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|Name of the Team:||Gujarat Titans|
|Owner of the Team:||Steve Koltes, Donald Mackenzie, Rolly van Rappard|
|COO of the Company:||Arvinder Singh|
|Captain of the Team:||Hardik Pandya|
|Head Coach of the Team:||Ashish Nehra|
Indian Premier League 2023
The Indian Premier League has been one of the finest leagues and has produced some extraordinary talent. Furthermore, the IPL is not only providing a platform to the players from other countries like England and South Africa who come to play in India, but it is also giving Indian international cricketers an opportunity to play with each other. In the fifteenth season of the Indian Premier League, when the new team, Gujarat entered the league, they were able to make a mark by giving some of the best performances. Moreover, they also performed well in the other stages which are Qualifier 1 and Qualifier 2. And this was in a way, this was a sign that there was something special about Gujarat that made them able to perform well. Moreover, with a title win in just the first season of the IPL, the team was able to leave a mark on the viewers and hence it became a worldwide sensation for the audience.
The Indian Premier League is the most-watched cricketing league in the world. The matches played every year have over a billion views. It's only fair that they expand their product since it has been a huge success that it has garnered over the course of time. And thus, after the IPL 2021, BCCI planned to expand the Indian Premier League in terms of teams, and they called for bids from different investors. With the bids, Gujarat and Lucknow were finalized as the two teams, and Gujarat got the second-highest bid by the CVC Capitals Partners. They made a bid of 5625 crores crore (over 692 million USD). Besides them, a number of other investors like Hindustan Times Media, Jindal Steel, Torrent Pharma, Aurobindo Pharma, and many more.
CVC Capital is a leading international private equity and advisory firm providing tailored solutions to an international client base. Since 1981, CVC has invested more than US$111 billion in over 73 companies worldwide.CVC seeks to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns through investment in private equity and credit. CVC pursues a global investment strategy anchored in three key geographic regions: North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. CVC manages a broad range of private equity funds and credit vehicles and invests across the capital structure.
The company has always tried to invest in a number of sports, and now they have finally entered the cricket market. Earlier, too, they tried to be a part of the Indian Premier League by associating their model with Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals, but they failed to do it.
The influx of Indian talent in the IPL has been setting the domestic game on fire for years now. Furthermore, with the inclusion of the Gujarat Titans, the league became more interesting and hence brought opportunities for the younger players who were looking to impress the selectors with their skills. Moreover, the league saw Gujarat Titans winning the tournament with not such a great team and hence they showed that the spirit of the team is what matters the most and hence it took them through to the league stage and helped them to win the Finals.
IPL (Indian Premier League) Performance
The IPL 2022 was the season from which Gujarat Titans started their journey. Before the season, they managed to acquire some players like Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan, and Shubman Gill who helped them form their core, and hence they made the base of their team. Hardik Pandya was given the captaincy duties and Rashid Khan was selected as the Vice Captain of the team. Furthermore, in the auction, they managed to acquire some more players like Rahul Tewatia, David Miller, and Matthew Wade who strengthened their top order and the middle order. The franchise got off to a great start after signing up some top players who were all bought at an astonishing bargain price. The team also got good batting depth with Vijay Shankar in the side. They have their bases covered well by having a strong bowling attack. With Mohammed Shami and Lockie Ferguson to spearhead the pace attack, they also had a good support staff with spinner like Rashid Khan. In the league stage, the team managed to win 10 matches out of the 14 that they played and hence finished at the top of the points table which helped them to finish in the first two spots in the points table. In the Playoffs, the team won Qualifier 1 against Rajasthan Royals comprehensively and then also managed to beat them in the Finals too. With Hardik Pandya as the captain, the team won their first trophy, and hence it became the most successful season for them.
With just the first season of the league, Gujarat Titans got the biggest prize present in the tournament and that was the IPL title. However, it wasn’t possible without the contribution of each and every player, and hence the players like David Miller, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, and others gave their best and thus they won the title. However, with the players, let’s see how they have performed in the last year and what they will be achieved in the upcoming years.
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Now, the upcoming season will be more hectic for the Gujarat Titans as they will be having a big task of defending their title and hence with the players like Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan, Shubman Gill and many others present in the playing eleven, it looks like a task that they have to do it. Furthermore, they will be hoping for some more support from the top order and the spinners and hence will try to win another IPL season.