Led by the highest scorer of IPL, Suresh Raina, the Gujarat Lions will look to shineA�in the 10th edition.
Gujarat Lions appear like one-half of the now banned CSK; the other being RPS.A�Gujarat got theA�best bargain of the deal when they gotA�Dwayne Bravo, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum.A�Suresh Raina, who has been out of the Indian team will be looking to make a comeback in the IPL. Raina is the only batsman to have scored more than 400 runs in every season of the IPL.A�The debutants surprised everyone in 2016 by finishing at the top of the league table last year.
The Lionsa�� strength is their firepower A�of Jason Roy, Brendon McCullum, Dwyane Smith and Aaron Finch. Though only two out of these four may featureA�in the startingA�XI. Suresh Raina at No 3, the most capped player in IPL history. An exciting young player in Ishan Kishan would add some spice to the middle order. Jadeja, Bravo and Faulkner provide the all-rounder talent to the team.
Gujarat Lions auction strategy surprised many. They needed a backup overseas fast bowler to support Andrew Tye but they didn’t buy one. They have a weak middle order batting lineup. Ravindra Jadeja appears to be the only Indian prominent bowling talent. They are heavily reliant on the top order and Raina for runs on the board.
Existing Players: Suresh Raina (C), Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo, Aaron Finch, Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Karthik, Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Andrew Tye, Ishan Kishan, Pradeep Sangwan, Shivil Kaushik, Shadab Jakati, Jaydev Shah.
Players Bought: Nathu Singh (50 Lakh), Basil Thampy (85 Lakh), Tejas Baroka (10 Lakhs), Manpreet Gony (60 Lakhs), Jason Roy (1 Cr), Munaf Patel (30 Lakh), Chirag Suri (10 Lakh), Shelly Shaurya (10 Lakh), Shubham Agrawal (10 Lakh), Pratham Singh (10 Lakh), AkshDeep Nath (10 Lakh)
Key Players : Suresh Raina, Brendon Mccullum, Dwayne Bravo
List of Matches:
1.GL vs KKR, April 7, 2017, 20:00 IST
2.SRH vs GL, April 9, 2017, 16:00 IST
3.GLA�vs RPS, April 14, 20:00 IST
4.MI vs GL, April 16, 2017, 16:00 IST
5.GL vs RCB, April 18, 2017, 20:00 IST
6.KKR vs GL, April 21, 2017, 20:00 IST
7.GL vs KXIP, April 23, 2017, 16:00 IST
8.RCB vs GL, April 27, 2017, 20:00 IST
9.GL vs MI, April 29, 2017, 20:00 IST
10.RPS vs GL, May 1, 2017, 20:00 IST
11.DD vs GL, May 4, 2017, 20:00 IST
12.KXIP vs GL, May 7, 2017, 20:00 IST
13.GL vs DD, May 10, 2017, 20:00 IST
14.GL vs SRH, May 13, 2017, 16:00 IST