After the completion of the Drafts of the two new teams, we have gotten an idea of the possible squads that every team is trying to build and the Ahmedabad franchise looks dangerous already. As of now, they have one of the most lethal-looking squads and if they can further add to it in the Mega Auction, they can become one of the strongest sides in the IPL this season.
Ahmedabad Titans Retained Players IPL 2022
Ahmedabad franchise’s official name will be Ahmedabad Titans. They have drafted in captain Hardik Pandya (15 Crore), Rashid Khan (15 Crore), and Shubman Gill (8 Crore). Although they have spent a good deal already and they have only 52 crores remaining in their purse for the Mega Auction, they have got one of the best players on the roster and they will definitely not regret this expenditure.
As mentioned earlier, Ahmedabad has the potential of becoming the strongest team in IPL 2022 if they make their signings smartly in the Mega Auction and they can very well be called the favorites to win the tournament this season if it so happens.
However, the only thing that looks concerning for the Ahmedabad Franchise as of now is their captain. Hardik Pandya does not have much prior captaincy experience and it will be interesting to see how he leads the team.
In this article, we shall be talking about the players that the Ahmedabad Franchise can target in the Mega Auction and we will also discuss their potential squad for IPL 2022.
Ahmedabad Titans Auction Strategy & Target Players In IPL 2022 Auction
Like Lucknow SuperGiants, the Ahmedabad franchise has also drafted in one player from each department – Rashid Khan (Bowler), Shubman Gill (Batsman), and Hardik Pandya (All-rounder). They shall now have to build the team upon these three core members.
Ahmedabad Should Target On These Batters
Talking about the batters, Ahmedabad already has one opener in Shubman Gill and they shall need someone as his partner. Former RCB Player Devdutt Padikkal can be that player. He has been one of the key players of RCB in the last few seasons and he can repeat the same for Ahmedabad as well. It will also give Ahmedabad a fairly young opening duo.
Another Batsman that Ahmedabad can try out is Jonny Bairstow. The English star is a big hitter and is best suited for the T20 format. Jonny can also play as an opener. One batsman that Ahmedabad will definitely target is Suresh Raina. He was the captain of the IPL franchise Gujarat Lions and Ahmedabad fans will love to get him back.
They also need a wicket-keeper and they can thus go for Ishan Kishan. In fact, Ahmedabad was in serious talks about drafting Ishan Kishan but thought otherwise later. Ishan Kishan is one of the best young Indian players currently and he will be a desirable signing for every IPL franchise.
Coming to the all-rounders, Ahmedabad already has Hardik Pandya but they shall be needing at least one more. And that player might be Shardul Thakur. The Indian fast bowler has turned himself into an allrounder lately and he can play big innings. He is expected to be one of the costliest players of the Mega Auction and Lucknow will be very eager to sign him.
Ahmedabad Titans Potential Squad For IPL 2022
Shubman Gill, Devdutt Padikkal, Rashid Khan Jonny Bairstow, Suresh Raina, Ishan Kishan, Robin Uthappa, Steve Smith, Hardik Pandya, Trent Boult, Amit Mishra, Harshal Patel, Pat Cummins, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav