Title Defending Indian Premier League Champions: Gujrat Titans

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2 min readJan 4, 2023

Gujarat Titans is a professional cricket team headquartered in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. The team debuted in 2022 and competes in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Ashish Nehra served as the team’s coach, and Hardik Pandya served as captain. Gujrat Titans become the champions of IPL in their debut season.

Fought for a place in the Indian Premier League

In August 2021, the Indian Premier League’s Governing Council invited bidders to submit proposals for two more teams. There were a total of 22 companies that expressed interest, but only six were serious bidders due to the new teams’ high base price.

A group of three businesses or people were allowed to submit a joint offer for each franchise by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. With a bid of 5,625 crores, the British private equity and investment advisory firm CVC Capital Partners was successful in obtaining the franchise for Ahmedabad.

Home Ground of Gujrat Titans

Narendra Modi Stadium, which is located in Motera, Gujarat, serves as the team’s home field. for the IPL season. This Narendra Modi Stadium is also considered the biggest cricket stadium in the world. It was recently renovated and the government made sure that India has the biggest Cricket ground in the world.

The rise in popularity of Gujrat Titans

Within a year, the team had amassed a sizable following. Now, every Gujarat Titans supporter is interested in seeing the team’s retention list. The list of players that have been retained and released for the 2023 IPL Season has already been made public by the team’s authorities.

Gujrat Titans Debut Season in IPL 2022

The Titans shocked everyone with their efforts, earning their first victory over fellow newcomers Lucknow Super Giants, despite the fact that their auction techniques and their selections during their first-ever auction were viewed as weak and the team was written off.

That victory marked the Titans’ first in their first season, during which they went on to win 10 of their 14 group games and qualified at the top of the standings with 20 points by winning all of them.

IPL 2022 Qualifiers stages of Gujrat Titans

After defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore in the qualifier, they went on to defeat Rajasthan Royals in the first matchup, which they would then face off against in the final.

Gujarat won the championship by limiting Rajasthan to 130 runs in the final and won their maiden IPL title in their debut season.

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