Gujarat Titans

Captain: Hardik Pandya
Coach: Ashish Nehra
Home ground: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
IPL titles: 1 (2022)
Owners: CVC Capital Partners

Gujarat Titans were one of two new teams introduced ahead of the 2022 season. CVC Capital Partners won the franchise bid for Rs 5625 crore (approx US$750 million). They picked Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan and Shubman Gill ahead of the 2022 auction. Pandya was named captain. Ashish Nehra was appointed head coach, Gary Kirsten mentor and batting coach, and Vikram Solanki director of cricket.

Season by season

2022 - champions
Titans became only the second team after Rajasthan Royals to win the title in their first season. They topped the league stage, with ten wins from 14 games, then beat Royals in Qualifier 1 to make the final, where they again defeated Royals on their home ground, in front of 104,859 spectators.

Key players

Hardik Pandya
Since his IPL debut in 2015, Pandya had only ever played for Mumbai Indians, for whom he made 1476 runs and picked up 42 wickets. Gujarat Titans picked him up for Rs 15 crore (US$ 1.9 million approx) and in his first season for them he made 487 runs at a strike rate over 130 and picked up eight wickets while leading them to the title.

Rashid Khan
In his first season for Titans, he took 19 wickets - the second most for them - apart from scoring crucial runs at a strike rate of over 200 to help finish matches, enhancing his reputation as a multi-utility player.

David Miller
Miller had his best IPL to date and made 481 runs at an average of over 68 and a strike rate of 142.72, bringing his finishing prowess to the fore. He enjoyed the backing of the team and won matches from improbable situations, like rescuing Titans in their chase against Chennai Super Kings with an unbeaten 94.