Most Powerful Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) Playing XI in IPL History

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One of the two new franchises to have been included in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) have performed pretty well in their 2 years of existence. The team is led by KL Rahul and have qualified to the playoffs in both the editions.

After qualifying for the playoffs in IPL 2022, LSG had a good performance in IPL 2023. The franchise based out of Lucknow finished in the 3rd position at the end of the league stage and eventually lost to Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Eliminator.

Their mentor in the first 2 seasons, Gautam Gambhir has left the franchise and is now associated with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Justin Langer is the new Head Coach of the Lucknow Super Giants team.

In this article, we take a look at the most powerful Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) playing XI in IPL history:

Lucknow Super Giants Strongest Playing XI of All Time

KL Rahul (c), Quinton De Kock (w/k), Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Krishnappa Gowtham, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mark Wood

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1. KL Rahul

118 matches (2013-present)

Runs: 4163, Average: 46.78, Strike-Rate: 134.42

One of the best IPL players of all time, KL Rahul is a consistent performer with the willow. He had won the Orange Cap (award for most runs in IPL) in IPL 2020 and has been leading the Lucknow Super Giants team from the front.

His outstanding average of 46.78 in the IPL speaks volumes about his dominant performances.

2. Quinton De Kock

96 matches (2013-present)

Runs: 2907, Average: 32.30, Strike-Rate: 134.21

Southpaw Quinton De Kock has been a building block at the top for Lucknow Super Giants. He has so far mustered 2907 runs in the IPL and has a good average of 32.30. He had scored 508 runs in IPL 2022, while playing for Lucknow.

3. Deepak Hooda

107 matches (2015-present)

Runs: 1320, Average: 18.33, Strike-Rate: 128.65

A compact and reliable batter in the middle-order, Deepak Hooda has been a consistent face in the batting department of Lucknow Super Giants. He plays spin well and performs well in the spin-friendly conditions of Lucknow.

4. Nicholas Pooran

62 matches (2019-present)

Runs: 1270, Average: 27.02, Strike-Rate: 156.79

Swashbuckling southpaw, Nicholas Pooran can smear the bowlers all across the park with his buccaneering batting abilities. He brings the Caribbean flavour and had scored 358 runs in IPL 2023 for LSG.

5. Marcus Stoinis

82 matches (2016-present)

Runs: 1478, Average: 27.37, Strike-Rate: 140.63, Wickets: 39

A handy all-rounder, Marcus Stoinis is a dependable player in the team. He can bowl as well as bat and can impact the game from the first delivery he is involved with. Marcus Stoinis walks into the all-time best playing XI of LSG by his own rights.

6. Ayush Badoni

28 matches (2022-present)

Runs: 399, Average: 22.17, Strike-Rate: 132.12

A young gun in the making, Ayush Badoni has played a few impactful knocks in the middle for Lucknow Super Giants. His highest score in the IPL is 59* and it came against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL 2023.

7. Krunal Pandya

113 matches (2016-present)

Runs: 1514, Average: 21.94, Strike-Rate: 133.39, Wickets: 70

A legendary all-rounder in the IPL, Krunal Pandya has previously represented Mumbai Indians for a considerable period of time and grabbed eyeballs during his stint with them.

He now is the vice-captain of Lucknow and can contribute handsomely with both the bat and the ball.

8. Krishnappa Gowtham

35 matches (2018-present)

Wickets: 21, Runs: 247, Average (batting): 13.72, Economy: 8.11

A good all-rounder, Krishnappa Gowtham was the most expensive uncapped player in the history of IPL in IPL 2021 when he was bought for a whopping amount of Rs. 9.25 crores by CSK.

He has been playing for LSG for the past 2 editions and has a lot of quality under his belt.

9. Avesh Khan

47 matches (2017-present)

Wickets: 55, Average: 26.33, Economy: 8.64

Avesh Khan can bowl exceptional yorkers and has been a reliable death-bowling specialist. He was acquired for Rs. 10 crores in the IPL 2022 Mega-Auctions and has been a solid performer for Lucknow.

10. Ravi Bishnoi

52 matches (2020-present)

Wickets: 53, Average: 27.26, Economy: 7.59

One of the best leg-spinners presently in the world, Ravi Bishnoi has bagged 29 wickets for LSG so far. He is also the leading wicket-taker of Lucknow in the history of this lucrative and cash-rich tournament.

11. Mark Wood

5 matches (2018-present)

Wickets: 11, Average: 16.27, Economy: 8.95

Out-an-out pacer Mark Wood has been a knight in shining armour for Lucknow. He has played 5 matches in the IPL so far and has bagged 11 wickets. With an excellent average of 16.27, Mark Wood is easily one of the best pacers to have plied their trade for this franchise.

Also read: Most Powerful Mumbai Indians (MI) Playing XI in IPL History