GT vs MI: Why is Alzarri Joseph Not Playing Today’s IPL Match? Check GT Playing 11

Updated on: Apr 25, 2023 8:03 pm IST

Why is Alzarri Joseph not playing today IPL match GT vs MI IPL 2023

The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is playing host to match no 35 of Tata IPL between Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians. The Titans are coming off a thrilling victory over LSG in their last encounter. Titans have remained unchanged for this fixture, this means the tall West Indian pacer Alzarri Joseph is once again not included in the eleven.

GT vs MI: Why is Alzarri Joseph Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match?

In a shocking call, Gujarat Titans have decided to keep West Indian paceman Alzarri Joseph at bay for the second game on the trot. This means, Noor Ahmed keeps his place in the eleven as Gujarat Titans team management have suspected that the wicket will help the spinners for the second time in a row and they don’t need the extra pace of Alzarri. Check what GT’s skipper Hardik Pandya said at the toss,

“It (pitch) looks good, looks watery. It has been a belter though. The way we fought back, the last game we won but LSG dominated for 36 overs. Credit to the boys the way we came back. We showed what is never give up. Luck was on our side. We are playing the same team. Josh Little comes back for someone, that’s it.”

GT Playing 11

1. Wriddhiman Saha
2. Shubman Gill

3. Hardik Pandya
4. Vijay Shankar
5. David Miller
6. Abhinav Manohar
7. Rahul Tewatia
8. Rashid Khan
9. Noor Ahmad

10. Mohammed Shami
11. Mohit Sharma

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Alzarri Joseph IPL 2023 Price

The Gujarat Titans made a purchase in the IPL 2022 mega auction, acquiring the services of West Indian pacer Alzarri Joseph. The big man who is known for bowling lethal pace clocking around 150 Kph, was purchased for INR 2.4 Crore. The right-arm pacer had a decent run in the last season scalping 7 wickets from 9 matches at an economy of 8.80. His efforts didn’t go in vain as he was retained by the franchise following year for the same price.

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