Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)
LSG is a professional Twenty20 cricket franchise based in the city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. The team was founded in 2020 and is currently owned by RPSG Group, a conglomerate headquartered in Kolkata. The team is part of the Indian Premier League (IPL), a professional cricket league in India, and plays its home matches at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
Lucknow Super Giants made their debut in the IPL in 2021 as one of the two new teams along with the Ahmedabad Lions. The franchise was purchased by the RPSG Group for a whopping Rs. 7,090 crores, making it one of the most expensive teams in the IPL. The team’s logo features a lion with a bat and ball, and its official colors are purple and silver.
LSG Team Squad
The LSG team squad is a balanced mix of experienced players and young talent. The team is led by the seasoned Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan, who has been one of the most consistent performers in the IPL over the years. The team also includes several other Indian players such as Ishan Kishan, Kuldeep Yadav, and Shardul Thakur, who have represented the national team at various levels.
In addition, the LSG team has also invested in overseas talent, with the likes of David Warner, Mitchell Starc, and Eoin Morgan, who bring a wealth of experience and skill to the team. The team has also included some promising young overseas players such as Kyle Jamieson and Liam Livingstone, who are expected to make an impact in the tournament.
The LSG team had a mixed debut season in the IPL, finishing in the middle of the table with six wins and eight losses from their 14 matches. The team had some standout performers, with Shikhar Dhawan leading the batting charts with 603 runs at an average of 46.38. The team also had a strong bowling unit, with Mitchell Starc and Shardul Thakur picking up 21 and 16 wickets respectively.
Despite not qualifying for the playoffs in their debut season, the LSG team showed glimpses of their potential and gave their fans some exciting moments to cherish. The team will be hoping to build on this experience and put up a better performance in the upcoming season.
Lucknow Super Giants may be a new team in the IPL, but they have already shown that they have the talent and potential to compete at the highest level. With a balanced team squad led by the experienced Shikhar Dhawan, the team will be looking to make a mark in the upcoming IPL season. Fans of LSG will be eagerly anticipating the start of the tournament and will be hoping that their team can deliver some memorable performances and bring the IPL trophy to Lucknow.