Gujarat Lions had a wonderful season in IPL 2016 under the leadership of Suresh Raina. It was their first season and they were right on the money with their game plan. But they somehow lost the plot in the IPL 2016 Playoffs as they had lost both their qualifiers. Having topped the IPL 2016 points table and losing both the qualifiers disappointed the Gujarat Lion fans.

 

This year they would not want to lose the plot and come up with even better performances. But there are some injury concerns that they will have to deal with initially. Dwayne Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja are likely to miss the first three weeks of IPL 2017. As a result, Raina will have to find their replacements as soon as possible.

 

Raina himself would want to get back to scoring ways. He lost out on a contract with BCCI and he will be desperate to get back to the India ODI squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

 

Otherwise, Gujarat Lions are a strong side and they are surely one of the teams to beat in IPL 2017. If they play like they did in IPL 2016, then the other teams have a threat to deal with.  

 

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Complete squad of Gujarat Lions for IPL 2017: Suresh Raina (C),  Akshdeep Nath,  Shubham Agarwal,  Basil Thampi, Dwayne Bravo,  Chirag Suri,  James Faulkner,  Aaron Finch, Manpreet Gony,  Ishan Kishan,  Ravindra Jadeja,  Shadab Jakati, Dinesh Karthik (W),  Shivil Kaushik,  Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar,  Brendon McCullum,  Munaf Patel,  Pratham Singh, Jason Roy,  Pradeep Sangwan,  Jaydev Shah,  Shelley Shaurya, Nathu Singh,  Dwayne Smith,  Tejas Baroka,  Andrew Tye.

 

Key Players: Suresh Raina, Jason Roy, Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch, Shivil Kaushik, Dhawal Kulkarni.

 

Complete schedule of Gujarat Lions for IPL 2017:

 

Date 

Day 

Teams 

Venue

Time

April 7

Friday

Gujarat Lions vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Rajkot

8.00 PM

April 9

Sunday

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Lions

Hyderabad

4.00 PM

April 14

Friday

Gujarat Lions vs Rising Pune Supergiant

Rajkot

8.00 PM

April 16

Sunday

Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Lions

Mumbai

4.00 PM

April 18

Tuesday

Gujarat Lions vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Rajkot

8.00 PM

April 21

Friday

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions

Kolkata

8.00 PM

April 23

Sunday

Gujarat Lions vs Kings XI Punjab

Rajkot

4.00 PM

April 27

Thursday

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Lions

Bengaluru

8.00 PM

April 29

Saturday

 Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians

Rajkot

8.00 PM

May 1

Monday

Rising Pune Supergiant vs Gujarat Lions

Pune

8.00 PM

May 4

Thursday

Delhi Daredevils vs Gujarat Lions

Delhi

8.00 PM

May 7

Sunday

Kings XI Punjab vs Gujarat Lions

Mohali

8.00 PM

May 10

Wednesday

 Gujarat Lions vs Delhi Daredevils

Kanpur

8.00 PM

May 13

Saturday

Gujarat Lions vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

Kanpur

4.00 PM