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Lucknow IPL team name: Know everything about the new franchise

The Lucknow IPL team name has been revealed to be Lucknow Super Giants. The Lucknow Super Giants team will be representing the state of Uttar Pradesh in the Indian Premier League this season. The team will be known by the abbreviation of LSG. They had decided to take from the fans before settling upon the name. This will be the IPL debut campaign for Lucknow Super Giants as they are one of the two sides besides Gujarat Titans to be included for IPL 2022.

LSG is the most expensive franchise in IPL history. Last year, the franchise was purchased by the Sanjiv Goenka-owned of the RPSG group for an amount of Rs 7090 Crores. The bid by RPSG group was over 250% more than BCCI’s base price of INR 2000 Crores for an IPL team. For comparison, CVC Capital Partners acquired the Ahmedabad-based franchise for 5625 Crores.

Lucknow Super Giants will play their home matches at the BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, although IPL 2022 is being entirely held in Maharashtra this season.

Lucknow IPL team name: Why does it sound similar to the defunct Pune franchise?

Fans took to social media to explain their frustrations with the new Lucknow IPL team name. Lucknow Super Giants sounds very similar to the earlier Pune-based franchise Rising Pune Super Giants. To make matters clear, Sanjiv Goenka, who is the owner of the RPSG group that won the rights for the Lucknow franchise was also the owner of Rising Pune Super Giants when Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were banned from the IPL.

Lucknow Super Giants: Draft Picks

According to BCCI’s rules for the IPL 2022 mega auction had the opportunity to pick three players from the pool of released players before the mega auction.

On January 21, the official IPL team from Lucknow announced their draft picks ahead of IPL 2022. They signed KL Rahul for Rs 17 crore and also appointed him as the captain. KL Rahul had earlier represented Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. All-rounder Marcus Stoinis had been signed for Rs 9.2 crore while they also roped in then-uncapped Ravi Bishnoi for Rs 4 crore. The franchise also brought former Indian batter Gautam Gambhir as the team strategist and mentor. Gambhir had won two IPL titles with Kolkata Knight Riders in 2012 and 2014.

Lucknow Super Giants: Logo

Lucknow Super Giants officially announced that their logo has been inspired by ancient Indian mythology as well as a sense of patriotism.

“The mythical bird Garuda- who is a protector and enthroned with the power to move swiftly, has inspired us to create the winged emblem of the team. Garuda is omnipresent in every Indian culture and sub-culture.

The tri-colour wings of the entity, symbolically represent Lucknow Super Giants’ Pan -India appeal. The body of the bird has been formed by a blue coloured bat to signify the game of cricket, there is a red ball with an orange seam too. It is like an auspicious ‘Jay tilak’.

The identity, as a whole, is endowed with strong positive energy to soar higher and higher and achieve success. Lucknow Super Giants is a team for every Indian. It is a team that unites the nation,” Lucknow Super Giants said in a statement.

Lucknow Super Giants: IPL 2022 mega auction picks

In its first-ever appearance at the IPL mega auction, the Lucknow team became the only side to fully utilize its purse. Avesh Khan, who had a breakthrough IPL campaign in 2021 with Delhi Capitals, became the star signing for Lucknow Super Giants at INR 10 CR!

Jason Holder (INR 8.25 CR), Krunal Pandya (INR 8.25 CR), Mark Wood (INR 7.5 CR), Quinton De Kock (INR 6.75 CR) and Deepak Hooda (INR 5.75 CR) were some of the other notable signings for Lucknow during the two-day event in Bengaluru.

Below is the full list of players signed by Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL 2022 mega auction:

PlayerRoleAuction PriceNation
Manan VohraBatsmanINR 20 LakhsIndia
Evin LewisBatsmanINR 2 CroresWest Indies
Manish PandeyBatsmanINR 4.60 CroresIndia
KL Rahul (c&wk)WK-BatsmanINR 17 Crores(Drafted)India
Quinton de Kock (wk)WK-BatsmanINR 6.75 CroresSouth Africa
Ravi BishnoiBowlerINR 4 Crores(Drafted)India
Dushmantha ChameeraBowlerINR 2 CroresSri Lanka
Shahbaz NadeemBowlerINR 50 LakhsIndia
Mohsin KhanBowlerINR 20 LakhsIndia
Mayank YadavBowlerINR 20 LakhsIndia
Ankit RajpootBowlerINR 50 LakhsIndia
Avesh KhanBowlerINR 10 CroresIndia
Mark WoodBowlerINR 7.50 CroresEngland
Marcus StoinisAll-rounderINR 9.2 Crores(Drafted)Australia
Kyle MayersAll-rounderINR 50 LakhsWest Indies
Karan SharmaAll-rounderINR 20 LakhsIndia
K GowthamAll-rounderINR 90 LakhsIndia
Ayush BadoniAll-rounderINR 20 LakhsIndia
Deepak HoodaAll-rounderINR 5.75 CroresIndia
Krunal PandyaAll-rounderINR 8.25 CroresIndia
Jason HolderAll-rounderINR 8.75 CroresWest Indies

Mark Wood has been ruled out of IPL 2022 with an injury and he will be replaced by Andrew Tye instead.

Lucknow Super Giants: Strengths and Weaknesses

Lucknow Super Giants have built an extremely competitive bowling unit in the IPL 2022 mega auction. Avesh Khan, Mark Wood (replaced by Andrew Tye), Marcus Stoinis and Jason Holder bring pace as well as variety with their bowling. Ravi Bishnoi is one of the most promising spinners in the Indian scene and former Mumbai Indians all-rounder Krunal Pandya adds a different dimension to that department along with K Gowtham.

With the likes of KL Rahul, Evin Lewis and Quinton de Kock, Lucknow Super Giants have a strong top-order as far as batting is concerned. However, their biggest weakness is expected to be the lack of a quality Indian batsman in IPL 2022. Manish Pandey had a disastrous season in 2021 while Manan Vohra is hardly known for reliability and consistency.

FAQs

What is the list of players that will play for Lucknow in IPL 2022?

The full squad of Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2022 is as follows: Manan Vohra, Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, KL Rahul (c&wk), Quinton de Kock (wk), Ravi Bishnoi, Dushmantha Chameera, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohsin Khan, Mayank Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot, Avesh Khan, Marcus Stoinis, Kyle Mayers, Karan Sharma, K Gowtham, Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Andrew Tye.

Who is the captain of the Lucknow IPL team?

KL Rahul has been appointed as the captain of the new Lucknow-based franchise called Lucknow Super Giants.

Who is the owner of the Lucknow IPL team?

Sanjiv Goenka, who had earlier owned Rising Pune Super Giants, is the owner of Lucknow Super Giants through his RPSG group. The Group’s businesses include power and energy, carbon black manufacturing, retail, IT-enabled services, FMCG, media and entertainment, and agriculture. The group has a revenue of ₹26,900 crores (US$3.6 billion) in 2020 with a total assets value of ₹47,405 crores (US$6.3 billion).

How is the Lucknow IPL team jersey?

The Lucknow Super Giants IPL jersey has turquoise blue as its primary colour and there also also patterns of orange and green on the sides of the shirt. Fantasy Sports platform My11Circle are the title sponsors of LSG and their logo is placed in the middle. Other sponsors including Greenply and Jio are also present on the shirt.

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