Lucknow Super Giants released their final list of retained players for the IPL 2023 auction today (November 15). The franchise retained a total of 15 players in their squad for the next season.
IPL 2023 auction is all set to take place next month. The mini-auction is planned to take place on December 23. The venue of the event is Kochi in Kerala. BCCI had earlier asked all the 10 IPL franchises to submit their final list of retained and released players by November 15.
IPL 2023 Auction: Complete List Of Players Retained By Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)
Lucknow Super Giants is one of the two new teams in Indian Premier League. Last year, Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans were added to the tournament, making it a 10-team league. LSG also gave a stupendous performance last season.
KL Rahul was the skipper of LSG last season. During the league stage, the team played 14 games, winning 9 and losing 5 matches. With 18 points, LSG managed to grab a spot in the playoffs by finishing on 3rd spot. However, they lost the Eliminator match to Royal Challengers Bangalore and were eliminated.
For Lucknow, KL Rahul was the top run-getter for the team. Smashing 616 runs in just 15 matches, he was also the 2nd highest run-getter in the tournament. Quinton de Kock followed Rahul with 508 runs. Deepak Hooda also gave a splendid performance, mustering 451 runs.
In the bowling zone, pacer Avesh Khan was the top wicket-taker for the team with 18 scalps in 13 games. Mohsin Khan and Jason Holder followed him with 14 wickets each. Spinner Ravi Bishnoi also gave an impressive performance, hunting 13 wickets.
Lucknow Super Giants reached the playoffs in the last season. This time, they will aim to grab the title as well. KL Rahul, who led the team last season, is expected to be the skipper for LSG in IPL 2023 as well. Below we take a look at the complete list of players retained by Lucknow Super Giants ahead of the IPL 2023 auction.
Lucknow Super Giants Retained Players:
KL Rahul(capt), Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Manan Vohra, Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) Released Players:
Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Dushmantha Chameera, Evin Lewis, Jason Holder, Manish Pandey, Shahbaz Nadeem
Lucknow Supergiants (LSG) Remaining Purse Value: INR 23.35 crore