Joseph, who shocked the cricket world by taking an astonishing 7 for 68 and leading the West Indies to a historic Test victory over Australia at the Gabba, will join LSG for Rs. 3 crore, Lucknow Super Giants wrote on their social media handle.
Joseph bowled an awe-inspiring stint in the second Test in Brisbane, despite sustaining a toe injury off a Mitchell Starc yorker. He took seven wickets for 68 runs, including a six-wicket haul in a ten-over session that significantly changed the game’s momentum.
This will be Joseph’s first stint in the IPL.
After his heroics in the West Indies’ Test win over Australia, Joseph was awarded an upgrade in his annual retainer contract with the Cricket West Indies.
“Cricket West Indies (CWI) proudly announces the upgrade of Shamar Joseph from his current Franchise contract to a CWI International retainer contract. This decision comes in recognition of Joseph’s outstanding performance and invaluable contribution to the recent historic victory against Australia on their home soil in Brisbane, marking Australia’s first defeat to the West Indies since 1997,” Cricket West Indies informed in a statement.