Gujarat Titans Team Profile and Analysis: History, Record, Stats, Squad and Achievements

Here’s all you need to know about the Gujarat Titans Team.

Gujarat Titans (GT) had a brilliant start to their IPL history last year, winning the coveted trophy in their maiden season under the guidance of Hardik Pandya.

While Hardik led the team with both bat and ball, GT found new match-winners in almost every game, including Rashid Khan, David Miller, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, and others.

The Titans released four players in addition to trading fast bowler Lockie Ferguson and opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz to KKR ahead of the IPL 2023 auction. The Gujarat Titans have a solid lineup after the auction, as they made seven purchases, bringing in players from all areas of the game.

Gujarat Titans Team History

The Governing Council of the Indian Premier League has issued an invitation to tender for two additional franchises in August 2021. Although 22 companies expressed interest, only six serious bidders materialised due to the high beginning price for the new teams. The Indian Cricket Board allowed three organisations or individuals to compete for each franchise. CVC Capital Partners, a British private equity and investment management firm, won the rights to operate the Ahmedabad franchise with a bid of 5,625 crore (US$700 million).

CVC Capital Partners won the Ahmedabad franchise in an auction held in Dubai in October 2021. Hardik Pandya was chosen as the franchise’s captain ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction. The franchise also chose Shubman Gill and Rashid Khan.

On February 9, 2022, the Ahmedabad franchise confirmed the name of its cricket team as the Gujarat Titans.

Gujarat Titans Team Record

Year League table standing Final standing
2022 1st out of 10 Champions

Source: Wikipedia

2022 IPL season

Despite the fact that their auction tactics and selections were deemed poor during their first-ever auction, and the team was written off, the Titans stunned everyone by winning their inaugural game against fellow newcomers Lucknow Super Giants. That was the Titans’ first victory in their inaugural season, which saw them win 10 of their 14 group matches and finish first with 20 points. They then won the first qualifier against Rajasthan Royals, who they would meet again in the final after defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Gujarat won the final after restricting Rajasthan to 130 runs on a pitch where they were instructed to bowl first and chasing it down with 11 balls to spare, with Shubman Gill hitting the winning six off the first ball of the 19th over. Hardik Pandya was named Man of the Match after bowling 3/17 and scoring 34 off 30 balls at a strike rate of 113.33. Several critics praised Pandya’s leadership, bowling, and batting, with many acknowledging that he and the management used their players well and worked as a team to win the tournament.

Gujarat became only the second team in IPL history to win their inaugural season, the first being their final opponent, the Rajasthan Royals. Despite this, Gujarat became the first team in IPL history to win the trophy in their debut game against clubs that have competed since 2008. Hardik’s fifth IPL title, and his first as captain, follows his previous four with the Mumbai Indians.

IPL Result Summary

Year Round Position Games played Won Lost Tied No result Win %
2022 Champions 1st 17 13 4 0 0 76.47%

Current Squad

Gujarat Titans joined the IPL 2023 auction with 19.25 crore in their purse. They had seven squad spots available, three of which were for international players.

Gujarat Titans at IPL 2023 auction:

Kane Williamson – ₹ 2 crore

Odean Smith – ₹ 50 lakh

KS Bharat – ₹ 1.2 crore

Shivam Mavi – ₹ 6 crore

Joshua Little – ₹ 4.4 crore

Mohit Sharma – ₹ 50 lakh

Purse left: ₹ 4.45 crore

Gujarat Titans squad

Wicketkeepers: Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, KS Bharat

Batters: Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Sai Sudharsan, Shubman Gill, Kane Williamson

All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Odean Smith

Bowlers: Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami, Darshan Nalkande, Noor Ahmad, R. Sai Kishore, Pradeep Sangwan, Yash Dayal, Jayant Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Mohit Sharma, Joshua Little

Gujarat Titans Released players: Dominic Drakes, Gurkeerat Singh, Jason Roy, Varun Aaron

Gujarat Titans Awards and Achievements

  • Gujarat Titans won IPL 2022 finals against Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets
  • Lockie Ferugson won the SwiggyInstamart Fastest Delivery Of The Season 2022

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