Shamar Joseph Joins Lucknow Super Giants as ECB Withdraws Mark Wood from IPL 2024
Shamar Joseph Joins Lucknow Amidst the withdrawal of Mark Wood by the ECB from IPL 2024, Shamar Joseph has seamlessly joined Lucknow Super Giants. This transition comes as the team aims to maintain its momentum in the tournament, with Joseph’s inclusion expected to bolster their bowling lineup and contribute to their success on the field.
Shamar Joseph, renowned for leading West Indies to a historic Test victory at the Gabba, joins Lucknow Super Giants for INR 3 crore.
The ECB’s decision to pull out Mark Wood, a centrally contracted player, aims to preserve his fitness for upcoming international commitments, including the T20 World Cup and Test matches.
Lucknow Super Giants had initially acquired Mark Wood for INR 7.50 crore in the 2022 IPL auction but he missed that season due to an elbow injury. In IPL 2023, Wood showcased his prowess by claiming 11 wickets in four matches.
Shamar Joseph, who made his debut against Australia, made headlines with a remarkable performance at the Gabba, where he claimed seven wickets despite an injured foot, securing West Indies‘ first Test victory in Australia since 1997.
Despite having limited T20 experience, Joseph’s potential has attracted attention, with West Indies white-ball coach Daren Sammy hinting at his inclusion in the T20 World Cup squad.
With the addition of Shamar Joseph, Lucknow Super Giants aim to bolster their bowling arsenal and maintain their impressive track record in the IPL.