IPL 2021: Best Combined XI From The First Week Of Tournament

Best XI from the first week of IPL 2021

The first week of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has definitely lived up to the hype.

Shikhar Dhawan, Sanju Samson, Rashid Khan and Glenn Maxwell
Shikhar Dhawan, Sanju Samson, Rashid Khan and Glenn Maxwell. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The first week of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has definitely lived up to the hype. There have been scintillating batting displays that have stolen the show, and there have also been spectacular batting collapses already, thanks to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) who bungled up a straight forward run chase against the Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) outfit that wilted under the pressure exerted by the RCB bowlers. And, we have already seen two five-wicket hauls in the first week, courtesy of Harshal Patel and Andre Russell.

While Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) occupy the top position in the points table after winning both their matches in the first week, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are languishing at the last place. On that note, let us take a look at the Best XI from the first week of IPL 2021. (We considered M1 to M7)

1. Nitish Rana

Nitish Rana
Nitish Rana. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

This man was in scintillating form in both the matches that the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) played in the 14th edition of the IPL. In Kolkata’s first match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad side, Rana blasted a 56-ball 80 to help his side post a 10-run victory against the ‘Orange Army’.

And, in the second match against the Mumbai Indians (MI), Rana once again scored a sedate 57. The left-hander is currently the holder of the Orange Cap after having amassed 137 runs from 2 innings at an average of 68.50.