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Gujarat Titans in flux: Time for Shahrukh Khan to shine?

Gujarat Titans in flux: Time for Shahrukh Khan to shine?

Will Shahrukh Khan get his chance? The answer to this question could be a turning point for the Gujarat Titans. His inclusion would inject much-needed power into their batting lineup and potentially propel them back to winning ways.

The Gujarat Titans, once the darlings of the IPL with their consistent showing in their first two seasons, find themselves facing an unfamiliar foe – a two-match losing streak. As they prepare to take on the in-form Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur, questions surround their team selection, particularly the absence of big-hitter Shahrukh Khan.

Rajasthan Royals soar, Gujarat Titans stumble

The Rajasthan Royals, currently enjoying a dominant run, will be a tough challenge for the Gujarat Titans. While Gujarat boasts a historically strong record against Rajasthan with four wins in their five encounters, the Royals seem to have found their rhythm this season.

The Titans, on the other hand, are struggling to identify their best playing XI, especially with the continued absence of David Miller.

Rashid Khan continued Threat

The spin duo of Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad proved highly effective against the Royals’ batters in their last encounter. Gujarat may opt for a similar strategy to restrict the Rajasthan batsmen.

Shahrukh Khan: A Benched Powerhouse?

Gujarat have just won two matches after playing 5 games in IPL 2024. GT are currently languishing at the 7th position on the points table.

Their middle order lacks a certain spark. This has led to calls for the inclusion of Shahrukh Khan, a player known for his powerful hitting during his stint with the Punjab Kings. His ability to accelerate the scoring rate could be a valuable asset for the Gujarat Titans.

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Possible Playing XIs for Gujarat Titans

Depending on whether they choose to bat or bowl first, Gujarat might consider the following line-ups:

  • Bowling First: Saha (wk), Gill (c), Omarzai, Kane Williamson/Matthew Wade, Shahrukh Khan, Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Umesh Yadav, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma, Nalkande
  • Batting First: Saha (wk), Gill (c), Sudharsan, Omarzai, Kane Williamson/Matthew Wade, Shahrukh Khan, Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Umesh Yadav, Noor Ahmad, Nalkande

Will Shahrukh Khan get his chance? The answer to this question could be a turning point for the Gujarat Titans. His inclusion would inject much-needed power into their batting lineup and potentially propel them back to winning ways.

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