Krunal Pandya Removed As LSG Vice-Captain, Replaced By Nicholas Pooran

Mumbai: All-rounder Krunal Pandya has been removed as Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) vice-captain. He has been replaced as vice-captain by wicketkeeper-batter Nicholas Pooran, the franchise announced on Thursday.

Pooran scored 358 runs in IPL 2023 for LSG at a strike rate of 172.95. LSG will play their IPL 2024 opener against RR on March 24.

Rahul handed over the vice-captain’s jersey with the number 29 on the back to Pooran at an event on Wednesday.

“KL Rahul (C) Nicholas Pooran (VC). This season feels special already,” LSG announced on social media.

Following the IPL 2023, the 28-year-old Pooran was retained by the LSG for Rs 16 crore. It’s interesting to note that Rahul, the team’s skipper, was also retained, but Pooran will receive Rs 1 crore more.  

On March 24, LSG will play their first IPL 2024 match at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur against the inaugural champion Rajasthan Royals.

In the tournament, each side will play 14 league games, 7 at home and 7 away.

Lucknow Super Gianst 2024 schedule

March 24 – LSG vs Rajasthan Royals, Jaipur (3.30 pm IST)

March 30 – LSG vs Punjab Kings, Lucknow (7.30 pm IST)

April 2 – LSG vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Bengaluru (7.30 pm IST)

April 7 – LSG vs Gujarat Titans, Lucknow (7.30 pm IST)

LSG Squad: KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Kyle Mayers, Devdutt Padikkal. Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda, Ashton Turner, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Prerak Mankad, Arshin Kulkarni, David Willey, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood, Yash Thakur, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mayank Yadav, Yudhvir Singh, Shivam Mavi, Arshad Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Amit Mishra, M Siddharth

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