IPL 2023: Lucknow Super Giants made their debut in the Indian Premier League in the 2022 season. They straightaway made their mark and did pretty well, finishing the season in the playoffs. Although, they couldn’t end well and lost the eliminator to Royal Challengers Bangalore and settled with fourth place in the season. But now, with a new season, LSG will surely want to make it count.
The franchise also acquired some very good players at the IPL 2023 auction in Kochi. Their biggest purchase was Nicholas Pooran, who was bought for a whopping amount of INR 16 crore. But mainly, they picked up bowlers and all-rounders who can give them depth in the bowling department.
Best Bowling options for Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2023
LSG would certainly like to perform well in the coming season, and for that, they need a good bowling combination. So let’s check out the best bowling options that the franchise has for the IPL 2023.
5. Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra is among the top wicket-takers in the history of the Indian Premier League. But he didn’t get the chance to feature in many games in the last few seasons due to his age and the young spinners coming into the lineup. But he has still got that zing to change the game with his bowling. Mishra couldn’t find a buyer in the 2022 season, but now he is back in the league and will play for LSG. No one can doubt the quality of the man. He has 166 wickets in 154 games to his name at a 7.35 economy rate.
4. Mohsin Khan
Mohsin Khan made his IPL debut in the last season for LSG, and the left-arm pacer impressed everyone with his control and pace. He was bowling at a speed of 150 km/h, and with his height, he was troubling the batters. In short, he was the find for LSG in the last season. Mohsin played nine games and took 14 wickets at a brilliant economy rate of 5.97 with a best of 4/16.
3. Mark Wood
Mark Wood is the quickest bowler in modern-day cricket right now, and his rare pace can trouble any batter in the world. He is the leader of the pack for England across all three formats. Wood has played 27 T20Is for England and has 44 wickets to his name. He joined the team last season but was injured, which kept him out of the season. But despite all that, LSG retained him for the next season, which shows the quality of the man.
2. Avesh Khan
Avesh Khan has been the pick of the bowlers in the IPL in the last few seasons. He was the highest wicket-taker for LSG in the last season. He took 24 wickets in 2021 and 18 wickets in 2022 season. Avesh will be looking to share the new ball with his team. LSG acquired him for INR 10 crore in the 2022 season, and he did well. Now it is time for him to step up a bit to push his team closer to their maiden IPL title.
1. Ravi Bishnoi
The young Indian leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi has been doing well since his IPL debut in 2022. He has picked up 37 wickets overall in his IPL career. Bishnoi is a wicket-taking option for his team who can outsmart a batter of any calibre. He will be LSG’s preferred bowler in the middle order, limiting batters and picking up wickets. Thus, LSG wants him to do well in the coming season.
KL Rahul (C), Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Nicholas Pooran, Karan Sharma, Manan Vohra, Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Ravi Bishnoi, Krunal Pandya, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mark Wood, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Mayank Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Amit Mishra, Yash Thakur, Romario Shepherd, Daniel Sams, Prerak Mankad, Swapnil Singh, Naveen ul Haq, Yudhvir Charak