IPL 2024 Auction: Final List of LSG Players Released, Retained, and Purse Available After Retention Day
The IPL 2024 Auction will be crucial for all the teams as they will get a chance to revamp their team and make the necessary changes to find success in the upcoming season. The Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) have looked a busy team in the buildup to the auction and have revealed their list of retained and released players for the upcoming season.
LSG have had two good years in the IPL so far. In both the years that they have played, they have qualified for the Playoffs, albeit with no success beyond that. But even this can be considered a good success given how relatively new the team is. While 2022 had seen KL Rahul as the Captain, in his absence in 2023, Krunal Pandya led the side.
IPL 2024 Players Released
Last year, the BCCI granted franchises the option of utilizing the "TRADE" option, enabling teams to engage in player exchanges or acquisitions through an all-cash deal during the 'IPL Trade Window.'
Players released for IPL 2024 will undergo auction proceedings, providing them with the chance to secure a spot with a different team ahead of the league's commencement.
According to IPL regulations, each franchise is permitted a squad of 25 players, with a cap of 8 foreign players. In the Playing XI, teams can field a maximum of 4 overseas players.
IPL 2024 Auction Date
IPL 2024 Auction Date: The BCCI has scheduled the IPL 2024 Auction in Dubai for December 19, with the deadline for the final submission of released and retained players set for November 26.
IPL Auction 2024 Venue
IPL Auction 2024 Venue: This IPL 2024 Auction in Dubai is slated to be a day-long event, marking the first instance of such an auction being conducted overseas.
List of LSG Players Released Ahead of IPL 2024 Auction
LSG Players Released: LSG had a busy 'Trade Window' ahead of the auction. They traded Avesh Khan to Rajasthan Royals and Romario Shepherd to Mumbai Indians. The Sanjiv Goenka-owned side also released eight players so as to go into the auction with a decent amount of reserves in their pockets. The final Released Players by LSG is given below.
- Jaydev Unadkat
- Daniel Sams
- Manan Vohra
- Swapnil Singh
- Karan Sharma
- Arpit Guleria
- Suryansh Shedge
- Karun Nair
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List of LSG Players Retained Ahead of IPL 2024 Auction
LSG Players retained: Coming to player retentions, LSG have already added Devdutt Padikkal to their batting roster. Padikkal may or may not play as an opener but shall definitely play in the top-order for Lucknow. With Devdutt traded in, Lucknow Super Giants have a robust batting lineup with the likes of QDK, KL Rahul, Kyle Mayers while their young talents have looked promising and been rewarded with the trust of the franchise. Here is the final list of players retained by LSG:
- KL Rahul (c&wk)
- Quinton de Kock (wk)
- Ravi Bishnoi
- Mohsin Khan
- Mark Wood
- Marcus Stoinis
- Kyle Mayers
- K Gowtham
- Ayush Badoni
- Deepak Hooda
- Krunal Pandya
- Nicholas Pooran
- Yash Thakur
- Amit Mishra
- Prerak Mankad
- Yudhvir Singh
- Mayank Yadav
- Devdutt Padikkal (Traded from RR)
IPL 2024 Teams Purse Value
BCCI increased the purse value of the franchises by INR 5 crores over the existing purse value of about INR 95 crores. After Gujarat Titans, Lucknow Super Giants has the second lowest purse value heading into the IPL 2024 auction.
LSG Remaining purse: Lucknow Super Giants have a remaining value of INR 13.9 crore with two overseas slots available amongst the seven overall.
The Lucknow team mostly stuck to retaining their core and releasing only those players who seem less on potential or on high base price. LSG had a good last season and has reason to keep their performers in the hope of going one step further and winning their first-ever IPL title.