Saturday, March 25, 2023

Ashish Nehra: Gujarat Titans right here to win, not simply to take part

When Gujarat Titans made its debut within the Indian Premier League final season, there have been apprehensions over its staff mixture. However underneath Hardik Pandya’s management, the staff went on to win the title, defeating Rajasthan Royals within the remaining on the Narendra Modi Worldwide Stadium in Ahmedabad.

As one other season beckons, Gujarat Titans head coach Ashish Nehra believes that the staff’s technique will probably be no completely different this time round. “If you did not win the first season, you would still want to win a tournament every year. As a team, nobody is here to participate, everybody is here to win. That’s the beauty of not just the IPL, but the sport overall,” Nehra advised  Sportstar throughout a meet and greet right here on Friday.

“We will try to do what we did the last time but in the end, we also need to accept there will be one winner. With more teams, IPL is a difficult tournament and here the margin between a defeat and a victory is very less. There have been times when teams have not even qualified despite doing well. And that competitiveness makes this sport great…” the previous India quick bowler stated.

Final season, Nehra was the top coach of the facet, whereas India’s 2011 World Cup-winning coach Gary Kirsten was the mentor and forward of the brand new season, Nehra stated that the assist employees will ‘almost remain the same’.

The Titans have launched six gamers with 4 abroad omissions earlier than the scheduled mini-auction in Kochi on December 23. The facet has let go of Jason Roy, Dominic Drakes, Varun Aaron, and Gurkeerat Singh, whereas Lockie Ferguson and Rahmanullah Gurbaz had been traded to Kolkata Knight Riders.

On the adjustments within the participant pool, Nehra stated, “We are talking about a squad of 22 or 23 players, and you make changes keeping the needs of the team in mind. Teams like Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, who have won four to five times each over the last 14 years, have also made changes to its squad in the past. In our case, we need fast bowlers. Similarly, some other teams might need something else. So, in these smaller auctions, you bring in players according to your requirements. We are no different…”

With not many slots out there, it might be attention-grabbing to see what technique the Titans undertake within the public sale. “We have not released too many players and even for domestic players, only 2-3 slots are available. We need to see who all are available in the auction and plan accordingly. In the auction, you are not the only team, there are nine others, so it all depends on the purse, who’s available and also the strategy…”

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