Lucknow Super Giants short name (LSG) are the new member of this renowned tournament. They were formed in 2021 and will compete in this season’s IPL. Sanjiv Goenka-owned RPSG Group bought the team with a bid of Rs 7090 crore. During the retention, the team drafted KL Rahul as their captain for ₹17 Cr, making him the joint highest-paid player in the league; Lucknow Super Giants also bought Marcus Stoinis and Ravi Bishnoi.
New colours, same commitment 🎯 pic.twitter.com/nZnggxtZXR— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) March 20, 2022
The team will be coached by Andy Flower. Lucknow Super Giants will play their home games at BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
Lucknow Super Giants IPL 2022 auction
Lucknow Super Giants had a budget of 59.80 crores during the IPL 2022 auction. However, in the end, they had only 10 Lakh in the purse from which they bought three drafted players in their squad. They bought KL Rahul for Rs 17 crores, Marcus Stoinis for 9.2 crores, and Ravi Bishnoi for 4 crores.
While the rest they used on to buy a total of 18 players in the auction. The famous players Lucknow Super Giants bought were Quinton de Kock, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, and Jason Holder.
Lucknow Super Giants IPL 2022 schedule
|March 28||Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants||7:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|March 31||Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings||7.30 PM||Brabourne|
|April 4||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Lucknow Super Giants||7.30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|April 7||Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi Capitals||7.30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|April 10||Rajasthan Royals vs Lucknow Super Giants||7.30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|April 16||Mumbai Indians vs Lucknow Super Giants||3.30 PM||Brabourne|
|April 19||Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7.30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|April 24||Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians||7.30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|April 29||Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants||7.30 PM||MCA Stadium|
|May 1||Delhi Capitals vs Lucknow Super Giants||3.30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|May 7||Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||MCA Stadium|
|May 10||Lucknow Super Giants vs Gujarat Titans||7.30 PM||MCA Stadium|
|May 15||Lucknow Super Giants vs Rajasthan Royals||7.30 PM||Brabourne|
|May 18||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants||7.30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
Lucknow Super Giants IPL 2022 squad
KL Rahul (Captain), Ravi Bishnoi, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Jason Holder, Manish Pandey, Quinton de Kock, Krunal Pandya, Mark Wood, Avesh Khan, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, Krishnappa Gowtham, Dushmanta Chameera, Shahbaz Nadeem, Manan Vohra, Mohsin Khan, Ayush Badoni, Kyle Mayers, Karan Sharma, Evin Lewis, Mayank Yadav, B Sai Sudarshan.
Lucknow Super Giants IPL 2022 strongest squad
KL Rahul (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Manish Pandey, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Krishnappa Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Ravi Bishnoi, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan
Lucknow Super Giants will play their first-ever IPL tournament this season alongside Gujarat Titans. Lucknow Super Giants have done decent business in the auction and will be hoping their players turn up during big games.
However, this is their first tournament, so they will have slighter pressure on them. Although they have an experienced player who has already played for other teams, the onus will be on them to marshal the team. Lucknow Super Giants have a great squad, but their chances of making it to the playoffs look slim given the inexperience of the players on their side.