The Gujarat Titans will compete in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the second time in their existence. The Gujarat Titans have amazingly chosen the best players, Indian and also overseas. The captain of this team is Hardik Pandya. The rest of the team is playing well from the start and is slowly approaching the finale.

Gujarat Titans signed Rahul Tewatia, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, and others at the IPL 2022 mega auction. Prior to the IPL 2022 auction, the Gujarat Titans chose Rashid Khan, Hardik Pandya, and Shubman Gill. GT purchased Mohammed Shami, Rahul Tewatia, Lockie Ferguson, and other players at the IPL 2022 big auction.

For their team, GT bought a total of 20 players

Hardik Pandya, Rahul Tewatia, Matthew Wade, Rashid Khan, Sai Kishore, Mohammed Shami, Pradeep Sangwan, Lockie Ferguson, Abhinav Sadarangani, Alzarri Joseph, Shubman Gill, Noor Ahmed, Vijay Shankar, Jason Roy, Dominic Drakes, Darshan Nalkande, Yash Dayal, David Miller, Jayant Yadav,  Wriddhiman Saha.

IPL 2022 Gujarat Titans (GT) Batting and Bowling Coach Ashish Nehra is the new team’s head coach, with Vikram Solanki overseeing cricket, Gary Kirsten overseeing batting, and Aashish Kapoor overseeing spin bowling. The Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, Gujarat, will serve as the team’s home venue.

The Gujarat Titans have a point table for 2022 

There will be ten teams competing in the IPL T20 Tournament, each of which will play a specific number of matches. Depending on the match time, the matches will start at 4 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. The IPL is an international cricket competition in which a team receives two points for winning a match. If there is no result during the match, both sides will be given one point for their efforts.

On that topic, here are five reasons why the Gujarat Titans have a chance to win the IPL in 2022:

1. Strong bowling

The Titans boast a potent bowling attack, with Mohammed Shami, Rashid Khan, and Lockie Ferguson among their ranks. All-rounders like Hardik Pandya and Rahul Tewatia, among others, are also quite useful. It’s worth noting that the GT bowlers were instrumental in the franchise’s past two victories. As a result, in both of GT’s matches so far, Shami and Ferguson have been selected as Players of the Match.

The Ahmedabad-based team limited LSG to a score of 158/6 in their first match of the season. Shami (3 for 25), Varun Aaron (2 for 45), and Lockie Ferguson (0 for 24) bowled their entire four-over quotas and were quite good. Rashid Khan and Pandya backed them up evenly.

Their opponents were on the verge of winning their second encounter against the Delhi Capitals. The Kiwi paceman, on the other hand, stood up for his team and took four wickets in his four-over quota. As GT clawed it’s way back into the game, Shami, Pandya, and Rashid were among the wickets, and the team finally won by 14 runs. 

2. A well-experienced batting order

GT has a very experienced batting lineup, with players like Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya, and David Miller. Apart from them, GT also has Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, and Rahul Tewatia, who are all good Indian hitters. It’s worth noting that the Ahmedabad-based team has scored 160 runs in each of their previous encounters.

After struggling in their first match against LSG, senior batsmen like Pandya (33 off 20 balls), Miller (30 off 21 balls), and Tewatia (40 off 24 balls) played key roles in helping GT chase down the 159-run target with two balls remaining. 

In GT’s second match of the season, against the Capitals, young batter Gill stood up and delivered an amazing knock (84 off 46 balls). As Pandya, Miller, and Tewatia backed up the batsman, they recorded a competitive total of 171. The Titans have an experienced hitting lineup that might come in handy if they make it to the playoffs. 

3. Hardik’s captaincy has a surprise aspect to it

Hardik Pandya, the Indian all-rounder and GT captain indicated prior to the IPL 2022 season that the team’s major goal will be on creating an environment where players can develop. Pandya is wearing the captain’s hat for the first time, and he has performed admirably for the new organisation thus far.

During Gujarat’s previous two matches, Hardik has made some shrewd decisions as captain. For example, the captain delayed the introduction of his key weapon, Rashid Khan, saving at least two or three overs of him for the slog overs. Similarly, Hardik took the new ball for his franchise in the most recent encounter, and his decision paid off. Tim Seifert of New Zealand was scalped by the right-handed pacer.

Apart from his captaincy, Hardik has been a reliable batsman, amassing 64 runs thus far. In comparison to his stint with the Mumbai Indians, the 28-year-old has moved up the batting order. It would be fascinating to observe how Pandya balances the responsibilities of batting, bowling, and captaining the Ahmedabad-based club.4.

4. Strength on the bench 

The Titans have decent bench strength in addition to a steady batting and bowling line-up in their current starting XI. Wriddhiman Saha, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Alzarri Joseph, and Jayant Yadav are among the primary options available to GT.

GT is in excellent form and does not require any alterations to its starting lineup. However, the IPL is still in its early stages, with a large portion of the competition needing to be completed. As a result, the players described above can fill in for those who aren’t doing well, are injured, or require rest. 

Saha, Gurkeerat, Jayant, and Joseph have all played in the world’s hardest cricket league and can make valuable contributions if given the opportunity. It’ll be interesting to watch how Hardik uses his bench strength for the rest of the tournament. 

5. Hardik Pandya’s understanding of the Mumbai situation

Hardik Pandya made his debut for the Mumbai Indians in 2015 and has spent the last six years as a key member of the five-time winners. As a result, Hardik has extensive experience playing in Mumbai’s conditions, notably at Wankhede Stadium, the five-time champions’ home.

Wankhede Stadium will host three of the Titans’ last twelve matches. GT will like their chances at the renowned arena under Hardik’s guidance, having previously won two games. The Titans will compete against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Chennai Super Kings at that location.

The Wankhede Stadium or the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad are both slated to host the IPL playoffs. The Titans will gladly accept those alternatives if they can make it to the playoffs first.

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