The Rajkot-based franchise Gujarat Lions played brilliantly in their debut Indian Premier League (IPL) season and finished top of the table. The Suresh Raina-led side won maximum matches last season but failed to reach the final after losing both their qualifiers. GL have some talented and explosive players and the team will aim this year to win the IPL 10 trophy. Gujarat Lions schedule and squads for IPL 2017 is already announced.
This year, Lions will play their home matches at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot as well as at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur which is their second home venue. Gujarat Lions will start their IPL 10 campaign against Gambhir’s Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on 7 April 2017. Afer that, GL will take on defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in an away match.
The Gujarat Lions will depend on their strong batting lineup which includes Raina, Jason Roy, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo, Aaron Finch while bowling department features James Faulkner, Ravindra Jadeja and Munaf Patel. Get the complete Gujarat Lions schedule and squads for IPL 2017 below.
Gujarat Lions Schedule IPL 2017
|April 7||Friday||Gujarat Lions vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Rajkot||8.00 PM|
|April 9||Sunday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Lions||Hyderabad||4.00 PM|
|April 14||Friday||Gujarat Lions vs Rising Pune Supergiant||Rajkot||8.00 PM|
|April 16||Sunday||Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Lions||Mumbai||4.00 PM|
|April 18||Tuesday||Gujarat Lions vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Rajkot||8.00 PM|
|April 21||Friday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions||Kolkata||8.00 PM|
|April 23||Sunday||Gujarat Lions vs Kings XI Punjab||Rajkot||4.00 PM|
|April 27||Thursday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Lions||Bengaluru||8.00 PM|
|April 29||Saturday||Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians||Rajkot||8.00 PM|
|May 1||Monday||Rising Pune Supergiant vs Gujarat Lions||Pune||8.00 PM|
|May 4||Thursday||Delhi Daredevils vs Gujarat Lions||Delhi||8.00 PM|
|May 7||Sunday||Kings XI Punjab vs Gujarat Lions||Mohali||8.00 PM|
|May 10||Wednesday||Gujarat Lions vs Delhi Daredevils||Kanpur||8.00 PM|
|May 13||Saturday||Gujarat Lions vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Kanpur||4.00 PM|
Gujarat Lions squad
Suresh Raina (C), Akshdeep Nath, Shubham Agarwal, Basil Thampi, Dwayne Bravo, Chirag Suri, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Manpreet Gony, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Shadab Jakati, Dinesh Karthik (W), Shivil Kaushik, Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Brendon McCullum, Munaf Patel, Pratham Singh, Jason Roy, Pradeep Sangwan, Jaydev Shah, Shelley Shaurya, Nathu Singh, Dwayne Smith, Tejas Baroka, Andrew Tye.