The mini-auction for IPL 2023 is going to take place on December 23, 2022. Ahead of this mini-auction, Manish Pandey been released from LSG and they’ll again go under the hammer. He didn’t have a good time in IPL 2022 however he wasn’t even informed about his release previously.
He further added that he supports Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) decision and isn’t in contact with other teams. He gave a very mediocre performance in IPL 2022 but he assured me that he’ll play his best next year.
He scored only 88 runs in six matches at a strike rate of 110. He added that he needs to play some balls to get set and once that’s done he plays his own game.
“I never got a call. I just got to know about it on the day the list was announced. There was no real communication, but yeah that’s alright. As players, you have to be ready. Because if you are not playing a lot of games, I understand from LSG’s point of view that they wanted to release me and get some extra money in the kitty for some other players or whatever the plan is.”– he said
He played in this year’s Vijay Hazare Trophy where he mustered a half-century against Assam at CCFG in Kolkata. In seven games he piled up 226 runs.
The last time he played against Sri Lanka was in 2021 and after that, he wasn’t selected. With Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, and Sanju Samson getting selected for the national team, he lost all his chances. He expressed his happiness for Sanju Samson who got selected in the squad.
He spent his best years in Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Last year, he was picked up by the new entrant Lucknow Super Giants for INR 4.6 crore.