Due to bio-bubble fatigue, English opener Jason Roy has opted out of the IPL 2022 season. At the IPL 2022 Mega-Auctions, the player was picked up for his base price of INR 2 Cr.
At the auctions, Jason Roy was one of the Titans’ best signings. They were able to get the player for his base price, and he was set to open the batting with Shubman Gill. Gujarat will now have the opportunity to make adjustments to the other areas of the squad with a quality acquisition, despite his absence being a loss.
Colin Munro has been in good form recently. Munro’s signing is advantageous because he can serve as a backup for both Wade and Miller. Munro has been playing in the middle-order in recent tournaments, despite his natural preference for opening. Munro, despite not being a well-known bowler, can provide a few medium-pace overs if needed.
Martin Guptill entered the IPL 2022 mega auction with a base price of INR 75 lakh, but he was unable to find a buyer and went unsold. Nonetheless, with Jason Roy out of the lineup, the senior New Zealand batsman could have a chance to get into the Titans’ lineup. With a strong international T20 reputation, it will come as no surprise if the 35-year-old is seen in the Gujarat jersey this time.
Steven Smith’s class is undeniable in all three formats of the game. He’s a match-winner who can be counted on. It was surprising that no teams bid for him during the mega auction. His IPL record is also respectable, with 2485 runs scored in 103 games. The right-hand batsman is also a great leader who can assist Hardik Pandya with a few tips.
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan is regarded as one of the best all-rounders of his generation. Even at his base price of INR 2 crore, he went unsold at the IPL 2022 mega auction. Shakib had a poor showing at the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, and a hamstring injury forced him to miss the Pakistan T20Is that followed. Shakib, in addition to being a useful middle-order batsman, can also provide crucial breakthroughs with his left-arm spin, which could be a plus for Gujarat.
Ben McDermott, Australia’s opening batsman, is on fire. He was named player of the tournament after scoring 577 runs in the 11th edition of the BBL. In addition, the Hurricanes’ opener became the first player in the BBL to score two consecutive hundreds. He also contributed to Australia’s 4-1 victory over Sri Lanka in the T20I series.