IPL 10: Best Indian XI of the season

IPL 10: Best Indian XI of the season

Here is a look at the best Indian performers of the season.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The 2017 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) finally came to an end with possibly the fitting ending. Mumbai Indians, the team that lifted the coveted silverware eventually, was arguably the team to beat throughout the season. They had finished as the table toppers of the season and hence it would only be fair to say that they indeed were the most prolific lineup in the season.

Coming to the other finalist, the Rising Pune Supergiant, had a dream run this season. At the commencement of the season, none had given them a sniff in the tournament. However, they stunned all the critics and pundits to emerge as the first finalist of the season this year. RPS had been a thorn in the bouquet for the Mumbai Indians camp this season. Coming into the finals, they had a 3-0 lead against their Maharashtra neighbors.

But it was the law of averages that caught up eventually to see the MI camp beat RPS. While the reasons for the success of both teams were many, one that stood out from the rest was the performances of the Indian players. The likes of Jaydev Unadkat and Jasprit Bumrah rose to prominence this season. The domestic talents were not only the key for these teams but for the other teams has.

It was indeed a pleasure to watch the young native guns come out all guns blazing this season and setting the big stage on fire. Here we pick eleven such native players who form the Best Indian XI of the tenth season of the IPL. Read on to find out who makes it to the list:

1. Gautam Gambhir (c) – Kolkata Knight Riders

Gautam Gambhir of Kolkata Knight Riders
Gautam Gambhir of Kolkata Knight Riders. (Photo: Dhananjay TK/IANS)

The Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir led from the front this season. He was not only spot on with his individual batting brilliance but emerged as an exciting skipper too. The way he marshaled along with his troops, especially in the batting order, proved to be very successful for the Knight Riders this season. Gambhir often stood firm ground for the team in occasions when the other inexperienced batsmen succumbed to pressure.

During the Eliminator against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, KKR were in a spot of bother at 12/3 in their run chase of 48 in 6 overs. However, it was a steady head Gambhir who absorbed all the pressure to remain unbeaten on 32 to steer his side to a win. In the season, he finished as the second leading run-getter with 498 runs to his name in 16 matches with an average of 41.50. He batted with a strike rate of 128.02 with 4 fifties to his name along with a top score of unbeaten 76.

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