IPL 2024: David Willey Withdraws Due To Personal Reasons, LSG Bring In Matt Henry As His Replacement

IPL 2024: David Willey Withdraws Due To Personal Reasons, LSG Bring In Matt Henry As His Replacement

David Willey didn't join the LSG squad as it was reported that he would miss the start of the IPL 2024.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Saturday, March 30, 2024, 04:25 PM IST
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David Willey and Mat Henry | Credits: Twitter

Lucknow Super Giants suffered a big blow ahead of their second IPL 2024 match against Punjab Kings at Ekana Cricket Stadium on Saturday, March 30. Pacer David Willey pulled out of the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) due to personal reasons and New Zealand pacer Matt Henry replaced him in the squad.

Willey's nature of the personal reasons is unknown as Indian Premier League (IPL) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) franchise haven't yet disclosed it. David Willey didn't join the LSG squad as it was reported that he would miss the start of the IPL 2024.

David Willey is the latest from the Lucknow Super Giants camp to withdraw from the IPL 2024. Earlier, England pacer Mark Wood ruled out of the season in order to manage his workload ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024, slated to take place in West Indies and USA in June. Willey was part of Multan Sultans in the recently concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2024.

West Indies star pacer and The Gabba hero Sharmar Joseph called in as a replacement for Mark Wood for the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League.

Matt Henry to join for INR 1.25 crore

Matt Henry will join the Lucknow Super Gaints squad at a price tag of INR 1.25 crore for IPL 2024. Henry will begin his third stint in IPL after representing Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings. The New Zealand pacer played two matches then Kings XI Punjab in 2017.

Matt Henry was part of the IPL 2024 Auction in Dubai but neither of the 10 IPL franchises had a keen interest in having him on the board. The 32-year-old was recently part of New Zealand team that played a two-match Test series against Australia at home.

Matt Henry has never been part of any franchise T20 league other than Indian Premier League. In T20, Henry has 151 wickets, including 3 wicket-haul, at an average of 24.70 and with an economy rate of 8.39 in 131 matches.

Matt Henry is likely to get a game for Lucknow Super Giants in the ongoing season of the IPL.

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