Lucknow Super Giants

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The Indian T20 Premier League as the name suggests is a professional double-round robin and playoffs Men’s Twenty20 cricket tournament which is grounded to ten mega cities in India. This international league was established in 2007 by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. As per the anchored schedule, the series of Twenty20 matches are conducted between the months of March and May every year.

Mumbai Indians is one of the most successful franchises with a compelling 5 Indian T20 Premier League titles. Chennai Super Kings, centred in Chennai is one of the well received teams by the cricket enthusiasts, who won the last season of the Indian T20 Premier League. The core reason behind its acceptance from the public and popularity is undoubtedly, the erstwhile captain of Indian Cricket team MS Dhoni.

This cricket league is one of the most viewed and celebrated sports events which was stamped the sixth rank with an average viewers attendance in 2014 amongst the others. In 2010, the Indian Premier League was first aired live on the Youtube platform. Till now, there have been fourteen editions carried forward by the governing body.

Lucknow Super Giants: An Auroral Beginning

This year there has been an alteration with the launch of an officially listed Lucknow team for the upcoming season of Indian T20 Premier League. The newly introduced Lucknow team has unfurled its name as the “Lucknow Super Giants,” which will be presided by the illustrious opening batter from India, KL Rahul. Kannur Lokesh Rahul who displayed his magnificence in the One-day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals is now chosen as the first captain of the freshly set up team: Lucknow Super Giants.

The name of the team “Lucknow Super Giants” was brought into the spotlight on 24 January 2022 by the franchise effectuated by the RP Sanjiv Goenka group. This vivid India-based business venture possessed a phenomenal total of INR 7090 crore (USD 940 million approximately) last year. 

The identified owner of Lucknow Super Giants, Sanjiv Goenka, declared KL Rahul as the captain of the fresh franchise, last week. The player was acquired for INR 17 crore at the grand auction which is approximately 2.28 million USD, emerging as one of the highly paid player of the league.

In line with the order of events, the group previously attained Pune’s team in 2016 and 2017 respectively, which was named as Pune Super Giant. The interjected Lucknow franchise by the Goenka group announced the well evaluated team’s name as Lucknow Super Giants through the survey sourced from the crowd.

Acquisition of Players for the Forthcoming Indian T20 Premier League

The Lucknow Super Giants has enlisted the following players, concerning the oncoming Indian T20 League 2022. 

S.NO. Player Batting role Role Bowling role Player particulars (status) Year of auction for Lucknow Super Giants Previously associated with (IPL team) Salary/ Net worth
1. KL Rahul (IND) Right-handed batter Right-arm medium bowler Captain 2022 Punjab Kings ₹17 crore (US$2.3 million approx)
2. Marcus Stoinis (AUS) Right-handed batter Right-arm medium bowler Overseas player 2022 Delhi Capitals ₹9.2 crore (US$1.2 million approx)
3. Ravi Bishnoi (IND) Right-handed batter Right-arm leg break bowler Spin bowler 2022 Punjab Kings ₹4 crore (US$530,000)

The Lucknow franchise acquired three critically acclaimed players for the Indian T20 Premier League’s latest edition. Lucknow Super Giants cultivated Australia's allrounder Marcus Stoinis as an overseas player in the team. Stoinis will be offered a pay of INR 9.2 crore  (USD 1.24 million approximately), rounding off to deduction of 10 crores from the franchise’s account.

Another inclusion in the Lucknow Super Giants team is of Ravi Bishnoi, Indian left-arm leg spinner. Bishnoi, on the other hand, will be conferred a sum of INR 4 crore (USD 0.54 million approximately). This is the threshold amount ascertained by the league for all the uncapped players from India.

The signing-in of players through the process of auction will be continued as per the set schedule of 12 and 13 February consecutively. Subsequently, the franchise will invest in the two-day player’s auction with an additional sum of INR 59 crore in Bengaluru.

The Lucknow Super Giants (abbreviated as LSG) is all braced up to participate in the all-inclusive Indian T20 Premier League. The upcoming auction in February will acquire the remaining set of players.

Lucknow Super Giants: Background  

The Lucknow franchise’s team was founded in the year 2021, which was allotted Ekana Cricket Stadium as the home ground. The team will be guided by former international cricketer and Zimbabwean coach Andy Flower.

New Development

The Indian T20 Premier League 2022 is estimated to commence from 27 March 2022. The administrative body is interested to place stadiums in India as the hosting venues, however, the stance will deter pertaining to the COVID-19 situations in the country.

In congruence with the Lucknow Super Giants, the CVC Capital group owned Ahmedabad’s franchise which will serve to be a highlighting element in the Indian T20 Premier League season.

The private equity mega venture sanctioned the entry of three prolific players in the Ahmedabad’s franchise namely, Rashid Khan, Shubham Gill and Hardik Pandya. Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan who earlier played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian T20 Premier League was acquired for INR 15 crore (USD 2.02 million approximately). All-rounder Hardik Himanshu Pandya, a former player of the Mumbai Indians in the Indian T20 Premier League was acquired for INR 15 crores. Shubman Gill, the third player was acquired for INR 8 crore (USD 1.07 million approximately).

According to the regulations set by the auction committee, the Ahmedabad franchise ruled out INR 38 crore, higher than the threshold set by the Indian T20 Premier League for uncapped players.

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