Posted by: Kavya Madaan
Category: Blog


Everyone is excited for the cricket Festive Bash! This year, the Indian Premier League is approaching with all the due excitement and fun! The IPL league is going to happen in India itself this time. It is bigger and better than before. Because of the postponed seasons of IPLs due to the pandemic, cricket fans have been more excited than before for this season. 

10 teams are participating in this edition and are fully prepared to showcase their skills in the field and make some huge new records this time. The mega auction for the season 2022 was held in Bengaluru last month, which was absolutely on fire. The teams tried their level best to make the best out of their teams. 

The teams based out of Lucknow as well as Ahmedabad had come in the fray in the last week of October last year. Even before the bidding started in the auction, it was quite evident that all the bidders were looking at these two cities, but the results came out to be pretty shocking. It was not expected like this to happen. 

The Ahmedabad franchise was purchased for INR 5,625 crores by a British Private Equity firm. But the real eye opener in the mega auction was RP Sanjiv Goenka Group, who purchased the Lucknow franchise in the auction. They made a bid for the franchise for INR 7,090 crores for both the franchises, Ahmedabad and Lucknow. But when the choice was offered to them, they chose Lucknow as their franchise to be purchased. 


The RP Sanjiv Goenka group is also known as the RPSG group. They are an industrial conglomerate that belongs to Kolkata. They have an annual revenue which is exceeding the value of 3.5 billion dollars. They have had their major presence in Bangladesh since 1979. 

Since the elder son of Rama Prasad Goenka has taken over as the chairman of the company, the company has been looking forward to actively pursuing their investment in some sports teams, which is good for them. As we see in the past, when the teams of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were suspended from the IPL season, the group took the Pune franchise and was named as “Rising Pune Super Giant.” 

They have always shown their interest in the IPL teams and have tried to capture one or the other team. A lot of shocking eyes were there when they placed the bid of INR 7,090 crores on the Lucknow franchise. It was announced on 24th January that they were named “ Lucknow Super Giants.” 


Let us look at the Lucknow team’s squad in IPL 2022. 

BATTERS: Manish Pandey, Evin Lewis, and Manan Vohra.

WICKET-KEEPERS: KL Rahul, Quinton De Kock.

ALL-ROUNDERS: Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Karan Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Krishnappa Gowtham. 

BOWLERS: Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Shahbaz Nadeem, Dushmantha Chameera, Mark Wood, Mohsin Khan, Mayank Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot. 

Let us see how the Lucknow team performs in the IPL edition of 2022.

Match No. Date Match Timing  Venue
1.  28-03-2022 Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super Giants 7:30 PM Wankhede
2.  31-03-2022 Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings 7:30 PM Brabourne Stadium
3.  04-04-2022 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Lucknow Super Giants 7:30 PM DY Patil Stadium
4. 07-04-2022 Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi Capitals 7:30 PM DY Patil Stadium
5. 10-04-2022 Rajasthan Royals vs Lucknow Super Giants 7:30 PM Wankhede
6. 16-04-2022 Mumbai Indians vs Lucknow Super Giants 3:30 PM Brabourne Stadium
7. 19-04-2022 Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 7:30 PM DY Patil Stadium
8. 24-04-2022 Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians 7:30 PM Wankhede
9. 29-04-2022 Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants 7:30 PM MCA Stadium, Pune
10. 01-05-2022 Delhi Capitals vs Lucknow Super Giants 3:30 PM Wankhede
11. 07-05-2022 Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders 7:30 PM MCA Stadium, Pune
12. 10-05-2022 Lucknow Super Giants vs Gujarat Titans 7:30 PM MCA Stadium, Pune
13. 15-05-2022 Lucknow Super Giants vs Rajasthan Royals 7:30 PM Brabourne Stadium
14. 18-05-2022 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants 7:30 PM DY Patil Stadium