IPL 2023 Gujarat Titans: The Gujarat Titans team, captained by Hardik Pandya, has reached the IPL 2023 playoffs. The team is now just two steps away from its second title in a row. Today, the team will face the captaincy of MS Dhoni Chennai Super Kings in the first qualifier, winning today’s match will directly lead the team to the final. But even if there is a loss, there is no need to worry, the team will have another chance to reach the final. Gujarat Titans, in their second IPL season, are at a point where they can match CSK and Mumbai Indians. In the 15-year history of the IPL, there are only two teams that have managed to win the IPL title twice in a row. They are only Chennai Super Kings and Indians from Mumbai. But to break these teams’ record, you’ll have to defeat these teams. Meanwhile, there is a player in the Gujarat Titans team, who was signed by the team for a hefty amount, but was not given a chance to play in a single match even after the 14 match stage was completed. the league. We are talking about Australia’s wicketkeeper, Matthew Wade.
Matthew Wade was bought by Gujarat Titans for Rs 2.40 crore
Matthew Wade’s base price at auction ahead of IPL 2023 was Rs 2 crore. When his name was called on the day of the auction, Punjab Kings made the first bid, which was 2 crore 20 lakh rupees. Following this, Gujarat Titans made a bid of 2 crore 40 lakhs for him. Punjab Kings did not advance and no other team showed interest in buying him and Gujarat took him with them. But nobody would have expected that he would not be part of the playing XI even in one of the 14 games of the league stage. This was the situation even when the team had qualified for the playoffs and after that it was also confirmed that the team would remain at number one or two. But Matthew Wade stayed on the bench. Earlier, when IPL 2022 happened, he was given the chance to play ten matches by Gujarat Titans, but he was only able to score 157 runs during this period. His average was around 15 and the hit rate was close to 113. Not once did he hit a 50-run inning out of his bat. After this he was not released, but the team had almost decided not to give him a chance in the playing XI. One of the main reasons for Matthew Wade not playing in the playing XI may have been that second goalkeeper Wriddhiman Saha was hitting well, while the team already had four better foreign players than him.
Matthew Wade has also been a part of Delhi Daredevils before Gujarat Titans.
Although Matthew Wade still has a chance to be part of the Gujarat Titans XI, his chances are slimmer now. He now he has started the playoff round and at this time even a mistake can be serious, not only this, Wriddhiman Saha has not done anything wrong that should leave him out. It’s possible Matthew Wade will take the full amount of his share without playing the game, because he’s been with the team the whole time. Previously Matthew Wade was also a part of Delhi Daredevils but after that he was out of IPL but he is coming back in the year 2022 but he failed to leave a mark.