Gujarat Lions are set to roar in their second edition of Vivo IPL 2017 starting from 5th April. GL to play their opening match of tournament against Kolkata Knight Riders on April 7. Suresh Raina will be leading the Gujarat Lions in tenth season of most popular twenty20 cricket league.
Gujarat Lions Squad 2017
Suresh Raina (Captain), Brendon McCullum, Ishan Kishan, Munaf Patel, Jason Roy, Dwayne Smith, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhawal Kulkarni, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Manpreet Gony, Jaydev Shah, Shubham Agrawal, Dwayne Bravo, Basil Thampy, Shivil Kaushik, Dinesh Karthik, Shadab Jakati, Nathu Singh, Praveen Kumar, Pradeep Sangwan, Andrew Tye, Chirag Suri, Tejas Singh Baroka, Akashdeep Nath, Pratham Singh, Shelly Shaurya.
Gujarat Lions have got some top class destructive batting line-up and openers are dangerous enough to destroy any bowling lineup in a matter of few balls. New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum, Australia’s Aaron Finch, West Indies’ Dwayne Smith and England’s Jason Roy are the prime choices to open innings for Gujarat Lions in Vivo IPLT20. Wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik may also come to open the innings.
Skipper Suresh Raina is the major pillar of Gujarat Lions’ batting line-up in the middle overs. Ishan Kishan, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik and James Faulkner are the key players in middle order for GL.
There are some good fast bowlers available for selection in Gujarat Lions in Playing 11 line-up. All-rounders Dwayne Bravo and James Faulkner will be crucial meanwhile Praveen Kumar, Munaf Patel and Dhawal Kulkarni are the premium bowling options. However Andrew Tye, Shadab Jakati and Manpreet Gony are the other bowling options for Raina in the tournament. Ravindra Jadeja is the key spinner in Gujarat Lions.
Gujarat Lions Playing 11 for IPL 2017
- Brendon McCullum
- Aaron Finch
- Suresh Raina (c)
- Ishan Kishan
- Dwayne Bravo
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Dinesh Karthik (Wicket-keeper)
- James Faulkner
- Praveen Kumar
- Munaf Patel
- Dhawal Kulkarni
What do you think about Gujarat Lions’ playing lineup for Vivo Indian Premier League 2017 scheduled to begin from 5th April.