Gujarat Titans (GT) have named Dasun Shanaka as a replacement for Kane Williamson for the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. Williamson suffered an on-field injury to his right leg while attempting a catch at the boundary in the tournament opener against Chennai Super Kings at the Narendra Modi Stadium on 31st March 2023.
Shanaka, Sri Lanka’s white-ball captain is an explosive middle-order batter who also bowls right-arm seam. Shanaka was on fire in the recent T20I series in India, smashing 124 runs in three innings at a S/R of 187 while averaging 62.00. He was also Sri Lanka's leading run-scorer in the subsequent ODI series, scoring 121 runs in three innings.
Signed for his base price of INR 50 lakh, this will be Shanaka’s maiden season in TATA IPL.