Gujarat Titans

Gujarat Titans: A lackluster conclusion to a fantastic season

Where in this cycle they ended up:

2022: Winners | 2023: Second Place | 2024: Eighth

A quick look at the season

defeated the Mumbai Indians in a match where they were behind for thirty-six overs to start the season on a positive note. But there were very few outstanding comebacks. GT set high standards for themselves under a youthful and inexperienced captain, but they fell short. Shubman Gill was not up to par. He scored 890 runs in the 2023 season, but when his team needed him, he could only muster half of those runs. Mohit Sharma’s unexpected drop in form did not help matters, and by the time he and Gill both found their form again, the season was already lost.

Instagram Moment: When GT played the Chennai Super Kings, the more than one lakh-seat Narendra Modi Stadium resembled a sea of yellow. Gill had declared, “Wherever Mahi Bhai goes, it becomes the home ground of CSK.”

Sai Sudarshan is the player of the season. Even the highly acclaimed skipper of Tamil Nadu was surpassed by the 23-year-old batsman as the team’s top scorer (527 runs in 12 games) in just his third IPL season.

A memorable game: the opening encounter. They held the Mumbai Indians to 129 for three in the 16th over before mounting a not-too-impressive defense of 168. The Titans’ valiant comeback gave fans hope for a great season. It was not meant to be.

Promoting Sai Sudarshan as the opener was a wise choice.

Letting go of Yash Dayal, who turned out to be an RCB hero, and purchasing Umesh Yadav in the hopes that he would compensate for Mohammed Shami’s absence was a mistake that didn’t work.

Without a doubt, Shubman Gill is the cycle’s star.

Should they manage to hold onto just three players before the subsequent cycle begins: Mohammed Shami/Noor Ahmed, Rashid Khan, and Shubman Gill.

  • The IPL GC has not yet finalized the retention/RTM regulations prior to the big auction. This is merely an example from theory.