Shamar Joseph LSG IPL 2024: Just before the Indian Premier League 2024, an important change has taken place in Lucknow Super Giants. The team has given a chance to Shamar Joseph in place of Mark Wood. West Indies bowler Shamar made his international debut in January this year. He made a lot of headlines by bowling lethally in the debut series. Shamar’s life has been full of struggle. If reports are to be believed, he has also worked as a security guard. Now he will be seen playing in IPL for the first time. Lucknow has bought Joseph for Rs 3 crore.
Joseph in place of Wood in Lucknow –
IPL released a statement on its official website on Saturday and said that Lucknow Super Giants have included West Indies bowler Shamar Joseph in the team in place of Mark Wood. Joseph will get Rs 3 crore. Wood was associated with Lucknow in 2022. But this season he could not play due to injury. After this, he played four matches in 2023 and took 11 wickets.
Joseph has worked as a security guard –
The life of Joseph, who is considered the rising star of world cricket, has been full of ups and downs. His financial condition is not good. According to media reports, Joseph has also worked as a security guard for some time. But during this time he was not able to focus on the game. Ultimately he left his job and concentrated completely on cricket. He also got benefit from this. Joseph got a chance to make his international debut in January 2024.
Joseph had broken ‘Gaba’s pride’ –
West Indies’ charismatic bowler Shamar Joseph played his debut test match against Australia in Adelaide. He took 5 wickets in this match. Seeing Shamar’s performance, his teammates and management were impressed. He was also included in the playing eleven of the next match. This match was played at ‘The Gabba’ in Brisbane. Shamar gave a historic victory to West Indies in this match. He took one wicket in the first innings. But took 7 wickets in the second innings. He took 7 wickets for 68 runs in 11.5 overs. Joseph snatched victory from the jaws of England.