Gujarat Titans have been the most impressive team in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League. Playing their debut IPL season, GT finished first on the points table with 20 points from 14 matches. Hardik Pandya and Rashid Khan have led the team to perfection as they registered 10 wins in the 14 league games.
GT will likely retain most of their core group players for the next IPL season as well. However, there are still some areas that the team needs to work upon. In this listicle now, we will look at the three overseas players the Gujarat Titans might target for the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League.
1. GT may target Steve Smith for IPL 2023
One of the biggest areas of concern for the Gujarat Titans has been the number three spot. The team management has tried out various players like Vijay Shankar, B Sai Sudharsan, and Matthew Wade. However, none of the three players could impress much. While Sai did a great job and will likely be retained, GT may look to replace Shankar or Wade.
A player like Steve Smith has a lot of IPL experience. He can bat at number three and anchor the Gujarat innings to perfection.
2. GT may sign Dawid Malan in IPL 2023
Another player who plays a similar role is former world number one T20I batter, Dawid Malan. The England player can anchor the Gujarat Titans innings.
He could not impress much in his debut season for Punjab Kings, but he can make a comeback in IPL 2023 and show his talent to the world.
3. Marnus Labuschagne
If the Gujarat Titans wish to go for a younger option, they can target a player like Marnus Labuschagne. He has been improving in the shorter formats, and on top of that, he can also contribute in the bowling department, which is why GT could try to sign him.