The latest season of IPL is just about to start. IPL 2023 mini auctions concluded successfully. All the 10 teams have build up their final squads for the upcoming seasons. In this article we will talk about IPL 2023 : Gujarat Titans latest team updates.
Gujarat Titans performance in IPL 2023 Mega Auction
The new franchise, Gujarat Titans has appointed Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya as their captain for IPL 2022. They picked him in the draft for Rs 15 crore. Gujarat Titans also picked two other players in the draft – former Sunrisers Hyderabad bowler, Rashid Khan for Rs 15 crore and young Indian batter Shubman Gill for Rs 7 crore.
At the IPL 2022 Mega auction, the new franchise made some expensive purchases. Their most expensive buy at the auction was New Zealand fast bowler, Lockie Ferguson. They picked him for a whooping Rs 10 crore. Their other big signings include Indian all-rounder, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammed Shami.
Gujarat Titans IPL 2023 Complete Squad
Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan, Shubman Gill, Mohammed Shami, Jason Roy, Lockie Ferguson, Abhinav Sadarangani, Rahul Tewatia, Noor Ahmad, R Sai Kishore, Dominic Drakes, Jayant Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Darshan Nalkande, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph, Pradeep Sangwan, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Gurkeerat Singh, Varun Aaron, B Sai Sudharshan
IPL 2023 : Gujarat Titans Squad Analysis
Shubman Gill and Jason Roy were quite strong opening pair for Gujarat Titans. However, there has been a setback for the new franchise after Jason Roy decided to pull out of IPL 2022. In this situation, the management might give the second opening position to either Saha or Wade. They both have the required skillsets to open the innings. The batting of GT is not as interesting as other teams. The middle order is not at all impressive.
There was a moment when Gujarat Titans didn’t pick a wicketkeeper at the mega auction. However, in the end they realized this and bought two wicketkeeper batsmen. Wriddhiman Saha and Matthew Wade are both veterans in their field. Saha has impressed for SRH in the previous seasons while Wade impressed at the T20 World Cup.
Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar are the two recognized all-rounders in the team. It would be exciting to see if Vijay Shankar will be able to pair up with Hardik Pandya in the GT 2022 Squad. Rahul Tewatia is the another option in this department.
Gujarat Titans performed quite well in establishing a well-rounded bowling lineup. They have build up a squad with the perfect mix of local and foreign talent. They have also build their bowling attack around an India fast bowler who is Indian veteran, Mohammad Shami. In the spin department, they have the world’s best in Rashid Khan.
Gujarat Titans IPL 2023 Squad Preview
The new entrants in IPL 2022, Gujarat Titans looks quite impressive after the conclusion of the IPL 2022 Mega auctions. They have done well especially in the bowling department. But they have to worry about the middle-order. The team has some big names in their squad but still they could have picked more recognized players.
Gujarat Titans Probable Playing XI for IPL 2023
- Shubham Gill
- Wridhiman Saha
- Abhinav Manohar
- Vijay Shankar
- Hardik Pandya (C)
- Mathew Wade (wk)
- Rahul Tewatia
- Lockie Ferguson
- Rashid Khan
- R. Sai Kishore