The second edition of the ten-franchise Indian Premier League is all set to get underway on March 31 as defending champions Gujarat Titans will take on the Chennai Super Kings in Ahmedabad in the tournament opener.
Prolific Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya brought the midas touch to the side as the franchise clinched the title in its debut edition. Inspirational performances from players like skipper Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Shubman Gill and David Miller helped GT clinch the title.
As expected, all five abovementioned players were retained by the franchise alongside Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharshan, Wriddhiman Saha and all-rounders Vijay Shankar, Darshan Nalkhande and Jayant Yadav.
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Among the bowlers retained by the franchise are Md. Shami, R Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmed, Pradeep Sangwan, and Yash Dayal. Alzzari Joseph and Matthew Wade were the other overseas players the franchise held onto. Joshua Little, Kane Williamson and Odean Smith were notable picks by the franchise during IPL 2023 mini-auction.
Here is GT complete IPL 2023 schedule:
31 March- GT vs CSK - Ahmedabad
4 April- DC vs GT - Delhi
9 April- GT vs KKR - Ahmedabad
13 April- PBKS vs GT - Mohali
16 April- GT vs RR - Ahmedabad
22 April- LSG vs GT - Lucknow
25 April- GT vs MI - Ahmedabad
29 April- KKR vs GT - Kolkata
2 May- GT vs DC - Ahmedabad
5 May- RR vs GT - Jaipur
7 May- GT vs LSG - Ahmedabad
12 May- MI vs GT - Mumbai
15 May- GT vs SRH - Ahmedabad
21 May- RCB vs GT - Bengaluru
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