Gujarat Titans

Founded: 2021 

Captain: Shubman Gill

Coach: Ashish Nehra  

Home Ground: Narendra Modi Stadium (Motera) 

IPL Titles: 1 (2022) 

Owners: CVC Capital Partners

The Gujarat Titans, a young yet formidable force in the Indian Premier League (IPL), stormed onto the scene in 2021 and instantly captivated fans with their electrifying cricket and team spirit. Led by the charismatic Hardik Pandya in their debut season, they defied all odds to lift the coveted IPL trophy, etching their name in the league’s history books. In their second IPL season in 2023, Gujarat Titans (GT) finished as runners-up to Chennai Super Kings (CSK). From IPL 2024, the GT will be under the new leadership of young India star Shubman Gill.

GT Squad

Wicketkeepers: Mathew Wade (AUS), Wriddiman Saha, Robin Minz.

Batters: Shubman Gill, David Miller (SA), Abhinav Manohar, Kane Williamson (NZ), Sai Sudharsan.

All-rounders: Rashid Khan (AFG), Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Azmatullah Omarzai (AFG), Darshan Nalkande, Shahrukh Khan.

Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Josh Little (IRE), R. Sai Kishore, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad (AFG), Sushant Mishra, Kartik Tyagi, Manav Suthar, Spencer Johnson (AUS).

GT Short Bio

In August 2021, the Indian Premier League buzzed with excitement as they sought two new franchises to join the fold. An initial surge of 22 interested companies soon simmered down to a handful of serious contenders, facing the league’s hefty base price. To add flexibility, the Board of Control for Cricket in India allowed bidding teams to be consortiums of three.

Ultimately, in October 2021, CVC Capital Partners, a global giant, emerged victorious with a staggering ₹5,625 crore (US$700 million) bid, securing the rights to operate the Ahmedabad franchise. The excitement didn’t stop there – ahead of the 2022 IPL auctions, the team snagged star all-rounder Hardik Pandya as their captain, a move that electrified fans. Finally, in February 2022, the official name was unveiled: Gujarat Titans, ready to roar onto the IPL stage. 

GT Logo and Jersey

The Gujarat Titans logo is a masterclass in visual storytelling, packing layers of meaning into its dynamic design. The central element is a peak, evoking the team’s namesake, the mythical Titans, constantly striving for higher ground. It symbolizes their ambition to conquer the pinnacle of success in the IPL, reaching for greatness with every match.

But the ascent isn’t just metaphorical. The peak also takes inspiration from a soaring kite, a familiar sight in Gujarat’s vibrant skies. Kite-flying isn’t just a pastime; it’s an integral part of the state’s cultural tapestry, celebrated with fervor during festivals like Uttarayan. This inclusion pays homage to the team’s roots and the rich legacy that fuels their journey.

Finally, a lightning bolt strikes through the logo, a potent symbol of raw energy and unyielding power. It represents the Titans’ ability to ignite even in the face of challenges, transforming darkness into the brilliance of victory. This electrifying spirit embodies their determination to overcome any obstacle and emerge triumphant.

Complimenting the logo, Gujarat Titans jersey is in a traditional dark blue shade since their inaugural season. But in IPL 2023, the GT introduced a new lavender jersey for a match. This was done to spread awareness about the cancer. The lavender hue, often associated with esophageal cancer, has become a broader symbol of hope and awareness for all forms of the disease. 

Jersey ColourDark Blue
Theme Song“Aava De”
Mian RivalsMumbai Indians, Lucknow Super Giants, Chennai Super Kings 
Key PlayersKane Williamson, Shubman Gill, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, David Miller
CaptainShubman Gill

Administration & Support Staff 

COOArvinder Singh
Team ManagerSatyajit Parab
Director of CricketVikram Solanki
Head CoachAshish Nehra
Assistant CoachMithun Manhas
Assistant CoachNarender Negi
Batting Coach & MentorGary Kirsten
Spin Bowling Coach & ScoutAashish Kapoor
Head PhysiotherapistRohit Sawalkar

GT Sponsors 

Official Title Partner: Ather Energy

Associate Partners: BKT Tires, Capri Loans, Reliance Jio, Astral Pipes, Simpolo Ceramics, Acko, Equitas Small Finance Bank, Timex, and Rayzon Solar

Official Partners: Rario, Dream11, Bisleri, Havmor Ice Cream, Croma, Munch, boAt, and JioCinema

Official Ticketing Partner: Paytm Insider

Official Merchandise Partners: Cybeart, HRX, and FanCode Shop

Official Radio Partners: Radio One, Top FM, and Radio City 91.1 FM

Official Medical Partner: HCG Cancer Hospital

Gujarat Titans History 

GT in IPL 2022

The Gujarat Titans stormed onto the IPL scene in 2022, defying expectations and etching their name in history. In their inaugural season, they became only the second team to lift the trophy in their debut year. Topping the league stage with a phenomenal 10 wins from 14 matches, they showcased their resilience and talent. In the playoffs, they conquered their rivals, the Rajasthan Royals, twice, first in Qualifier 1 and then again in a thrilling final before a roaring crowd of over 100,000. The Titans roared the loudest, claiming the coveted title in their very first attempt, an extraordinary feat etched in IPL folklore.

GT in IPL 2023

The Gujarat Titans didn’t rest on their laurels in 2023. Throughout the season, they dominated the competition, with pace ace Mohammed Shami and spin wizard Rashid Khan weaving webs of wickets, and explosive opener Shubman Gill setting the batting charts ablaze. Their performance screamed championship material. However, a late stumble against MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings, losing two of the last three matches (including Qualifier 1 and Final), saw the coveted trophy slip from their grasp. While they ended the season as runners-up, the Titans tasted the bittersweetness of coming agonizingly close to defending their crown.

GT Batting Stats 

Shubman Gill2022-202333334137312947.34929147.7921.048.0115.752
HH Pandya2022-20233130883387*37.86624133.4921.157.4317.062
DA Miller2022-202332291474094*49.33515143.6813.378.179.8121
WP Saha2022-2023282826888126.4654612623.067.8217.68
B Sai Sudharsan2022-2023131325079646.09370137.0234.929.0523.14
Yash Dayal2022-2023141427646461133/4035.4610.0221.23
LH Ferguson2022-2022131328647.4427124/2835.588.9523.831

GT Bowling Stats 

Mohammed Shami2022-2023333375612621010484/1121.048.0115.752
Rashid Khan2022-20233333785130.5973464/2421.157.4317.062
MM Sharma2023-2023141426544.1361275/1013.378.179.8121
Noor Ahmad2023-2023131328347.1369163/3723.067.8217.68
AS Joseph2022-2023161632454489142/2734.929.0523.14
Yash Dayal2022-2023141427646461133/4035.4610.0221.23
LH Ferguson2022-2022131328647.4427124/2835.588.9523.831

Team Performance 

YearCaptainFinal standingTop BatsmanTop Bowler
2022Hardik PandyaChampionsHardik Pandya (487)Mohammed Shami (20 wickets)
2023Hardik PandyaRunners-upShubman Gill (890)Mohammed Shami (28 wickets)

GT Key Players 

Shubman Gill: 

Gill’s journey with the Gujarat Titans has been nothing short of meteoric. Drafted for ₹8 crore in 2022, he carved his name into franchise history, contributing 483 runs and witnessing their improbable first-year championship triumph. The 2023 season saw him explode, smashing IPL records with 890 runs, the second-highest ever, earning the coveted Orange Cap. His back-to-back centuries, record-breaking 129 in Qualifier 2, and three total tons etched his name in IPL lore. Though falling short of a second title in the finals, Gill’s brilliance solidified him as a Titan of talent, poised for future glory.

Rashid Khan: 

The spin wizard arrived with a reputation, and he quickly solidified it. His first season saw 19 crucial wickets and lightning-fast finishes with the bat (strike rate over 200!), proving his multi-dimensional value. In 2023, he and Shami locked in an epic battle for the purple cap, ultimately falling one wicket short with a stellar 27.

David Miller: 

2022 was Miller’s year to shine. With a monstrous average of over 68 and a strike rate exceeding 142, he became the ultimate finisher, pulling off improbable victories under the Titans’ banner. While 2023 witnessed a less explosive spell, his contributions remained valuable as the team marched towards the finals.

Mohammed Shami: 

Acquired for a steal at auction, Shami proved an unyielding rock for the Titans. His first two seasons saw him bag 48 wickets at an impressive economy rate, while 2023’s runner-up finish was crowned with the coveted purple cap (28 wickets).


How many times have the Gujarat Titans won the IPL?

The Gujarat Titans have only won the IPL once, in their inaugural season of 2022.

Who owns the Gujarat Titans?

The Gujarat Titans are owned by CVC Capital Partners, a global private equity and investment firm.

Which players have Gujarat Titans bought for IPL 2024?

GT players bought at IPL 2024 auction: Azmatullah Omarzai (Rs. 50 lakh), Umesh Yadav (Rs. 5.80 crore), Shahrukh Khan (Rs. 7.40 crore), Sushant Mishra (Rs. 2.20 crore), Kartik Tyagi (Rs. 60 lakh), Manav Suthar (Rs. 20 lakh), Spencer Johnson (Rs. 10 crore), Robin Minz (3.60 crore).

Who is the captain of the Gujarat Titans? 

Shubman Gill will captain the Gujarat Titans in the upcoming IPL 2024 season.

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