IPL 2023: 3 Worst Buys By Gujarat Titans (GT) In The Auction

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Hardik Pandya. (Photo: IPL)

Gujarat Titans (GT) bagged seven players in the IPL 2023 auction and completed a squad of 25 players. They still had 4.45 crores remaining after the completion of the auction. They retained 18 players and released six players from their winning squad. The Hardik Pandya-led ide defeated Rajasthan Royals to win the final in their debut season. 

GT traded Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Lockie Ferguson to KKR. Gurbaz came in as a replacement but did not play a single game for the Titans. Ferguson had a key role to play in Gujrat’s success as he picked up 12 wickets from 13 games bowling with express pace. 

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Gujarat needed Lockie’s replacement as well as a good-quality Indian or overseas opener. They also needed another spinner as Rashid Khan‘s backup and an Indian all-rounder as Hardik Pandya‘s backup. They lack an experienced batsman in the middle order and hence that position also needed to be filled. 

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IPL 2023. Image: Twitter

A total of 991 players, including 714 Indians and 277 overseas, registered for the IPL 2023 mini-auction. The BCCI further trimmed down the list from 991 to 405 players ahead of the auction. Initially, 369 players were shortlisted by 10 teams, but later 36 additional players were requested and they were added to the final list.

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Gujarat Titans looked settled even before heading into the auction and bagged some good players. In this article, we take a look at three players who were their worst buys. 

IPL 2023: 3 Worst Buys By Gujarat Titans (GT) In The Auction

Mohit Sharma 

Mohit Sharma.Photo-IPL
Mohit Sharma.Photo-IPL

The Titans bought the veteran Indian pacer for 50 lakhs. He last played for Delhi Capitals in the IPL against his former franchise Punjab Kings. He is out of the Indian cricket circuit at the moment. It was in 2018 that he last played in domestic cricket for Haryana. With almost no cricket behind his nack, Mohit was not a good buy for Gujarat perhaps. 

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