Virender Sehwag picks mystery spinner as Gujarat Titans' trump card in IPL 2023 playoffs

Former Team India opener Virender Sehwag has claimed a bowler to be the main trump card for the Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2023 Playoffs.

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Gujarat Titans (GT), the defending champions, will take on MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Tuesday in the playoff round of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. Hardik Pandya's GT team eliminated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) from the competition in their final league game, riding on Shubman Gill's outstanding century, to take the top spot on the IPL 2023 points chart.

The final league match of the Indian Premier League 2023 saw Gujarat Titans defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets with the help of Gill. Virender Sehwag, a great Indian opener, chose Rashid Khan to be Gujarat's trump card in their forthcoming match versus CSK in the IPL 2023 Qualifier 1 despite the fact that Gill beat Kohli to eliminate RCB from the tournament.

Virender Sehwag spoke to Star Sports about the Gujarat Titans spinner and how they have been using him effectively. He said, “Rashid Khan is the trump card for Gujarat. If they want wickets, they bring him. And then the way Hardik has used Rashid, it is commendable. Rashid likes to break partnerships and now he has become the most successful bowler of this season on the basis of his excellent performance."

Rashid Khan recorded a fantastic hat-trick against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Ahmedabad, showcasing his bowling prowess during the league round of the IPL 2023. The GT star changed the course of IPL history by scoring 79 runs in just 32 balls against the Mumbai Indians (MI). Rashid now owns the IPL record for the highest score ever by a No. 8 batter.

The Afghanistan bowler is also in the lead this year for the coveted Purple Cap. In the IPL 2023 league stage, the GT spinner picked up the most wickets of any bowler. This season, Rashid and Mohammed Shami, a star fast bowler, have each taken 24 wickets. In Qualifier 1 of the IPL 2023 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Pandya's Gujarat Titans will take on Chennai Super Kings. 

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