Playing their first-ever season, Lucknow Super Giants had a superb outing at the IPL 2022 Mega Auctions. Before the auction, they had already selected their captain in KL Rahul and added Marcus Stoinis and Ravi Bishnoi from the draft picks. We will cover Lucknow Super Giants Probable XI, Key Batsmen, Bowlers and All-rounders for IPL 2022 in this article.
Lucknow Super Giants looked busy on the first day of the auction. They eventually bought all the 25 players and were the only team who spent every penny left in the kitty.
The franchise has a lot of experience under their belt. They managed to acquire the services of senior Indian players such as Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, etc.
In this article, we take a look at some of their key batsmen, bowlers, all-rounders, and the probable playing XI of the Lucknow Super Giants,
Key Batsmen to Watch Out for:
- KL Rahul
KL Rahul was an integral part of Punjab Kings for the last two consecutive seasons. He scored the most runs for the team for all three seasons. The Indians cricketer will be playing for a new franchise in Lucknow Super Giants in the upcoming edition. His record in the shortest form is nothing short of outstanding. He will be one of the players to watch out for.
- Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock is likely to open the innings with KL Rahul for Lucknow Super Giants in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. The South African opener is one of the most destructive batsmen in white-ball cricket. The franchise could easily reach the playoffs if Quinton de Kock manages to give the team solid starts at the top of the order.
Key All-Rounders To Watch Out For
- Marcus Stoinis
Marcus Stoinis’ graph as an all-rounder has only moved upwards in the last couple of years. He played vital cameos for Australia while batting at lower down the order in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The Lucknow Super Giants would be hoping that he delivers in a similar fashion in the upcoming edition of IPL as well. Besides, the Australian all-rounder gives the team option with the ball as well.
- Jason Holder
Lucknow Super Giants would be delighted to acquire the services of Jason Holder for a prize of INR 8.75 crore. He is, undoubtedly, an indispensable asset in the shortest format. Holder can bowl in the power play and at the death. He has the ability to play vital knocks while batting in the lower middle-order. He will be a player to watch out for.
Key Bowlers to Watch Out for:
- Ravi Bishnoi
Impressive performances in the last two editions of IPL for Punjab Kings have helped Ravi Bishnoi to make his debut in the Indian T20 side. At just 21 years of age, Bishnoi has already played four T20 internationals for India and is in the scheme of things for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia. He will be a key bowler for Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL 2022.
- Avesh Khan
Lucknow Super Giants managed to snatch Avesh Khan from Delhi Capitals at the auction. Given how he performed last year for Delhi Capitals, the Super Giants will have lot of hopes from him heading into a new season. It will be interesting to see how he fares with the ball this year.
Lucknow Super Giants Probable XI
Manish Pandey, Quinton de Kock (wk), Deepak Hooda, KL Rahul (c), Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Krunal Pandya, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan