IPL 2022: Five players who can replace Jason Roy in Gujarat Titans

IPL 2022
IPL 2022: Jason Roy in Gujarat Titans

Jason Roy has withdrawn from the IPL 2022 season due to bio-bubble fatigue now we discuss Five players who can replace Jason Roy.

Jason Roy, a dynamic English opener, has withdrawn from the IPL 2022 season due to bio-bubble fatigue. Roy had previously notified the Gujarat Lions of his choice. The new club paid INR 2 crore for the South African-born cricketer, which was also his starting price in the IPL 2022 big auction.

It’s a major setback for the Titans, as the 2019 World Cup winner was in top form, scoring 303 runs in six matches in the recently ended PSL 2022, average 50.50 and including two half-centuries for the Quetta Gladiators. While Gujarat has yet to name a replacement, they do have a number of excellent choices. So, without further ado, here are five of them to consider.

Five players who can replace Jason Roy in IPL 2022

1. Aaron Finch

IPL 2022
IPL 2022

Despite leading Australia to their first T20 World Cup victory in the UAE a few months ago, Aaron Finch went unsold at the IPL 2022 mega auction. Even at his initial price of INR 1.5 crore, no team was willing to buy him. He now gets the opportunity to begin the innings for Gujarat Titans alongside Shubman Gill.

Finch is the fifth-highest run scorer in T20Is, with 2,686 runs from 88 matches, and has a wealth of experience in the premier competition, having represented eight franchises between 2010 and 2020.

As a result, the Australian white-ball skipper might be an excellent replacement for Jason Roy in the 2017 Indian Premier League season.

2. Martin Guptill

Five players who can replace Jason Roy
Five players who can replace Jason Roy

Martin Guptill entered the IPL 2022 mega auction with a base price of INR 75 lakh, but he was unable to find a buyer and went unsold. Nonetheless, with Jason Roy out of the lineup, the veteran New Zealand batter could have a chance to get into the Titans’ lineup.

Guptill scored 152 runs in the India T20I series in November, including two half-centuries, and was the leading run-scorer in the shortest format with 3,299 runs before being surpassed by Rohit Sharma, the current Indian captain.

With a strong international T20 reputation, it will come as no surprise if the 35-year-old is seen in the Gujarat jersey this time.

3. Dawid Malan

Five players who can replace Jason Roy
Five players who can replace Jason Roy

Despite being a late bloomer at the international level, Dawid Malan has established himself as perhaps England’s best T20I batter, and for a long time was the top-ranked batter in the format. Unfortunately, at the IPL 2022 super auction, no team put their faith in him.

Malan had joined the mega auction at his basic price of INR 1.50 crore after being released by the Punjab Kings. He is currently the fourth-best hitter in the ICC T20I Rankings, and this achievement may cause the Gujarat-based franchise to reconsider their options as they search for a suitable replacement for his England teammate.

Even though he didn’t have much of a shot last season, the middle-order sensation could be one of the candidates to replace Jason Roy’s large shoes.

4. Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan is regarded as one of the best all-rounders of his generation. Even at his basic price of INR 2 crore, he went unsold at the IPL 2022 mega auction. Shakib had a poor showing at the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, and a hamstring injury forced him to miss the Pakistan T20Is that followed.

In the ICC Rankings, he is the second-best T20I all-rounder, trailing only Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi. Shakib, in addition to being a useful middle-order hitter, can also produce crucial breakthroughs with his left-arm spin, which might be a plus for GT.

As a result, the southpaw could be the ideal Jason Roy replacement. Meanwhile, given that he has committed to BCB about flying to South Africa for the Test series, it is unclear whether he will be available for the IPL.

5. Suresh Raina

Five players who can replace Jason Roy
Five players who can replace Jason Roy

Unfortunately, during this year’s super auction, no franchise sought Suresh Raina even at his base price of INR 2 crore. Raina, dubbed ‘Mr.IPL,’ has not performed particularly well in the last two seasons. He skipped the 2020 edition due to personal issues and only got 160 runs in 12 matches at a pathetic 17.77 average in 2021.

Despite this, the veteran cricketer is still the fourth-highest run-getter in IPL history, with 5528 runs at 32.51 and a strike rate of 136.76 from 205 matches, including a century and 39 half-centuries.

Raina, who captained the now-defunct Gujarat Lions in the 2016 and 2017 editions, might possibly be seen in play for Gujarat this time, albeit in a different colour scheme and setup.

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