The 14th edition of the Indian premier league is near, and cricket fans are already feeling the momentum to watch their favorite cricket player on the field. IPL 2021 auction was one of the prime periods where all the teams spent a whopping amount of money to add talented players in their IPL all team squad. Out of the IPL 2021 auction, Chris Morris was the biggest buyout for Rs 16.25 crore in Rajasthan Royal’s roster. Nearly all the franchises have put their money in the rising cricket players who have shown their impeccable performance in the field. The top players from all the franchises for our playing XI list are:
The Indian captain is currently the best batsman in the world. His love for cricket reflects in his performance on the field. Virat Kohli delivered exceptional performance in the 2016 Indian premier league edition, where he scored 973 runs and helped the team reach the finals. Even though RCB has not lifted the IPL trophy since its inception, the franchise will be looking to dominate the IPL 2021 fixtures with the expertise and passion of Virat Kohli. Tracing back to the last season’s performance, Virat Kohli scored 466 runs in 15 games with an average of 121.35. The skipper will be joining hands with AB de Villiers and Glen Maxwell to end the quest of the IPL trophy.
David Warner has been one of the important and consistent batsmen in the Sunrisers Hyderabad roster. Warner loves to win orange caps in the Indian premier league tournament by scoring important knocks for the team. In the last season, Warner scored 548 runs. Not only this, he has scored 4 centuries in his IPL career. The batting style and leadership of Warner have helped Sunrisers Hyderabad to play the IPL playoffs on 4 occasions. He will be one of the top players to watch out in IPL 2021. Warner also holds the captaincy of this fictional playing XI.
Kl Rahul has developed his batting style in previous years to help his franchises in difficult situations. He was regarded as a test batsman because of his slow performance. However, the ferocious batsmen remolded his identity and started delivering top performances. In general, KL Rahul has scored 2647 runs in 81 matches. He will be definitely looked upon by Punjab Kings fan in IPL 2021.
Rishabh Pant is enjoying the amazing time of his cricket career. The right-hand batsmen scored crucial knocks in the Border Gavaskar Trophy against Australia to retain the trophy and mark his presence. However, Pant failed to deliver exceptional performance in the previous edition of the Indian premier league. He just scored 343 runs in 14 matches with a strike rate of 113.95. Rishabh Pant is still a part of the Delhi Capitals, and cricket fans will be expecting the same performance on the field by the youngster in IPL 2021. Pant will also be the wicketkeeper for this fictional playing XI.
AB De Villiers does not need any introduction. His impressive batting skills and love for cricket have garnered him a colossal fan base in India. He has changed the course of IPL matches by playing crucial knocks for the team. In last season, AB De Villers scored 454 runs with a strike rate of 158.75. He is one of the key players for RCB in IPL 2021.
The West Indies aggressive batsmen Andre Russell is loved by Indian cricket fans for his powerpack performances in the Indian premier league. He has been one of the most important players for the Kolkata Knight Riders. Talking about numbers, Russell has scored 1517 runs in 74 games. Also, he has picked 60 wickets at an strike rate of 18.8. Russell definitely belongs to this fictional playing XI team for his impressive performance with both bat and bowl.
If there is an underrated player in the Indian premier league tournament, it has to be Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The right-arm fast bowler has delivered essential performances for his franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad. Bhuvneshwar has bagged 136 wickets in 121 matches with an economy rate of 7.23. The presence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be crucial for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2021.
Hardik Pandya is known for his impressive performances with bat and bowl. The all-rounder is one of the most important players of the Mumbai Indians roster. His aggressive batting style is unmatched, and Mumbai Indian fans praise him for the same reason. In general, the all-rounder has scored 1349 runs and bagged 42 wickets in 80 IPL games. His inclusion in this fictional playing XI needs no explanation.
Jasprit Bumrah is one of the gems that Mumbai Indians have discovered in recent years. His ability with the ball is unparallel, which makes him one of the renowned bowlers around the globe. Bumrah has played 92 matches and picked 109 wickets at an economy rate of 7.41. He will be one of the key fast bowlers for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021.
Royal Challengers Bangalore has invested their time and effort in many players to make the strong IPL all team squad. Yuzvendra Chahal is one of the pillars of the franchise as he is known for taking early wickets and put pressure on the rivals. The right-arm leg spinner has picked 119 wickets in 99 matches with an economy rate of 7.67. He deserves to be in this fictional playing XI player list.
Rashid Khan is the star bowler of Afghanistan who has gained a million followers in India because of his dedication and commitment to the game. He can be dubbed as one of the best T20 bowlers in the world. Rashid has bagged 75 wickets in 62 games with a strike rate of 19.68. He can bowl at any stage, and Sunrisers Hyderabad will be looking forward to utilize the complete potential of the spinner in IPL 2021.
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