Debutants Gujarat Titans defied all expectations by winning the IPL title in their maiden season. It was quite the box office material to watch a team in their debut season do the impossible. Gujarat Titans were one of two new clubs to join the IPL in the last edition. Both Gujrat and Lucknow, the two new franchises, managed to make it to the playoffs. GT was heavily criticized after the IPL 2022 mega auction for selecting a team lacking in experience.
Hardik Pandya and his team, on the other hand, silenced all the critics and proved a point. They demonstrated that it is the utility players, not the great stars, who win the games. Quite surprisingly, GT turned out to be one of the most balanced teams this year.
While Gujarat is an undeniably exciting team to watch in the coming years, given the expectations of a title defense on them, it will be intriguing to see how they respond. Lets look at three players who the Gujarat Titans could keep ahead of the IPL 2023 auction.
IPL 2023 Auction: 3 Players Which Can Be Retained By Gujarat Titans (GT)
Skipper Hardik Pandya was crucial to GTs title success this year. With the bat and with the ball, he had a successful season. Gujarats leading run-scorer, with 487 runs in 15 innings, was none other than Hardik himself.
He also took eight wickets with the ball, proving his versatility. Nevertheless, He will definitely be one of the first players GT would like to retain for next season.