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5 Players who can lead South-West IPL XI for All Stars game

Some colossal names in the elite list.

Kane Williamson
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Kane Williamson in action. (Photo by IANS)

For the first time ever, an All-Stars’ match set to take place before the 2020 edition of the prestigious Indian Premier League (IPL). The game is scheduled to take centre-stage three days prior to the cash-rich T20 league. The date for the game is yet to be finalized though.

The decision for hosting the contest was taken at the governing council meeting on Monday where Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president, was also present. Brijesh Patel, the IPL governing council chairman, was also there. It’s learned that Ganguly and Patel took the decision.

One team will comprise of players from four franchises in the north and east of India- Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). It means, chances of the likes of Andre Russell, Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell, playing together

The second team will have four sides from south and west namely Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Mumbai Indians (MI). From this team, there are a number of players, who could go on become the captain of the side.

In the article, let’s take a look at five probable captains of the team in the IPL: –

1. MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo: IANS)

MS Dhoni has captained in every other IPL season, barring in 2017 when he played under Steve Smith for the defunct Rising Pune Supergiant. The Jharkhand-born won the Super Kings as many as three titles. In 2018 when CSK was termed ‘Dad’s Army’ due to the age of their players, Dhoni took them to glory.

Even in 2019, the three-time champions made the finals, though they lost by one run. For 2020, Dhoni’s men didn’t resort to a whole lot of changes either. The veteran also has a couple of Champions League title under his belt.

Dhoni hasn’t played any cricket since the 2019 World Cup semis. But he has been touted to shine in the IPL even after the layoff, such has been his class. Dhoni seems to have the magic wand in hand, working wonders whenever he takes mantle of any unit.

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