IPL 2023: The Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) are prepared to compete to the end in IPL 2023 after a strong inaugural season. One of the two new teams joining the IPL in 2022, headed by KL Rahul, made the playoffs but lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Eliminator.
The Super Giants made news when they paid a whopping 16 crore rupees to use Nicholas Pooran at the IPL 2023 sale. It goes without saying that they have one of the more well-balanced teams going into the new season with a strong nucleus retained before it and some clever additions at the auction.
The performance of a team’s Indian stars is a general guideline for determining whether they will be successful in the IPL.
In light of that, let’s take a closer look at three youthful players in the LSG lineup who might have a breakthrough IPL 2023 season.
IPL 2023: Here are 3 Youngsters from LSG Who might Shine this Season
1. Yash Thakur
At the IPL 2023 auction, LSG purchased Yash Thakur for 45 lakh, giving him his long-awaited IPL deal. The Vidarbha seamer improves the local fast-bowling reputation of the Super Giants by being gifted with a potent yorker that he can throw whenever necessary.
An economy rate of 6.68 and a bowling strike rate of 12.9 over 37 T20 matches is a reasonable representation of his ability for someone who frequently bowls at the end. If Thakur receives a decent amount of playing time this year, he could develop into a promising prospect similar to how Mohsin Khan did last year.
2. Ayush Badoni
Ayush Badoni did set a precedent in the IPL 2022 thanks to his cool-headed emotions when it came to winning games, but he was unable to maintain it for very long. The off-spin bowling and dynamic batter from Delhi will be eager to show off a streak of consistent scores this time for LSG.
The Super Giants’ anticipated starting lineup for IPL 2023 justifies an Indian finishing choice. It shouldn’t be a surprise that Badoni is bringing his abilities to a higher level this season after showing them off in spots last year.
The upcoming season offers Badoni a prime chance to assert himself because the Indian team is also looking for a finishing option for their T20 setup.
3. Prerak Mankad
Prerak Mankad has been a reliable performer for Saurashtra in a variety of forms for a while now. He appeared in just one game for the Punjab Kings (PBKS) during the previous season and will now play for LSG in the IPL in 2023.
Mankad excels at filling any middle-order spot, which is his specialty. He is a capable pitcher who can build innings and is a good hitter of the ball. His medium pacers can also be useful.
If he is selected for LSG’s starting Lineup in the upcoming season, it shouldn’t be a surprise. It should also not be shocking if he makes a point of positioning himself as someone who can be trained for greater honours.