Gujarat Titans didn’t have the best start to the IPL 2022 mega auction, as they only managed to land one big player, but they clawed their way to the finish line by making some key acquisitions. The Ahmedabad-based franchise will be coached by Gary Kirsten and Ashish Nehra, and they are anticipated to put up a strong fight against the successful clubs that have spent a lot of money on their players.
Gujarat Titans retained Shubman Gill (INR 7 crores), Hardik Pandya (INR 15 crores), and Rashid Khan (INR 15 crores) ahead of the major auction, and the foundation of the side appears to be quite strong with the addition of pacers like Mohammed Shami and Lockie Ferguson. They entered the mega auction where the Titans were present with a purse of INR 52 crores. The team also includes some domestic talent, so it will be interesting to see how Pandya leads the team.
Shubman Gill and Mathew Wade – Openers
Mathew Wade could begin the innings for Gujarat Lions in the upcoming edition in the absence of Jason Roy. This year, the Gujarat Lions’ opening duo might be Wade and Shubman Gill. With Wade on the other end of the pitch, Gill can take his time before releasing his fury. His low strike rate has been a source of criticism from reviewers. It will be fascinating to see what strategy he employs in the tournament.
Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, David Miller – Middle Order
This season, Vijay Shankar will play for the Gujarat Titans. Last year, he had a dismal batting performance. Shankar will almost certainly play at number three, which he would welcome. Hardik Pandya, the skipper, might be promoted to four and given some time at the crease. This year, his batting will be crucial to his success. David Miller is a capable batsman who should bat fifth. He has the ability to attack from the start of his innings, making him an ideal contender to bat at number five.
Rahul Tewatia and Jayant Yadav – All Rounders
Both spin bowlers and can easily get you through all eight overs with the ball. Rahul Tewatia now has 48 IPL matches under his belt, and you can expect him to enhance his batting performance as well. Jayant Yadav is a capable batsman who can also play big strokes in the slog overs.
Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, and Lockie Ferguson – Bowlers
In the bowling department, Rashid Khan will be their best bet. With the ball, he may be their trump card. His four overs will undoubtedly be crucial to the team’s success. They also have Lockie Ferguson and Mohammed Shami, two highly skilled fast bowlers. Both are experienced fast bowlers, and the team would be thrilled to have them in the lineup.