Gujarat Titans
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Gujarat Titans have been an example to other sides in the 2022 season of the IPL. The franchise was newly added to the tournament this season itself and thus making its debut admit quality teams which have already developed a lot of experience and have already cemented their positions in the league right since the first season, it wasn’t going to be an easy task for Gujarat to achieve their objective anyways. 

In spite of not being assessed highly by the majority of experts and fans in general, the team shocked the entire cricketing world by winning the title in their first season in the prestigious league. The team managed to overcome all the tough circumstances and displayed tremendously good performance throughout the season and outplayed many other sides which had built up a lot more seemingly stronger squads ahead of the season during the mega auctions. 

In a season where champion sides like CSK and MI failed to deliver any quality performances, Gujarat Titans who had come into the season with a comparatively ordinary-looking squad managed to defeat big teams one after the other. The team management did excellently well in determining the most perfect combination of players who could rock the stage and help their side achieve victories against the odds. 

The new signings of players during the mega auction which includes David Miller, Rashid Khan, Shubhman Gill and many others proved to be highly fruitful for the side as it marched to glory with ease. The newly appointed captain of the side, Hardik Pandya didn’t disappoint the fans and the coaching staff as he lead his side brilliantly well in all aspects. Be it batting, bowling or any other department of the game, the team has been top-notch all throughout the season. 

All the things seemed to go their way as the team too never provided the opposition with any chances of taking a strong grip on the match. All these factors combinedly helped the team lift the trophy in their maiden season in the IPL.

Gujarat Titans IPL 2023 Predictions

The Gujarat Titans have been one of those sides which have looked absolutely flawless in the IPL 2022. The team seemed to be in total rhythm and looked to be in zero trouble throughout the entire season. None of their departments failed in any manner which lead to the overall upliftment of the team’s performances and morale. 

It was owing to these incredibly good performances in the IPL 2022 that shall give the management enough courage and confidence to not make many changes to the squad ahead of the next season. However, the only possible thing which the team seems to be in need of is a proper batsman at no.3 who can steer the innings with proper pace in all situations. 

The idea of using several batsmen at the no.3 position didn’t really work for Gujarat as the majority of them failed to deliver the performances as per the expectations. Hence a proper attacking batsman at the top of the order would be the target for Gujarat’s management during the mini auction ahead of the IPL 2022. If all the plans go in their favour then the side will surely be all set to lift their second consecutive IPL title in 2023.

Gujarat Titans squad for IPL 2023

Hardik PandyaAll-Rounder15 Crore
Rashid KhanBowler15 Crore
Shubman GillBatsman7 Crore
Mohammad ShamiBowler6.25 crore
Jason RoyBatsman2 crore
Abhinav SadaranganiBatsman2.6 crore
Rahul TewatiaAll-Rounder9 crore
Noor AhmadBowler30 lakh
R Sai KishoreBowler3 crore
Lockie FergusonBowler10 crore
Dominic DrakesAll-Rounder1.1 crore
Jayant YadavAll-Rounder1.7 crore
Vijay ShankarAll-Rounder1.4 crore
Darshan NalkandeAll-Rounder20 lakh
Yash DayalBowler3.2 crore
Alzarri JosephBowler2.4 crore
Pradeep SangwanBowler20 lakh
David MillerBatsman3 crore
Wriddhiman SahaBatsman/Wicket-keeper1.9 crore
Matthew WadeBatsman/Wicket-keeper2.4 crore
Gurkeerat SinghAll-Rounder50 lakh
Varun AaronBowler50 lakh
B Sai SudharshanBatsman20 lakh
Vicky OstwalAll-Rounder20 lakh

Gujarat Titans Tentative Schedule for IPL 2023

4MondayMarch 28, 2023GT vs LSG7:30 PMWankhede Stadium
10SaturdayApril 2, 2023GT vs DC7:30 PMMCA Stadium, Pune
17SaturdayApril 9, 2023PBKS vs GT7:30 PMBrabourne – CCI
21MondayApril 11, 2023SRH vs GT7:30 PMDY Patil Stadium
25FridayApril 15, 2023RR vs GT7:30 PMDY Patil Stadium
29SundayApril 17, 2023GT vs CSK7:30 PMMCA Stadium, Pune
40WednesdayApril 27, 2023GT vs SRH7:30 PMWankhede Stadium
43SaturdayApril 30, 2023GT vs RCB3:30 PMBrabourne – CCI
48TuesdayMay 3, 2023GT vs PBKS7:30 PMDY Patil Stadium
51FridayMay 6, 2023GT vs MI7:30 PMBrabourne – CCI
58WednesdayMay 11, 2023LSG vs GT7:30 PMMCA Stadium, Pune
61SaturdayMay 14, 2023CSK vs GT3:30 PMWankhede Stadium
67ThursdayMay 19, 2023RCB vs GT7:30 PMWankhede Stadium

Gujarat Titans Playing XI for IPL 2023

Wriddhiman Saha (Wk), Shubman Gill, David Miller, Hardik Pandya (C), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph.

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