Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) are a professional franchise cricket team based in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh that competes in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Founded in 2021, the team plays its home matches at the BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. The team is owned by RPSG Group, who previously owned the Rising Pune Supergiant franchise between 2016 and 2017, and is captained by KL Rahul and coached by Justin Langer.

Lucknow Super Giants
LeagueIndian Premier League
Personnel
CaptainKL Rahul
CoachJustin Langer
ChairmanSanjiv Goenka
OwnerRPSG Group
Chief executiveVinod Bisht
ManagerAvinash Vaidya
Team information
CityLucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Founded25 October 2021; 2 years ago (2021-10-25)
Home groundEkana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Capacity50,100
History
Indian Premier League wins0
Official websitelucknowsupergiants.in

Regular kit

Lucknow Super Giants in 2024

Franchise history edit

The Governing Council of the Indian Premier League issued an invitation to tender for two new sides in August 2021. A total of 22 companies declared an interest, but with a high base price for the new teams, there were no more than six serious bidders. The Sanjiv Goenka-owned RPSG Group won the rights to operate the Lucknow franchise with a bid of 7,090 crore (equivalent to 80 billion or US$1.0 billion in 2023).[2][3]

The team launched a competition to decide its name, with Lucknow Super Giants chosen in January 2022.[4]

Team history edit

At the February 2022 mega auction, the franchise purchased its first set of players. Notable players signed included KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock, Mark Wood and Marcus Stoinis. Later in the year, the franchise named Rahul as the captain of the team and former Zimbabwean cricketer Andy Flower as head coach.[5][6] Additionally, former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir was appointed as the team mentor.[7]

In the 2022 season, the franchise finished third in the group stage and qualified for the playoffs. They faced fourth place Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator match and were knocked out at that stage.[8] The 2023 season saw the side again finishing 3rd and losing the eliminator, this time to Mumbai Indians.

The Lucknow Super Giants became one of the 10 most popular cricket clubs from India. As of March 2024, the club had 4.6m followers on social media.[9]

Seasons edit

Season League standing Final standing
2022 3rd out of 10 Playoffs
2023 3rd out of 10 Playoffs
2024

Captains edit

Last updated: 7 April 2024 [10]

Player Nationality[a] From To Matches Won Lost Tied NR Win% Best Result
KL Rahul   India 2022 Present 27 16 11 0 0 59.26 Playoffs (2022,2023)
Krunal Pandya   India 2023 2023 6 3 2 0 1 50 Stand-In
Nicholas Pooran   West Indies 2024 2024 1 1 0 0 0 100 Stand-In

Result summary edit

Season summary edit

Season Round Table Standing Match Played Won Lost Tied No Result Win%
2022 Eliminator 3rd 15 9 6 0 0 60.0
2023 Eliminator 3rd 15 8 6 0 1 53.33

By Opposition edit

Opposition Played Won Lost No Result Win%
Chennai Super Kings 3 1 1 1 50
Delhi Capitals 3 3 0 0 100
Gujarat Titans 5 1 4 0 20
Kolkata Knight Riders 3 3 0 0 100
Mumbai Indians 4 3 1 0 75
Punjab Kings 4 3 1 0 75
Rajasthan Royals 4 1 3 0 25
Royal Challengers Bengaluru 5 2 3 0 40
Sunrisers Hyderabad 3 3 0 0 100

Source- Cricbuzz[11]

Last updated 7 April 2024

Home ground edit

The team's home ground is the BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. During its first season, the team was unable to play any matches at the ground due to restrictions put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 in India; all of the 2022 league stage matches were hosted played in Maharashtra.[12] These restrictions were removed in 2023 and the side played on the ground during the season.

Current squad edit

  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
  •  *  denotes a player who is currently unavailable for selection.
  •  *  denotes a player who is unavailable for rest of the season.
No. Name Nationality Birth date Batting style Bowling style Signed year Salary Notes
Batters
3 Ayush Badoni   India (1999-12-03) 3 December 1999 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2022 20 lakh (US$25,000)
37 Devdutt Padikkal   India (2000-07-07) 7 July 2000 (age 23) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2023 7.75 crore (US$970,000)
70 Ashton Turner   Australia (1993-01-25) 25 January 1993 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2023 1.00 crore (US$130,000) Overseas
Wicket-keepers
1 KL Rahul   India (1992-04-18) 18 April 1992 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2022 17 crore (US$2.1 million) Captain
12 Quinton de Kock   South Africa (1992-12-17) 17 December 1992 (age 31) Left-handed 2022 6.75 crore (US$850,000) Overseas
29 Nicholas Pooran   West Indies (1995-10-02) 2 October 1995 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2023 16 crore (US$2.0 million) Overseas;

Vice Captain

All-rounders
Arshad Khan   India (1997-12-20) 20 December 1997 (age 26) Left-handed Left-arm medium 2023 20 lakh (US$25,000)
Arshin Kulkarni   India (2005-02-15) 15 February 2005 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2023 20 lakh (US$25,000)
David Willey   England (1990-02-28) 28 February 1990 (age 34) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium 2023 2 crore (US$250,000) Overseas
7 Krishnappa Gowtham   India (1988-10-20) 20 October 1988 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2022 90 lakh (US$110,000)
17 Marcus Stoinis   Australia (1989-08-16) 16 August 1989 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2022 9.2 crore (US$1.2 million) Overseas
24 Krunal Pandya   India (1991-03-24) 24 March 1991 (age 33) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox 2022 8.25 crore (US$1.0 million)
71 Kyle Mayers   West Indies (1992-09-08) 8 September 1992 (age 31) Left-handed Right-arm medium 2022 50 lakh (US$63,000) Overseas
57 Deepak Hooda   India (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2022 5.75 crore (US$720,000)
46 Prerak Mankad   India (1994-04-23) 23 April 1994 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2023 20 lakh (US$25,000)
Pace bowlers
Shamar Joseph   West Indies (1999-08-31) 31 August 1999 (age 24) Left-handed Right-arm fast 2024 3 crore (US$380,000) Overseas
34 Yudhvir Singh   India (1997-09-13) 13 September 1997 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2023 20 lakh (US$25,000)
47 Mohsin Khan   India (1998-07-15) 15 July 1998 (age 25) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast 2022 20 lakh (US$25,000)
32 Shivam Mavi   India (1998-11-26) 26 November 1998 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast 2024 6.40 crore (US$800,000)
9 Yash Thakur   India (1998-12-28) 28 December 1998 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2023 45 lakh (US$56,000)
78 Naveen-ul-Haq   Afghanistan (1999-09-23) 23 September 1999 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2023 50 lakh (US$63,000) Overseas
8 Mayank Yadav   India (2002-06-17) 17 June 2002 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm fast 2022 20 lakh (US$25,000)
Matt Henry   New Zealand (1991-12-14) 14 December 1991 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2024 1.25 crore (US$160,000) Overseas; Replacement for David Willey
Spin bowlers
99 Amit Mishra   India (1982-11-24) 24 November 1982 (age 41) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin 2023 50 lakh (US$63,000)
30 Manimaran Siddharth   India (1998-07-03) 3 July 1998 (age 25) Right-handed Slow left arm orthodox 2023 2.4 crore (US$300,000)
56 Ravi Bishnoi   India (2000-09-05) 5 September 2000 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin 2022 4 crore (US$500,000)

Administration and support staff edit

Position Name
CEO Vinod Bisht
Team manager
Strategic consultant M. S. K. Prasad
Head coach Justin Langer
Assistant coach Lance Klusener
Assistant coach Sridharan Sriram
Consultant Adam Voges
Spin bowling consultant Pravin Tambe
Bowling coach Morne Morkel
Fielding coach Jonty Rhodes

Kit manufacturers and sponsors edit

Year Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor (front) Shirt sponsor (back) Chest branding
2008 Reebok Bajaj Allianz Royal Challenge Reebok
2009 Puma UltraTech Cement HDFC Life 7up
2010 Moov
2011 Floriana Supertech
2012 UltraTech Cement
2013 Rupa
2014
2015 Provogue Lawman Pg3
2018 TYKA JK Lakshmi Cement Mitsubishi Heavy Industries KEI Wires & Cables
2019 Alcis Surya LED
2020 TV9 Bharatvarsh Niine
2021 Expo 2020 BKT
2022 Happilo Dollar
2023 Luminous
2024 Neom

See also edit

Notes edit

  1. ^ The information in the nationality column is according to ESPNcricinfo. This information may not necessarily reflect the player's birthplace or citizenship.

References edit

  1. ^ "IPL 2023: Lucknow Super Giants to wear jersey similar to Mohun Bagan against Kolkata Knight Riders". India Today. Retrieved 15 May 2023.
  2. ^ "Industrialist Sanjiv Goenka wins IPL's new Lucknow franchise with bid of over Rs 7,000 crore". The Print. 25 October 2021. Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Sanjiv Goenka's RPSG Group gets Lucknow franchise with Rs 7,090 crore bid: BCCI source". The Economic Times. Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  4. ^ "IPL: New Lucknow Franchise Named As Lucknow Super Giants". Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  5. ^ Abhishek, Aharon. "IPL 2022: 3 litmus tests KL Rahul must pass as LSG captain". www.sportskeeda.com. Retrieved 15 November 2022.
  6. ^ "Andy Flower named Lucknow IPL franchise head coach". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 15 November 2022.
  7. ^ "Gautam Gambhir first Indian to be appointed global mentor of a T20 franchise". India Today. Retrieved 15 November 2022.
  8. ^ Gupta, Rajarshi (26 May 2022). "IPL 2022 Eliminator LSG vs RCB: Royal Challengers Bangalore storm into Qualifier 2, Lucknow Super Giants knocked out". India Today. Retrieved 30 May 2022.
  9. ^ https://www.sportingnews.com/in/cricket/news/which-ipl-team-most-fans-following/lufw31lwr8gvb5mfaxytcm42
  10. ^ "LSG : captains". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 December 2023.
  11. ^ "Lucknow Super Giants Cricket Team live scores, results". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 15 November 2022.
  12. ^ "IPL 2022 to be held in five venues across Maharashtra". The New Indian Express. 18 February 2022. Retrieved 15 November 2022.

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