Top 3 players who might be replacing Mohammed Shami in Gujarat's squad ahead of the IPL

Check out the top contenders who might step in to replace Shami in Gujarat's IPL squad. Find out the potential players who could bolster the team's lineup ahead of the tournament.

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Shami's replacement

Mohammed Shami's replacement in IPL. (Source: X)

Mohammed Shami is set to miss the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2024 which is a major blow to the Gujarat Titans (GT). The fast bowler hasn't participated in a match since the 2023 ODI World Cup and has undergone heel surgery. The Titans, who made it to the final last season and won the IPL in their inaugural season in 2022, would undoubtedly suffer from Shami's absence.

Shami, who took 28 wickets in 17 matches last year at an average of 18.61 to win the purple cap, will be missed in the IPL in 2024. The Gujarat Titans will now search for a substitute fast bowler, but they most likely won't find someone of Shami's calibre in the team. 

Let's take a look at the players as Mohammed Shami's replacement in IPL.

3. Luke Wood

Luke Wood

Luke Wood, the English fast bowler, has showcased his ability in domestic cricket circuits and has been on the radar of several IPL franchises. Known for his ability to generate pace and extract movement off the pitch, Wood could offer Gujarat Titans the lethal edge they need in the bowling department. His left-arm variation adds a dynamic element to the Titan's bowling attack, potentially providing them with much-needed versatility. If drafted into the squad, Wood's inclusion could significantly increase Gujarat's chances of dominating the opposition teams.

2. Kamlesh Nagerkoti

Kamlesh Nagarkoti

Kamlesh Nagarkoti, the young Indian speedster, has been turning heads with his raw pace and ability to unsettle batters with his aggressive bowling style. Despite battling injuries in recent years, Nagarkoti has showcased immense potential and has already left a lasting impression in the cricketing fraternity. With the IPL providing a platform for young talents to shine, Nagarkoti could seize the opportunity to make the most of his performances for the Gujarat Titans. 

1. Ottoniel Baartman

Ottneil BaartmanOttneil Baartman, the South African fast bowler, has been making waves in domestic cricket with his consistent performances and ability to bowl at an express pace. His ability to generate bounce and seam movement could make him a potent force in the IPL, especially on pitches conducive to fast bowling. Baartman's inclusion in the squad could provide Gujarat with a reliable strike bowler capable of rattling the opposition's top order.

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