deepak Hooda score in IPL 2022?
Deepak Hooda scored four half-centuries in the IPL 2022 season.