Nicholas Pooran Replaces Krunal Pandya as LSG Vice-Captain for IPL 2024

The Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) announced on Thursday that West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran has been appointed as their new vice-captain for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season.

Pooran takes over the role from all-rounder Krunal Pandya, who served as KL Rahul’s deputy in the previous edition. During a Wednesday event, Rahul officially handed over the vice-captaincy to Pooran, presenting him with the jersey bearing the number 29.

“KL Rahul (C) Nicholas Pooran (VC). This season feels special already,” the LSG announced on their social media platforms, expressing their excitement about the new leadership duo.

The 28-year-old Pooran was retained by LSG for a whopping Rs 16 crore after the 2023 IPL season. Interestingly, this makes him the higher earner compared to his skipper Rahul, who was also retained by the franchise but at Rs 15 crore.

LSG will kick off their IPL 2024 campaign against the Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on March 24th. All teams will play a total of 14 league matches, consisting of seven home and seven away games.

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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