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Can Gujarat Titans (the Wolves) win back to back titles (IPL 2023)?


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As we know in IPL, it is extremely difficult to win back-to-back titles. So far only two teams have done it: CSK in 2010-11 and MI in 2019-20. For a change, GT, only in its 2nd season, appears to be a team with the potential to win 2 back to back titles as: 


  • Sir Don Pandya & Ashish Nehra are a magical combination. They can beat the odds. 
  • Many of its players are displaying good form:
  1. Shami has hit a good rhythm. 
  2. Willionsom is suddenly hot in form, hitting 100s after 100s. 
  3. Gill is continuing his good run since the last IPL. 
  4. Add players such as Miller, Tewatia, Rashid, etc., who would be seeking to have another good season. 
  5. GT has added Odean Smith & Mavi to the mix as well. These two did not have a memorable last season but under GT, they can look forward to some good games. 
  6. Players like Saha (probably one or two more seasons left), Abhinav, Sai Sudarshan, Sai Kishore, Yash Dayal, etc. will be seeking to make a mark too. 
  • GT plays a brand of cricket where the team can win in any situation. 


Can the Wolves make it 2 titles in a row? Which teams, if any, are major threats? 


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9 minutes ago, Mariyam said:

Jokes aside,


GT aren't going to even end up qualifying for the eliminators this time around.


Its either Delhi or Mumbai who will win the whole thing. With a vengeance.


Ah ha, can see the GT jersey hidden under MI's ... cover it quickly :p:

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On 3/24/2023 at 1:41 AM, Vickydev said:

Why are they called the Wolves? 

Apparently there is one wolf in the entire state. It is at the Vadodara zoo. 


Its lethargy is legendary. It doesn't even wake up kids throw peanuts in its general direction. The zoo keepers have to throw food right at the beast.


I think the GT captain takes to this behaviour pattern. 

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Below can be a good starting 11:




KW (or Wade if in good form when Miller comes back)


Wade (Miller when he comes back) 


Odean or Joseph or Little or Noor


Sai Kishore 

Mavi or Dayal 


Impact player: Mavi/Dayal, or Abhinav Manohar or Sai Sudarshan or Urvil, etc. 

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Gill is in beast mode now, it's a huge help for GT. They have Tewatiya and Miller(when he joins the team)to ace tough chases. Hardik's captaincy has worked well for them last season and can work this year as well. They are very much capable of winning the title this year. 

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