Gujarat Lions Team Preview: Gujarat Lions (GI) is one of the franchise in Indian Premier League (IPL) held in India under the supervision of Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI). The suspension of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) for IPL 9 and 10 gave an opportunity to new entries to bid on temporary basis for the suspended period. At the bidding for new IPL Teams, Gujrat Lions(GL) and Rising Pune Supergiants(RPS) were selected to replace the suspended teams on temporary basis. The team is owned by Keshav Bansal, Director of Intex Technologies.
Gujarat Lions Team Preview, Time table, GL IPL 10 Matches Tickets Booking Online
Gujarat Lions Team Preview
The team is based out of Rajkot, Gujarat and home ground for the team is Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot with seating capacity of 28,000. The secondary home ground for Gujarat Lions(GL) is Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad with seating capacity of 1,10,000.
Gujarat Lions(GL) Team management selected Suresh Raina to lead the side for both seasons. The support staff includes Brad Hodge as Head Coach, Shitanshu Kotak as Assistant Coach, Heath Streak as Bowling coach, Lakshmi Narayan as High Performance Analyst and Saif Hasan Naqvi as Physiotherapist.
The official sponsor for the team are TYKA and co-sponsors are Oxigen Wallet, TVS Tyers, Astral Pipes, Intex and Gujarat Tourism. The Kit manufactures are TYKA and Shirt Sponsors Are Oxygen & TVS Tyers.
In its first IPL season, the team performed very well to finish as table toppers. In the league stages, the won 9 matches and lost 5 matches with 18 points. The campaign came to end as the failed to qualify for finals losing both the play offs against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 4 wickets and Sun Risers Hyderabad by 4 wickets.
Recently, all the IPL franchises has announced list of players to be retained and released for the upcoming season. The team released 8 players and retained 16 members for the upcoming season. 2017 is all set start on April 5 and finish on May 21. Defending Champions Sun Risers Hyderabad would be hosting the inaugural match and finals of IPL 10.
In this edition of IPL Auctions, the team purchased Basil Thampi, Manpreet Gony, Nathu Singh, TejasBaroka for reasonable price. The team management played safe bet by not picking overvalued players.
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Gujarat Lions Team / Squad for IPL 10
Gujrat Lions(GL) squad for IPL 2017: Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, B McCullum, Dwayne Bravo, Aaron Finch, Dwanye Smith, Dinesh Karthik, D Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Andrew Tye, Ishan Kishan, Pradeep Sangwan, Shivil Kaushik, Shadab Jakati, Jaydev Shah,Basil Thampi, Manpreet Gony, Nathu Singh, Tejas Baroka.
List of Players released from the Squad: Dale Steyn, Paras Dogra, E Dwivedi, Sarabjit Ladda, Pravin Tambe, Umang Sharma, Amit Mishra(Seamer), Akshdeep Nath.
IPL 10 Gujarat Lions Timetable
|7th April 2017||8:00pm||Kolkata Knight Riders||Rajkot|
|9thApril 2017||4:00pm||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Hyderabad|
|14thApril 2017||8:00pm||Rising Pune Supergiant||Rajkot|
|16thApril 2017||4:00pm||Mumbai Indians||Mumbai|
|18thApril 2017||8:00pm||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Rajkot|
|21stApril 2017||8:00pm||Kolkata Knight Riders||Kolkata|
|23rdApril 2017||4:00pm||Kings XI Punjab||Rajkot|
|27thApril 2017||8:00pm||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Bengaluru|
|29thApril 2017||8:00pm||Mumbai Indians||Kolkata|
|1st May 2017||8:00pm||Rising Pune Supergiant||Pune|
|4th May 2017||8:00pm||Delhi Daredevils||Delhi|
|7thMay 2017||8:00pm||Kings XI Punjab||Mohali|
|10thMay 2017||8:00pm||Delhi Daredevils||Kanpur|
|13thMay 2017||4:00pm||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Kanpu|
IPL 10 Gujarat Lions Tickets Booking Online
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium is the home ground for Gujarat Lions in IPL 2017. GL fans can Book Gujarat Lions IPL 10 Matches Tickets Online on TicketGenie Website. Outlets are available at the Box Office in the stadium.
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