England batsman Jason Roy has withdrawn from the Gujarat Titans' squad for the 2022 Indian Premier League.
Roy was bought by the Titans for a base price of INR 2 crore (USD 266,000) at last month's player auction.
He effectively cited bio-bubble fatigue for the withdrawal.
The Titans have not yet named a replacement.
He previously played for the Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.
Jason Roy Around the World
Roy recently represented the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League. He has also played in other domestic T20 leagues around the world, including:
- South Africa's Mzansi Super League
- Bangladesh Premier League
- Australia's Big Bash League
- England's T20 Blast
Gujarat Titans Squad for IPL 2022
The Titans have recruited several overseas players, including New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson, South African batsman David Miller, Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan and Australian batsman Matthew Wade.
They will be captained by all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who has left the Mumbai Indians.
- Hardik Pandya (captain)
- Shubman Gill
- Rashid Khan
- Mohammed Shami
- Lockie Ferguson
- Abhinav Sadarangani
- Rahul Tewatia
- Noor Ahmad
- Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore
- Dominic Drakes
- Jayant Yadav
- Vijay Shankar
- Darshan Nalkande
- Yash Dayal
- Alzarri Joseph
- Pradeep Sangwan
- David Miller
- Wriddhiman Saha
- Matthew Wade
- Gurkeerat Singh
- Varun Aaron
- Bhardwaj Sai Sudarshan
More About the IPL 2022
The Titans are new to the IPL, which has grown from eight to 10 teams. The other new franchise is the Lucknow Super Giants.
This year's tournament is scheduled to start on 26 March and end on 29 May. The group stage fixtures will be played at four stadiums in Pune and Mumbai. The venues for the play-offs have not yet been confirmed.
The Chennai Super Kings are the reigning champions. They beat the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2021 final. Chennai have four IPL titles. The Mumbai Indians are the most successful team in the history of the IPL with five titles. Kolkata have won the IPL twice.
The Punjab Kings, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore have never won the IPL.
This will be the 15th edition of the IPL, which started in 2008. The Rajasthan Royals won the first edition. They, however, have not claimed a title since.