Gujarat Titans has made a name for itself in just the two seasons of its presence in the biggest cricket league in the world. The 2022 champions have been synonymous with success, as far as the proceedings have been in the league till now in the last 2 years. In 2022, the Gujarat Titans won the title in their very first attempt. They put up a very good effort in 2023 as well, where they finished second. Chennai Super Kings overcame them in the final in their own backyard. But it was an entertaining final.
Some of the players like Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha, Sai Sudarshan, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, and Mohit Sharma had very good seasons for their teams. The final of the tournament proved to be a very good one. However, some of the players could not perform well and some others did not prove to be much useful. Here are such players who could be released by GT before the IPL auctions 2024.
3. Dasun Shanaka
Dasun Shanaka has been a very good performer with the bat for Sri Lanka. There are instances where he singlehandedly won the match for his team with the bat. As a finisher, Shanaka is a very good entity. In 2023 IPL, Shanaka went unsold initially during the auctions. But as Kane Williamson got ruled out of the tournament, the Sri Lankan star player came in as his replacement.
In 2024, Williamson would be back for the team. In that case, Shanaka might no longer be part of the team. Shanka is not just handy with the bat but is good with the ball as well. His slow medium pace bowling is handy in slower bowling conditions. But with Williamson returning to the side, Shanaka might be released by Gujarat, in order to get better playing options at the auctions.