IPL 10 Gujarat Lions (GL) 2017 Team, Squad, Players, Captain, History, Owners, Facts, Records,Jersey, Logo and Team Identity
Indian Premier League, since it is started has never failed to be in hot news across the globe. Be it a Lalit Modi, founder of the league or the teams that are involved in betting or anything else, IPL had been always in news since it’s started. In recent time, two of the major teams namely Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were being suspended from playing couple of seasons due to some major violation of rules of the league. As two of the major teams are banned from the league for two seasons, a new temporary team is formed and introduced. Gujarat Lions aka GL is a new team that represents the state Gujarat in IPL.
Gujarat Lions Team is representing the state Gujarat. The team owner is also Gujarat based young entrepreneur who have achieved huge success in much lesser time. The team is owned by businessman Keshav Bansal. He is the founder of mobile company Intex Technologies. The company, Intex Technologies has been doing a great job for last few years in electronic market. With their Smartphone, Tablet, Television and other gadgets the company has become one of the leading Smartphone manufacturers in India.
- The team is lead by the Indian National Team player Suresh Raina. Brad Hodge, the ace name in international cricket squad is been appointed as the head coach of the team.
- Though the team is formed temporarily, still it has number of famous players, especially international players. Names like James Faulkner, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith and Aaron Finch will be seen playing in the team.
- Brendon McCullum is another leading international player who will be seen in the team. McCullum used to be the opening batsman in Kolkata team before. Now he will handle the batting squad in Gujarat Team.
- Other players such as Sir Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik and Praveen Kumar from India along with Andrew Tye from Australia will be there in the team.
Gujarat Lions – Performance
- Gujarat Lions is a new team and played for only one season of IPL. In 2016 the team made its debut entry in Indian Premier League. For a new comer team, GI showed splendid performance throughout the 7th season of IPL.
- Where ace batsman Brendon McCullum scored highest number of sixes (16 in total) in the team, Suresh Raina made 75 runs in just 51 balls against Sun Riser Hyderabad team.
- The bowlers contributed equally with 81 wickets throughout the season. The season scoreboard shows 1450 total runs with 63 over boundaries and 242 boundaries in total.
Logo, Jersey, Team Identity
The jersey has two colours such as orange and blue. The logo has a lion’s face that indicates the state. As people know that Gir Forest in Gujarat is famous for Lions, the logo of the team has made Lion to highlight that.
Gujarat tourism, Oxygen Wallet and Intex are the main sponsors of the team. Oxygen Wallet, being the leading sponsors, has their official logo in the jersey of the team.