Suresh Raina bats for the Chennai Superkings Image Credit: AP


Founded: 2016

City: Rajkot, Gujarat, India

Captain: Suresh Raina

Coach: Brad Hodge

Colours: Gold and blue         

Owner: Keshav Bansal (Intex Technologies)

Home ground: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot (Capacity: 28,000)

Secondary home ground: Green Park Stadium, Kanpur

Indian Premier League wins: 0

Official website: www.thegujaratlions.com

The team

The Gujarat Lions are only a temporary IPL franchise who have been commissioned to replace one of the Chennai Superkings and Rajasthan Royals – both of which were suspended for two years. The team bought Indian cricketers Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja, along with Brendon McCullum, James Faulkner and Dwayne Bravo. Raina was awarded the captaincy.