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3 players who can replace Hardik Pandya as Gujarat Titans' captain in IPL 2024

While GT had the option to swap any player from MI, according to reports, they decided to retain Rs 15 crore for the IPL 2024 auction.

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Mathew K
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Hardik Pandya (Source: Twitter)

Hardik Pandya (Source: Twitter)

Hardik Pandya is all set to be part of the biggest trade in the 16-year history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Gujarat Titans have reportedly made a huge all-cash trade of their captain to Mumbai Indians. The move comes hours before the closing of the trading window and the deadline for retentions ahead of the 2024 edition. 

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While GT had the option to swap any player from MI, according to reports, they decided to retain Rs 15 crore for the IPL 2024 auction. Pandya's return to his first home would be a great addition for MI as they received a potential successor to captain Rohit Sharma. On the other hand, it will be a huge headache for the Ahmedabad-based franchise as they need to find someone who can fill Pandya's shoes. 

In this article, we will look at 3 players who can replace Hardik Pandya as the captain of Gujarat Titans in IPL 2024.

1. Shubman Gill 

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Considered the rising sensation of Indian cricket, Shubman Gill is a good option for GT to hand over the captaincy baton. The 24-year-old had a tremendous outing with the bat last season, scoring close to 900 in 17 matches. Although relatively inexperienced, the tag of captain will make him more responsible and could be a strategic move for GT to build for the future.

2. Kane Williamson

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If the Titans opt for experience, Kane Williamson would be the ideal replacement for Pandya. The New Zealand skipper can bring all his international experience to lead the side and has every chance of taking GT to another successful campaign. Notably, he also had a good leadership stint with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), leading them to the finals in one IPL edition. His tactical approach and ability to handle pressure situations is commendable. 

3. Rashid Khan

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The Afghanistan leg-spinner is no stranger to leadership responsibilities. Having led various T20 leagues around the world, he has a deep understanding of the game. His fearless approach and a never-give-up mentality will lead the team to greatness. Moreover, it will increase his responsibility to enhance his performance in batting and bowling.

 

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