Keshav Bansal owned Intex Technologies’ Gujarat Lions will be led by Suresh Raina in the upcoming VIVO Indian Premier League 2016.
Gujarat Lions will be based in Rajkot and Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium will be their home ground.
Australia’s Brad Hodge has been appointed as the head coach of Gujarat Lions while Shitanshu Kotak has been selected as the assistant coach and Zimbabwe’s Heath Streak has been hired as the bowling coach.
Squad: Suresh Raina (Captain), Dwayne Bravo, Ishan Kishan, Shadab Jakati, Shivil Kaushik, Praveen Kumar, Pradeep Sangwan, Umang Sharma, Dale Steyn, Andrew Tye, Akshdeep Nath, Aaron Finch, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Dhawal Kulkarni, Brendon McCullum, Jaydev Shah, Dwayne Smith, Pravin Tambe, James Faulkner, Paras Dogra, Eklayva Dwivedi, Sarabjit Ladda and Amit Mishra.
Gujarat Lions’ squad consists of 24 players, in which 17 are Indian players and 7 are foreign players.
Probable XI: Suresh Raina(C), Dinesh Karthik(Wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Praveen Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shadab Jakati, Ishan Kishan, Aaron Finch, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo, James Faulkner.
Suresh Raina led Gujarat Lions will debut in the 2016 Indian Premier League against David Miller led Kings XI Punjab at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali on 11th April, 2016.