Lucknow Super Giants lost a capable coach

The Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) were dealt an unexpected setback when they announced the resignation of their acclaimed assistant coach, Vijay Dahiya, on January 1, just before the start of the IPL 2024 season. Dahiya, a former India wicketkeeper, had been a key member of the Super Giants’ support staff from the team’s creation in 2022.

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Vijay Dahiya collaborated closely with Gautam Gambhir, the team’s mentor, for the previous two years. However, Gambhir departed Lucknow earlier this year, and now Dahiya is also leaving. Gambhir returned to the Kolkata Knight Riders in a different capacity.

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Changes in team management

Vijay Dahiya took to social media to send a fond farewell to the Lucknow Super Giants. He sent his best wishes to the club for the forthcoming season. This departure occurred after LSG made significant changes to their coaching staff, hiring Australian Justin Langer as head coach.

The decision to part ways with previous head coach Andy Flower signalled a shift in the Lucknow Super Giants’ coaching staff. Flower’s stint with LSG ended after the IPL 2023 season, in which LSG performed admirably, making the playoffs in 2022 and 2023 and establishing a strong start in the IPL.

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Vijay Dahiya, a former India cricketer, has extensive teaching expertise. He coached the Uttar Pradesh squad before joining LSG. He also worked with the Kolkata Knight Riders and helped the Delhi Capitals discover fresh players. As Vijay Dahiya departs, Sridharan Sriram, a former Indian spinner, enters as one of the IPL 2024 assistant coaches.

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Pravin Tambe and two South African coaches, Morne Morkel and Jonty Rhodes, are among the new coaches. The Lucknow Super Giants are beginning a new era under the leadership of Justin Langer. Langer’s coaching skills helped Australia win the T20 World Cup and the Ashes in 2018 and 2022. He also succeeded in T20 events, captaining the Perth Scorchers to three victories.


Vijay Dahiya’s departure signifies the Lucknow Super Giants’ coaching staff shift. The squad is preparing for the next IPL season under Justin Langer’s supervision as they bid farewell to a trusted mentor. The coaching staff may have changed, but the team’s passion and will to succeed remain strong in the thrilling world of IPL cricket.

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