IPL2024: Shamar Joseph, the West Indies' Sensational Pacer, Will Replace Mark Wood With the Lucknow Super Giants

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The young fast bowler, who did exceedingly well in the tour of Australia is set to replace Mark Wood at LSG

Vishal Singh Feb. 11, 2024

Shamar Joseph, the sensational pacer from the West Indies, has signed his first contract with the Indian Premier League. The teenage fast bowler will take Mark Wood's place at Lucknow Super Giants after he performed remarkably well during the West Indies' Test tour of Australia.

On Saturday, February 10, Indian Premier League announced their official social media accounts, confirming the development and revealing that the player had been purchased for INR 3 crore.

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) named Shamar Joseph as a replacement for pacer Mark Wood for the upcoming edition of the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. Joseph will join LSG for INR 3 Crore. The speedster was recently at the forefront during West Indies’ Test win at the Gabba. He picked 7 wickets in the 2nd innings to script a historic win in Australia for West Indies. This will be Joseph's first stint in the IPL
~the IPL website said

It is still unknown if Mark Wood of England has been hurt or has withdrawn from the competition. Wood participated in the India series' opening Test match in Hyderabad before being rested for the second match in Vizag.

In his first IPL season, Wood made an impression, taking 11 wickets in four games, including a five-wicket performance against Delhi Capitals. In 32 Test matches, Wood has taken 104 wickets for England at an average of 30.04 with an economy of 3.25. He has represented England in 66 ODI matches, taking 77 wickets at an economy rate of 5.52. Along with being a member of the England side that won the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia, he has taken 45 wickets in 28 T20 Internationals.

Who is Shamar Joseph?

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During the just-finished 2-Test series against Australia, the lethal West Indies bowler left a lasting impression on everyone.
Shamar Joseph, who was born in the tiny Guyana community of Baracara, was raised in a big family with five brothers and three sisters. Before 2018, his early years in Baracara, a remote community reached only by a two-day boat ride up the Canje River, were modest and without access to contemporary amenities like a working phone or the internet.