Lucknow Super Giants: The Dark Horses of IPL 2023

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) were one of the most promising debut teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2022. They surprised everyone by finishing in third place with 18 points and a net run rate (NRR) of +0.251. In this article, we’ll take a look at how they performed in their previous season, their win percentage, and their highest run-getter and wicket-taker. We’ll also examine their highest individual and team scores, their favourite opponent, and their squad for the IPL 2023.

Lucknow Super Giants IPL 2023
Lucknow Super Giants IPL 2023

LSG’s Previous Season

LSG started their debut season with a loss to Gujarat Titans but quickly bounced back by winning their next three matches against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), and Delhi Capitals (DC). They went on to record their longest winning streak of four games by beating Mumbai Indians (MI), Punjab Kings (PBKS), DC, and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

LSG’s captain, KL Rahul, was their top run-getter, scoring 616 runs with an average of 51.33 and a strike rate of 135.38. In the 2022 IPL season, Rahul scored six notable innings, including four centuries and two fifties. His personal best of 103 not out was achieved during a match against MI. LSG’s highest wicket-taker was Avesh Khan, who took 18 wickets in 13 matches. Avesh’s best figures of 4/24 came against SRH.

LSG’s Win Percentage

Including their Eliminator match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), LSG played 15 games in their debut IPL season and won nine matches. They ended the season with a win percentage of 60%, which is impressive for a debut team.

LSG’s Highest Individual and Team Scores

South Africa’s Quinton de Kock recorded LSG’s highest individual score of 140 runs in just 70 deliveries against KKR. De Kock’s quickfire knock came in the second half of the season against KKR when he was involved in an unbeaten 210-run stand with skipper KL Rahul. LSG’s highest team score of 211/4 came against CSK when they chased down a total of 211 with just three balls to spare.

LSG’s Favourite Opponent

MI is the most successful franchise in the history of IPL, having won the tournament five times. However, LSG managed to complete a double over MI in their debut season. They won their first match against MI by 18 runs and their second encounter at the Wankhede Stadium by 36 runs.

LSG’s Squad for IPL 2023

LSG have made some significant purchases for IPL 2023. They have bought Shivam Dube, Sandeep Lamichhane, and Prithvi Shaw. They have released players like Deepak Hooda, Evin Lewis, and Rinku Singh. LSG will be looking to build on their impressive debut season and make a mark in IPL 2023.


LSG were the underdogs of IPL 2022, but they exceeded everyone’s expectations by finishing in the playoffs in their debut season. They have a well-rounded team, and their captain, KL Rahul, is one of the best batsmen in the world. With their promising squad for IPL 2023. LSG will be hoping to make it to the finals and win the tournament.

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