IPL Latest Additions: Gujarat Titans & Lucknow Super Giants
The Indian Premier League’s 15th edition is set to wrap up within a matter of days. In Motera, Ahmedabad, the Narendra Modi Stadium is all set to see who lifts this year’s trophy. It started with a fantastic kick-off, and there is no doubt that it will end with a bang. All the cricket fans have been following the entire IPL season and playing cricket fantasy league on the side.
Fantasy cricket is a game of virtual cricket. It involves creating your own fantasy cricket team and using your analytical and critical thinking skills to determine which players you should add to your team. The performance of those players determines the fate of the match.
The Indian Premier League’s Governing Council issued an invitation for two new teams in 2021, which most companies accepted; this is how the Gujarat Titans and Lucknow SuperGiants were born.
The Gujarat Titans (GT) are an Ahmedabad-based cricket team. Ownership of the franchise is held by CVC Capital Partners, private equity and investment advisory firm based in the UK. Hardik Pandya was named captain, and Ashish Mehra was named head coach for the club ahead of the 2022 IPL auction. The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is their home ground.
IPL 2022 Gujarat titans players:
Batsmen: Shubham Gill (Drafted), Sai Sudarshan, Abhinav Sadarangani, Jason Roy, David Miller, Matthew Wade, Wriddhiman Saha, and Wriddhiman Saha
Bowlers: Varun Aaron, Darshan Nalkande, Rashid Khan (Drafted), Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Alzarri Joseph, R Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, Lockie Ferguson, and Mohammed Shami
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya (Drafted), Dominic Darkes, Vijay Shankar, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, and Rahul Tewatia.
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There were many questions about Hardik Pandya’s form and the entire team when the team was assembled. However, Gujarat Titans have been playing spectacularly, winning 9 of the 12 matches and becoming the first team to qualify for the playoffs in the Indian Premier League 2022. Hardik Pandya is leading an IPL franchise for the first time, and he and his team are doing very well. Gujarat Titans players are in top form.
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) is a cricket franchise based in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, founded in 2021. The RPSG Group owns it, and Sanjeev Goenka is the majority shareholder. The Lucknow Super Giants were sold to the RPSG company for Rs 7,090 crore (USD 947 million). Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium (previously known as Ekana International Cricket Stadium), often known as Ekana Cricket Stadium, is the team’s home stadium.
IPL 2022 Lucknow Super Giants:
Batsmen: Evin Lewis, Manan Vohra, Manish Pandey, KL Rahul (Drafted), and Quinton Kock
Bowlers: Ankit Rajpoot, Avesh Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi (Drafted), and Shahbaaz Nadeem.
All-rounders: Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda, Jason Holder, Karan Sharma, Krishnappa Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kyle Mayers, and Marcus Stoinis.
The Lucknow Super Giants made their debut against the Chennai Super Kings, who won by six wickets. KL Rahul’s Lucknow Super Giants have won eight games and lost six. They have qualified for the playoffs as the third team after defeating KKR by two runs.
Both Gujarat Titans and the Lucknow Super Giants have put forth strong performances.
Let’s see whether one of them can take home the IPL trophy this year.