In a whirlwind of changes, the Lucknow Super Giants have decided to shuffle their deck ahead of the Indian Premier League 2024 season. Mark Wood, the seasoned pacer from England, is making way for West Indies’ rising star, Shamar Joseph. The transition comes as the Super Giants aim to bolster their bowling arsenal, securing Joseph’s services for a sum of INR 3 crore. All eyes will be on Shamar Joseph as he dons the vibrant colors of the Lucknow Super Giants.
Joseph’s meteoric rise reached new heights during West Indies’ recent triumph at the Gabba against Australia. The speedster showcased his prowess by clinching a remarkable seven-wicket haul in the second innings, steering West Indies to a historic victory Down Under. This monumental achievement has propelled Joseph into the spotlight, earning him accolades as a pivotal force in the Caribbean cricketing landscape.
Making his debut against Australia, Joseph immediately left an indelible mark by dismissing none other than Steven Smith with his maiden Test delivery. Despite West Indies’ loss in Adelaide, Joseph’s spirited performance had set the stage for his remarkable heroics in the subsequent match at the Gabba. This upcoming season marks Joseph’s maiden foray into the IPL arena, where he is poised to make waves with his raw pace and unwavering determination.
Mark Wood had left LSG camp midway in IPL 2023
The departure of Mark Wood, who had to return to England during the previous season due to familial commitments, paves the way for Joseph to shine on the IPL stage. Wood’s stint with the Lucknow Super Giants in the 2023 IPL season was punctuated by flashes of brilliance marred by inconsistency and selection dilemmas. Despite showcasing his prowess with a five-wicket haul against the Delhi Capitals, he bid adieu to the tournament midway, citing personal reasons and emphasising the greater cause behind his departure.