Gujarat Titans

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The new Ahmedabad IPL team is named Gujarat Titans. Ahmedabad IPL team owner Siddharth Patel confirms this on February 9, 2022. The franchise is one of the two new teams in IPL along with Lucknow Super Giant that will participate in the 2022 IPL season.

Gujarat Titans is assigned the Narendra Modi Stadium as their home ground, which is the world’s largest cricket stadium. The owner of Ahmedabad IPL team is CVC Capital Partners.

The Gujarat IPL team announced Hardik Pandya as the Ahmedabad IP team captain who was released by Mumbai Indians in the IPL Mega auction. The former Indian bowler Ashish Nehra is announced as the head coach of the team.

On the other hand, India’s 2011 ODI World Cup-winning coach Gary Kirsten has been appointed as the batting coach and mentor of the team.

History Of The Ahmedabad IPL Team Gujarat Titans

The IPL’s Governing Council has invited two additional teams to compete in the league. Following that, 22 firms expressed interest in it. However, because of the high base price, only six serious bidders were able to continue.

By the way, with a $750 million bid, Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) Partners won the ownership f the franchise. CVC Partners, the Ahmedabad IPL team 2021 owner, is a British private equity company.

The auction was held in October 2021 in Dubai where the team picked hardik pandya from releasing Mumbai. The management of the team drafted him as Ahmedabad IPL team 2022 captain in the auction.

However, Gujarat Titans had three players on its roaster before the Mega auction. They are Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan, and Shubman Gill. For the three players, it is the second team they are going to play.

By the way, The Titans’ management will pay both Pandya and Rashid Khan INR 15 crore ($2.02 million), and Shubman Gill INR 8 crore ($1.07 million). As they spent INR 38 crore for their roster players, they would have spent the rest INR 52 crore for forming the entire team

Today GT Match Schedule 2022 – Gujarat Titans Match List 2022:

Match No
IPL Teams
Match Date
Match Time
Match Stadium
Match Venue
Match- 04 Gujrat Titans (GT) Vs Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) MON 28 MARCH, 2022 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT) Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
Match- 10 Gujrat Titans (GT) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC) SAT 2 APRIL, 2022 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT) MCA Stadium Pune
Match- 16 Punjab Kings (PBKS) Vs Gujrat Titans (GT) FRI 8 APRIL, 2022 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT) Brabourne - CCI Mumbai
Match- 21 Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Gujrat Titans (GT) MON 11 APRIL, 2022 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT) DY Patil Stadium Navi Mumbai
Match- 24 Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Gujrat Titans (GT) THU 14 APRIL, 2022 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT) DY Patil Stadium Navi Mumbai
Match- 29 Gujrat Titans (GT) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) SUN 17 APRIL, 2022 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)
MCA Stadium Pune
Match- 35 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Gujrat Titans (GT) SAT 23 APRIL, 2022 15:30 IST (10:00 GMT)
DY Patil Stadium Navi Mumbai
Match- 40 Gujrat Titans (GT) Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) WED 27 APRIL, 2022 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)
Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
Match- 43 Gujrat Titans (GT) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) SAT 30 APRIL, 2022 15:30 IST (10:00 GMT)
Brabourne - CCI Mumbai
Match- 48 Gujrat Titans (GT) Vs Punjab Kings (PBKS) TUE 3 MAY, 2022 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)
DY Patil Stadium Navi Mumbai
Match- 51 Gujrat Titans (GT) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI) FRI 6 MAY, 2022 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)
Brabourne - CCI Mumbai
Match- 57 Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) Vs Gujrat Titans (GT) TUE 10 MAY, 2022 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)
MCA Stadium Pune
Match- 62 Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Gujrat Titans (GT) SUN 15 MAY, 2022 15:30 IST (10:00 GMT)
Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
Match- 67 Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Gujrat Titans (GT) THU 19 MAY, 2022 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)
Wankhede Stadium Mumbai

The Background Of Mega Auction In Tata IPL 2022

However, Gujarat Titans have picked their first three players before the mega auction. In the mega auction, they had to form the entire team by purchasing the rest of the players.

As they spent Rs 38 crore on the first-drafted players, the team had remained Rs 52 crore for the entire team selection. Because BCCI bounded Rs 90 for every team to spend for the players.

As each team has to build the team with 25 players, Gujarat Titans had 22 remaining slots to pick the rest of the players. Among the entire selection, each team can pick 7 overseas players.

By the way, at the end of the two-day mega auction, Gujarat Titans signed 18 players. After Pandya and Rashid Khand, Titans spent the highest money for Lockie Ferguson, a Newzealand fast bowler.

However, on the first day, Gujarat picked a total of 7 players for Rs 33.15 crore. Among them, 3 are overseas players.

The first-day purchase of Titans was:

  1. Lockie Ferguson- Rs 10 crore
  2. Rahul Tewatia- Rs 9 crore
  3. Mohammad Shami- Rs 6.25 crore
  4. R Sai Kishore- Rs 3 crore
  5. Abhinav Manohar- Sadarangani- Rs 2.6 crore
  6. Jason Roy- Rs 2 crore
  7. Noor Ahmad- Rs 30 lakh.

On day 2, Gujarat Titans picked the rest 11 players from the player draft.

Gujarat Titans (GT) Team In Tata IPL Auction 2022 (IPL Auction GT Player List) –

S. No.PlayersPrice
1.Hardik PandyaINR 15 croreBought Player before Auction
2.Rashid KhanINR 15 croreBought Player before Auction
3.Shubman GillINR 8 croreBought Player before Auction
4.Mohammed ShamiINR 6.25 croreBought Player on First Day
5.Jason RoyINR 2 croreBought Player on First Day
6.Lockie FergusonINR 10 croreBought Player on First Day
7.Abhinav SadaranganiINR 2.6 croreBought Player on First Day
8.Rahul TewatiaINR 9 croreBought Player on First Day
9.Noor AhmadINR 30 lakhBought Player on First Day
10.R Sai KishoreINR 3 croreBought Player on First Day
11.Dominic DrakesINR 1.10 croreBought Player on 2nd Day
12.Jayant YadavINR 1.70 croreBought Player on 2nd Day
13.Vijay ShankarINR 1.40 croreBought Player on 2nd Day
14.Darshan NalkandeINR 20 lakhBought Player on 2nd Day
15.Yash DayalINR 3.2 croreBought Player on 2nd Day
16.Alzarri Joseph INR 2.4 croreBought Player on 2nd Day
17.David MillerINR 3 croreBought Player on 2nd Day
18.Wriddhiman SahaINR 1.9 croreBought Player on 2nd Day
19.Matthew WadeINR 2.4 croreBought Player on 2nd Day
20.Gurkeerat SinghINR 50 lakhBought Player on 2nd Day
21.Varun AaronINR 50 lakhBought Player on 2nd Day

Gujarat Titans (GT) Best Playing 11 of season 15:

  1. Shubman Gill
  2. Jason Roy
  3. David Miller
  4. Abhinav Sadarangani
  5. Wriddhiman Saha (wk)
  6. Hardik Pandya (c)
  7. Vijay Shankar
  8. Rahul Tewatia
  9. Rashid Khan
  10. Lockie Ferguson
  11. Mohammed Shami

Gujarat Titans Full Squad

Since Hardik Pandya was struggling with his fitness and form, Mumbai thought about his release. On the other hand, though he is struggling, Gujarat Titans bets on him and gives him the baton as Ahmedabad IPL team captain.

By the way, the talk of the league was Rashid Khan. It was expected that Sunrisers Hyderabad will retain Rashid Khan as he played all 76 matches after his debut.

He also got 93 wickets along with a 6.33 economy rate. He is the second most wicket-taker after Jasprit Bumrah in the last 5 IPL seasons.

But anyhow, Sunrisers released him for the draft. And Gujarat Titans picked him in the first chance with Rs 15 crore.

On the other hand, Shubman Gill became the point of power for Kolkata. He was also considered the brightest youngster and future baton holder of Kolkata. But, Somehow Kolkata had other options too and they thought in a different way.

However, with such a story, Gujarat Titans formed their team with the following players. By the way, Rahmanullah Gurbaj is added to the team after Jason Roy’s confirmation of his removal by himself.

Gujarat Titans IPL Team of 2022:

Hardik Pandya (c), Rashid Khan, Shubman Gill, Mohammed Shami, Jason Roy, Lockie Ferguson, Abhinav Sadarangani, Rahul Tewatia, Noor Ahmed, Sai Kishore, Vijay Shankar, Jayant Yadav, Dominic Drakes, Darshan Nalkande, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph, Pradeep Sangwan, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Varun Aaron, B Sai Sudharshan.

Gujarat Titans Administration and Staff

The position of CEO Gujarat Titans is currently vacant. Aside from this, the following are on top of the administration and coaching staff of the team.

Position

Name

Owner of the team

Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) Capital Partners

Cricket Director

Vikram Solanki

Head Coach

Ashish Nehra

Batting Coach and Mentor of the team

Gary Kirsten

Spin Bowling Coach

Aashish Kapoor

Gujarat Titans is one of the two newest teams in IPL this year. By the way, they formed their team well-balanced, no doubt. They have Rashid Khan like a top-class spinner, and David Miller like batters.

We hope Hardik Pandya will come back with his form and fitness. And it is highly expected as he is the full-time captain for the 2022 IPL season.

By the way, another significant fact about Gujarat Titans is their home ground. They got the world’s largest cricket stadium which will bring some brand value as well.