Best IPL XI of players aged 34 years and above
Here is the list of 11 players aged 34 years and above in IPL 2019 who can give the younger lot a great run for their money.
Updated - Apr 20, 2019 11:41 pm
Viswanathan Anand, the famous Indian Chess player was once asked if age could play a factor while playing a sport. He had this to say, “It clearly does. But it is something you cannot change. I don’t keep thinking about it. It is more for the observer than the player.” Talking about the IPL, initially, it was termed as a young man’s game.
But time and again Veterans like Anil Kumble, Shane Warne, Shane Watson, etc have proved this theory absolutely wrong. Clearly, Tennis is one of the most demanding sports when it comes to stamina. If 40 years old Leander Paes can do it then Cricket is definitely not different.
There are very few people in Cricket who can run faster than the Veteran MS Dhoni. Even for players like Ashish Nehra who did not have enough stamina to play Test matches kept continuing to play in the IPL tournament which resulted in his comeback into the Indian team for the Twenty20 World cup. So, here is the list of 11 players aged 34 years and above in IPL 2019 who can give the younger lot a great run for their money.
1. Murali Vijay
When we talk about adaptation or changing your game, the first person who comes in mind is Murali Vijay. We have Murali Vijay version 1.0 who is a swashbuckling player who plays through the line and hits a lot of boundaries. While, Murali Vijay version 2.0 can also play a tight defensive game if needed. He has a decent record in IPL and has scored two centuries in 101 Indian Premier League games with an impressive strike rate of 123.37.