With just a few hours to go before the start of the much-awaited IPL 2022, Lucknow Super Giant's (LSG), the debutant team has roped in Australian quickie Andrew Tye as a replacement for the injured English fast bowler Mark Wood.
The elimination of Wood, whose performance has been impressive, more so in the T20 format, was an enormous blow to the LSG. Wood suffered an elbow injury in the first Test match against West Indies earlier this month and will be out of action for a considerable time as the injury will take time to heal, as per reports.
Meanwhile, Tye, who has 47 wickets under his belt in the 32 T20Is that he has played, will join LSG for INR 1 Cr. The 35-year-old right-arm pacer, who has been a star performer for Perth Scorchers in the BBL, is well known for his yorkers and slower balls. He has claimed 40 wickets in 27 IPL matches and thus can benefit the LSG with his experience and expertise, especially in the death overs. In IPL, 2018, he won the Purple cap when he played for Punjab Kings, formerly known as Kings XI Punjab.
Tye will be accompanied by other fast bowlers viz Avesh Khan, Ankit Rajput, and Jason Holder, who collectively build a formidable bowling lineup for LSG. The batting line-up comprises notable players such as Manish Pandey, Quinton de Kock, and Evin Lewis. LSG boasts of many all-rounders, such as Krunal Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, and Jason Holder, which make the team a robust one. Super Giant's will play their first match against Gujarat Titans, another debutant team on March 28 at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The team will be led by KL Rahul and he would be all geared to give his team a wonderful start to the IPL’s 15th edition.