5 players who could lead Gujarat Titans after Hardik Pandya's massive all-cash trade

The captaincy spot in the Gujarat Titans is now vacant after the massive and biggest trade of the skipper Hardik Pandya to Mumbai Indians for the Indian Premier League 2024.

Mathew K
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Gujarat Titans on a 'captaincy hunt' (File Photo: Twitter)

Gujarat Titans on a 'captaincy hunt' (File Photo: Twitter)

After the massive all-cash trade of the captain Hardik Pandya with his former franchise Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Titans will be looking ahead to have a new captain in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League 2024. Notably, the Titans enjoyed two successful IPL seasons under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya in IPL 2022 and 2023, winning the 2022 edition of the tournament.

Now, in the absence of Hardik Pandya’s absence might increase the workload for the GT think tank to figure out the perfect candidate as a captaincy replacement for Hardik Pandya.

With said that, here we’ll have a look at 5 players in the Titans squad who could lead the ship for the team in the Indian Premier League 2024.

Kane Williamson

If it’s the first priority for a new captain, the Titans management would definitely think of the veteran batter and senior New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson. The Kiwi skipper has a very vast experience in leading the teams both at the international and franchise levels of the game. He could make a brilliant captain as a replacement for Hardik Pandya.

Rashid Khan

The star Afghanistan all-rounder, Rashid Khan has been an integral part of the Gujarat Titans since their debut season in the Indian Premier League 2022. He had also been the skipper of the team in the two seasons whenever the regular skipper Hardik Pandya was not available. Owing to his captaincy experience with the same squad, Rashid might also be a perfect option for Gujarat Titans to appoint as a skipper.

Shubman Gill

The star Indian opener was the star performer for the Gujarat Titans as he finished the season as the highest run-scorer of the tournament in the Indian Premier League, scoring 890 runs in 17 matches. If the Titans' management goes ahead with the thought of appointing an Indian captain, Shubman Gill would be one of the foremost choices for them. 

David Miiller

The star South African batter has wide experience in batting in both international franchise levels of the game. He had been a vital cog in the wheel for the Gujarat Titans in their two successful seasons of the Indian Premier League 2022 and 2023. He also led the Punjab Kings in a tournament; with this experience, he could also be a good choice for a captain to lead the Gujarat Titans.

Pat Cummins

The veteran Sydney pacer Pat Cummins recently achieved a glorious feat, winning the ODI World Cup 2023 as a skipper of Australia; it was also the sixth ODI World Cup title for the Aussies and the first under the captaincy of Pat Cummins. Apart from this, Pat Cummins also led Australia to win the World Test Championship 2023 and to retain the Ashes 2023. So, his international captaincy experience could be a big positive for the Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2024.

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