The BCCI announced Matt Henry as a replacement for David Willey in the Lucknow Super Giants squad for the 2024 IPL, as the latter left the tournament due to personal reasons.

In a recent development, the BCCI announced that the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) signed New Zealand fast bowler Matt Henry as a replacement for England all-rounder David Willey, who has withdrawn from the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) due to personal reasons.

Before IPL 2024 commenced, LSG’s head coach, Justin Langer, revealed that Willey would not be available for the initial stages of the tournament due to a busy schedule in recent months. However, BCCI confirmed his exit from the tournament, although the left-arm seamer was set to be part of the LSG squad after being picked up for his base price of INR 2 crore at the December auction.

Matt Henry, on the other hand, brings a wealth of international experience to the LSG lineup. He joined the team at his base price of INR 1.25 crore. The 32-year-old has represented New Zealand in 25 Tests, 82 ODIs, and 17 T20Is. While this is his first stint with LSG, Henry has got a taste of the tournament as he previously played for both the Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings.

Notably, Henry’s IPL experience is limited to just two matches. However, his pace and wicket-taking ability will be valuable assets for LSG. The right-arm pacer might be seen facing the Punjab Kings today, on March 30th, at Lucknow.

Last Updated on March 30, 2024