Gujarat Lions Team 2017 Squad: IPL Rajkot Team Players

Gujarat Lions IPL Team 2017

Gujarat Lions Squad

Gujarat Lions 2017 Team

IPL 2017 Rajkot team players list is placed here. Gujarat Lions were one of the most entertaining sides last season of the Indian Premier League. Despite being a new franchise in the tournament, they played as though they were more than familiar with the dynamics, and more importantly, they played as a team. They managed to amaze everyone with their sensational performances.

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The list of Gujarat Lions retained players by the team is placed below. The Lions finished at the top of the league table with 18 points from nine matches, but unfortunately, lost all their fixtures in the playoffs. Nonetheless, they have a side which is highly consistent, and that’s what led them to the top of the table.

To begin with, five of their batsmen scored more than 300 runs in the tournament, which is something not many teams have been able to do so far. Suresh Raina did his role as the captain, as he was the highest run scorer with 399 runs. Next in the line were Aaron Finch and Brendon McCullum, who scored 393 runs and 354 runs respectively. Other key players were Dinesh Karthik and Dwayne Smith.

It is suffice to say that with a batting line up comprising of so many intimidating batsmen, it must have been hard for the opposing bowlers to restrict them from soaring high. But in fact, they have been just as daunting in the bowling section too.

Dhawal Kulkarni took the most wickets for his side, with his final tally being 18. Dwayne Bravo isn’t too far behind either, as he stands strong at 17 wickets. Moreover, Dwayne Bravo’s presence as an all-rounder in the team certainly gave them a huge boost, especially after his performance with the winning side in the World T20. There have also been other bowlers who kept the pressure during the tournament, such as Ravindra Jadeja and Praveen Kumar, who took eight and nine wickets respectively. Smith proved to be a valuable all rounder, as he managed to take eight wickets, with his best feat being 4/8.

They ended the league stage at the top place with 18 points and definitely appeared to be the favorites to win as they entered the playoffs. Their first match was against Royal Challengers Bangalore, to whom they lost by four wickets. Defending 158 runs, they managed to trouble the opposition, but the strong batting attack took the match away from them.

In the Eliminator, they faced Sunrisers Hyderabad for another shot at the final, but here too they lost by four wickets. Despite a target of 162 runs on a pitch like Delhi’s, they failed to defend it and were deemed the third placed team overall.

Nonetheless, if Gujarat Lions have proven one thing, it is the fact that they are capable of delivering on the expectations and playing cohesively as a team. We certainly cannot wait to see them back in action next season. IPL Gujarat Lions team players list is placed below.

Rajkot IPL Team 2017

Full list of Gujarat Lions players retained for IPL 2017 is placed below;

Suresh Raina (Captain) Brendon McCullum
Ravindra Jadeja Andre Tye
Dhawal Kulkarni Aaron Finch
Karun Nair Dwayne Bravo
Praveen Kumar James Faulkner
Jaydev Shah Dwayne Smith
Shabad Jakati
Pradeep Sangwan
Shivil Kaushik
16 comments… add one
  • Raina is my best player
    And my team gujrat lains
    Raina IPL jitt k dikha do 2017 ka or tum ko top scorar rhna h 500+

  • I am beggest fan of Brendon McCullum an this team is very strong and my favourite indian plyer raina

  • Strong team

  • 2017 Ipl support for my friends. Suresh best off play nan stop

  • it team is best I amGujarati
    I see every match Gujarat lions best team all year

  • i am the biggest fan of the ipl team 2016 of gujarat lions
    my favourate player is dwayne bravo and brandon macullumm

  • Nic team
    And nic playrs

  • Delhi today win to ipl

  • All is well

  • IN the world peoples are like Gujarat lions and it is so popular team in IPL 2016 – 2017 so my friends it most expensive team

  • Gujarat lions is best team in IPL

  • good team… Gujarat lines

  • Rajkot

  • Gujarat lions good to team

  • Ticket booking

  • 16.5.16, statium Bangalore chinnasamy statium, Gujarat lions

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