On February 20, 2016, the Gujarat Lions announced their jersey for the 2016 edition of the IPL. According to the Lions team management, ‘the orange represents boldness and blue stands for depth’.
Final list of all players bought by RPS at IPL 2016 auction: Kevin Pietersen, Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma, Mitchell Marsh, Jaskaran Singh, Adam Zampa, Scott Boland, Ashok Dinda, Deepak Chahar, Baba Aparajith, Thisara Perera, Peter Handscomb, Ankush Bains, Murugan Ashwin, Ishwar Pandey, Rajat Bhatia, Ankit Sharma, RP Singh.
The Rising Pune Supergiants jersey has multiple colours. As is with the case with the team logo, there is a lot of purple on it. The biggest X-factors for this team are the two big Indian names in MS Dhoni and Ravichandran Ashwin. MS Dhoni’s captaincy for CSK team has won him many laurels, and he will be again key for this new side. Ashwin too has been in the peak form of his life in the last year or so. Their overseas bigwigs, Kevin Petersen and Steve Smith are also very handy in the T 20 format.
Team Rajkot has been named the Gujarat Lions and the new franchise have appointed Suresh Raina as their skipper for IPL 2016. Gujarat Lions had the option of picking up five players in the IPL draft that took place on 15 December, 2015, from which they selected Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Brendon McCullum, James Faulkner and Dwayne Bravo.