The Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) are in a crucial situation as the IPL 2024 auction approaches. For the forthcoming season, they would want to fill in certain holes and bolster their team. They do have one of the smallest budgets during this IPL 2024 Auction and would want to be precise with their purchases.
After releasing 10 players, LSG is prepared to make calculated bids during the mini-auction to assemble a competitive squad that can compete all the way through. Let’s take a look at some of the top targets of the Lucknow Super Giants franchise.
3 players who LSG can target during IPL 2024 mini-auction
3) Chris Woakes
Chris Woakes skipped the previous season of IPL in order to concentrate on his red-ball skills. But because the T20 World Cup is scheduled to take place right after the IPL, the England all-rounder would consider bidding to be selected.
One of the most underappreciated match-winners in cricket right now is Woakes. Throughout his T20 career thus far, he has amassed 945 runs and claimed 157 wickets. Interestingly, in the game’s shortest format, Woakes has two half-centuries along with a four-wicket haul. LSG will have a far better chance of winning the IPL 2024 if they can get his services.
2) Shardul thakur
Due to Shardul Thakur being overvalued, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have released him. He is an Indian fast all-rounder, therefore he may be one of the top lots at the IPL 2024 auction. Although their worth may have been diminished by the impact player rule, these players may still be quite beneficial if utilised appropriately.
Shardul Thakur can restrict the batsmen with his variety of cutters and has the aptitude of taking wickets. Then, as a more than good hitter who can be counted on probably at No. 8, Thakur adds value with the willow. Although Thakur’s performance was not as strong as it was the previous season, his Indian heritage raises his worth, therefore LSG may bid for him.
1) Wanindu Hasaranga
Wanindu Hasaranga, a spinner from Sri Lanka, played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore for three seasons. He claimed 35 wickets in 26 games, 26 of which were in the 2022 Indian Premier League. His economy was 8.13 overall, and he made a contribution with the bat in the bottom order. He was most likely released by RCB to make more than INR 10 crores available for the IPL 2024 auction.
The Sri Lankan bowler will also be watched closely by the Lucknow Super Giants, because Krunal Pandya’s performance with the ball declined. A far more suitable and effective spinner to use on the Ekana surface is hasaranga. Additionally, he adds depth into the LSG batting order and can be a crucial player for them.