IPL 2023: 3 Players Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) Can Target In Auction

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IPL 2023 LSG Players

One of the two new franchises that debuted in the IPL 2022 was the Lucknow Super Giants. KL Rahul was selected to serve as the team’s captain. The IPL 2022 mega auction resulted in the team management assembling an elite roster.

LSG’s first season saw them reach the playoffs as planned, but they were unsuccessful in capturing the championship. Lucknow had to compete in the Eliminator match because they placed third in the points standings. They were defeated by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator round, which eliminated them from the competition.

Some of the notable players released by Lucknow Super Giants in advance of the IPL 2033 auction were West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Dushmantha Chameera, and Manish Pandey.

Following its retentions at the player auction, Lucknow will have INR 23.35 crore in its coffers. At the auction, the team can fill up to four overseas slots. Know the 3 players that LSG can target during the IPL 2023 auction. 

Mayank Agarwal

Mayank Agarwal

If Lucknow Super Giants decide to take a chance in the IPL 2023 auctions, the former captain of Punjab Kings may be reunited with his best buddy and Karnataka teammate KL Rahul.

Agarwal was notably released by Punjab Kings after a lackluster bat season. He does, however, have a solid batting average in the league with plenty of cash, barring the 2021 season.

Although Quinton de Kock and captain KL Rahul are currently the team’s openers, Lucknow Super Giants may choose to put him in the middle of the order.

Rassie van der Dussen

Rassie van der Dussen IPL Auction

In IPL 2022, Marcus Stoinis wasn’t in fantastic shape. One of KL Rahul or Quinton de Kock had to remain until the very end because of this. The squad would also require a second middle-order batter from abroad. So they can go after Rassie van der Dussen of South Africa.

The right-hander can also bat at No. 3 and provide some breathing room for the starters. On his day, he can destroy the opponent. As a result, LSG can focus on the player to enhance their batting strategy.

Rassie van der Dussen was acquired by Rajasthan Royals for INR 1 crore. He is a naturally aggressive batter. The South African hitter has sufficient experience playing abroad.

Joe Root 

Joe Root IPL

One franchise that can bid on Joe Root in the IPL 2023 auction is Lucknow Super Giants. Evin Lewis and Manish Pandey, two top-order hitters, were released by the squad following the most recent retentions. They are therefore lacking a few batsmen in their lineup.

Following the dismissal of Pandey and Lewis, English player Root will make a wise option to fill the vacant positions in the squad.

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