Lucknow Super Giants have been pretty good as a franchise. Given the fact that the franchise has been just 2 seasons young, it has already made it to the playoffs of both seasons, much like Gujarat Titans. In 2022 and 2023, LSG entered the eliminator stage of the tournament. Sadly, LSG has not been able to win the match from that stage yet, which they would be looking forward to, come the IPL 2024.
But for that to happen, LSG must take some harsh calls. From the outlook of their squad in IPL 2023, it is quite evident that they have some very good players in the squad. To buy some quality batters, especially at the top, LSG might be willing to release some of its pacers. With some very good players already in their rank, LSG would be looking forward to getting better options at the auctions of the IPL 2024.
Here are three players who might be released by LSG ahead of the auctions of the IPL 2024:
3. Daniel Sams
Daniel Sams has represented 4 different franchises in the IPL in the last few years. The left-arm pacer has been a part of franchises like Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Delhi Capitals (DC), Mumbai Indians (MI), and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). But in no franchise, Sams has been able to perform. For his support, there has not been a longer run given to him by the franchises.
Sams is a good bowler with the new ball. The left-arm pacer has a natural outswinger against the left-handers. With the old ball, Sams can take the pace off from the batters and can cause some trouble. With the bat, the right-handed batter can score some runs lower down the order. But since Sams has been a bit predictable as a bowler, LSG might be looking for some better options from the auctions.