Gujarat Titans Players | IPL 2023 Top Buys & Full Squad
Gujarat Titans players had an outstanding IPL 2022 season. Hardik Pandya’s men lifted the title in their inaugural season after beating Rajasthan Royals in the final. They bolstered the squad with some shrewd overseas and domestic buys. Let’s look at the team’s 2023 player list.
Gujarat Titans Players – New Arrivals
Defending champions Gujarat Titans, owned by CVC Capital Partners, retained their core players from last season. Overseas players Lockie Ferguson and Rahmanullah Gurbaz were traded to Kolkata Knight Riders. Meanwhile, released players include Jason Roy, Varun Aaron, Dominic Drakes, and Gurkeerat Singh.
Gujarat Titans roped in Shivam Mavi, who has been brilliant with the ball for Uttar Pradesh in the domestic tournaments. Mavi was also the most expensive uncapped signing in the mini auction. Left-arm pacer Joshua Little emerged as a surprise buy. He became the first Irish cricketer to pen a deal with an IPL franchise.
Also, Kane Williamson will ply his trade with the franchise in the IPL 2023 season. The former New Zealand captain has spent eight seasons in Sunrisers Hyderabad. West Indies all-rounder Odean Smith, pacer Mohit Sharma, and wicket-keepers K S Bharat and Urvil Patel are other purchases made by Gujarat Titans in the auction.
IPL Auction Gujarat Titans Players – Expensive Buys
Shivam Mavi was Gujarat Titans’ costliest buy in Kochi. The fast bowler, who picked up 14 wickets in seven outings in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022, was bought for Rs 6 crore. He has 30 scalps to his name in IPL.
With Rs 4.4 cr, Joshua Little became the franchise’s second-most expensive signing. Gujarat Titans faced competition from Lucknow Super Giants for the 23-year-old.
Kane Williamson was bought for his base price of Rs 2 crore, making him Gujarat Titans’ third-highest purchase in the auction. Though the Kiwi batter struggled last season, he is expected to play a pivotal role in Gujarat Titans‘ batting department in the 16th edition.
Gujarat Titans IPL Auction Player List