IPL 2022 Auction: 3 overseas LSG players to watch out for
The Lucknow SuperGiants (LSG) are one of the teams who would be happy with how their IPL 2022 Auction went. At the huge tournament earlier this month, the new organization scooped up 21 players and was the only squad to totally deplete their purse.
The finest thing the team accomplished was fortifying themselves with a tough top line. Marcus Stoinis and Jason Holder were both acquired, with the latter being the franchise’s second-highest-paid player for $8.75 million.
Lucknow billed as one of the teams capable of going far in their first IPL season, will rely on its promise of overseas acquisitions to deliver. On that topic, here are three overseas LSG players to keep an eye on.
1. Jason Holder will be LSG’s trump card in IPL 2022
After replacing an injured Mitchell Marsh, Sunrisers Hyderabad had a miracle man in Jason Holder, who proved to be a powerhouse with both the bat and the ball. During his stint with the franchise, he had a significant influence, taking 31 wickets and scoring 167 runs.
He’ll be charged with playing a major role in the centre with LSG. With Marcus Stoinis or any of the top three hitters, the Caribbean player will also be responsible for setting up or closing games.
Holder’s ability to bat as a floater and bowl four tight overs makes him a guy to keep an eye on.
2. Mark Wood
Mark Wood may have only played one game for the Chennai Super Kings before being dragged across the field, but his achievements for England convinced LSG to trust him.
Wood will be one of four foreign players that will participate in the team. It will be interesting to see how he uses his speed and length to get the better of the batters.
Wood has appeared in 19 Twenty20 Internationals for England, taking 26 wickets at an average of 24.08. Only time will tell if he can repeat his IPL success.
3. Quinton de Kock
LSG beat out the Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings, and Mumbai Indians (MI) for South African services for Rs. 6.75 crores.
De Kock’s ability to accelerate and play deep at any time in the innings makes him the ideal opener to pair with KL Rahul.
In 77 IPL appearances, the 29-year-old has scored 2256 runs at an average of 31 and a strike rate of 130. He’s also a sure thing behind the stumps.