Gujarat Lions Team Squad: One of the new team to replace two teams those were ban for 2 years is replaced by Gujarat lions Rajkot. They are replacing Rajasthan Royals. This newly formed team has created an interesting thing by dividing previous Chennai super king team into two parts. As both the new team have 27 crores in their pocket for buying players and they got main players of the Chennai super king.
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They have some big names of the international cricket like suresh raina who is the highest paid player in the team 12.5 crores. The McCullum fans who misses the Brendon Mccullum’s powerful batting after his retirement will see this man again back in action. Gujarat Lions Rajkot is also having a license to play for the two seasons as the ban on two teams Chennai super king and Rajasthan royal is affected due to betting charges.
The team is owned by Keshav Bansal (the Intex Technologies). The home ground of the team is Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium Rajkot and they will play 5 matches of the tournament in their home ground. The head coach of this team is Brad Hodge former Australian batsman played IPL in more than two team Rajasthan royal, knight rider is now performing the duties of the coach and bowling coach heath Streak former Zimbabwe bowler.
Suresh Raina will be seen as captain after a long time. Thus, it will be interesting to see how he handles the pressure of captain and coordinate the team. Well, of course, he got the support of Bredon Mccullum, Dwayne Bravo, and James Faulkner. They have great variation in their bowling from dale steyn’s pace to spinners. They have a long list of domestic players in their team. Thus, many young talents may emerge as something extraordinary.
This team has a good opening players with a strong middle order and decent balling line up including Parveen Kumar. The responsibility for the less experienced captain will prove to be challenging for Suresh Raina.
Gujarat Lions Team Squad