Introduction to Gujrat Titans Team
The Gujarat Titans is a professional cricket team that represents the state of Gujarat in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The team was founded in 2021 and is based in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The team plays its home matches at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, which is one of the largest cricket stadiums in the world.
The Gujarat Titans have made an impressive start in the IPL, and they are currently the reigning champions, having won their maiden title in the 2022 season. The franchise is owned by CVC Capital Partners, a leading global private equity firm. The team is led by the talented all-rounder Hardik Pandya and coached by former Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra.
With a strong squad of local and international players, the Gujarat Titans have quickly become a fan favorite and are known for their aggressive and exciting brand of cricket. They are looking to build on their recent success and establish themselves as a dominant force in the IPL.
In August 2021, the Indian Premier League Governing Council announced an invitation to tender for two new franchises, resulting in 22 companies showing interest. However, the high base price of the new teams resulted in only six serious bidders. To encourage more bidders, the Board of Control for Cricket in India allowed a consortium of three companies or individuals to bid for each franchise. In the end, CVC Capital Partners, a British private equity and investment advisory firm, won the rights to operate the Ahmedabad franchise with a bid of ₹5,625 crore (US$700 million) in the auction held in Dubai in October 2021.
Ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction, the newly-formed franchise picked Hardik Pandya as their captain and also included Shubman Gill and Rashid Khan in their team. The team was officially named Gujarat Titans on 9th February 2022. In their debut season, the Titans emerged as the champions of IPL 2022, thus marking a historic win in their first year in the league.
Owners and Management
The Gujarat Titans is a franchise cricket team based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. The team was founded in 2021 and is owned by CVC Capital Partners. The team is captained by Hardik Pandya and coached by Ashish Nehra. The Titans compete in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and won their maiden title in the 2022 season. The team was created after CVC Capital Partners won the rights to operate the Ahmedabad franchise in the auction held in Dubai in October 2021. Before the IPL 2022 mega auction, the team drafted Hardik Pandya as their captain and also picked Shubman Gill and Rashid Khan. The team revealed its name as the Gujarat Titans on February 9, 2022.
GT Squad 2023, Retained Players List, Roles & Price Details:
GT has a total of 24 players in their squad for the 16th edition. They bought 6 players in the auction and here’s how the team shaped for the 2023 season:
The team is led by Hardik Pandya, who is known for his aggressive captaincy and astute cricketing mind. He is well-supported by Head Coach Nehra, who is widely regarded as one of the best cricketing brains in the world.
|Hardik Pandya (C)
|R Sai Kishore
Gujrat Titans (GT) Team 2023 players list:
Hardik Pandya (C), Shubman Gill, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharsan, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, R Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, Kane Williamson, Odean Smith, KS Bharat, Shivam Mavi, Urvil Patel, Joshua Little, Mohit Sharma