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3 Players who can replace Shivam Mavi in LSG squad for IPL 2024

Shivam Mavi. (Source -Twitter/X)

The Lucknow Super Giants were dealt with a massive blow as Shivam Mavi had to pull out due to injury. The 25-year-old was purchased by the KL Rahul-led side for INR 6.4 crore during the IPL 2024 auction late last year. 

It has been terrible few years for Shivam Mavi who had made an impressive debut for India in early 2023. Host of injuries dented his chances to be a part of the IPL last year and this led Gujarat Titans to release him. 

According to reports, the youngster will work on his fitness as there is no given timeline for his return. This would mean that the franchise will have to look for a replacement player who can be an ideal back-up. 

Here are the top three likely replacements for Shivam Mavi in Lucknow Super Giants squad for IPL 2024 – 

3. KM Asif

KM Asif (PHOTO SOURCE : X / TWITTER )

The 30-year-old fast bowler KM Asif was part of the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals squads and has played seven IPL games so far. The Kerala fast bowler has the ability to bowl at rapid speeds and also uses the change of pace very well. 

Asif can be an ideal replacement for Shivam Mavi as he can bowl with the new ball as well as in the middle-overs. The LSG team is having the precarious talent of Mayank Yadav at its disposal. The youngster though has had his own fair share of history with injuries which would prompt the team to manage his workload well.

2. Raj Angad Bawa

Raj Angad Bawa ( PHOTO SOURCE : X/ TWITTER )

It is surprising that the stocks of young Raj Angad Bawa have fallen so quickly. The 21-year-old was a key member of the 2022 Under-19 World Cup winning team. Raj Angad Bawa had picked a fifer and scored crucial runs to help India win the title. 

The right-arm pacer has deceptive pace and a good bouncer to rankle the best in the business. If the LSG team is looking for an ideal replacement for Shivam Mavi, then Bawa fits the ball.

1. 

Kamlesh Nagarkoti 

Kamlesh Nagarkoti ( PHOTO SOURCE : X / TWITTER )

There is no better replacement for Shivam Mavi than his former teammate and fast bowling partner, Kamlesh Nagarkoti. Still only 24 years old, the pacer has been long forgotten thanks to his own injury issues. 

Nagarkoti has the ability to bowl really fast and can touch the 150 kmph mark easily. He is also an excellent fielder, covers the ground quickly and is a very handy batter too. LSG could very well look at the youngster and give him yet another chance to prove his mettle in the league. 

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