Shubman Gill has been named the captain of the Gujarat Titans ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024.
This comes as Hardik Pandya has been traded to Mumbai Indians from the Gujarat Titans ahead of this year’s IPL auction.
“I am delighted and proud to assume the Captaincy of Gujarat Titans and thank the franchise for their trust in me to lead such a fine team. We have had two exceptional seasons and I keenly look forward to leading the team with our exciting brand of cricket,” Gill said on the announcement.
Gill has ammashed 1373 runs in 33 innings at an average of 47.34, with three centuries and eight fifties. Last season was monumental for the opener as he slammed 890 runs in 17 matches at an average of 59.33, with three centuries and four fifties and was also named Orange Cap winner.
The opener was instrumental in GT’s sensation run since its debut in the IPL. Last season, he smoked 129 runs in a 60 balls against Mumbai Indians, the highest by a batter in the IPL playoffs.
After winning the Indian Premier League (IPL) in their debut season in 2022, GT reached the finals in the next season, losing to Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Gill also hammered three centuries in the last IPL. Only Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batter Virat Kohli (2016) and Rajasthan Royals batter Jos Buttler (2022) had more in a single IPL season, scoring four each.
It should be mentioned that Hardik Pandya rejoins Mumbai Indians, ending his two-year association with the Titans ahead of the IPL 2024.
Pandya had joined Gujarat Titans in 2022 as their captain.
Pandya led Gujarat Titans to lift the IPL trophy in the maiden season itself, besides guiding them to t