IPL 2023 Auction: 3 Gujarat Titans (GT) Players Rajasthan Royals (RR) Can Target. Rajasthan Royals had a memorable campaign during the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League 2022. They meant business from the very first game and finished second at the end of the group stage with nine wins in 14 games.

Sanju Samson & co. conquered Royal Challengers Bangalore in the second qualifier to reach the Final but failed to recreate history as they lost the summit clash to Gujarat Titans.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) batter Jos Buttler and spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Photo- Twitter
Rajasthan Royals (RR) batter Jos Buttler and spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Photo- Twitter

Jos Buttler and Yuzvendra Chahal led Rajasthan’s charge in the IPL 2022 season and were the winners of the Orange Cap and Purple Cap respectively. The think tank had done a pretty good job at the mega auction 2022 to assemble a quality squad and it clearly paid dividends.

Rajasthan Royals were the first-ever champions of the Indian Premier League (IPL) way back in 2008, but after winning the inaugural season of the league, they lost their way for a long time and struggled to even make it to the playoffs consistently in the last decade.

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson. (Photo: IPL)

However, during the last IPL 2022, after assembling a new team in the mega auction, Rajasthan Royals showed the old spark again under the captaincy of Sanju Samson and they made it to the final of the tournament before losing against the Gujarat Titans.

Ahead of the next IPL 2023 mini-auction, which will be held in mid-December, Rajasthan Royals might retain most of their players from the last year’s squad. Rajasthan Royals might release the likes of Rassie Van Der Dussen, Daryl Mitchell, Navdeep Saini, Karun Nair and Obed McCoy before IPL 2023 auctions.

Against all expectations, Gujarat Titans went on to win IPL 2022. No one gave them a chance after the auction ended. However, the management was brilliant with its utilization of resources and tactics.

Hardik Pandya with IPL 2022 Trophy for Gujarat Titans
Hardik Pandya with IPL 2022 Trophy for Gujarat Titans (Photo: IPL)

The team had a few issues after the bright start but finished the tournament well. Nevertheless, the opposition teams would now be warier of GT.

The Hardik Pandya-led squad will have to make a few changes and that will start with releasing some cricketers like batter Vijay Shankar, pacer Varun Aaron, Afghanistan spinner youngster Noor Ahmad and West Indies all-rounder Dominic Drakes before IPL 2023 auctions.

Tata IPL 2023 Trophy
Tata IPL 2023 Trophy. (Photo: IPL)

IPL 2023 Auction: 3 Gujarat Titans (GT) Players Rajasthan Royals (RR) Can Target

Yash Dayal

Yash Dayal (Image Credits: IPL)
Yash Dayal (Image Credits: IPL)

A new ball bowler, Yash Dayal was amongst the top 10 wicket takers in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in the 2021-22 season. The 24-year-old from Allahabad was snapped up by the Gujarat Titans at the IPL 2022 Mega Auction for a hefty sum of INR 3.2 crore.

There were a lot of keen bidders for the youngster in the auction, but it was Gujarat Titans who finally bought him in the end of IPL 2022 mega auctions. He picked 11 wickets in 9 IPL 2022 games averaging 26.91. He may be bought by Rajasthan if he’s available in the IPL 2023 auctions. In IPL 2023, he will be on RR’s radar.

IPL 2023 Auction: 3 Gujarat Titans (GT) Players Rajasthan Royals (RR) Can Target