Gujarat Lions was one of the two franchises along with Rising Pune Supergiants which was launched in 2015 when original two Indian Premier League clubs Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings were suspended. Gujarat Lions was purchased by Intex Technologies owner Keshav Bansal. Suresh Raina is the captain of GL team in Vivo IPL 2017.
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot is the official home ground for Gujarat Lions in the tournament. Brad Hodge is the head coach of team.
Gujarat Lions in Nutshell
|Home Ground||Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium|
IPL 2017 Auction
Gujarat Lions had fantastic 2016 Indian Premier League season and team is getting prepared for 2017 edition. Franchise released 7 players before heading towards the auction meanwhile retained 16 players to play for GL in 10th IPLT20.
Skipper Suresh Raina, Brendon McCullum, Ravindra Jadeja, Aaron Finch, James Faulkner, Dwayne Bravo are some of the big names retained by Gujarat for 2017 IPL.
GL 2017 IPL Squad
Gujarat Lions have got terrific batting line-up with some decent all-rounders in the side. Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Suresh Raina, Aaron Finch are the top batsmen in the side meanwhile Dwayne Bravo, James Faulkner and Ravindra Jadeja are the valuable all-rounders.
Gujarat Lions Squad for Vivo IPL 2017
|1||Suresh Raina (Captain)||India||Batsman|
|2||Brendon McCullum||New Zealand||Batsman|
|12||Tejas Singh Baroka||India||Bowler|
|17||Dwayne Bravo||West Indies||All-Rounder|
|19||Dwayne Smith||West Indies||All-Rounder|