Last month, the KL Rahul-led LSG paid Rs 7.5 crore for Mark Wood in the IPL 2022 super auction. The Lucknow franchise is now on the lookout for a successor for Wood.
Lucknow Super Giants, who are making their IPL debut, were dealt a major setback before the commencement of the T20 competition when England bowler Mark Wood was ruled out. Wood sustained an injury to his right elbow and had to return home from the Caribbean to seek treatment.
Wood was purchased for Rs 7.5 crore by the KL Rahul-led LSG during the IPL 2022 super auction last month. The Lucknow franchise is now on the lookout for a successor for Wood.
Bangladeshi media reports that Taskin Ahmed, a fast bowler, is being considered as a substitute for Wood. LSG’s mentor, Gautam Gambhir, seems to think highly of Taskin and wants to hire him.
According to Kaler Kanth, Gambhir made the proposition to Taskin on Sunday evening (March 20) in Dhaka. “For the whole season, I want Bangladesh fast bowler Taskin Ahmed in the lineup.” Taskin would have to depart for India before the next two Tests against South Africa if he accepts the offer,” the former Indian opener was reported as saying.
Taskin has 23 wickets in 33 T20Is to far and is presently playing in a three-match ODI series against South Africa, which ends on March 23. He received the news after the second ODI at Wanderers on Sunday, according to reports (March 20). He’s requested for some time to talk with the team’s management and the Bangladesh Cricket Board about the suggestion (BCB). Bangladesh has named Taskin in their team for the upcoming two-match Test series against South Africa.
However, if he chooses to play for the Super Giants, he will be unable to participate in the Test series. “Franchise cricket has become a reality.” Even if you wanted to, you couldn’t hold anybody. “BCB president Nazmul Hasan is also kind in admitting reality,” Kaler Kanth cited a member of the Bangladesh squad as saying. “That’s why a key team member suggested Taskin is more likely to receive leave,” the insider continued.