Gujarat Titans are the newly added franchise in IPL and the team will start its journey with their opening game on 28th March against the other newcomer Lucknow Super Giants. Gujrat Titans got the services of Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan, and Shubman Gill ahead of the IPL auction as draft picks. They have a lot of firepower in their lineup in the form of Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Matthew Wade, and David Miller. Gujrat Titans suffered a huge blow when the star English opener Jason Roy opted out of the IPL due to bio bubble fatigue issues. The franchise has now signed the Afghan opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz as his replacement. Gujrat Titans have a very potent bowling line-up with the likes of Mohammad Shami, Lockie Ferguson, and the world-class Rashid Khan. Their bowling attack also includes Jayant Yadav, Yash Dayal, Dominic Drakes, Pradeep Sangwan, Alzarri Joseph in their squad.
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Gujarat Titans complete squad
Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan, Shubman Gill, Mohammed Shami, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Vijay Shankar, Jayant Yadav, Dominic Drakes, Darshan Nalkande, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph, Pradeep Sangwan, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Varun Aaron, B Sai Sudharshan Lockie Ferguson, Abhinav Sadarangani, Rahul Tewatia, Noor Ahmed, Sai Kishore,
Let’s take a look at the most Predicted and possible playing 11 for Gujrat Titans this season.
Openers; Gill and Gurbaz
Shubman Gill will open the innings alongside Rahmanullah Gurbaz who was added in place of Jason Roy. Gill has performed well for Kolkata and his form will matter a lot for Kolkata in this tournament. On the other hand, Rahmanullah Gurbaz is a very destructive opening batsman who likes to hit every ball out of the ground which means the strike rate will never be an issue when Gurbaz will be batting.
Middle-order; Shankar, Sadarangani, and Wade
Gujrat Titans don’t have the strongest middle-order in the tournament and this is a sign of worry for them. Vijay Shankar will bat at number 3 followed by Abhinav Sadarangani and Mathew Wade. Vijay Shankar is a good top-order batsman and his promotion at number 3 in the IPL will might prove handy for his side. Abhinav Sadarangani has a good domestic cricket record and he has got a big platform to prove himself on a big stage.
Mathew Wade is an excellent number 6 batsman and his presence will not only strengthen the middle-order of Gujrat but also give it a lot of firepower for the death overs.
All-rounders; Hardik, Tewatia, and Rashid
Gujrat Titans have the best all-rounders in their playing 11 who can single-handedly win games for them. Hardik Pandya will bat at 6 and we all know how lethal he is with the bat in the final overs. According to some sources, Hardik has regained his fitness and he will also bowl in the IPL 2022. The second all-rounder for Gujrat will be Rahul Tewatia who can smash the ball hard and is quite handy with the bowl also. Tewatia will be followed by Rashid Khan who is currently the number T20 spinner in the world. The bowling department of Gujrat becomes very strong due to the presence of Rashid Khan. He can single-handedly change the context of the game with his exceptional bowling. Rashid is also a brilliant hard-hitting batter in the death overs.
Bowlers; Sai Kishore, Shami, and Ferguson
R Sai Kishore is a slow left-arm orthodox who will support Rashid Khan in this season and he will also get to learn a lot from Rashid Khan. Muhammed Shami and Lockie Ferguson will lead the fast bowling with the express pace. Both are wicket-takers and their pace will prove handy against the opposition batters
Last Updated on April 8, 2022
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