GT Squad IPL 2023: Complete List of Players Bought by Gujarat Titans in IPL 2023 Auction
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IPL 2023: Gujarat Titans won their inaugural IPL season against all odds and expectations. After the auction was over, no one gave them a chance. Nevertheless, the management used resources and strategies brilliantly. After a strong start, GT under Hardik’s captaincy ran into a few problems, but they performed well in the league to lift the trophy overall. However, the opposing teams would be more cautious of GT now.

Under the leadership of Hardik Pandya, Gujarat Titans proved to be the champion team of the tournament in their very first season. In the upcoming edition, they will fight to maintain their dominance. A number of noteworthy individuals, including Lockie Ferguson, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Jason Roy, Varun Aaron, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, and Dominic Drakes, were freed by GT prior to the December 23 mini-auction.

IPL 2022 champions, Gujarat Titans traded Lockie Ferguson and Rahmanullah Gurbaz to Shreyas Iyer’s Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the IPL 2023 season. The defending champions may release players like Vijay Shankar, Matthew Wade, etc. before the IPL 2023 season.

3 Players Gujarat Titans Can Target In Auction for IPL 2023

There are currently a few voids in GT’s current squad, and they would ideally seek to fill them in the mini-auction. Hardik Pandya’s team will have Rs 19.75 crore in their purse even after retention. Let’s look at the 3 players who could be the target of Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2023 auction.

  • 1- Jason Holder
Auction: 3 players, GT would Target in the upcoming IPL 2023 Auction
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The Gujarat Titans’ potent bowling lineup, which had so far included Lockie Ferguson and Rashid Khan, deserves the majority of the credit for their victory. To bat in the lower order, the squad also requires an all-rounder. As a result, it is assumed that the Gujarat Titans would prefer Jason Holder to join their team.

The Gujarat-based team released both Lockie Ferguson and Dominic Drakes, making Alzarri Joseph their sole international pacer at this moment. With the exception of captain Pandya, GT’s roster lacks a precise high-quality pace-bowling all-rounder. These various factors could sway Gujarat to bid on Holder at the auction.

  • 2- Joe Root
3 players, GT would Target in the upcoming IPL 2023 Auction
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Gujarat Titans’ first year in the league was successful, although there was undoubtedly a serious defense weakness. Last season, the Gujarat franchise’s top order was their biggest concern. Wriddhiman Saha had to bat first for the Titans due to Matthew Wade’s persistent failures, and Hardik Pandya had to bat third to balance the batting. The captain will be allowed to bat in his natural position after the arrival of a stable and trusted batter like Joe Root.

Joe Root may be a great addition to Gujarat Titans as their aggressive hitters David Miller, Hardik Pandya, and Rahul Tewatia could play their natural game around the Englishman.

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  • 3- Narayan Jagadeesan
3 players, GT would Target in the upcoming IPL 2023 Auction

The Gujarat franchise tested players like Sai Sudharsan and Matthew Wade at the top of the order after Shankar’s poor performances, but neither of them was successful throughout the tournament.

Sudharsan had a solid performance, scoring 145 runs in five games with a strike rate of 127.19, but he didn’t hold up to the team’s expectations. The think tank might choose Jagadeesan in an effort to upgrade their batting lineup.

Jagadeesan might be the best candidate for the role because he is a powerful opening batter who is safe behind the stumps and accessible now that Rahmanullah Gurbaz has been released. So, Jagadeesan might be able to help GT’s top-order batting problems.

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