Gujarat Titans won the IPL title in their debut season in 2022. Hardik Pandya-led the side beat Rajasthan Royals in the summit clash who made the final for the first time in 14 seasons. After the IPL 2023 retention window, the Titans have a remaining purse of 19.25 crores in which they need to buy seven players with three overseas slots available.
Gujarat Titans retained 18 players for which the franchise paid 75.75 in total. The franchise released six players two of whom were traded to KKR. Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Shubman Gill, and Rashid Khan have done very well to retain the core of players who did most of their job in their debut season. Hardik is now being considered to be named India’s full-time T20I captain.
All the franchises need to have at least 18 or a maximum of 25 players in their squads for IPL 2023. The IPL 2023 auction will be held in Kochi on December 23 as per reports. In this article, we take a look at three GT players who would have gone unsold had they been released.
IPL 2023 Auction: 3 Players Retained By Gujarat Titans (GT) Who Would Have Gone Unsold In The Auction
The Australian wicketkeeper-batter had a forgetful season with the Titans. In 10 matches, he scored just 157 runs at an average of 15.70. Gujarat picked him up after his exploits for Australia in the T20 World Cup in 2021. However, by the time he played for Gujarat, he lost his form. The franchise paid 2.4 crores to buy him but it did not turn out to be a good transaction. He is retained for another season for the franchise and will look to pay them back. Had he been released, He would have probably gone unsold.