Gujarat Titans Name Meaning: Ahmedabad Based IPL Franchise Explains

Gujarat Titans Name Meaning: One of the 2 new IPL teams that were introduced ahead of IPL 2022 named their franchise name as Gujarat Titans. Earlier in December 2021, BCCI hosts an auction for the rights of owing 2 teams in the upcoming IPL 2022 season.

Sanjiv Goenka and CVC Capital have won the bidding war among nearly 10 competitors which was hosted by BCCI in Dubai on October 25, 2021. The BCCI gets a whooping 12,690cr (1.7 Billion dollars) from the sale of 2 New IPL Teams.

CVC Capital(Irelia Company Pte Ltd) will own the Gujarat Titans while PR Sanjiv Goenka Group will own the Lucknow Super Giants IPL team in the IPL 2022 tournament.

Gujarat Titans will be having a purse of 52 crore in IPL 2022 Mega Auction after spending INR 38 crore (USD 5.1 million approx) on Pandya (INR 15 crore/USD 2.02 million approx), Rashid (INR 15 crore) and Gill (INR 8 crore/USD 1.07 million approx).

Ahmedabad IPL Team 2022 Owner

IPL 2022 Squad – Gujarat Titans

Player Role Auction Price Nation
Shubman Gill Batman INR 8 Crores(Drafted) India
Sai Sudarshan Batman INR 20 Lakhs India
Abhinav Sadarangani
Batman INR 2.60 Crores India
Rahmanullah Gurbaz WK-Batsman Will Update Soon Afghanistan
David Miller Batman INR 3 crores South Africa
Matthew Wade (wk)
WK-Batsman INR 2.40 Crores Australia
Wriddhiman Saha (wk)
WK-Batsman INR 1.90 Crores India
Rashid Khan Bowler INR 15 Crores(Drafted) Afghanistan
Varun Aaron Bowler INR 50 Lakhs India
Darshan Nalkande
Bowler INR 20 Lakhs India
Yash Dayal Bowler INR 3.20 Crores India
Pradeep Sangwan
Bowler INR 20 Lakhs India
Alzarri Joseph Bowler INR 2.40 Crores west indies
R Sai Kishore Bowler INR 3 Crores India
Noor Ahmad Bowler INR 30 Lakhs Afghanistan
Lockie Ferguson Bowler INR 10 Crores New Zealand
Mohammad Shami
Bowler INR 6.25 Crores India
Hardik Pandya all rounder INR 15 Crores(Drafted) India
Dominic Drakes all rounder INR 1.10 Crores west indies
Vijay Shankar all rounder INR 1.40 Crores India
Jayant Yadav all rounder INR 1.70 Crores India
Gurkeerat Singh Mann
all rounder INR 50 Lakhs India
Rahul Tewatia all rounder INR 9 Crores India

IPL 2022 Gujarat Titans Indian Players

Player Role Price in INR
Shubman Gill Batman
INR 8 Crores(Drafted)
Sai Sudarshan Batman INR 20 Lakhs
Abhinav Sadarangani Batman INR 2.60 Crores
Wriddhiman Saha (wk) WK-Batsman INR 1.90 Crores
Varun Aaron Bowler INR 50 Lakhs
Darshan Nalkande Bowler INR 20 Lakhs
Yash Dayal Bowler INR 3.20 Crores
Pradeep Sangwan Bowler INR 20 Lakhs
R Sai Kishore Bowler INR 3 Crores
Mohammad Shami Bowler INR 6.25 Crores
Hardik Pandya all rounder
INR 15 Crores(Drafted)
Vijay Shankar all rounder INR 1.40 Crores
Jayant Yadav all rounder INR 1.70 Crores
Gurkeerat Singh Mann all rounder INR 50 Lakhs
Rahul Tewatia all rounder INR 9 Crores

IPL 2022 Gujarat Titans Overseas Players

Player Role Price in INR Nation
Rahmanullah Gurbaz WK-Batsman Will Update Soon Afghanistan
David Miller Batman INR 3 crores South Africa
Matthew Wade (wk)
WK-Batsman INR 2.40 Crores Australia
Rashid Khan Bowler INR 15 Crores(Drafted) Afghanistan
Alzarri Joseph Bowler INR 2.40 Crores west indies
Noor Ahmad Bowler INR 30 Lakhs Afghanistan
Lockie Ferguson
Bowler INR 10 Crores New Zealand
Dominic Drakes all rounder INR 1.10 Crores west indies

IPL 2022 Gujarat Titans Batsmen

Player Auction Price Nation
Shubman Gill INR 8 Crores(Drafted) India
Sai Sudarshan INR 20 Lakhs India
Abhinav Sadarangani
INR 2.60 Crores India
Jason Roy INR 2 Crores England
David Miller INR 3 crores South Africa
Matthew Wade (wk)
INR 2.40 Crores Australia
Wriddhiman Saha (wk)
INR 1.90 Crores India

IPL 2022 Gujarat Titans Bowlers

Player Auction Price Nation
Rashid Khan INR 15 Crores(Drafted) Afghanistan
Varun Aaron INR 50 Lakhs India
Darshan Nalkande
INR 20 Lakhs India
Yash Dayal INR 3.20 Crores India
Pradeep Sangwan
INR 20 Lakhs India
Alzarri Joseph INR 2.40 Crores west indies
R Sai Kishore INR 3 Crores India
Noor Ahmad INR 30 Lakhs Afghanistan
Lockie Ferguson INR 10 Crores New Zealand
Mohammad Shami
INR 6.25 Crores India

IPL 2022 Gujarat Titans All-rounders

Player Auction Price Nation
Hardik Pandya INR 15 Crores(Drafted) India
Dominic Drakes INR 1.10 Crores west indies
Vijay Shankar INR 1.40 Crores India
Jayant Yadav INR 1.70 Crores India
Gurkeerat Singh Mann
INR 50 Lakhs India
Rahul Tewatia INR 9 Crores India

Gujarat Titans Name Meaning

Right after the team name announcement fans starts to dig up for the reason for the Gujarat-based IPL team’s name selection. Understanding the fans need the franchise came forward and explain the reason why they choose the name “Gujarat Titans”.

Regarding this, the official Twitter handle of Gujarat Titans write “PHILOSOPHY – COURAGEOUS HEARTS AND WELCOMING MINDS”

We’ll take on big challenges and fight against odds, and this spirit makes us the ‘Titans’.

“VISION ACHIEVE LARGER-THAN-LIFE GOALS”

We hail from the land of lofty ambitions – home to the largest cricket stadium and the tallest statue in the world. Our homage is also to the state’s rich cricketing legacy that has produced legends.

Siddharth Patel’s View

Siddharth Patel, a partner at CVC, said in a release that “We want this group to achieve great things for Gujarat and its many passionate fans, which is why we have chosen the name, Titans”.

“As we approach the league’s mega auction, we are confident that we will be able to put together the right combination of players going into the new season. We want individuals that are not only highly skilled but who are inspired to be Titans of the game.

“We look forward to starting on our journey with the passion and support of the people of Gujarat, and hope to inspire and win over new fans from all over India and the world.”

Titans’ home stadium will be the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the world’s largest cricket stadium.

Narendra Modi Stadium
Narendra Modi Stadium

Gujarat Titans Drafted Players

As per the BCCI’s rules for IPL 2022 Auction, Gujarat Titans can pick a maximum of 3 players from the IPL 2022 Auction pool players before the auction date.

It will be only the second IPL team for all three players, with Rashid coming over from Sunrisers Hyderabad, Gill from Kolkata Knight Riders, and Pandya from Mumbai Indians. This will also be the first time Pandya leads an IPL franchise.

Ahmedabad Team IPL 2022 draft
Ahmedabad Team IPL 2022 draft

Gujarat Titans 2022 Coach

Former Indian cricketer Ashish Nehra has been named as the head coach of the Gujarat Titans.

Role Name Country
Head Coach Ashish Nehra India
Director of Cricket Vikram Solanki England
Mentor Gary Kirsten South Africa