IPL 2024: Shubman Gill likely to lead Gujarat

Hardik Pandya, who won the IPL (IPL 2024) title for Gujarat Titans, has been traded to Mumbai Indians after IPL retention. Due to which Shubman Gill can now take over the captaincy of Gujarat Titans. This news has come out quoting NDTV sources. According to the report, Mumbai has traded Hardik for Rs 17.50 crore. When the retention list was released, Gujarat Titans had retained their main all-rounder Hardik Pandya as captain. But shortly after that, the news came out that Hardik has been traded by Mumbai. However, it has not been officially announced yet. On the other hand, Shubman Gill will now captain Gujarat in the IPL.

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It has been reported from sources from the BCCI that Hardik's trade off was completed after 5 pm. The deal has now become formalised and he has moved to MI. Hardik has gone to Mumbai through a completely cash deal. Apart from this, MI has traded its all-rounder Cameron Green with RCB in a cash deal.

A senior BCCI official and a member of the IPL Governing Council, on the condition of anonymity, told PTI, "They had the necessary funds to negotiate a full cash deal with Gujarat Titans and get Hardik's services. Green was bought by Mumbai for Rs 17.5 crore during the last auction and hence the funds required to buy Hardik were not available till that deal was signed.

Gujarat Titans

: David Miller, Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Wriddhiman Saha, Kane Williamson, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudarshan, Darshan Nalkande, Vijay Shankar, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmed, Sai Kishore, Rashid Khan, Joshua Little, Mohit Sharma.

Released players: Yash Dayal, KS Bharat, Shivam Mavi, Urvil Patel, Pradeep Sangwan, Oden Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Dasun Shanaka.

Hardik Pandya (traded to Mumbai Indians)

(Input PTI)