Glenn Maxwell picks his best IPL XI; MS Dhoni to keep wickets
The Australian cricketer made surprising choices for the bowling department as he picked all the Indian bowlers.
Updated - Aug 14, 2020 12:31 pm
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to kick-start the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League from September 19, with the final to take place on November 10. As the tournament is just over a month away, players are excited and thrilled to be a part of the World’s biggest T20 league.
Recently, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell came up with his ‘Best IPL XI’. The veteran cricketer has made quite surprising selections for his team. For the 2020 edition of the cash-rich league, Glenn will represent the IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab. KXIP purchased him in this season’s auction for a staggering amount of Rs. 10.75 crores.
Glenn Maxwell picks himself for No. 5 spot
In a chat show for Cricbuzz with commentator Harsha Bhogle, Maxwell picked his IPL XI which includes four overseas and seven Indian players. Starting with the opening batsmen, Glenn chose his Australian teammate David Warner and Indian team and RCB’s skipper Virat Kohli.
With 4,706 runs, SRH’s Warner is the highest run-getter amongst foreign players and fourth highest run-scorer overall in the IPL history while Kohli with 5412 runs is the leading run-scorer in the tournament’s history. For the third and fourth slot, the all-rounder picked Royal Challengers Bangalore’s AB de Villiers and Chennai Super kings’ Suresh Raina. Both the players don’t need any introduction and have proved their mettle for their teams on a lot of occasions.
Moving forward, Maxwell placed himself at the Number 5 position while for the Number 6 slot of another all-rounder in the team, he picked West Indies swashbuckling cricketer Andre Russell. The wicketkeeper slot at Number 7 was claimed by none other than former Indian captain and current CSK’s captain MS Dhoni.
Meanwhile, the Australian cricketer made surprising choices for the bowling department as he picked all the Indian bowlers. CSK’s Harbhajan Singh was the only spinner in Maxwell’s playing XI while he picked MI’s Jasprit Bumrah and SRH’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar as the frontline steamers.
Bhuvneshwar has grabbed 133 wickets – sixth-most by any bowler in the IPL and Bumrah has earned 82 wickets in 77 matches. For the third-seamer for his side, Glenn took the name of his former IPL teammate Mohit Sharma. The 31-year-old didn’t select anyone as the captain of his side.
Glenn Maxwell’s best IPL XI:
David Warner, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Suresh Raina, Glenn Maxwell, Andre Russell, MS Dhoni (WK), Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohit Sharma