Avesh Khan has been traded to Rajasthan Royals (RR) from Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) while Devdutt Padikkal is traded to LSG from RR during the Indian Premier League (IPL) trading window ahead of the IPL 2024 Auction.
Avesh has so far played 47 IPL matches and has 55 IPL wickets to his name. The right-arm pacer, who represented LSG in 22 matches & picked 26 wickets after joining the franchise in 2022, was traded to RR for his existing fee.
Devdutt Padikkal, meanwhile, will head to LSG from RR for his existing fee. The left-handed batter has 57 IPL matches under his belt and has scored 1521 runs with the help of a hundred and 9 half-centuries. He joined RR in 2022 & represented the side in as many as 28 matches, scoring 637 runs.
The confirmation of the trade came shortly after Gautam Gambhir, the mentor for LSG, confirmed his departure from the franchise to reunite with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Gambhir had led the KKR to two IPL titles as captain, and is expected to join the side in a coaching role ahead of the IPL 2024.