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Gujarat Titans are the newly formed franchise, who will play their first IPL tournament this season, captained by Hardik Pandya and coached by Ashish Nehra. They will play their home games in the newly made stadium, the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera. The franchise is owned by CVC Capital Partners, which is British equity and private investment advisory firm. 

They bought the club for ₹5,625 crores (US$750 million). Gujarat Titans drafted Hardik Pandya as their captain; they also purchased Shubman Gill and Rashid Khan to reinforce their squad. 

Gujarat Titans IPL 2022 auction 

Gujarat titans had a budget of 52 crores out of 90 crores, and the franchise spent 38 crores to pick three drafted players ahead of the tournament. The team picked Hardik Pandya and Rashid Khan for 15 crores each and Shubman Gill for 8 crores. 

While overall they bought 20 players during the auction. Mohammed Shami, Jason Roy, Lockie Ferguson were the few instrumental players they were able to purchase, although Lockie Ferguson was the highest pick of the team with 10 crores. 

Gujarat Titans IPL 2022 schedule 

Date Match Time Venue 
March 28, 2022GT vs LSG7:30 PMWankhede Stadium
April 2, 2022GT vs DC7:30 PMMCA Stadium, Pune
April 8, 2022PBKS vs GT7:30 PMBrabourne – CCI
April 11, 2022SRH vs GT7:30 PMDY Patil Stadium
April 14, 2022RR vs GT7:30 PMDY Patil Stadium
April 17, 2022GT vs CSK7:30 PMMCA Stadium
April 27, 2022GT vs SRH7:30 PMWankhede Stadium
April 30, 2022GT vs RCB3:30 PMBrabourne – CCI
May 3, 2022GT vs PBKS7:30 PMDY Patil Stadium
May 6, 2022GT vs MI7:30 PMBrabourne – CCI
May 10, 2022LSG vs GT7:30 PMMCA Stadium, Pune
May 15, 2022CSK vs GT3:30 PMWankhede Stadium
May 19, 2022RCB vs GT7:30 PMWankhede Stadium

 Gujarat Titans IPL 2022 squad 

 

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

Gujarat Titans IPL 2022 best playing Xl

Shubman Gill, Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), David Miller, Hardik Pandya (C), Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Sai Kishore, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Lockie Ferguson

Gujarat Titans are a newly formed team that will compete with new players, although the team have an unbalanced squad, so it will be a tricky task for them to ply their trade as Gujarat Titans don’t have experience batsmen besides Hardik Pandya and Shubman Gill. 

However, they have inherited great bowlers, the likes of Mohammed Shami and Lockie Ferguson Rahul Tewatia who can challenge Sunrisers Hyderabad, who also have excellent bowlers at their disposal. 

Regardless, Gujarat Titans will need to be more compact at the batting department; otherwise, the entire pressure will be on bowlers to eke out victories. And this is their first season so they might crash out of the playoffs.