Gujarat Lions finished 3rd in the previous year IPL after finishing top in the league games. They lost back to back playoffs which mean they finished 3rd in the tournament. They have retained 16 players from the last year’s team and added 11 more players from the auction.Batting heavy Gujarat Lions have few concerns of their own over players fitness and performance. The one’s who are set to miss few matches or whole tournament are
Dwayne Bravo: DJ Bravo will miss the whole season after he injured his shoulder while fielding in Big Bash League. He was Gujarat’s primary bowler in the death overs in the last season.
Ravinder Jadeja: He will be missing first few matches for his franchise after the long test season.
Jason Roy: He will leave the IPL in the middle (1st of May) for the national duties against Ireland.
Although Jason Roy may not be missed much since Gujarat have three destructive options for the opening slot in McCullum, Dwayne Smith, and Aaron Finch.