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Shubman Gill likely to be named new Gujarat Titans captain after Hardik Pandya departure for Mumbai Indians

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Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya has successfully transferred to Mumbai Indians for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) edition in 2024. While the Board of Control for Cricket in India has not officially announced the move from Gujarat Titans to Mumbai Indians, the necessary documents have been signed between the two teams.

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Meanwhile, young Indian opener Shubman Gill is expected to take on the leadership role for Gujarat Titans in the upcoming season, showcasing his excellent performance at the top of the batting order.

Despite the deadline for retaining and releasing players passing on November 26, Hardik’s deal was confirmed in the very last moments. The trading window remains open until a week before the Player Auction on 19th of December.

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The transaction between Mumbai and Gujarat is an all-cash deal, but specific details about the amount involved have not been disclosed. The official announcement from the Indian cricket governing body is anticipated on November 27.

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Rohit Sharma will continue to lead the Mumbai Indians, with Hardik assuming the vice-captaincy role. Gill, considered a future captain for Team India, will be supported by Kane Williamson and Rashid Khan in his leadership responsibilities.