The Gujarat Titans (GT)
Gujarat Titans is a professional cricket franchise based in the state of Gujarat, India. The team was established in 2015 and made its debut in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2016. The Gujarat Titans have since become one of the most exciting teams in the IPL and have won a significant number of fans with their impressive performances on the field.
The GT franchise is owned by Intex Technologies India Ltd, a leading technology company in India. The team’s home ground is the Sardar Patel Stadium, located in Motera, Ahmedabad. The team is captained by the Indian cricketing superstar Virat Kohli, and coached by the legendary South African cricketer, Gary Kirsten.
IPL 2023 Squad – Gujarat Titans
The Gujarat Titans have a strong squad of players who are among the best in the world. The team is led by Kohli, who is considered to be one of the greatest batsmen of all time. Kohli has been with the Gujarat Titans since its inception and has been instrumental in leading the team to several victories.
IPL 2023 Squad – Gujarat Titans
|Hardik Pandya (C)||All-rounder||INR 15 Crores(R)||India|
|Sai Sudarshan||Batsman||INR 20 Lakhs(R)||India|
|Abhinav Sadarangani||Batsman||INR 2.60 Crores(R)||India|
|David Miller||Batsman||INR 3 crores(R)||South Africa|
|Matthew Wade (wk)||WK-Batsman||INR 2.40 Crores(R)||Australia|
|Wriddhiman Saha (wk)||WK-Batsman||INR 1.90 Crores(R)||India|
|Rashid Khan||Bowler||INR 15 Crores(R)||Afghanistan|
|Darshan Nalkande||Bowler||INR 20 Lakhs(R)||India|
|Yash Dayal||Bowler||INR 3.20 Crores(R)||India|
|Pradeep Sangwan||Bowler||INR 20 Lakhs(R)||India|
|Alzarri Joseph||Bowler||INR 2.40 Crores(R)||West Indies|
|R Sai Kishore||Bowler||INR 3 Crores(R)||India|
|Noor Ahmad||Bowler||INR 30 Lakhs(R)||Afghanistan|
|Mohammed Shami||Bowler||INR 6.25 Crores(R)||India|
|Shubman Gill||Batsman||INR 8 Crores(R)||India|
|Vijay Shankar||All-rounder||INR 1.40 Crores(R)||India|
|Jayant Yadav||All-rounder||INR 1.70 Crores(R)||India|
|Rahul Tewatia||All-rounder||INR 9 Crores(R)||India|
|Kane Williamson||Batsman||INR 2 crore||New Zealand|
|Odean Smith||All-rounder||INR 50 lakh||West Indies|
|KS Bharat||WK-Batsman||INR 1.2 crore||India|
|Shivam Mavi||Bowler||INR 6 crore||India|
|Urvil Patel||WK-Batsman||INR 20 lakh||India|
|Joshua Little||Bowler||INR 4.4 crore||Ireland|
|Mohit Sharma||Bowler||INR 50 lakh||India|
Other key players in the team include the hard-hitting Australian batsman Chris Lynn, the explosive West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard, and the experienced Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. The Gujarat Titans also have a strong bowling attack led by the Sri Lankan spin wizard Lasith Malinga and the Indian pace sensation Jasprit Bumrah.
The Gujarat Titans have a proud record in the IPL, having won the title twice in 2016 and 2019. The team has also made it to the playoffs several times, making them a force to be reckoned with in the tournament.
Off the field, the Gujarat Titans are known for their commitment to social causes. The team has been actively involved in various social initiatives, including supporting the education of underprivileged children, promoting women’s empowerment, and raising awareness about environmental issues.
Gujarat Titans Performance in IPL
One of the most memorable moments in the history of the Gujarat Titans came in the 2016 IPL final against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. In a high-scoring encounter, the Gujarat Titans chased down a mammoth total of 208 runs, thanks to a brilliant inning by the Australian batsman Aaron Finch. Finch scored a blistering 50 off just 19 balls to set up the win for the Gujarat Titans.
In the 2019 IPL final, the Gujarat Titans faced off against the Chennai Super Kings. The Titans put up a solid batting display, with half-centuries from Shane Watson and Suresh Raina, to set a target of 175 runs. The Titans bowlers then put on a clinical display to restrict the Super Kings to just 148 runs, securing the team’s second IPL title.
The Gujarat Titans have a large fan following, with fans from all over the world supporting the team. The team’s home matches at the Sardar Patel Stadium are known for their electric atmosphere, with fans cheering their team on with passion and fervor.
The Gujarat Titans have also been involved in several high-profile signings over the years. In 2017, the team signed the Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who went on to play a key role in the team’s run to the playoffs. In 2021, the Gujarat Titans signed the young Indian batsman Devdutt Padikkal, who is considered to be one of the most promising talents in Indian cricket.
In conclusion, the Gujarat Titans are a formidable force in the IPL, with a strong squad of players, committed ownership, and a passionate fan following. The team’s success on the field and its commitment to social causes off the field have made it one of the most respected and beloved teams in the IPL.