IPL 2024: Lucknow Super Giants sign Shamar Joseph for INR 3 crore

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) have announced the inclusion of Shamar Joseph as a replacement for Mark Wood for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season. The West Indian speedster will don the LSG jersey after being roped in for INR 3 Crore.

Background: Joseph gained prominence with his stellar performance in the West Indies’ Test victory over Australia at the Gabba. He played a pivotal role in scripting the upset by taking an impressive 7 wickets in the second innings. This will mark his debut stint in the IPL, adding an exciting dimension to the tournament.

Wood’s Withdrawal: Mark Wood, the English pacer, withdrew from the IPL to manage his workload ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, creating an opportunity for Joseph to join LSG.

Joseph’s Impact: Despite making his Test debut against Australia, Joseph showcased his talent by dismissing Steve Smith with his very first ball in Adelaide. Despite nursing an injured foot, he delivered a remarkable performance by claiming seven wickets in the crucial second innings at the Gabba, earning accolades from cricketing legends.

Wood’s History with LSG: Mark Wood initially joined Lucknow Super Giants in the auction preceding IPL 2022 for a hefty sum of INR 7.50 Crore. However, an unfortunate elbow injury forced him to sit out the season. In IPL 2023, he returned to action and managed to take 11 wickets in four matches.

Excitement Builds: With Shamar Joseph’s arrival, the anticipation and excitement among LSG fans have soared. His impressive track record and recent exploits against Australia have marked him as a player to watch out for in the upcoming IPL season.

As the countdown to IPL 2024 begins, all eyes will be on Shamar Joseph as he gears up to make his mark in the world’s most prestigious T20 league wearing the vibrant colors of Lucknow Super Giants.

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