Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), under the able leadership of Gautam Gambhir, made a fairly successful attempt at assembling a strong squad in the auctions for IPL 2022. The new franchise used every single penny they had to have a balanced side filled with all-rounders.
The team also performed on the field as they finished 3rd in the points table to qualify for the playoffs at the very first attempt. However, the Lucknow Super Giants lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator to crash out of the competition.
The chinks in their armory were visible throughout the competition and the Lucknow Super Giants will look to address the issue ahead of IPL 2023. While they will look to strengthen their side in the auctions for IPL 2023, they might opt to trade out a couple of players in the trading window as well. Hence, in this post, we will take a look at the 3 players Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) might trade ahead of IPL 2023.
3. Ankit Rajpoot
The Lucknow Super Giants signed Ankit Rajpoot as the backup Indian pacer in the squad for INR 50 lakh in the auction for IPL 2022. The right-arm pacer has the ability to swing the bowl and he was picked at a good price by the new entrants.
However, courtesy of the presence of Avesh Khan and the rise of Mohsin Khan, Ankit Rajpoot didn’t get any game time during the previous edition of the Indian Premier League. Furthermore, the situation is unlikely to change in IPL 2023 as well.
A couple of teams need quality Indian pace options in their squad and might look to sign Ankit Rajpoot. Hence, if the opportunity arises, the Lucknow Super Giants won’t hesitate to trade Ankit Rajpoot ahead of the auction for IPL 2023.