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The Gujarat Lions (often abbreviated as GL) were a franchise cricket team based in the city of Rajkot, that represented Indian state Gujarat in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The team played in the IPL for 2 years (the 2016 and 2017 seasons) as one of the replacements for Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, who were both suspended for two seasons due to illegal betting by their respective owners.[5] The franchise was owned by Intex Technologies.[5][6][7][8]

Gujarat Lions
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Personnel
CaptainSuresh Raina[1]
CoachBrad Hodge[2]
OwnerKeshav Bansal (Intex Technologies)[3]
Team information
CityRajkot, Gujarat, India
ColoursGL
FoundedDecember 2015 (December 2015)
DissolvedMay 2017
Home groundSaurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot[1]
(Capacity: 28,000)
Secondary home ground(s)Green Park Stadium, Kanpur[4]
(Capacity:32,000)
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T20I kit

Gujarat Lions in 2020

Contents

HistoryEdit

In an event held in New Delhi, the Rajkot-based team was named as Gujarat Lions and Suresh Raina was announced as their captain.

The team played five of their home matches at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot and two of their home matches at Green Park Stadium, Kanpur in the IPL 2016. In IPL 2016, the team won 9 matches.[9]

Administration and support staffEdit

Sponsors and partnersEdit

A total of 13 sponsors signed up to partner Gujarat Lions.[10]

The official merchandise is provided by TYKA and the principal shirt sponsor is Oxigen Wallet,[11] TVS Tyres,[12] Astral Pipe,[13] Intex, Gujarat Tourism[14] are the sponsors for 2016 season.[15] Kansai Nerolac Paints[16] and Sanghi Industries were associate sponsor.[17] Jio joined for 2017 season.

Year Kit Manufacturers Sponsor (Front) Sponsor (Back) Sponsor (Chest)
2016 TYKA Oxigen Wallet TVS Tyres Lawman Pg3
2017 SG Shudh Plus Valvoline

PlayersEdit

2016 seasonEdit

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Man of the Match Scorecard link
1 11 April 2016 Kings XI Punjab Mohali Won by 5 wickets   Aaron Finch – 74 (47) Scorecard
2 14 April 2016 Rising Pune Supergiant Rajkot Won by 7 wickets   Aaron Finch – 50 (36) Scorecard
3 16 April 2016 Mumbai Indians Mumbai Won by 3 wickets   Aaron Finch – 67* (54) Scorecard
4 21 April 2016 Sunrisers Hyderabad Rajkot Lost by 10 wickets Scorecard
5 24 April 2016 Royal Challengers Bangalore Rajkot Won by 6 wickets Scorecard
6 27 April 2016 Delhi Daredevils Delhi Won by 1 run Scorecard
7 29 April 2016 Rising Pune Supergiant Pune Won by 3 wickets   Dwayne Smith 63 (37) Scorecard
8 1 May 2016 Kings XI Punjab Rajkot Lost by 23 runs Scorecard
9 3 May 2016 Delhi Daredevils Rajkot Lost by 8 wickets Scorecard
10 6 May 2016 Sunrisers Hyderabad Hyderabad Lost by 5 wickets
11 8 May 2016 Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata Won by 5 wickets   Praveen Kumar 2/19 (4 Overs) Scorecard
12 14 May 2016 Royal Challengers Bangalore Bangalore Lost by 144 Runs Scorecard
13 19 May 2016 Kolkata Knight Riders Kanpur Won by 6 Wickets   Dwayne Smith 4/8 (4 Overs) Scorecard
14 21 May 2016 Mumbai Indians Kanpur Won by 6 Wickets   Suresh Raina 58(36) Scorecard
Play-offs
15 24 May 2016 Royal Challengers Bangalore (Qualifier 1) Bangalore Lost by 4 wickets Scorecard
16 27 May 2016 Sunrisers Hyderabad (Qualifier 2) Delhi Lost by 4 wickets Scorecard
Overall record of 9 – 7

Failed to make Finals, ended 3/8

2017 SquadEdit

  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
  •  *  denotes a player who is currently unavailable for selection.
  •  *  denotes a player who is unavailable for rest of the season.
No. Name Nation Birth date Batting style Bowling style Signed year
Salary
Notes
Batsmen
3 Suresh Raina   (1986-11-27) 27 November 1986 (age 32) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2016 125 million (US$1.8 million) Captain
10 Akshdeep Nath   (1993-05-10) 10 May 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2017 1 million (US$14,000)
16 Aaron Finch   (1986-11-17) 17 November 1986 (age 32) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2016 10 million (US$140,000) Overseas
20 Jason Roy   (1990-07-21) 21 July 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2017 10 million (US$140,000) Overseas
42 Brendon McCullum   (1981-09-27) 27 September 1981 (age 37) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2016 75 million (US$1.1 million) Overseas
Jaydev Shah   (1983-05-04) 4 May 1983 (age 36) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2016 2 million (US$29,000)
Chirag Suri   (1995-02-18) 18 February 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2017 1 million (US$14,000) Overseas
Pratham Singh   (1992-08-21) 21 August 1992 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2017 2 million (US$29,000)
All-rounders
8 Ravindra Jadeja   (1988-12-06) 6 December 1988 (age 30) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2016 95 million (US$1.4 million)
14 Shubham Agarwal   (1993-09-21) 21 September 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm leg break googly 2017 1 million (US$14,000)
44 James Faulkner   (1990-04-29) 29 April 1990 (age 29) Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast 2016 55 million (US$800,000)

Overseas

47 Dwayne Bravo   (1983-10-07) 7 October 1983 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2016 40 million (US$580,000) Overseas
50 Dwayne Smith   (1983-04-12) 12 April 1983 (age 36) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2016 23 million (US$330,000) Overseas
56 Irfan Pathan   (1984-10-27) 27 October 1984 (age 34) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast 2016 Replacement signing
Wicket-keepers
19 Dinesh Karthik   (1985-06-01) 1 June 1985 (age 34) Right-handed 2016 23 million (US$330,000)
23 Ishan Kishan   (1998-07-18) 18 July 1998 (age 20) Left-handed 2016 3.5 million (US$51,000)
Bowlers
1 Tejas Baroka   (1996-02-01) 1 February 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm leg break googly 2017 1 million (US$14,000)
5 Ankit Soni   (1993-08-02) 2 August 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2017 Replacement signing
7 Nathu Singh   (1995-09-08) 8 September 1995 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2017 5 million (US$72,000)
9 Manpreet Gony   (1984-01-04) 4 January 1984 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2017 6 million (US$87,000)
13 Munaf Patel   (1983-07-12) 12 July 1983 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2017 3 million (US$43,000)
17 Praveen Kumar   (1986-10-02) 2 October 1986 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2016 35 million (US$510,000)
18 Pradeep Sangwan   (1990-11-05) 5 November 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium 2016 2 million (US$29,000)
27 Shadab Jakati   (1980-11-27) 27 November 1980 (age 38) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2016 2 million (US$29,000)
30 Basil Thampi   (1993-09-11) 11 September 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2017 8.5 million (US$120,000)
36 Shivil Kaushik   (1995-07-09) 9 July 1995 (age 23) Right-handed Slow left-arm chinaman 2016 1 million (US$14,000)
68 Andrew Tye   (1986-12-12) 12 December 1986 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2016 5 million (US$72,000) Overseas
91 Dhawal Kulkarni   (1988-12-10) 10 December 1988 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2016 20 million (US$290,000)
Shelley Shaurya   (1993-09-17) 17 September 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2017 1 million (US$14,000)

2017 seasonEdit

 
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium at Rajkot, the home ground of Gujarat Lions
Visitor team →DD GL KXIP KKR MI RPS RCB SRH
Home team ↓
Delhi DaredevilsDelhi
7 wickets
Delhi
51 runs
Kolkata
4 wickets
Mumbai
146 runs
Delhi
7 runs
Bangalore
10 runs
Delhi
6 wickets
Gujarat LionsDelhi
2 wickets
Punjab
26 runs
Kolkata
10 wickets
Mumbai
Super Over
Gujarat
7 wickets
Bangalore
21 runs
Hyderabad
8 wickets
Kings XI PunjabPunjab
10 wickets
Gujarat
6 wickets
Punjab
14 runs
Mumbai
8 wickets
Punjab
6 wickets
Punjab
8 wickets
Hyderabad
26 runs
Kolkata Knight RidersKolkata
7 wickets
Gujarat
4 wickets
Kolkata
8 wickets
Mumbai
9 runs
Pune
4 wickets
Kolkata
82 runs
Kolkata
17 runs
Mumbai IndiansMumbai
14 runs
Mumbai
6 wickets
Punjab
7 runs
Mumbai
4 wickets
Pune
3 runs
Mumbai
5 wickets
Mumbai
4 wickets
Rising Pune SupergiantDelhi
97 runs
Pune
5 wickets
Pune
9 wickets
Kolkata
7 wickets
Pune
7 wickets
Pune
61 runs
Pune
6 wickets
Royal Challengers BangaloreBangalore
15 runs
Gujarat
7 wickets
Punjab
19 runs
Kolkata
6 wickets
Mumbai
4 wickets
Pune
27 runs
Match
abandoned
Sunrisers HyderabadHyderabad
15 runs
Hyderabad
9 wickets
Hyderabad
5 runs
Hyderabad
48 runs
Hyderabad
7 wickets
Pune
12 runs
Hyderabad
35 runs
Home team wonVisitor team won
  • Note: Results listed are according to the home (horizontal) and visitor (vertical) teams.
  • Note: Click on a result to see a summary of the match.

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Awards and achievementsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b Kundu, Sagnik (31 March 2017). "IPL 2017: All you need to know about Gujarat Lions' coaching staff". Sportskeeda.
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  4. ^ "Flawed teams look for consolation win". ESPNcricinfo. 9 May 2017.
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  7. ^ Venkatesh, Shruti (22 June 2017). "Intex's Bansal keen to acquire IPL franchise". Forbes India.
  8. ^ Mehta, Ivan (12 April 2017). "Emotional Connect With The Gujarat Lions Has Helped Our Sales: Intex's Keshav Bansal". The Huffington Post.
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  11. ^ Mitra, Sounak (30 March 2016). "Intex signs Oxigen as title sponsor for Gujarat Lions". Livemint.
  12. ^ Sharma, Ravi Teja (5 April 2016). "TVS Tyres signs up as principal sponsor of IPL team Gujarat Lions". The Economic Times.
  13. ^ Vora, Rutam (9 April 2016). "IPL: Astral Poly Technik ties up with Gujarat Lions". The Hindu Business Line.
  14. ^ "Govt signs agreement with 'Gujarat Lions' to become leading arm sponsor of franchise". The Times of India. 5 April 2016.
  15. ^ Choudhary, Vidhi (9 April 2016). "IPL season 9: Gujarat Lions, Rising Pune Supergiants bag 13 backers each". Mint.
  16. ^ Sharma, Ravi Teja (12 April 2016). "Kansai Nerolac signs up with Gujarat Lions as associate sponsor for IPL 9". The Economic Times.
  17. ^ "Sanghi Industries is associate sponsor of Gujarat Lions team". The Hindu Business Line. 12 April 2016.
  18. ^ "Gujarat Lions Players draft". Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  19. ^ "Gujarat Lions 2017". India Today. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  20. ^ "IPL 2017 list of players retained and released by Gujarat Lions". The Times of India. 17 February 2017.
  21. ^ "Gujarat Lions look for winning start against KKR". The Hindu. 6 April 2017.
  22. ^ Ananthasubramanian, Vignesh (22 May 2017). "IPL 2017: List of award winners and their prize money". Sportskeeda.
  23. ^ Chauhan, Naveen (22 May 2017). "IPL 2017: ये बेहतरीन यादें छोड़ गया आईपीएल 10" (in Hindi). Amar Ujala.

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