IPL 2018, 1st Week – Best XI of the week
Here are the top performers from the first week (April 7 to April 13) of the IPL 2018.
Updated - Apr 16, 2018 12:10 pm
The 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was being tipped to be a bigger and a grander affair than the previous editions. Now, the tournament is one week old this season and it has certainly lived up to all the expectations. The first week of the season provided some serious entertaining cricket action. From the very first game of the season, the matches have gone down to the wire.
Very rarely have the fans seen one sided encounters in the IPL 2018 thus far. The entertainment quotient has been high and the fans have been thrilled to bits. There have been last over finishes, last ball finishes, some spectacular fielding efforts, magnificent striking, and sparkling bowling spells.
This IPL seems to have covered all ingredients of a big hit already. With one week down in the premier tournament, here we try to pick some of the best efforts of the season in the first week. There were some old stars living up to the name, and the news ones who sprung up on the screen this season. There will certainly be more coming in the list and making a name for themselves.
Here is the Best XI of the first week of IPL 2018:
KL Rahul (Kings XI Punjab)
KL Rahul looks like a man on a mission. The new recruit of Kings XI Punjab had fetched a huge sum at the IPL auctions this year. And he is certainly proving his worth big time in the season already. KL Rahul arrived in grand fashion in the very first game for his side. He slammed the fastest fifty in the history of the IPL – taking only 14 deliveries to reach the milestone against the Delhi Daredevils.
He continued his sensational run of form in the next game as well and played yet another gem of a cameo to give a brisk start to his side against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He is certainly one player in top contention for the Orange Cap this year.