|Narendra Modi Stadium
|CVC Capital Partners
|Narendra Modi Stadium
|CVC Capital Partners
Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan, Shubman Gill
Gujarat Titans IPL 2023 Captain, Vice-Captain, Brand Ambassador, Logo Details
Captain - Hardik Pandya
Vice Captain - Rashid Khan
Ambassador(s) - NA for 2023
Jersey- Dark and Navy Blue.
Team Anthem - Aava De
Logo - An apex echoing the spirit of Titans.
While Hardik spearheaded the team with both bat and ball, GT found new match-winners in nearly every game, with the likes of Rashid Khan, David Miller, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar coming to the party. The Titans trounced Rajasthan Royals twice in the playoffs of IPL 2022 to eventually lift the trophy on their home turf in Ahmedabad.
The Titans released 4 players ahead of the IPL 2023 auction besides trading fast bowler Lockie Ferguson and opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz to KKR. Gujarat Titans have a solid line-up post the auction as they went for 7 buys, where they picked players from all spheres of the game.
Gujarat Titans had a tremendous start to kick off their journey in the IPL with three wins in a row. They suffered their first defeat by Sunrisers Hyderabad in their fourth game. With 10 wins in 14 matches, the Titans topped the charts with 20 points.
They defeated Rajasthan Royals in the Qualifier 1 to seal their spot in the IPL 2022 playoffs. Titans drubbed Royals in the final by seven wickets to bag the title in their very first season of the IPL.
Hardik Pandya'a brilliant all-round show made a massive difference to the side. The captain was the highest run-getter for the team with 487 runs in 15 matches, while picking up eight wickets with the ball at an economy rate of 7.28. Pace bowler Mohammed Shami snapped the most wickets (20) for the champions.
The updated list of GT Team 2023 can be viewed here.
GT Administration and Support Staff
Director of Cricket: Vikram Solanki
Head Coach: Ashish Nehra
Assistant Coach: Aashish Kapoor, Mithun Manhas and Narender Negi
Batting Coach and Mentor: Gary Kirsten
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Rajnikanth Sivagnanam
GT Team Sponsors
Indian electric vehicle company Ather Energy will be the principal partner of Gujarat Titans for the second consecutive year. BKT Growing Together, Capri Loans, Jio, Astral Pipes, Simpolo Ceramics, Acko, Dream11, JioCinema, Boat, Bisleri and Havmor, EM, Fancode and Cybeart India are the other partners of the franchise for IPL 2023.
GT - Batting Stats
Most Runs: Hardik Pandya (487)
Most Centuries: NA
Most Fifties: Hardik Pandya and Shubman Gill (4 each)
Best Average: David Miller (68.71)
Best Strike Rate: Rashid Khan (206.81)
Most Fours: Shubman Gill (51)
Most Sixes: David Miller (23)
Highest Score: Shubman Gill (96)
GT - Bowling Stats
Most Wickets: Mohammed Shami (20)
Best Economy: Rashid Khan (6.59)
Best Bowling Figures: Rashid Khan (3.5-0-24-4)
Best Average: R Sai Kishore (20.16)
Most 4 Wickets: Rashid Khan and Lockie Ferguson (1 each)
Most 5 Wickets: NA
GT - Team Stats
Highest Total: 199/5
Lowest Total: 143/8
GT Fan Base
The fan major support Gujarat Titans receive is from the Indian state of Gujarat, which has one of the craziest followers of the game. Crowd had gathered in huge numbers on tge streets of Ahmedabad to attend the roadshow of the team after they were crowned as champions last year. Although there are not enough local players representing the franchise, its supporters shower praise on the team with lots of enthusiasm.
The official Instagram handle of Gujarat Titans has 1.9 million followers and its Twitter page has 416k followers. The Facebook account of the franchise shows more than 612k followers while the official YouTube channel of Gujarat Titans has fetched 277k subscribers.
(Note: The numbers are likely to change as the season progresses.)
Performance over the years
Find the GT Match schedule, timings, venues and match details on Sportskeeda.
GT 2023 Squad - Players to watch out
#1 Hardik Pandya
The Indian all-rounder has been playing in the form of his life since taking the charge of the Titans last year. Hardik gives the team stability in the middle order and provides the even balance while rolling a few overs with the ball. It shouldn't be a matter of surprise if Hardik decides to bowl in the powerplay overs in the upcoming season.
#2 Rashid Khan
The Afghanistan leg-spinner has the tendency to turn the course of the game with his sharp turn. He did the same thing for Titans in their first season what he did for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the previous five seasons. But the finisher's role Rashid adopted here was remarkable to watch. He was the best economical bowler for the champions last season without any dispute and will be the go-to man to find breakthroughs.
#3 Shubman Gill
The prodigious batter has made giant strides in international cricket to cement his position as the opener of Indian team across formats. Within two and a half months, Gill posted a three-figure score in each format, including a double-ton in the ODIs. He missed on a 100 against Punjab Kings by four runs and will aim to accomplish the task of accomplishing maiden IPL century this season.
#4 David Miller
The calm and composed David Miller has gone through a massive transition period in white-ball cricket for the Proteas. But not to forget that the stepping stone was taken at Titans. Miller had lost his mojo in the IPL after getting released by Punjab in 2020 and couldn't find enough games for Rajasthan Royals in two seasons. However, the left-hander returned back to his best and justified the tag of finisher under Hardik with 481 runs in 16 innings, which was his best performance in IPL in 11 seasons.
#5. Mohammed Shami
Shami set the tone for Gujarat Titans with the wickets of KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock and Manish Pandey in the powerplay against LSG in their first-ever game in the IPL. With his experience, he provides the impetus to the team in the bowling department. His job this year would be to get early wickets and contain runs in the death overs. He was the highest wicket-taker for the team last year but will aim to end as the tournament's most wicket-taker in the forthcoming season.