Sunday, February 11, 2024

TATA IPL 2024: Summer's IPL will shake Shamar Joseph!

Shamar Joseph to replace pacer Mark Wood in the upcoming IPL 2024
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Big bang in TATA IPL. Caribbean pacer Shamar Joseph, who made his Test debut for West Indies, will play for Lucknow Super Giants in the TATA IPL 2024.


He was signed by Sanjiv Goenka's team for three crore rupees(3 Cr). England pacer Mark Wood will not play in IPL 2024. He was replaced by 24-year-old West Indies player Shamar Joseph.


Shamar Joseph grabbed everyone's attention with an incredible performance against Australia


He took five wickets for 94 runs in the first innings on his Test debut in Adelaide. No wickets were taken in the second innings. In this Test, he scored 36 runs in the first innings and 15 runs in the second innings. West Indies defeated Australia by 8 runs in the day-night Test in Brisbane. In this Test, he took 1 for 56 runs in the first innings and seven wickets in the second innings for 68 runs.


Best of the Match award in two Tests


Shamar received the man of the series award in the debut Test series. He also won the man of the match award in the Brisbane Test. After that, the franchises of various leagues around the world started showing interest in taking Shamar. But IPL made Shamar a millionaire. Signing in Lucknow has huge benefits.


Shamar received the man of the series award in the debut Test series
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Press statement by BCCI


Shamar's joining in Lucknow has been announced yesterday in the BCCI press release. Shamar Joseph made his Test debut last month. Still no T20 or ODI debut for the country. He took 13 wickets in 2 Tests in the first Test series.


BCCI's statement read that Mark Wood will not play in the IPL and Shamar has replaced him. Mark Wood is in England's Test squad for the tour of India. He played in the Hyderabad Test but was not in the Visakhapatnam XI. ESPNcricinfo claims that the ECB is not releasing Wood, who has a central contract, in the IPL.


Big change in Lucknow team replacing Mark Wood


Mark Wood was replaced by 24-year-old West Indies player Shamar Joseph
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According to ESPN Cricinfo, the ECB has dropped Wood, a centrally contracted player, from IPL 2024 to handle the workload on him. Because the T20 World Cup is going to be held in June and England will play against the West Indies and Sri Lanka for Test matches in the domestic summer.


Recently, the ECB banned Jofra Archer from being named in the IPL 2024 auction as the board did not want to take any risk ahead of the T20 World Cup.


Lucknow Super Giants bought Wood for Rs 7.5 crore from the 2022 IPL auction. However, he could not play the service due to an elbow injury. In last year's IPL, Wood took 11 wickets in four matches at an average of 11.82. He was replaced by Joseph, who dismissed Steve Smith on the first ball of his Test career.


Shamar Joseph has signed a contract with Dubai Capitals (ILT20 League)


Shamar Joseph was signed by Dubai Capitals for the ILT20. However, Joseph was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to an ankle injury sustained in the Brisbane Test. Shamar Joseph suffered an ankle injury on Starc's yorker while batting. Still, Joseph contributed to a memorable Test win over the West Indies at the Gabba by sending seven of Australia's batters back to the pavilion. It was the first time since 1997 that the Caribbean tasted Test victory Down Under.


The 24-year-old Joseph has played only two T20Is so far. That was for the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) last year (2023). Although he bowled 8 overs in two matches and did not get a single wicket. But he can get a place in West Indies' T20 World Cup team.


Shamar Joseph in IPL for the first (1st) time


According to the IPL website, Lucknow Super Giants have announced the name of Shamar Joseph to replace pacer Mark Wood in the upcoming IPL 2024. Joseph is joining LSG for Rs 3 crore. The speedster recently helped West Indies win the Test at the Gabba. He contributed 7 wickets in the second innings to West Indies' historic win in Australia. This is the first time Joseph will play in the IPL.


Shamar Joseph boosts Lucknow Super Giants' bowling department. Among the pacers in this team are Naveen Ul Haq, Mohsin Khan, David Willey, Shivam Mavi, Yash Thakur and Yudhvir Singh. M.Stoinis, Kyle Mayers and Arshin Kulkarni are there as all-rounders. Lucknow Super Giants could not open the door to the final despite going to the play-offs in 2022 and 2023 IPL.


Sharmar Joseph is the new star of West Indies


Sharmar Joseph is the new star of West Indies
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A few days ago, no one knew Joseph's name. He has been the talk of the town since his spectacular performance at the Gabba. This Guyana pacer comes from a very poor family. He grew up playing cricket in the village. Shamar Joseph continues to model the legends Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh. West Indies won the Gabba for him.


Sharmar Joseph can gain experience by playing in IPL. This experience will help him to bowl better in future. West Indies cricket will benefit as a result.


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