Best XI of the bottom 4 teams in IPL 2017
Though their teams failed to make it to the top 4, these players certainly put up their best performance for them.
Published - May 16, 2017 1:46 pm | Updated - May 16, 2017 3:24 pm
The league stage of IPL 2017 has come to an end with RCB beating Delhi Daredevils in a close encounter. Top 4 teams have been confirmed who will be elated by their performances. But the bottom 4 teams would be highly disappointed ruing the missed opportunities and a chance to have a shot at the glory. They can still take a lot of positives with them from the tournament thanks to some of the individual brilliance from their players.
Punjab would be the most disappointed after losing their must-win game against RPS by nine wickets but they played an aggressive brand of cricket which entertained their fans. Delhi had all the aspects of the game covered with young batting line-up and one of the best bowling attacks in the tournament but they never clicked together consistently and their fielding let them down in crucial moments which hurt them badly.
Gujarat Lions and RCB had meek seasons as they were inconsistent throughout. Though Gujarat had the explosive batsmen, their bowlers never stood up and they had to pay for that big time. RCB went through one of the worst patches of all seasons and could win only 3 games out of 14. It would be very interesting to know who all make it to the playing XI if they have to compete against the top teams in the league.
Here at CricTracker, we pick the best XI from the bottom 4 teams of the tournament.
Brendon McCullum (Gujarat Lions)
The ever aggressive former captain of the Kiwis, Brendon McCullum continued to smash the ball at the top and constantly gave Gujarat Lions, the start they required. He smacked 319 runs at the strike rate of 147 includes 29 fours and 18 huge maximums.
Though he has retired from the International arena, McCullum is active playing the leagues all over the world. Unfortunately, his consistency could not take his side into the knockout stage and he also got injured at the fag end of the league matches but he certainly proved that he is still a force to reckon with.