3 foreign LSG players to watch

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) will be one of the teams happy with how their IPL 2022 auction went. The new franchise signed 21 players at the mega event held earlier this month and were the only team to burnout her purse completely.

What the team has done best is go from strength to strength with a terrific leading order. The franchise also signed two quality all-rounders in Marcus Stoinis and Jason Holder, the latter being their second highest paid player at 8.75 cr.

Touted as one of the teams that can go the distance in their first stint at the IPL, Lucknow will expect their promising international imports to come into their own. On that note, here’s a look at the three foreign LSG players to watch out for in IPL 2022:

#1 Jason Holder will be LSG’s asset in IPL 2022

Sunrisers Hyderabad had a miracle man in Jason Holder, who with bat and ball proved to be a force after replacing an injured Mitchell Marsh. The impact was felt as he picked up 31 wickets and scored 167 runs during his time with the franchise.

With LSG, he will be tasked with playing a key role in the middle. The Caribbean player will also have the responsibility of setting up or finishing games with Marcus Stoinis or one of the top three hitters.

Holder’s advantage in batting as a float and sending four tight overs makes him one of the players to watch.

#2 Mark the wood

Mark Wood may have only played one game for Chennai Super Kings and been around the park, but his exploits for England were good enough for LSG to trust him.

Wood will be one of four international players who will be suitable for the franchise. How he channels his pace and length to get the better of hitters remains to be seen.

Wood played 19 T20Is for England, picking up 26 wickets at an average of 24.08. Only time will tell if his IPL numbers will be just as good.

#3 Quinton de Kock

LSG fended off competition from Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians (MI) to acquire the South African for ₹6.75 crore.

De Kock’s ability to accelerate at any point in the innings and play deep makes him the perfect opener alongside KL Rahul.

The 29-year-old has also racked up 2,256 points in 77 IPL matches with an average of 31 and a strike rate of 130. Plus, he’s a safe bet behind the stumps.

Edited by Sudeshna Banerjee

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