Gujarat Lions Playing XI in their Last Match: Where are they now?

Ishan Kishan and Dinesh Karthik IPL

Gujarat Lions joined the Indian Premier League in the year 2016. They came in as one of the two replacements for the Rajasthan Royals and the Chennai Super Kings as the BCCI suspended them for two years. Along with GL, Rising Pune Supergiant also played in the IPL in 2016 and 2017.

The Rajkot-based franchise started their IPL season on a positive note, defeating the Punjab Kings. Gujarat Lions topped the IPL 2016 standings. However, they failed to make it to the final. In 2017, they finished seventh on the standings. In their last ever IPL game, Gujarat lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad in Kanpur. In this article today, we will look at the 11 players who played for GL in their last game and where those players are now.

Openers of Gujarat Lions - DR Smith and Ishan Kishan

Both DR Smith and Ishan Kishan scored a fifty for GL in their last match. Smith scored 54, while Kishan smashed a 40-ball 61. Surprisingly, Smith has not played an IPL match since then, while Kishan is currently playing for the Mumbai Indians team.

Middle-order - Suresh Raina (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk) and Aaron Finch

Suresh Raina skippered the Gujarat Lions in their last match. He got out for two runs. Raina has retired from international cricket now, but he is playing for CSK in the IPL. Dinesh Karthik got out for a golden duck in his last match for GL. Karthik is active in both international cricket and IPL. Aaron Finch went unsold in IPL 2021 Auction. He is captaining Australia in limited-overs formats right now.

All-rounders of Gujarat Lions - Ravindra Jadeja and James Faulkner

Ravindra Jadeja is active for Team India and playing with Raina for CSK right now. James Faulkner scored eight runs and remained wicketless for GL against SRH. He has not played another IPL match since then.

Bowlers - Ankit Soni, Praveen Kumar, Munaf Patel and Pradeep Sangwan

Ankit Soni has not played a single T20 match after GL's exit. Praveen Kumar, who took two wickets for GL against SRH, has retired now. Even Munaf Patel has retired. Pradeep Sangwan is currently active. He traveled to UAE with DC as a net bowler last year.

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