Hardik Pandya's potential return to Mumbai Indians from Gujarat Titans was the talk of the town on Indian Premier League 2024 trade deadline day. Initially rumoured to be on his way to Mumbai, Pandya, instead, surpised many when his name was among the retainees listed by Gujarat Titans. There was, though another twist in the tale; later in the day, reports confirmed that the trade was still on, with Pandya moving to Mumbai, Cameron Green going to Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Gujarat raking in a hefty sum. (IND Vs AUS Blog | IPL Trading Highlights)
While Pandya's future remained uncertain, there were plenty of certainties on the Gujarat roster submitted with the autorities on trade deadline. Chief among those were Shubman Gill and Mohammed Shami, with both now among the candidates to lead the team in the aftermath of Pandya's departure. Gujarat also retained the services of Rashid Khan and David Miller, while Kane Williamson, too, remained on their books.
Gujrat Titans (GT)
Full list of players retained by GT
Hardik Pandya (c), Rashid Khan, David Miller, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammed Shami, Matthew Wade, Wriddhiman Saha, Kane Williamson, Abhinav Manohar, B Sai Sudharsan, Darshan Nalkande, Vijay Shankar, Jayant Yadav, Noor Ahmad, R Sai Kishore, Josh Little, Mohit Sharma
Full list of players released by GT
Dasun Shanaka, Shivam Mavi, Yash Dayal, KS Bharat, Urvil Patel, Pradeep Sangwan, Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph
INR 23.15 crores
The IPL 2024 mini-auction will take place on December 19, 2023, with the tournament expected to be played in the early summer months of 2024.