Gujarat Titans (GT) is one of the two new teams along with Lucknow Super Giants that have been added to IPL 2022. Whether this team will make a name for itself in its first IPL season or fail to perform remains to be seen.
Gujarat Titans could not have joined the IPL at a better time than this season. Almost all of the teams have gone through major changes due to the mega auction. While there are some exceptions, many teams will be sporting entirely new squads and under new leadership too.
As Gujarat Titans are a new addition to IPL, there is no way to predict how they will perform this season. But we can look at the team and its members and get an idea as to how they might fare in the upcoming IPL 2022 season.
However, this new team has a lot of potential due to star players they acquired in the mega auction, so we can’t write them off for the time being.
Gujarat Titans sit at the lower end on the IPL odds table. Gujarat Titans have odds of 12.00 on Bet365 to win the IPL 2022 trophy.
Are the betting odds of 12.00 justified for Gujarat Titans? Well, that can be a tough question as there is no data to support whether the odds are justified or not.
Firstly, as Gujarat Titans are a new team with no records to be followed, there are a lot of variables surrounding the team and those can lead to lower odds. As there is no way to predict whether the team will do well or not just by looking at its squad, the players might be good individual performers but the way they work together as a team is most important.
Secondly, there are a lot of well-established teams who have already figured out how to make the best out of their squads. Teams such as Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, and Kolkata Knight Riders have been consistent through the seasons. So it’ll be difficult for a new team to work out their ideal team combination while competing with these teams.
So according to the above factors, the betting odds of 12.00 are well justified for a new team such as Gujarat Titans. However, the fact that IPL 2022 will be played only in Mumbai and Pune can be favorable for the team as they don’t have to face the other teams on their home grounds.
Our experts predict that with the squad that Gujarat Titans have managed to assemble, they may have a chance to make an impact this season. But it is not likely that they will manage to win the championship as they have some tough competition to deal with.
The team may make the playoffs depending on their own performance and the performance of other teams in IPL 2022.
Gujarat Titans will play their first season in IPL 2022, so there is no history or past results to analyze how the team performed. But there are other measures that can be used to get an idea of how they will perform this year. We can look at some of the key players in the GT squad and their performances in IPL 2021.
The top batsman in the GT squad had a good year in IPL 2021, Shubhman Gill who is likely to open for the team stacked up runs while playing for Kolkata Knight Riders. Jason Roy and David Miller have given good performances but they lacked consistency.
When it comes to bowlers, Gujarat Titans have managed to pick some of the top performers of IPL 2021. Lockie Ferguson and Mohammad Shami were both leading wicket-takers for their teams in the previous season.
Rashid Khan has been phenomenal in recent years and will play an important role for Gujarat Titans.
Gujarat Titans have done exceptionally well at the IPL 2022 mega auction and ended up with a decent squad with plenty of options to try out and work with. Gujarat Titans managed to buy 20 players out of the 24-player limit assigned to each team.
Bowling is the main strength of this Gujarat Titans squad as they focused on buying bowlers who are not only consistent but are wicket-takers. Fast bowlers such as Lockie Ferguson and Mohammad Shami can trouble batsmen and take wickets as well.
While spinners such as Rashid Khan and Rahul Tewatia are great for taking wickets while keeping the scores in control. GT also managed to get good batsmen as well as all-rounders. They bought some of the popular names in recent years such as Shubhman Gill and Jason Roy. Hard-hitting individuals such as Matthew Wade and Hardik Pandya are good addition to the franchisee.
While the GT squad is full of top players in IPL, it remains to be seen whether these players will be able to work together as a team and be successful in IPL 2022 or not.
Jason Roy, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Abhinav Manohar, Wriddhiman Saha, Vijay Shankar, Lockie Ferguson, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, David Miller, Dominic Drakes, Jayant Yadav, Yash Dayal, R Sai Kishore, Gurkeerat Singh, Alzarri Joseph, Pradeep Sangwan, Noor Ahmad, Matthew Wade, B Sai Sudharshan.
Gujarat Titans are a new team with a squad full of players who will play as a team for the first time, so it will be interesting to see how the team works with each other and maintain themselves under the leadership of Hardik Pandya.
However, you can expect a few of the players to shine out of the rest.
While GT managed to pick up some decent players for its batting departments, there aren’t any players who have shown consistency across seasons. But you can expect the likes of Shubhman Gill and Jason Roy to be the top run-scorers for the team.
Matthew Wade and Hardik Pandya can also be leading run-scorers if they can bring some consistency to their hard-hitting batting style.
The GT squad is full of bowlers who have been leading wicket-takers for their old franchises. However, two players that will probably take the lead are Mohammad Shami and Rashid Khan.
You can also expect Lockie Ferguson and Rahul Tewatia to give tough competition to these players. New Indian players such as Sai Kishore or Pradeep Sangwan will also be some players to watch out for.
Hardik Pandya will be the key individual to watch in this GT squad as his leadership will be the deciding factor for the team’s success. Other players to be on the look for include Lockie Ferguson, Shubhman Gill, and Rashid Khan who have been big players in recent years.