Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya
Can make a comeback in his old team Mumbai Indians. There has been a discussion regarding this between Gujarat and Mumbai. However, it is not yet known whether players will be traded or some other deal has been struck. It is difficult for Rashid Khan to be fit till IPL. Joffra Archer can be released from Mumbai Indians.
Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya may return to his old team Mumbai Indians. There has been a discussion regarding this between Gujarat and Mumbai. However, it is not yet known whether there will be trading of players or some other deal has been made. Currently, Rohit Sharma is the captain of Mumbai and he is also the captain of the Indian ODI team.
Rohit has not played international T-20 cricket for the last one year. During his rest periods, Hardik captains Team India in the shortest format. A BCCI official said that all the teams have to submit their final lists by Sunday. Only then can something be said officially.
Hardik Pandya will become the captain!
A source said that it is certain that Hardik Pandya is going to Mumbai. What deal is happening now cannot be told yet. Maybe Mumbai is preparing for the future. Rohit should captain Mumbai till next year’s IPL and then say goodbye to this format by playing the T20 World Cup. From then on, Hardik captained Mumbai.
The source said that the deal between Hardik and Mumbai was signed a few months before the World Cup. It depends on both of them when to formalize the deal. Hardik has played for Mumbai before also. However, if Hardik comes to Mumbai, he will have to leave or trade some player. There was about Rs 50 lakh left in Mumbai’s purse and this year BCCI has increased the budget by Rs 5 crore to buy players.
Jeffrey Archer will be released
In such a situation, that team gets Rs 5.5 crore. The IPL trading window is open now and Gujarat needs a good bowler. Mumbai can arrange the budget to add Hardik to their team by trading or releasing a bowler. It is understood that Mumbai may release Joffra Archer.
In such a situation, Gujarat can make Shubman Gill its captain. Gill is also being seen as the future captain of the national team. Hardik was made the captain by Gujarat in 2022 by buying him for Rs 15 crore. He made this team the champion in the very first season and in the next season, this team was the runner-up.
Rashid will not play in IPL
Meanwhile, Afghanistan’s star cricketer Rashid Khan has undergone a minor back surgery in Britain, and according to the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), he is expected to recover soon.
Rashid played a key role in Afghanistan’s victory against teams like England and Pakistan in the recently concluded World Cup in India. This charismatic spinner will not be able to play in the Big Bash League starting from December 7. A source related to IPL said that it is difficult for Rashid to be fit till IPL.