From the 15th IPL edition onwards, there will be the addition of two new teams in the tournament. That means, now there will be 10 teams instead of the usual 8.
In August 2021, BCCI confirmed the news and announced the induction of two new teams from the shortlisted cities in the upcoming IPL league.
Later on October 25, 2021, RPSG Group and CVC Capital won the bidding war for the two new teams. Sanjiv Goenka of RPSG Group won the rights to manage the Lucknow-based, LSG team against a whopping prize of Rs. 7090 crores. This amount was 250% more than the BCCI’s base price of Rs. 2000 crores.
The BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, will be the home ground for the Lucknow cricket team, representing Uttar Pradesh and most specifically Lucknow city.
Based on the price, Lucknow Super Giants are the most expensive team in the IPL 2022 league. They appointed former Zimbabwean cricket coach Andy Flower as their head coach and Gautam Gambhir as the mentor for the team.
Lucknow picked KL Rahul ahead of the mega auction for 17 crores. And chances are that he will be the Lucknow captain for the 15th IPL league. LSG’s first match will be held on the 28th of March at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, against Gujarat Titans.
Thanks to the likes of Gautam Gambhir for formulating a strong team for the LSG’s first entry. However, the result is yet to be declared.
Find out more about the Lucknow Super Giants’ complete squad, their list of matches and other information.
Lucknow Super Giants IPL Players List 2022
The Lucknow franchise is the only team that spent their whole purse with 58 crores at the big auction. KL Rahul, Ravi Bishnoi, and Marcus Stoinis were the 3 draught picked Lucknow IPL players. Here’s a complete list of the LSD squad.
|KL Rahul||Batsman-WK||INR 17 crores||India|
|Marcus Stoinis||All-rounder||INR 9.2 crores||Australia|
|Ravi Bishnoi||Bowler||INR 4 crores||India|
|Manan Vohra||Batsman||INR 20 lakhs||India|
|Evin Lewis||Batsman||INR 2 crores||West Indies|
|Manish Pandey||Batsman||INR 4.60 crores||India|
|Dushmantha Chameera||Bowler||INR 2 crores||Sri Lanka|
|Quinton de Kock||Batsman-WK||INR 6.75 crores||South Africa|
|Shahbaz Nadeem||Bowler||INR 50 lakhs||India|
|Mohsin Khan||Bowler||INR 20 lakhs||India|
|Mayank Yadav||Bowler||INR 20 lakhs||India|
|Avesh Khan||Bowler||INR 10 crores||India|
|Ankit Rajpoot||Bowler||INR 50 lakhs||India|
|Andrew Tye||Bowler||INR 1 crores||Australia|
|Kyle Mayers||All-rounder||INR 50 lakhs||West Indies|
|Ayush Badoni||All-rounder||INR 20 lakhs||India|
|K Gowtham||All-rounder||INR 90 lakhs||India|
|Karan Sharma||All-rounder||INR 20 lakhs||India|
|Deepak Hooda||All-rounder||INR 5.75 crores||India|
|Krunal Pandya||All-rounder||INR 8.25 crores||India|
|Jason Holder||All-rounder||INR 8.75 crores||West Indies|
Lucknow Super Giants IPL Captain 2022
KL Rahul leads the Lucknow side. This 29-year-old young batsman has been part of the International Indian cricket team since 2014. And even before that, he played his debut IPL season for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2013 edition. Then, before being bought by the Lucknow Super Giants, Rahul was part of the Punjab Kings.
He made his appearance in the Cricinfo IPL XI during the year 2019. Also, made his maiden IPL century during that year and was the second-highest run-scorer after David Warner.
Rahul is definitely a treat to watch with his terrific cricket shots and moves on the field. Let’s see how he will lead the Lucknow-based team.
Lucknow Super Giants 2022 Logo
Lucknow Super Giants draws inspiration from ancient Indian mythology. Their logo is a combination of power, patriotism and protection. It symbolizes the Indian mythical bird Garuda with wings painted in the color of the Indian flag.
And the body of the bird is formed as a blue-coloured bat depicting the game of cricket with a ‘Jay tilak’ like representation of a red ball with an orange seam. Also, there’s the name of the team in the logo as well. So all in all, Lucknow Super Giants’ logo is the symbolism of unbiasedness and unity for the nation. It emits positive energy and the team’s goal is to soar high and high.
Lucknow Super Giants 2022 Jersey
Every IPL team has their distinct logo and jersey to represent themselves on the field. And the newly added teams are no exception. Lucknow Super Giants have already declared their jersey with their main sponsor My11Circle.
Who is Sanjiv Goenka?
Sanjiv Goenka is the owner of RPSG Group which owns Lucknow Super Giants. The company is named after his late father Rama Prasad Goenka and is into different businesses, including carbon black manufacturing, retail, power and energy, IT-enabled services, agriculture, media and entertainment and FMCG.
The company’s total revenue is 3.6 billion dollars with a total asset of US $6.3 billion. The owner Sanjiv Goenka had different positions in the past including being the former president of ‘The Confederation of Indian Industries’ or a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Trade and Industry. He was also the Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIT-KGP.
Lucknow Super Giants Matches 2022
|March 28||Gujarat Titans||Wankhede Stadium|
|March 31||Chennai Super Kings||Brabourne-CCI|
|April 4||Sunrisers Hyderabad||DY Patil Stadium|
|April 7||Delhi Capitals||DY Patil Stadium|
|April 10||Rajasthan Royals||Wankhede Stadium|
|April 16||Mumbai Indians||Brabourne-CCI|
|April 19||RCB||DY Patil Stadium|
|April 24||MI||Wankhede Stadium|
|April 29||Punjab Kings||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|May 1||Delhi Capitals||Wankhede Stadium|
|May 7||KKR||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|May 10||Gujarat Titans||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|May 18||KKR||DY Patil Stadium|