Bought for a whopping sum of INR 7,090 crores last year, the RPSG group-owned Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) is one of the two new teams in the IPL tournament this year. Also with the addition of two new franchises, the IPL craze will be on another level as a total of 10 teams is set to clash for the prestigious title.
Lucknow Super Giants had named three major pre-auction signings in the form of opening batter KL Rahul, Australian allrounder Marcus Stoinis and Indian mystery spinner Ravi Bishnoi. LSG also appointed Rahul as their captain for the IPL 2022 after the player parted ways with Punjab Kings (PBKS) after two unsuccessful seasons.
During IPL 2022 auction, the franchise bought 18 players. Avesh Khan was the team’s costliest player at Rs. 10 crores. Quinton de Kock, Jason Holder, Deepak Hooda, Mark Wood, and Krunal Pandya, were some key players that landed in the Lucknow franchise squad.
While playing in their debut IPL season, the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) did not have the best of starts as they conceded a disappointing 5-wicket loss at the hands of Gujarat Titans. The KL Rahul-led team will be eyeing to turn around their fortunes when they face the defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their second match on March 31. The 7th match of IPL 2022 is scheduled to take place at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
In this article, we bring you the list of strongest predicted playing 11 for Lucknow Super Giants.
LSG Strongest Predicted Playing 11 for IPL 2022
1. KL Rahul (C)
2. Quinton de Kock (WK)
3. Evin Lewis
4. Manish Pandey
5. Deepak Hooda
6. Ayush Badoni
7. Krunal Pandya
8. Ankit Rajpoot
9. Ravi Bishnoi
10. Avesh Khan
11. Dushmantha Chameera
LSG Squad for IPL 2022
KL Rahul, Ravi Bishnoi, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Jason Holder, Manish Pandey, Quinton de Kock, Krunal Pandya, Mark Wood, Avesh Khan, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, Krishnappa Gowtham, Dushmanta Chameera, Shahbaz Nadeem, Manan Vohra, Mohsin Khan, Ayush Badoni, Kyle Mayers, Karan Sharma, Evin Lewis, Mayank Yadav.
LSG Strongest Playing 11
Openers: KL Rahul (C) & Quinton de Kock (WK)
While LSG already had KL Rahul as a strong captain opener, the recruitment of Quinton de Kock almost solves their opening equation for IPL 2022. The combination of KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock can possibly be the strongest opening combination in IPL 2022.
The LSG team management will be looking forward to an improved show from the top order including their skipper KL Rahul who got out for a golden duck on Monday. Hopefully, we see the KL Rahul of 2018, which was not only dangerous but also consistent. Whereas same was the case with Quinton de Kock who was dismissed at mere 7 runs.
|Quinton de Kock||2263||78||130.66|
Middle-order: Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, Ayush Badoni
LSG will see their middle order in the form of Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, and Ayush Badoni. Evin Lewis is known for his destructive batting. He has a brilliant overall strike rate of 138.00 and scored 581 runs in just 21 games. While Manish will have an important anchor role to play at number 3. Badoni smashed a blistering knock of 54 runs off 41 balls in the last match and will retain his spot.
All-rounders: Krunal Pandya & Deepak Hooda
In Krunal and Deepak, they already get two more good bowling options. Deepak Hooda can also play the aggressors at number 4. The rise of Deepak Hooda to International cricket should give confidence to KL Rahul, the captain. Whereas we have seen some fine hard-hitting from Krunal Pandya during his tenure with Mumbai Indians.
|Krunal Pandya||1164 runs/52 wickets||85||138.55|
|Deepak Hooda||840 runs/10 wickets||81||129.83|
Bowlers: Ravi Bishnoi, Ankit Rajpoot, Dushmantha Chameera & Avesh Khan
Lucknow Super Giants have picked some star-striking bowlers for the IPL 2022. They successfully managed to retain Ravi Bishnoi, who finished as one of the stars for Punjab Kings in IPL 2021. Meanwhile, Avesh Khan is another top pick, who can play a key role with the ball for LSG. He finished as the leading wicket-taker from Delhi Capitals in the previous season.
Mohsin Khan looked ineffective in the last game and was used only for two overs. He might get replaced by someone like Ankit Rajpoot who is an experienced IPL bowler. There is still no clear news regarding the availability of Andrew Tye who came in as a replacement for the injured Mark Wood.
IPL 2022 – Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)Schedule
|28/03/2022||07:30:00||Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants||Wankhede Stadium|
|31/03/2022||07:30:00||Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings||Brabourne – CCI|
|04/04/2022||07:30:00||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Lucknow Super Giants||DY Patil Stadium|
|07/04/2022||07:30:00||Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi Capitals||DY Patil Stadium|
|10/04/2022||07:30:00||Rajasthan Royals vs Lucknow Super Giants||Wankhede Stadium|
|16/04/2022||03:30:00||Mumbai Indians vs Lucknow Super Giants||Brabourne – CCI|
|19/04/2022||07:30:00||Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||DY Patil Stadium|
|24/04/2022||07:30:00||Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians||Wankhede Stadium|
|29/04/2022||07:30:00||Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|01/05/2022||03:30:00||Delhi Capitals vs Lucknow Super Giants||Wankhede Stadium|
|07/05/2022||07:30:00||Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|10/05/2022||07:30:00||Lucknow Super Giants vs Gujarat Titans||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|15/05/2022||07:30:00||Lucknow Super Giants vs Rajasthan Royals||Brabourne – CCI|
|18/05/2022||07:30:00||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants||DY Patil Stadium|