Gujarat Titans (GT) are a professional franchise cricket team based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. The Titans compete in the Indian Premier League (IPL).[1][2][3] Founded in 2021, Gujarat Titans' home ground is Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera. The franchise is owned by CVC Capital Partners. The team is currently captained by Shubman Gill,[4] after Hardik Pandya was traded back to Mumbai Indians, and coached by Ashish Nehra.[5][6] They won their maiden title in the 2022 season under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya, which was also their debut season.

Gujarat Titans
Nickname(s)GT
LeagueIndian Premier League
Personnel
CaptainShubman Gill
CoachAshish Nehra
OwnerCVC Capital Partners
ManagerSatyajit Parab
Team information
CityAhmedabad, Gujarat, India
ColoursNavy Blue
Gold
White
Founded25 October 2021; 2 years ago (2021-10-25)
Home groundNarendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
Capacity132,000
History
Indian Premier League wins(2022)
Official websitegujarattitansipl.com

Regular kit

Cancer awareness kit

Gujarat Titans in 2024

Franchise history

The Governing Council of the Indian Premier League issued an invitation to tender for two new sides in August 2021.[7] A total of 22 companies declared an interest, but with a high base price for the new teams, there were no more than six serious bidders. The Board of Control for Cricket in India allowed a consortium of three companies or individuals to bid for each franchise. In October 2021, CVC Capital Partners won the rights to operate the Ahmedabad franchise with a bid of 5,625 crore (US$700 million).[8][9][10] Ahead of the IPL 2022 auctions, the franchise drafted Hardik Pandya as their captain.[5] In February 2022, the team was officially named Gujarat Titans.[11][12]

Team history

Although their auction methods and their selections during their first-ever auction were considered weak, and the team was written off, the Titans surprised everyone with their performances, gaining their first win against fellow newcomers Lucknow Super Giants. That win was the first in their inaugural campaign, which saw the Titans eventually win 10 of their 14 group matches, qualifying at the top of the table with 20 points. They then won the first qualifier against Rajasthan Royals, whom they would meet again in the final after their qualifier win against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Gujarat won the final by restricting Rajasthan to 130 on a pitch on which they were asked to bowl first, and chasing down the target with 11 balls to spare, which included Shubman Gill hitting the winning six off the first ball of the 19th over. Hardik Pandya was adjudged the Man of the Match for his bowling figures of 3/17 and his 34 from 30 balls with a strike rate of 113.33. Critics have praised Pandya's captaincy, bowling, and batting, with many agreeing that he and the management used their players well and worked as a team to win the tournament.[13]

This win meant that Gujarat became the second team to win the IPL in their first season.[14]

Team identity

The team anthem used to be 'Aava De'. In the first IPL season, the song was sung by Aditya Gadhvi. The Team New Slogan IPL 2024 Season 'GT KARSHE '.

Home ground

The team's home ground is the Narendra Modi Stadium, which is situated in Motera, Gujarat.[15]

Kit manufacturers and sponsors

Year Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor (front) Shirt sponsor (back) Chest branding
2022 EM Ather BKT Capri Loans
2023
2024 Dream11

Seasons

Year League standing Final standing
2022 1st out of 10 Champions
2023 1st out of 10 Runners-up

Captains

Last updated: 10 April 2024 [16]

Player Nationality[α] From To Matches Won Lost Tied NR Win% Best Result
Hardik Pandya   India 2022 2023 31 22 9 0 0 70.96% W (2022)
Rashid Khan   Afghanistan 2023 2023 2 1 1 0 0 50% Stand-In
Shubman Gill   India 2024 Present 6 3 3 0 0 50% Appointed Captain for 2024

Current squad

  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
  •  *  denotes a player who is fully unavailable for the season.
  •  *  denotes a player who will be partially unavailable for the season.
No. Name Nationality Birth date Batting style Bowling style Signed year Salary Notes
7 Shubman Gill   India (1999-09-08) 8 September 1999 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2022 8 crore (US$1.0 million) Captain
22 Kane Williamson   New Zealand (1990-08-08) 8 August 1990 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2023 2 crore (US$250,000) Overseas
10 David Miller   South Africa (1989-06-10) 10 June 1989 (age 34) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2022 3 crore (US$380,000) Overseas
18 Abhinav Manohar   India (1994-09-16) 16 September 1994 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2022 2.6 crore (US$330,000)
23 Sai Sudharsan   India (2001-10-15) 15 October 2001 (age 22) Left-handed Right-arm leg break 2022 20 lakh (US$25,000)
Wicket-keepers
6 Wriddhiman Saha   India (1984-10-24) 24 October 1984 (age 39) Right-handed 2022 1.9 crore (US$240,000)
13 Matthew Wade   Australia (1987-12-26) 26 December 1987 (age 36) Left-handed 2022 2.4 crore (US$300,000) Overseas
Robin Minz   India (2002-09-13) 13 September 2002 (age 21) Left-handed - 2024 3.6 crore (US$450,000)
41 BR Sharath   India (1996-09-28) 28 September 1996 (age 27) Right-handed - 2024 20 lakh (US$25,000) Replacement for Robin Minz
All-rounders
9 Azmatullah Omarzai   Afghanistan (2000-03-24) 24 March 2000 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm Fast medium 2024 50 lakh (US$63,000) Overseas
46 Rahul Tewatia   India (1993-05-20) 20 May 1993 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm leg break 2022 9 crore (US$1.1 million)
35 Shahrukh Khan   India (1995-05-27) 27 May 1995 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm Off break 2024 7.4 crore (US$930,000)
59 Vijay Shankar   India (1991-01-26) 26 January 1991 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2022 1.4 crore (US$180,000)
Spin bowlers
19 Rashid Khan   Afghanistan (1998-09-20) 20 September 1998 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2022 15 crore (US$1.9 million) Overseas
60 Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore   India (1996-11-06) 6 November 1996 (age 27) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox 2022 3 crore (US$380,000)
Jayant Yadav   India (1990-01-20) 20 January 1990 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm off-break 2022 1.7 crore (US$210,000)
Manav Suthar   India (2002-08-03) 3 August 2002 (age 21) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox 2024 20 lakh (US$25,000)
99 Noor Ahmad   Afghanistan (2005-01-03) 3 January 2005 (age 19) Right-handed Left-arm unorthodox 2022 30 lakh (US$38,000) Overseas
Pace bowlers
11 Mohammed Shami   India (1990-09-03) 3 September 1990 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm fast 2022 6.25 crore (US$780,000)
4 Darshan Nalkande   India (1998-10-04) 4 October 1998 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2022 20 lakh (US$25,000)
82 Josh Little   Ireland (1999-11-01) 1 November 1999 (age 24) Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast 2023 4.4 crore (US$550,000) Overseas
27 Mohit Sharma   India (1988-09-18) 18 September 1988 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2023 50 lakh (US$63,000)
Kartik Tyagi   India (2000-11-08) 8 November 2000 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm Fast Medium 2024 60 lakh (US$75,000)
37 Umesh Yadav   India (1987-10-25) 25 October 1987 (age 36) Right-handed Right-arm Fast 2024 5.80 crore (US$730,000)
Sushant Mishra   India (2000-12-23) 23 December 2000 (age 23) Left-handed Left-arm Fast medium 2024 2.20 crore (US$280,000)
45 Spencer Johnson   Australia (1995-12-16) 16 December 1995 (age 28) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast 2024 10.0 crore (US$1.3 million) Overseas
Sandeep Warrier   India (1991-04-04) 4 April 1991 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2024 50 lakh (US$63,000) Replacement for Mohammed Shami

Administration and support staff

Position Name
CEO Arvinder Singh
Team manager Satyajit Parab
Director of cricket Vikram Solanki
Head coach Ashish Nehra
Batting coach and mentor Gary Kirsten
Assistant coach Aashish Kapoor
Assistant coach Naeem Amin
Assistant coach Narender Negi
Assistant coach Mithun Manhas
Head physiotherapist Rohit Sawalkar

Statistics

Overall results in the IPL

Last updated 10 April 2024

Year MP W L NR League

Position

Result Most Runs Most Wickets
2022 16 12 4 0 1/10 Champions Hardik Pandya (487) Mohammed Shami (20)
2023 17 11 6 0 1/10 Runners-up Shubman Gill (890) Mohammed Shami (28)
2024 6 3 3 0 Ongoing
Total 39 26 13 0 66.67% (1 Title)

Performance in IPL Knockouts

Stage Mat W L Win %
Playoffs 3 2 1 66.66
Final 2 1 1 50
Total 5 3 2 60

By opposition

Last updated 10 April 2024

Opposition Played Won Lost NR Win %
Mumbai Indians 5 3 2 0 60%
Chennai Super Kings 6 3 3 0 50%
Delhi Capitals 3 2 1 0 66.66%
Kolkata Knight Riders 3 2 1 0 66.66%
Punjab Kings 4 2 2 0 50%
Rajasthan Royals 6 5 1 0 83.33%
Royal Challengers Bengaluru 3 2 1 0 66.66%
Sunrisers Hyderabad 4 3 1 0 75%
Lucknow Super Giants 5 4 1 0 80%

Notes

  1. ^ The information in the nationality column is according to ESPNcricinfo. This information may not necessarily reflect the player's birthplace or citizenship.

References

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