Gujarat Titans (GT) Players, Squad, Retained Players List, Released Players List, Purse Value, Schedule, Players List

IPL 2023 Auction: Gujarat Titans (GT) Players, Squad, Retained Players List, Released Players List, Purse Value, Schedule, Players List. Against all expectations, Gujarat Titans went on to win IPL 2022. No one gave them a chance after the auction ended. However, the management was brilliant with its utilization of resources and tactics.

Hardik Pandya with IPL 2022 Trophy for Gujarat Titans
Hardik Pandya with IPL 2022 Trophy for Gujarat Titans (Photo: IPL)

The team had a few issues after the bright start but finished the tournament well. Nevertheless, the opposition teams would now be warier than GT. the Hardik Pandya-led squad made a few changes and started with releasing some cricketers like pacer Varun Aaron and West Indies all-rounder Dominic Drakes before IPL 2023 mini-auctions.

The side has let go of Jason Roy and Dominic Drakes, while Lockie Ferguson and Rahmanullah Gurbaz were traded to the Kolkata Knight Riders. Varun Aaron and Gurkeerat Singh Mann are the other players who were released.

Lockie Ferguson
Lockie Ferguson. Image: BCCI/IPL

Gujarat team opted to have almost the same team heading to the next edition. Rahmanullah Gurbaz, the dashing Afghan opener who didn’t get a single game last year has been traded to Kolkata Knight Riders for the upcoming edition. Likewise, pacer Lockie Ferguson is also headed to the KKR team.

The Kiwi pacer played 13 games for Gujarat Titans last season picking 12 wickets at an ER of 8.96. So it is really surprising that he has been let by the franchise. The other recognizable player who was released was the out-of-favor England opener Jason Roy who opted out of the league last time around.

IPL 2023 Auction: Gujarat Titans (GT) Players, Squad, Retained Players List, Released Players List, Purse Value, Schedule, Players List

IPL 2023: Gujarat Titans Players retained: Shubman Gill, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudarshan, Hardik Pandya (c), Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar, Sai Kishore, Jayant Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Noor Ahmad , Darshan Nalkande, Pradeep Sangwan

Shuman Gill
Shuman Gill. Pic Credits: Twitter

Hardik Pandya will have the services of young opening batter Shubman Gill, who had a prolific season with the bat last time around. Globetrotting all-rounder Rashid Khan will be at the heart of the Gujrat bowling line-up with the swashbuckling Protean David Miller providing strength to the batting order.

IPL 2023: Gujarat Titans Players released: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Lockie Ferguson, Dominic Drakes, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Jason Roy, Varun Aaron

Varun Aaron
Varun Aaron (Image: BCCI)

The reigning champions have traded Kiwi speedster Lockie Ferguson and Rahmanullah Gurbaz to KKR and have released Dominic Drakes, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Jason Roy, and Varun Aaron leaving the franchise with a purse value of INR 19.25 crore ahead of the IPL auction next month. They will further bolster their squad in the mini-auction in hopes of defending their title in the next edition of the tournament.

IPL 2023: Gujarat Titans Purse remaining: INR 19.25 crore Overseas slots remaining: 3

Hardik Pandya’s men will have INR 19.75 crore remaining in the purse post its retentions. It can also fill up as many as three overseas slots.

Gujarat Titans (GT) IPL 2023 Squad Breakdown

Batters – Shubman Gill (8 Cr), Abhinav Manohar (2.6 Cr), David Miller (3 Cr), Wriddhiman Saha (1.9 Cr), Matthew Wade (2.4 Cr)

Bowlers – Mohammad Shami (6.25 Cr), Noor Ahmad (30 lakh), Sai Kishore (3 Cr), Yash Dayal (3.2 Cr), Alzarri Joseph (2.4 Cr)

All-rounders – Hardik Pandya (15 Cr), Rashid Khan (15 Cr), Rahul Tewatia (9 Cr), Jayant Yadav (1.7 Cr), Vijay Shankar (1.4 Cr), Darshan Nalkande (20 lakh), Pradeep Sangwan (20 lakh), Sai Sudarshan (20 lakh).

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