Gujarat Lions is a professional T20 cricket team that competes in Indian Premier League and was introduced to replace one of two IPL franchises either Chennai Super Kings or Rajasthan Royals. The Gujarat Lions franchise represents Indian state Gujarat’s Rajkot city. The official slogan of team is “Jalsa Jeet Ka”. 

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Gujarat Lions Logo

One of the leading smartphone manufacturer companies “Intex Technologies” purchased the franchise for 10 Crore INR in a reverse bid process. The home ground of Gujarat Lions is Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium which is situated in Rajkot.

The official team, logo and captain were announced on 2nd February 2016 in an event in Delhi. Suresh Raina was named the captain of team. Australia’s Brad Hodge was appointed head coach of Gujarat Lions for Vivo IPL. First draft of players for two new franchises, was held in December 2015 in which Gujarat Lions picked Suresh Raina, Brendon McCullum, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo and James Faulkner.

Gujarat Lions stood top in the point table of IPLT20 2016 season and played knockout games. Team lost both playoff matches and knocked out from qualifying for IPL-9 final. They secured third position overall.

GL 2017 Squad, Players List

Suresh Raina will be leading Gujarat Lions in the tenth edition of Vivo Indian Premier League beginning from 5th April.

Player Country Role
Suresh Raina (Captain) India Batsman
Brendon McCullum New Zealand Batsman
Ravindra Jadeja India All-rounder
Dwayne Bravo West Indies All-rounder
James Faulkner Australia All-rounder
Praveen Kumar India Bowler
Dwayne Smith West Indies All-rounder
Dinesh Karthik India Wicket-keeper
Dhawal Kulkarni India Bowler
Ishan Kishan India Wicket-keeper
Pradeep Sangwan India Bowler
Shivil Kaushik India Bowler
Aaron Finch Australia Batsman
Basil Thampy India Bowler
Nathu Singh India Bowler
Tejas Singh Baroka India Bowler
Jaydev Shah India All-rounder
Andrew Tye Australia All-rounder
Jason Roy England Batsman
Manpreet Gony India Bowler
Munaf Patel India Bowler
Akshdeep Nath India All-rounder
Shubham Agarwal India All-rounder
Chirag Suri India Batsman
Pratham Singh India All-rounder
Shelley Shaurya India Bowler

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