The Gujarat Titans (GT) is a franchise cricket team founded in 2021 and based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. They made their debut in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season. for the first time on 28 March 2022 against Lucknow Super Giants at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. These two are a new team in IPL 2022 and are facing their first game against each other.
The Gujarat Titans are owned by CVC Capital Partners. The team plays under the leadership of Captain Hardik Pandya and is coached by Ashish Nehra. Gujarat Titans recruited Hardik Pandya as their Captain with a value of Rs. 15 crores. The team has also been strengthened by Rashid Khand, who previously played for Sunrisers Hyderabad, Shubham Gill, Mohammed Shami, and Lockie Fergusson.
Gujarat Titans (GT): Strengths and Weaknesses
The Gujarat Titans strengthened their bowling department with Mohammed Shami and Lockie Ferguson for IPL 2022. The combination of the two can tear the opposing team's defense. Apart from Hardik Pandya, a versatile player with strong batting and bowling powers, ex-Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowling batsmen Shubham Gill is also relied on in this team.
Even though in Gujarat the Titans had big names on their team, such as Matthew Wade, David Miller, Hardik Pandya (Captain), their performances in the IPL last season were uneven. Hardik Pandya has been out injured for most of the year and it could well affect his form to contribute to the Gujarat Titans team on the scoring front.
Gujarat Titans (GT): IPL Squad 2022
|Batsman||Sai Sudarshan, Abhinav Sadarangani, Shubman Gill, David Miller|
|WK-Batsman||Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Matthew Wade (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk)|
|Bowler||Rashid Khan, Varun Aaron, Darshan Nalkande, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Alzarri Joseph, R Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami|
|All-rounder||Hardik Pandya, Dominic Drakes, Vijay Shankar, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Rahul Tewatia|
Gujarat Titans (GT): IPL 2022 Fixtures
|1.||GT vs LSG||March 28, 2022||7:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|2.||GT vs DC||April 2, 2022||7:30 PM||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune|
|3.||PBKS vs GT||April 8, 2022||7:30 PM||Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai|
|4.||SRH vs GT||April 11, 2022||7:30 PM||Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai|
|5.||RR vs GT||April 14, 2022||7:30 PM||Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai|
|6.||GT vs CSK||April 17, 2022||3:30 PM||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune|
|7.||GT vs SRH||April 27, 2022||7:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|8.||GT vs RCB||April 30, 2022||3:30 PM||Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai|
|9.||GT vs PBKS||May 3, 2022||7:30 PM||Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai|
|10.||GT vs MI||May 6, 2022||7:30 PM||Brabourne Stadium, Mumba|
|11.||LSG vs GT||May 10, 2022||7:30 PM||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune|
|12.||CSK vs GT||May 15, 2022||3:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|13.||RCB vs GT||May 19, 2022||7:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|