In February 2023, the IPL 2023 auction is scheduled to take place. With their maiden season, the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), who were participating in the IPL for the first time, astounded everyone.
Despite KL Rahul scoring 79 runs in the 208-run chase, LSG fell short to Royal Challengers Bangalore by 14 runs in the Eliminator match. A select few players could be released by LSG before to the IPL in 2023.
1. Manish Pandey
Pandey scored 88 runs in six innings while averaging a dismal 14.67 and a strike rate of 110. Pandey’s 38-run performance in the first leg was his best of the season against the Mumbai Indians. The Karnataka captain was unable to benefit the Lucknow franchise with his experience. He was dropped from the team after the LSG’s second leg against Mumbai Indians, where he scored run-a-ball 22.
2. Andrew Tye
Mark Wood was injured, therefore Andrew Tye was brought in by the Lucknow Super Giants. The Australian pacer started three games for KL Rahul & Co. but was unable to produce with the ball. Following the underwhelming performances, the 35-year-old was cut from the team and was not selected again. Tye might not be kept moving forward because LSG already has quality seamers like Dushmantha Chameera and Jason Holder in their ranks and Wood is likely to play the upcoming season.
3. Evin Lewis
Since the 30-year-old participated in only six games this season, the Lucknow Super Giants did not effectively utilize Evin Lewis. Lewis led LSG in a 210-run chase against Chennai Super Kings with a score of 55 off 23 balls, which included six fours and three sixes. Lewis was benched with scores of 1 and 5 in the following two innings so that all-rounders Marcus Stoinis and Jason Holder could join the team.
4. Manan Vohra
Vohra was acquired by the Lucknow Super Giants at the 2022 Player Auction to improve their batting order. He was, however, given few chances and sat out for the majority of the competition. He only had two opportunities, and in neither of them did his performances light up the IPL stage. Vohra was unable to start most games due to the incredible knocks that Deepak Hooda and others played.
5. Ankit Rajpoot
Rajpoot was frequently spotted warming up the LSG bench. In 29 IPL games for Chennai Super Kings, Punjab Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Rajasthan Royals, the Uttar Pradesh bowler claimed 24 wickets.