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IPL 2023 auction – Gujarat Titans looking for a fast bowler, says head coach Ashish Nehra


Defending IPL champions Gujarat Titans’ head coach Ashish Nehra has said that the side will look to rope in a fast bowler at the auction, to be held in Kochi on December 23.

“Even if you win, still you make a few changes as per needs,” Nehra told reporters on Friday. “We might need a fast bowler. In a small auction, you make changes as per requirements. We are no different.

“We don’t have too many requirements as we haven’t released that many players. Domestic spots are also two or three left. It’s not that you will [always] get the player you want. There are nine more teams. So when that player comes into auction, that is also important.”

Under Nehra’s guidance and Hardik Pandya’s leadership, Titans won the IPL in their maiden season earlier this year.

“Every year you want to win as a team,” Nehra said. “Nobody is here to participate but to win. There will be one winner but margin between win and loss is very little.”

Titans traded Afghanistan’s keeper-batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz and New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson to Kolkata Knight Riders last month.

“Gurbaz is a good player and he has gone to a different franchise,” Nehra said. “There are lot of players who are international T20 captains, but don’t get picked in IPL.”



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