GT vs MI IPL 2023: Why is Joshua Little Not Playing Today’s Match IPL? Check GT Playing XI

Updated on: May 26, 2023 8:34 pm IST

Why is Joshua Little not playing GT vs MI IPL 2023 match?

In a crucial news development, the Gujarat Titans (GT) have kept overseas pacer Joshua Little out of their starting XI for the important Qualifier 2 encounter of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) season against the Mumbai Indians (MI) taking place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The Gujarat Titans will definitely be looking forward to make a strong comeback after a disappointing 15-run loss against Chennai Super Kings in the Qualifier 1 of IPL 2023 playoffs.

GT vs MI IPL 2023: Why is Joshua Little Not Playing Today’s Match IPL?

After having lost the toss and being asked to bat first, the Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya revealed that Joshua Little is not part of the starting GT playing XI for this GT vs MI match on Friday. Interestingly, he is very much part of the five substitute members out of which one can be used as an Impact Player at any moment in the game. Joshua, after making his IPL debut for the Gujarat Titans this year, has participated in a total of 8 matches. During these games, he showcased an impressive performance by taking 6 wickets at an economy rate of 8.21. His exceptional bowling skills earned him the well-deserved title of Man of the Match in the triumph against the Kolkata Knight Riders, where he claimed 2 wickets for just 25 runs in his allotted four overs. However, he then left for national duty but will be making his comeback in the second innings as the Impact Player.

“We would have bowled first as well, looking at the rain, but it looks like a good track. I think we all have seen no matter how the group stage goes, qualifiers are fun. It’s important to enjoy [the occasion] and the boys are motivated. I know the ground and the way the crowd supports us. The support is brilliant. Yeah with full throttle (will you bowl today?) Two changes: Little in for Shanaka and Sai Sudharsan in for Nalkande,” said Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya during the toss.

GT Playing 11

1. Wriddhiman Saha (wk)
2. Shubman Gill
3. Sai Sudharsan

4. Hardik Pandya (C)
5. Vijay Shankar
6. David Miller
7. Rahul Tewatia
8. Rashid Khan
9. Mohit Sharma
10. Noor Ahmad

11. Mohammed Shami

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Joshua Little IPL 2023 Price

During the IPL 2023 auction, the Gujarat Titans successfully acquired Joshua Little, a left-arm pacer from Ireland, for a substantial amount of INR 4.40 Crore. Prior to joining the IPL, Little had already showcased his skills in 83 T20 matches, where he impressively claimed a total of 107 wickets. The Gujarat Titans recognized the potential and experience that Little brings to the table, making him a valuable addition to their squad.

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