The ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 was won by Australia who defeated India by six wickets in the final match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The song of Unbeaten India in the 2023 Cricket World Cup ended on a bad note. But the party is not over for cricket lovers who want to see more action.
The BCCI announced the IPL 2024 Auction date and venue and for the first time, the IPL Mini Auction 2024 will be held overseas at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai on 19th December. The IPL Auction 2024 will be followed by the Women’s Premier League 2024 on 9th December.
Gujrat Titans’ home ground Narendra Modi Stadium witnessed the cruel fate for India in the World Cup. However, Gujrat Titans players did an exceptional job in the quadrennial tournament including Mohammed Shami, Shubman Gill, and Rashid Khan.
Gujrat Titans won the cup in their maiden season in IPL 2022 and finished as runners-up in IPL 2023. They emerged as one of the strongest sides in the last two years and will enter again as favorites to win the IPL 2024.
In IPL 2024, fans would have high expectations that GT perform dominantly like the previous two seasons and clinch the title for the second time in three years.
GT Target Players in IPL 2024 Auction
GT’s squad already looks balanced and they are unlikely to make any change for the upcoming edition. However, after releasing some of the players, they would look for some impactful players who could fill in the place and turn out to be an asset for the franchise. GT might already have prepared a blueprint of what they need for the upcoming season and for which player they going to big in the upcoming auction.
The first name that GT may bid for could be Rahul Tripathi in the 2024 auction. Tripathi is an impactful batter who could accelerate the run rate in the middle overs. He could be a great addition in the batting line up with the batters like David Miller, Rahul Tewatia and Hardik Pandya. While, in the bowling department, GT might bid for Chetan Sakariya, who has a ability to swing the ball in both ways.
Below are some top players, GT would target in the IPL 2024 Auction in Dubai:
|No.||Target Players in IPL 2024|
GT Retained Players IPL 2024 : Complete List
Skipper Hardik Pandya has come out as a great skipper in the last two IPL seasons. Mohammed Shami was in the race for Player of the Tournament in the 2023 ICC Men’s Trophy with 24 wickets in 7 innings as must retained player for the Gujrat Titans.
Shubman Gill showcased his batting skill, plus Rashid Khan, Kane Williamson, and David Miller are confirmed Gujrat Titans retention.
These are the top Gujrat Titans players including captain Shubman Gill, who will be retained for the IPL 2024. The rest of the retained GT players for the IPL 2024 list are listed below.
|2||B. Sai Sudharsan|
|12||R. Sai Kishore|
GT Released Players IPL 2024: Trade Players List
Pacer Yash Dayal could also be released by the franchise ahead of IPL 2024. Dayal couldn’t get his form back after getting hit for those five sixes against Rinku Singh. It looks unlikely that GT could go with him in the upcoming season and release him before the auction.
Let’s have a look at the total number of players that GT could release ahead of the IPL 2024 auction:
GT IPL 2024 Coaching staff
Former Indian cricketer Ashish Nehra has played a crucial role in GT’s success in the last couple of years. He will continue his role again for the franchise in the upcoming season. Along with him, Gary Kirsten, who was India’s coach when they clinched the ODI World Cup in 2011, will be a part of GT again as batting coach in IPL 2024.
Let’s have a look at GT’s full coaching and support staff for IPL 2024
- Ashish Nehra – Head Coach
- Gary Kirsten – Batting Coach
- Vikram Solanki – Director of Cricket
- Aashish Kapoor – Assistant Coach
- Mithun Manhas – Assistant Coach
- Narender Negi – Assistant Coach
- Naeem Amin – Assistant Coach
- Sandeep Raju – Performance Analyst
- Rohit Sawalkar – Lead Physiotherapist
- Gaurav Sharma – Physiotherapist
- Rahul Kumar – Lead Masseur
- Manish Sharma – Masseur
- Ashok Sadh – Throw-down Specialist
- Dr. Rizwan Khan – Team Doctor