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Gujarat Lions (GL) Playing XI for VIVO IPL 2017 - Players list, Team Squad, Opening Batsmen, Middle Order, Bowling lineup, Team News

If you are a Gujarat Lions team fan then you must be looking for it's playing lineup for IPL 10. No wonder because we have gathered a list of GL squad which will be playing in VIVO IPL 2017.  
The Gujarat Lions (GL) is a franchise cricket team representing the city of Rajkot, Gujarat lions that played in the IPL 2016 and also will appear in IPL 10.The franchise is owned by Intex Technologies.
During the  IPL 2016  players draft, Rajkot franchise picked Indian cricketers Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja, along with Brendon McCullum, James Faulkner and Dwayne Bravo. Suresh Raina is the captain of Gujarat Lions.
The home ground of Gujarat Lions is Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium Rajkot.
From April 7, 2017 Gujarat Lions will begin their IPL 2017 tournament playing against Kolkata Knight Riders at their home ground that is at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot.

Gujarat Lions IPL 2017 Team News :

 They will play total of 14 Matches in the tournament.
  • They will fight against the same team twice in the league matches out of those total of 5 Matches will be held in their home ground Saurastra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot.
  • Gujarat Lions led by Suresh Raina will play their first match against Gautam Gambhir’s KKR at  Saurastra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot at 8.00 pm. Gujarat Lions are new franchise which emerged from recent seasons. The Schedule For IPL 10 was announced on 15th February.

Following is the Gujarat Lions IPL 2017 Team Squad list:

  • Suresh Raina (Captain)
  • Brendon McCullum
  • Ishan Kishan
  • Munaf Patel
  • Jason Roy
  • Dwayne Smith
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Dhawal Kulkarni
  • James Faulkner
  • Aaron Finch
  • Manpreet Gony
  • Jaydev Shah
  • Shubham Agrawal
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Basil Thampy
  • Shivil Kaushik
  • Dinesh Karthik
  • Shadab Jakati
  • Nathu Singh
  • Praveen Kumar
  • Pradeep Sangwan
  • Andrew Tye
  • Chirag Suri
  • Tejas Singh Baroka
  • Akashdeep Nath
  • Pratham Singh
  • Shelly Shaurya.

Opening Batsmen:

Gujarat Lions have got some top class attacking batting line-up and openers are explosive enough to blow away any bowling lineup in a matter of few overs. New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum, Australia’s Aaron Finch, West Indies’ Dwayne Smith and England’s Jason Roy are the prime choices to open innings for Gujarat Lions in Vivo IPLT20. Wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik may also come to open the innings.

Middle Order:

Skipper Suresh Raina is the major batsman of Gujarat Lions’ batting line-up in the middle overs. Ishan Kishan, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik and James Faulkner are the key players in middle order for GL.

Bowling Lineup:

There are some defensive fast bowlers available in Gujarat Lions in Playing 11 line-up. All-rounders Dwayne Bravo who has been an attacking bowlers for the team. Dwayne bravo has won Purple Cap when he was playing for Chennai Super Kings. So he will be the key medium pacer to watch in IPL 2017 and James Faulkner will be crucial meanwhile Praveen Kumar, Munaf Patel and Dhawal Kulkarni are the premium bowling options. However Andrew Tye, Shadab Jakati and Manpreet Gony are the other bowling options for Raina in the tournament. Ravindra Jadeja is the key spinner in Gujarat Lions.

Gujarat Lions Playing 11 for IPL 2017 (Expected GL Playing XI IPL 10):

  • Brendon McCullum
  • Aaron Finch
  • Suresh Raina (c)
  • Ishan Kishan
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Dinesh Karthik (Wicket-keeper)
  • James Faulkner
  • Praveen Kumar
  • Munaf Patel
  • Dhawal Kulkarni

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