Best from the rest: Combined XI from bottom six teams in IPL 2022

Best from the rest: Combined XI from bottom six teams in IPL 2022

A side featuring some of the best performers of the season, who won't be taking part in the playoffs of IPL 2022.

Umran Malik
Umran Malik. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

There aren’t as many club cricket tournaments in the cricketing world, that feature the superstars that the IPL does. This year has been no exception, as the megastars from every major cricket-playing nation have had the chance to showcase their skills in IPL 2022. There have been some heavyweight clashes on display this season as some of the biggest names have put their reputations on the line.

If we were to accommodate all those stars in one team, it will be dominated by the teams who have done well in the tournament. But what about the teams that didn’t make it through to the big stage of the IPL 2022? They had luminaries in their ranks as well, who shone throughout the tournament. Some brilliant individual performances will go under the radar because of the failures of their franchises as a team. 

We take a look at some of the best players in their positions in the tournament, outside of the top-performing teams in IPL 2022.

1. David Warner

David Warner
David Warner. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

One of the most consistent run-getters in the history of IPL, David Warner had a miserable run in 2021.  As his struggle with the bat continued, he was stripped of the captaincy by the Sunrisers Hyderabad Management. After being axed from the squad, fans feared the worst for Warner.

Warner’s poor run in IPL 2021 raised questions about his skills, and there were murmurs that he might even consider retirement. But the Australian opener returned to form with solid performances in the T20 World Cup.

The Aussie opener’s performances were rewarded as the Delhi Capitals pouched him in the IPL 2022 auctions for INR 6.25 Cr. David Warner set the record straight as he continued his form in the IPL. The three-time Orange Cap winner made a statement by scoring 92* off 58 balls against his former side, Sunrisers Hyderabad. The explosive opener scored 432 runs this year averaging 48 and striking at 150. Warner’s form was one of the driving forces behind Delhi Capital’s playoff hopes.

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