Gujarat Titans: Preparations for the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League or IPL have commenced. The upcoming season will be played tentatively from April 2022. The respective home grounds of the teams are expected to host the matches. Apart from that, this year two new teams, Lucknow and Ahemdabad shall be participating as well. The season will be full of surprises and will prove to be highly exciting. The current excitement is for the auction and the announcement of the new teams and schedule. The team of Ahmedabad has now finally, at last, announced their franchise name as “Gujarat Titans”. The franchise is all set to buy big names in the auction, reveal the jersey and announce every detail pertaining to the new team. Read everything about the new IPL team of Gujarat here in this subsequent article.
The Ahmedabad city formed its new IPL team post the announcement from the BCCI IPL authorities regarding the addition of two new teams to the Indian Premier League. The franchise has very recently revealed the name that they shall use in the league. They announced on 9 February 2022 that their team will be known as Gujarat Titans, in order to respect the cricketing talent and legends statewide. The team seems to connect to the legacy that their state carries in matters of the sport and pay homage to all skilful players that were born in the state and played on the soil.
The state has the tallest statue, the Statue of Unity of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and the largest cricket stadium in the world, also known as Narendra Modi Stadium, formerly called Motera Stadium. Additionally, the franchise also wants to acknowledge these by extending the team to the state. They have added Titans considering their envisage of fighting against all odds and facing all the challenges that will come their way. The franchise has not limited their acknowledgement to a single city and tried to establish their emotional connect with all the Gujaratis.
About Gujarat Titans
|Name of the Team||Gujarat Titans|
|Tournament||Tata Indian Premier League 2022|
|Owner of the Team||CVC Capital|
|Captain of the Team||Hardik Pandya|
|Home Ground||Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad|
|Initially bought Players||Hardik Pandya |
Owner and Staff of Gujarat Titans
The team of Gujarat Titans is owned by the CVC Capital. The owners, Steve Koltes, Donald Mackenzie, and Rolly van Rappard bid as the city of Ahmedabad for a whopping of Rs 5625 crores to form an Indian Premier League team. They exercised all the proceedings as Ahmedabad and appointed their staff and bought initial players as per the policy of Indian Premier League 2022. The team was successfully announced as Gujarat Titans very recently.
Team Mentor and Batting Coach: The authorities have appointed the former South African Cricketer and Indian Coach, Gary Kirsten as the Team Mentor. Kristen coached the side of India as they won the World Cup in 2011 under the thriving captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Gary is also appointed as the Batting Coach. The franchise looks to kickstart the IPL journey under one of the best coaches in the cricketing fraternity.
Head Coach: Profound expertise and an amazing experience in playing and analysing the game of cricket reflect why Ashish Nehra has been appointed as the Head Coach for the Ahmedabad franchise. The owners look to utilise the best insights of Nehra for their team as he shall prove to be one of the best cricketers to receive guidance from.
Director of Cricket: Former England batsman, Vikram Solanki quit his role as the Head Coach for the Surrey County Club in order to join the new Ahmedabad franchise as their Director of Cricket. He seems to be very positive with the choices and vision of the team so far.
It will be exciting to see such experience combine and shape the new team of Gujarat Titans to commence on their first Indian Premier League Season.
Gujarat Titans Captain
The team bought Hardik Pandya who is originally a talent from the city of Vadodara in Gujarat. They have announced him as the Captain for their new team ahead of the Mega Auction. Hardik has been one of the most valuable players for his previous team, Mumbai Indians and has contributed to their victory in many ways in all three departments, batting, bowling and fielding. This will be the very first that Pandya will be seen leading a team in the IPL. It will be very exciting for his fans to watch him captaining the side.
Hardik is an all-rounder and was bought by the team for 15 crores. It is not unknown that he is one of the most precious players in the history of IPL and his growth has surged in the league since the beginning. With Pandya’s exceptional finishing skills and skilful expertise in bowling, he shall perform extraordinarily as the skipper. He is also known to be one of the fittest and peaceful fielders in the Indian Cricket Team.
Other Players in Gujarat Titans
The Ahmedabad Franchise was allowed to contract three players from the unretained group. The owners picked Hardik Pandya as their first choice, who they later appointed as the skipper. The other two big names that were announced by the team were Afghanistan Spinner, Rashid Khan and Indian talent, Shubman Gill.
Rashid Khan is one of the biggest names in the game of cricket. His bowling is spectacular and his mastery of the game is just sensational. He has performed exceptionally well for the team of Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL and it was extremely shocking for him to not get opted in the retention. However, it is highly beneficial to have possibly the best foreign spinner in their team for Gujarat Titans. He was bought for an amount of 15 crores by the team for the upcoming edition.
Shubman Gill: The young Indian batsman Shubman Gill has immensely contributed to the success of the team Kolkata Knight Riders. He was drafted by the Ahmedabad franchise ahead of the IPL 2022 for 8 Crores. It will be highly beneficial for the team to have Gill batting as the opener for their side.
The franchise has a purse of 52 crores which they shall utilise in order to add more players to their team. It will be exciting to see in the Mega Auction which players they go for and what Team combination they try for their debut in the Indian Premier League.
Gujarat Titans Players List
|Player Name||Bought At||Player Role|
|Hardik Pandya (India)||15 Crore||All Rounder|
|Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)||15 crores||Right Arm Leg Spinner|
|Shubman Gill (India)||8 crore||Right Hand Batsman|
|Mohammad Shami (India)||6.25 crore||Right Arm Fast Bowler|
|Jason Roy (England)||2 Crore||Right Hand Batsman|
|Lockie Ferguson (NZ)||10 Cr||Right Hand Fast Bowler|
|Vijay Shankar||1.4 cr||All Rounder|
|David Miller||3 Cr||Batsman|
|Rahul Tewatia||9 Cr||All Rounder|
|Abhinav Sadarangani||2.6 Cr||Batsman|
|B sai sudharsan|
|R. Shai Kishore|
Twitter Account of Team Gujarat
The Ahmedabad Franchise used Twitter to announce their new name and reveal their official account on the social media platform. All the IPL franchises welcomed them in a trendy manner. They go by the name @gujarat_titans for their Twitter handle.
Jersey and Logo of Gujarat Titans
The jersey and logo for the team Gujarat Titans are much awaited. The franchise has not yet announced or revealed any of that. They shall soon do so through their official handles ahead of the season.