IPL 2022 Mega Auction: The Ahmedabad based Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise has unveiled its official name ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Proving all the reports wrong, the Ahmedabad IPL team will be called ‘Gujarat Titans’ instead of Ahmedabad Titans. The franchise official confirmed the development on Wednesday. This article will lead you through Gujarat Titans Team Details, Players, Coaches, Player Retentions, Money Left and other crucial details you need to know.
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Gujarat Titans Team Details:
The Ahmedabad based IPL franchise, Gujarat Titans is owned by a private equity firm CVC Capitals Partners. The Irelia Company Private Limited bagged the functioning rights of Gujarat Titans during the team auction, held last year in Dubai.
The company placed the second-highest bid of INR 5625 Crores to win the Ahmedabad based IPL team.
The newly inducted IPL franchise recently announced its name, which is Gujarat Titans. Opening on the name chosen, the official informed that it will pay tribute to the states rich cricketing history.
“Debuting in the 15th season of the IPL, the Gujarat Titans will pay tribute to the state’s rich cricketing legacy, which has seen it produce countless Indian international cricket legends over the years,” the franchise said in a statement on Wednesday.
“The franchise is inspired by the opportunity to represent and build on this deep cricketing heritage, as well as build on its future success on the pitch.”
Gujrat Titans Draft Picks, Players:
Titans will be led by Hardik Pandya, who has been brought to the franchise for INR 15 Crores. Rashid Khan has earned his contract worth an equal amount (INR 15 Crores) while Shubman Gill will draw INR 7 Crores for his services in the IPL 2022.
|Hardik Pandya||INR 15 Crores||All Rounder/Skipper|
|Rashid Khan||INR 15 Crores||Spinner|
|Shubman Gill||INR 7 Crores||Opener Batsman|
Gujarat Titans Coaching Staff:
Besides roping in three strong cricketers in the team, the Gujarat Titans also made sure to bring in some of the finest cricketing minds to help these cricketers succeed in the IPL. The franchise has signed up former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra, former World Cup-winning coach of team India Gary Kirsten and former England batsman Vikram Solanki.
Ashish Nehra is all set to take charge as the head coach of the franchise. He always wanted to build a team from scratch, and now he has got the platform to showcase his cricketing brain. It will be interesting to watch what strategies Ashish Nehra adopts as the head coach of the franchise. Moreover, his IPL 2022 mega auction plans would also be intriguing to see.
Vikram Solanki has been named as the Director of Cricket Operations while Gary Kirsten will be the mentor of the side.
|Ashish Nehra||Head Coach||India|
|Vikram Solanki||Director of Cricket||England|
|Gary Kirsten||Mentor||South Africa|
Gujarat Titans Purse Money Left for IPL 2022 Mega Auction:
The Ahmedabad based IPL franchise spent INR 38 Crores in getting three of their draft picks ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. The franchise has now INR 52 Crores of money to build a strong squad for the IPL 2022.
|Total Money Allocated for IPL 2022||INR 90 Crores|
|Money Spent on 3 Draft Picks||INR 38 Crores (15+15+8)|
|Remaining Purse Value/Money||INR 52 Crores|
Gujarat Titans Target Players in IPL 2022 Mega Auction:
Ishan Kishan: The Titans wanted to get young wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan on board as their third draft pick, but the cricketer opted to head to the IPL 2022 Mega Auction and explore other opportunities.
Despite failing to acquire Ishan Kishan at the initial phase, Gujarat Titans will try to get the services of a young wicketkeeper-batsman from the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
Avesh Khan: The other probable targetted player would be former Delhi Capitals (DC) pacer, Avesh Khan. The youngster impressed everyone with his sharp performance in the IPL 2021 and is likely to get rewarded handsomely for his exquisite execution in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
Krunal Pandya: Gujarat Titans skipper Hardik Pandya would love to bring in his elder brother Krunal Pandya to the team. Senior Pandya was highly impressive during his stay in Mumbai Indians (MI) and can replicate his performance in Gujarat Titans as well. Moreover, the camaraderie shared by both Hardik and Krunal is highly impressive.
Harshal Patel: Former RCB pacer Harshal Patel will also be in Gujarat’s plans for the IPL 2022. Patel can prove to be instrumental for Gujarat Titans, as he did for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2021.
Rahul Chahar/ Yuzvendra Chahal: It is noteworthy that Gujarat Titans would prefer high-quality spinners in the team over the pacers (to some extent). The surface in Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, which will be Gujarat’s home ground, is predominantly known to aid the spinners.
Under such situations, it would be necessary for the franchise to acquire a few Indian quality spinners in the team. The likes of Rahul Chahar and Yuzvendra Chahal are two of India’s best spinners at the moment.
Both the aforementioned are going to bag hefty contracts in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction purely because of their heroics in the past.
|Gujarat’s Targetted Players||Role|
|Ishan Kishan||Wicketkeeper batsman|
|Krunal Pandya||All Rounder|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||Leg Spinner|
|Rahul Chahar||Leg Spinner|