IPL 2024: Matt Henry joins Lucknow Super Giants, joins team as a replacement for David Willey

Matt Henry, LSG, Indian Premier League 2024: Lucknow Super Giants have included New Zealand fast bowler Matt Henry in their squad in place of English fast bowler David Willey. Henry has been included in the team at his base price of Rs 1.25 crore.

Mar 30, 2024 - 16:48
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IPL 2024: Matt Henry joins Lucknow Super Giants, joins team as a replacement for David Willey

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) have picked New Zealand fast bowler Matt Henry as a replacement for England left-arm fast bowler David Willey. Willey has withdrawn from the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 due to personal reasons. Henry joined LSG at his base price of Rs 1.25 crore, according to a statement from the tournament.

Henry, who participated in the previous IPL tournaments with the Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings, will be playing in his third IPL season. Henry is currently a player in two IPL games. For Punjab in 2017, he participated in both games. His international career has seen him participate in 25 Tests, 82 ODIs, and 17 T20 matches. wherein he has claimed 256 wickets in total.

The fast bowlers that the Lucknow Super Giants currently have include Mohsin Khan, Yash Thakur, Shamar Joseph, Yudhveer Singh Charak, Shivam Mavi, Mohammad Arshad Khan, and Naveen-ul-Haq. Their squad will get even stronger now that Henry has joined them. Apart from these, Arshin Kulkarni and Marcus Stoinis are also part of the team who can bowl some overs of seam bowling.

Before the start of IPL 2024, LSG head coach Justin Langer had said that Willey would not be available for the tournament. Willey had spent the last few months in the UAE and Pakistan playing for Abu Dhabi Knight Riders and Multan Sultans in the ILT20 and PSL respectively. Before him, Mark Wood, Gus Atkinson and Jason Roy had withdrawn from IPL 2024 due to different reasons.

K.L. LSG, captained by Rahul, will take on Shikhar Dhawan-led Punjab Kings (PBKS) in their first home match of IPL 2024 at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium on Saturday evening.

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