Lucknow Super Giants

Captain: KL Rahul
Coach: Andy Flower
Home ground: BR SABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
IPL titles: 0
Owners: RPSG Group

Lucknow Super Giants, one of the two new teams added to the IPL ahead of the 2022 season, were bought for a record sum of Rs 7090 crore (approx. US$940 million) by RP Sanjiv Goenka Group, which previously owned the Rising Pune Supergiant franchise in 2016 and 2017. Andy Flower was appointed head coach and Gautam Gambhir mentor.

Season by season

2022 - fourth
In their maiden season, Super Giants qualified for the playoffs with nine wins at the end of the group stage. KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock and Deepak Hooda made close to 1600 runs between them, and uncapped seamer Mohsin Khan had a breakthrough season. LSG lost the high-scoring Eliminator to Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Key players

KL Rahul
Lucknow spent Rs 17 crore ($2.28 million approx.) on Rahul, making him the joint-highest-paid IPL player. He was the highest run scorer for Punjab Kings after four seasons there, and he topped the charts for LSG in their first season with 616 runs, and was the second highest run scorer in the 2022 edition overall.

Avesh Khan
After a breakthrough IPL in 2021, in which he took 24 wickets for Delhi Capitals, in 2022, Avesh became the first ever uncapped player to hit the Rs 10-crore mark at an IPL auction when Lucknow secured his services. He didn't quite replicate his 2021 feats but still finished just outside the top ten wicket-takers' list, with 18.

Quinton de Kock
De Kock has been one of the most impactful batters over the last few seasons. He emerged as Mumbai Indians' top run scorer in 2019 and second highest in 2020, and was a vital cog in them winning back-to-back trophies. He scored over 500 runs in LSG's inaugural season, and was third on the overall runs chart.