Pandya, who began his IPL career in 2015 in Mumbai, captained Gujarat in the previous two editions, leading them to the trophy in 2021 and to a runners-up finish in 2022
The 16th edition of the men's Indian Premier League cricket begins on Friday as 10 teams battle it out for the T20 title.
Former England captain Andrew Strauss forecast Wednesday the Indian Premier League would eclipse American football's NFL to become "the biggest domestic sporting event in the world" as he praised it for sparking one of cricket's "great steps forward".
Indian opener Murali Vijay on Monday announced his retirement from international cricket.
Indian Premier League team owners have bought all six franchises of South Africa's new domestic T20 league, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Wednesday, underlining IPL's expanding global footprint.
South African batsman David Miller smashed an unbeaten 68 to lead newcomers Gujarat Titans into the Indian Premier league final with a seven-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday.
Indian rookies Rinku Singh and Nitish Rana joined forces for a thrilling fourth wicket partnership of 66 to return Kolkata Knight Riders to winning ways against against Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League Monday.
Cricket fans are the most die-hard, it appears, as a Bangladeshi entered India illegally to watch the Indian Premier League (IPL).