LSG vs GT: Why is Mark Wood Not Playing Today’s Match IPL? Check Lucknow Super Giants XI

Updated on: Apr 22, 2023 3:50 pm IST

Mark Wood Not Playing LSG vs GT IPL 2023

The important news update coming from the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) camp is that their premier overseas fast bowler Mark Wood is not playing their sixth match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) season against the Gujarat Titans (GT) being played at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. The Lucknow Super Giants went on to register a fantastic 10-run win against Rajasthan Royals during their previous game in this T20 competition and that was the fourth victory for LSG in IPL 2023 season.

LSG vs GT: Why is Mark Wood Not Playing Today’s Match IPL?

After having lost the toss and being asked to bowl first, the Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul stated that speedster Mark Wood is not included in the LSG playing 11 for this LSG vs GT IPL 2023 match on Saturday. Interestingly, the England pace bowler seems to be a really surprising exclusion as he had been performing very well in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2023. Wood has taken a total of 11 wickets from as many as 4 games this year at an average of less than 12 and more importantly, he has been consistently clocking an astonishing bowling speed of over 150 kmph. In his absence, Lucknow Super Giants are playing Afghanistan’s pacer Naveen-ul-Haq.

“I would have batted but not worried about it. We will play good cricket. We bowled against SRH as well, we would like to restrict them to a good target and chase it down. No change, Yudhvir misses out. Amit Mishra comes in. Trusted the 12-13 players, have had a few injuries, each game someone has put their hand up and done the job for the team. We are gelling together well,” said Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul during the toss.

LSG Playing XI

1. KL Rahul (C)
2. Kyle Mayers
3. Deepak Hooda
4. Marcus Stoinis

5. Nicholas Pooran (Wk)
6. Krunal Pandya
7. Ayush Badoni
8. Avesh Khan

9. Ravi Bishnoi
10. Naveen-ul-Haq
11. Amit Mishra

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Mark Wood IPL 2023 Salary

Mark Wood, the right-arm fast bowler from England, was bought by Lucknow Super Giants for a massive INR 7.5 Crore during the IPL 2022 mega auction. Unfortunately, he suffered an injury and was ruled out of the entire tournament. Despite this setback, LSG chose to retain him for the upcoming IPL 2023 auction. This decision was made even though Wood has a history of injuries, indicating that the team management sees potential in him and values his contribution to the team.

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