IPL auction 2023 | Lucknow Super Giants IPL Auction Preview: Will LSG bag the best overseas in the Auction?

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Lucknow Super Giants team 2023: Lucknow will arrive at the IPL 2023 auction with a budget of INR 23.35 crore. They can buy up to 10 cricketers, of whom at most four can be overseas.

IPL 2023 LSG Auction Preview: Lucknow’s 2022 strategy revolved around a significant list of all-rounders. They batted deeper than most sides, and their bowlers often went unused, but the cushion in both departments allowed them a much-needed buffer in an emergency. They have retained most of their all-rounders, and are likely to count on them yet again.

PLAYERS RETAINED IN THE UPCOMING AUCTION

The list of retained players by the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)

The LSG has retained a total of 14 players. This means that these 14 players will continue to play for the Lucknow team this season also. No other team of IPL 2023 will be able to include the following players in their squad.

Names of all the players retained by Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) are given here:

  • Manan Vohra -INR 20 Lakhs
  • KL Rahul (c&wk) -INR 17 Crores
  • Quinton de Kock -(wk)- INR 6.75 Crores
  • Ravi Bishnoi -INR 4 Crores
  • Mohsin Khan -INR 20 Lakhs
  • Mayank Yadav -INR 20 Lakhs
  • Avesh Khan -INR 10 Crores
  • Marcus Stoinis- INR 9.2 Crores
  • Kyle Mayers -INR 50 Lakhs
  • Karan Sharma- INR 20 Lakhs
  • K Gowtham -INR 90 Lakhs
  • Ayush Badoni -INR 20 Lakhs
  • Deepak Hooda -INR 5.75 Crores
  • Krunal Pandya -INR 8.25 Crores

PLAYERS TRADED AHEAD OF THE IPL AUCTION

Lucknow Super Giants did not have any trade of the players ahead of the IPL mini auction 2023

LSG SQUAD AHEAD OF THE IPL AUCTION 2023

Lucknow Super Giants squad (overseas cricketers underlined)

KL Rahul (c), Marcus Stoinis, Quinton de Kock, Mark Wood, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Kyle Mayers, Ayush Badoni, Krishnappa Gowtham, Karan Sharma, Manan Vohra, Mayank Yadav, Mohsin Khan.

OVERSEAS PLAYERS?

Lucknow Super Giants have a total slot of 10 players out of which 4 can be Overseas players and 6 Indian players

PURSE REMAINING FOR THE IPL AUCTION 2023

The LSG has already spent 71.65 Cr. Rupees on retaining the 14 players mentioned above. The rest balance will be spent on the 10 slots free on their side for the mini auction, the remaining balance of 23.35 Cr. In the IPL auction 2023, each team will have the slab of 95 crores. The amount is 5 crores more than the previous season.

LSG Watch List? Which players LSG will look in the mini auction

Lucknow may opt for veteran spinners like Amit Mishra, Piyush Chawla, or Shahbaz Nadeem, or youngsters like Ninad Rathwa of Baroda or Sumit Ruikar of Chhattisgarh. Since they prefer all-rounders, Vaisakh Chandran of Kerala is a handy option.

They can also afford to splurge on an expensive overseas all-rounder in addition to Stoinis . However, they may prefer that to be a spinner, so Mohammad Nabi or Shakib Al Hasan are better bets than Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, and Cameron Green.

Why IPL auction 2023 is held in Kochi?

The auction of players for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 will be held in Kochi on 23rd December 2022.

Some of the famous urban cities like Bengaluru, New Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad, along with The Turkish city of Istanbul, were in contention to host the auction. However, the BCCI has opted for the coastal Kerala city.

“Logistically, and considering the dates, Kochi turned out to be the most suited option,” a BCCI official told PTI.

This year’s bidding process will be a mini-auction, unlike the regular mega auction. The 10 IPL franchises have submitted their list of retained and released players.

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