IPL 2024: 3 bowlers Gujarat Titans (GT) could sign to replace Mohammed Shami

    Mohammed Shami
    Mohammed Shami,. (Image Credits: Twitter)

    Veteran fast bowler Mohammed Shami has been one of the integral parts of Gujarat Titans‘ bowling armoury in the last two seasons. The right-arm fast bowler demonstrated a deep understanding of the game by out-thinking batters with his tactical approach.

    With a variety of bowling variations in his repertoire, such as seam movement, reverse swing and sheer pace, he has given the opposition batters a run for their money. The veteran took 22 wickets in the IPL 2022 season and then followed it up with 28 wickets in the subsequent season.

    Rightly so, he won the Purple Cap for finishing the last season as the leading wicket-taker. Unfortunately, the GT franchise were dealt a big blow after Shami was ruled out of the IPL 2024 season owing to a left ankle injury and is expected to undergo surgery in the UK.

    His absence leaves a big void in GT’s bowling unit and the think-tank might as well be planning to name an ideal replacement. They might turn to the fast bowlers who went unsold in the IPL 2024 auction held in December. The Ahmedabad-based franchise are allowed to name a replacement whose base price can’t be more than Mohammed Shami’s. So now, let’s take a glimpse at the three bowlers GT could sign to replace the injured Shami.

    1. Dilshan Madushanka

    Dilshan Madushanka
    Dilshan Madushanka. (Image Credits: Twitter)

    Sri Lankan international Dilshan Madushanka set his base price at INR 50 lakh at the IPL 2024 auction but he failed to attract the bidders. He is one of the bowlers who can inject fresh energy into the GT set-up and knows the tricks and trades of yorkers, bouncers and swing bowling.

    The 23-year-old who is yet to feature in the IPL might come in handy in conditions that are conducive to fast bowling. GT is one of the teams that has proven to help youngsters bring the best out of themselves and if they manage to secure his services, the Sri Lankan will go places.