Logo - A bat, with a ball placed in the middle of it and tri-coloured wings coming out of the bat.
Lucknow Super Giants joined the Indian Premier League as one of the two new franchises ahead of the IPL 2022 season. The RPSG Group, which previously owned the Rising Pune Supergiant team, successfully bid for the first-ever Lucknow-based franchise on October 25, 2021.
There were six bidders in the race to buy the new franchise. RPSG Group submitted the biggest bid worth INR 7,090 crore to buy the team.
Lucknow Super Giants finished fourth in their debut IPL season. They lost to RCB in the Eliminator.
The title sponsor of the team is My11Cricle, a fantasy sport game. It is owned and a part of Games24x7 Pvt. Ltd. Gigabyte Technologies and AORUS, and Too Yum! are the official partners of the team. Along with them, Credenc.com, Acko, Greenply Industries and Darwin Platform Group of Companies are the associate sponsors.
Lucknow Super Giants took over the social media handles of Rising Pune Supergiant team soon after the RPSG Group bought the Lucknow IPL franchise. Initially, the handle’s name was the official IPL Lucknow IPL team, and later it was updated to the Lucknow Super Giants. Despite it being a new team, the fans have already showed their love for the team on most social media platforms.
The official Instagram handle of LSG has over 1.2 million followers while their Twitter handle has 639k followers. On YouTube, the official Lucknow Super Giants account has 34k subscribers. Royal Challengers Bangalore's Facebook page is also very active with regular updates and has over 280k followers.
Performance over the years
LSG 2023 Squad - Players to watch out
#1. KL Rahul
The captain, KL Rahul, is the most dangerous player in the team. He can hit the ball in all parts of the ground and can pace his innings masterfully. Additionally, he has scored 500-plus runs in the last five seasons, making him the core batter of his team.
#2. Quinton De Kock
Another opening batter, Quinton De Kock, will be a player to watch out for. He can score runs quickly and also make big scores, helping his team gain momentum and stability. The South African will be a big asset for LSG in 2023.
#3. Deepak Hooda
Deepak Hooda will be looking to make a big impact in the upcoming season. After getting a few matches to play for the Indian team, Hooda will be looking to impress the Indian selectors by showing his batting prowess alongside his bowling aptitude.
#4. Ravi Bishnoi
The young leg-break bowler, Ravi Bishnoi, will be lethal against the opposition batters. After getting rejected for the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup, Bishnoi will be looking to surpass his previous performances and hope to get selected in the upcoming Cricket World Cup. With his brilliant game awareness, Bishnoi is an important wicket-taker for the team.
#5. Mohsin Khan
The young quickie, Mohsin Khan, is an important asset for his ability to bowl at both ends of an innings. He can bowl great fast and slow balls, and also mix them accordingly to fool the batter. Being a powerplay bowler, he had an impressive economy rate of below 6 runs per over. This time around, he will try to pick more wickets and get selected for the Indian team.
FAQs on Lucknow SuperGiants
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