Shamar Joseph IPL 2024: West Indies cricket team’s young fast bowler Shamar Joseph recently made his debut in international cricket. And it hasn’t even been a month since his debut. However, during this time, he has received an offer to play in the world’s biggest cricket league, the IPL. 24-year-old Shamar Joseph has been offered to play for Lucknow Super Giants, and he could make his debut in the IPL 2024 season.
Shamar Joseph will join Lucknow Super Giants
24-year-old young fast bowler Shamar Joseph of the West Indies team recently made his debut in international cricket. Shamar played his debut match against Australia on January 17, 2024. It hasn’t even been a month since that match. However, due to his splendid performance, he has been offered to play for Lucknow Super Giants. He is set to play for LSG in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League, replacing Mark Wood.
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Shamar Joseph will play in place of Mark Wood
It has been informed through a press release issued by Lucknow Super Giants on Saturday, February 10, that Shamar Joseph will be seen playing in the upcoming season in place of Mark Wood. It was also mentioned in the press release that Joseph will receive 3 crore rupees to play for Lucknow in IPL 2024. This amount is quite substantial considering his IPL debut season, and he certainly deserves it one way or another. However, the reason for replacing Mark Wood has not been disclosed yet.
However, according to ESPNcricinfo, a report suggests that Mark Wood may have been barred from playing in IPL 2024 by his cricket board (England and Wales Cricket Board, ECB) for workload management reasons. This is because this year in June, the T20 World Cup is scheduled, and England team also has to host Test series against West Indies and Sri Lanka during the English summers. Recently, ECB had also prevented another fast bowler, Jofra Archer, from participating in the IPL 2024 auction.
It is noteworthy that Mark Wood was with Lucknow Super Giants since 2022. He was bought by the team for 7.50 crore rupees. However, he couldn’t play due to injury. Then he made his entry into IPL 2023. During this time, Wood took 11 wickets in four matches. Wood has only played a total of five matches in the IPL so far. He played his debut match in 2018.
International debut of Shamar Joseph
Shamar Joseph recently played his first international match against Australia. In that match, he announced his arrival on the world stage by taking 5 wickets in the very first innings. In his very next match, he took 8 wickets, leading the West Indies team to a historic victory. His impactful bowling played a crucial role in West Indies’ win in the Test match played in Gabba. In the Gabba match, West Indies managed to win a Test match in Australia for the first time since 1997.
24-year-old Shamar Joseph has only played 2 Test matches so far, in which he has taken 13 wickets. Additionally, he has 34 wickets in 7 first-class matches. While in 2 List A matches, he has taken 2 wickets. However, he has not achieved success in any of the 2 T20 matches he has played so far. So it remains to be seen how he will perform for Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2024.
Updated Squad of LSG for IPL 2024
KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock, Nicholas Pooran, Kyle Mayers, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Devdutt Padikkal, Krunal Pandya, Yudhvir Singh, Prerak Mankad, Yash Thakur, Mayank Yadav, Mohsin Khan, K. Gowtham,Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq, M. Siddharth, Ashton Turner, Amit Mishra, Shamar Joseph, Shivam Mavi, Arshin Kulkarni, David Willey and Mohd. Arshad Khan.