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IPL 2016 Predicted XI Gujarat Lions

Srihari
FEATURED WRITER
Top 5 / Top 10
07 Apr 2016, 17:13 IST

Since the Rajkot franchise didn't get first choice in the IPL draft, it was always going to be interesting to see who they went for. Aside from picking Suresh Raina, undoubtedly the IPL's most consistent batsman, they went for three all-rounders and a belligerent opener, knowing fully well that those players would cost a fortune when the IPL Auction came around.

Also read: Kings XI Punjab vs Gujarat Lions Live Cricket Score: Catch IPL 2016, 3rd T20, KXIP vs GL match updates

They were proven right as players went for ridiculous sums of money (as per usual) and Gujarat Lions picked and chose the players they wanted and got them, irrespective of the cost, to plug the gaps in their squads. So who will open along with Brendon McCullum? Who will complement Dwayne Bravo and James Faulkner in the bowling attack?

Here is the Gujarat Lions Predicted 11:

Brendon McCullum

Brendon McCullum
Baz will be keen to show that international retirement hasn’t dampened his excitement for the IPL

While there was little doubt that New Zealand wowed one and all with their tactics at the recently concluded World T20, it was a shame that we didn't get to see Brendon McCullum one last time. But the good thing about the IPL is that it has given the Indian spectators a chance to see him in action once again as he turns out for the Gujarat Lions.

At CSK, Baz was given the license to slay the bowling attack in the powerplay and he did not disappoint. It is fairly likely that his role won't change in a Lions side that is packed with plenty of big names, who have proven their worth in the IPL.

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