The Gujarat Lions are a temporary franchise cricket team based in the city of Rajkot, Gujarat. The team was purchased by Keshav Bansal, the owner of Intex Technologies. It was one of the most awaited IPL cricket teams when announced. In it’s first IPL, Gujarat Lions performed very poor and lost almost matches. Most of matches were played in its home ground, i.e. Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium at Khandheri, Rajkot.
In this article, Factswala has compiled a list of interesting, lesser known and mind blowing facts about Gujarat Lions IPL Team. So, let’s read it!
6 Interesting and Amazing Facts About Gujarat Lions IPL Team
1. Franchisee Owned by Intex Technologies
Rajkot based IPL franchisee Gujarat Lions is owned by the popular mobile manufacturing company Intex. The team is representing Rajkot and named as Gujarat Lions.
2. Youngest IPL Team Owner
Keshav Bansal became the youngest IPL franchisee owner at an age of 25 years. He is the owner of India’s popular mobile manufacturing company Intex Technologies.
3. First Captain and First Player of Gujarat Lions IPL Team
Suresh Raina is the first captain of Gujarat Lions IPL team. He is also the first player who was picked up by the Intex for their team. Suresh Raina is one of the hit cricket players in Indian Premier League.
4. Worst Performance in First League
Gujarat Lions IPL Team have performed the worst in their first league i.e. Indian Premier League 9 or IPL 2016.
5. Home ground
Gujarat Lions home ground is Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium which is located at Khandheri, Rajkot. It has capacity of 28,000. It’s a newly built cricket stadium, located just outside the city of Rajkot.
6. Secondary home ground
Green Park Stadium, Kanpur is the second home ground of Gujarat Lions IPL team. However, IPL team always prefers to do match practice at primary home ground or the main cricket ground.
Article first published on May 7, 2016.