IPL 2022 – Lucknow franchise reveal team name

One of the two newly-added franchises in the IPL, Lucknow, has confirmed its team name ahead of the IPL 2022 season.

It has been named as Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), similar to the Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS), the team that was previously owned by the same Sanjiv Goenka-led RPSG Group.

Prior to announcing the name, the franchise had mentioned that the fans will be deciding the name. They have already signed their head coach, Andy Flower, and mentor, Gautam Gambhir, ahead of the season.

Goenka also confirmed that their three draft picks ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction will be KL Rahul, who will be the captain as well, Marcus Stoinis, and Ravi Bishnoi.

KL Rahul has also been signed on as the team captain for a whopping 17 crores, an amount that equals Virat Kohli, who was paid the same amount when he was retained by RCB, back in 2018.