IPL 2018: Best XI of the tournament

IPL 2018: Best XI of the tournament

There were several top performers in the tournament this year, but a few managed to be the cut above the rest.

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan of Sunrisers Hyderabad celebrates fall of MS Dhoni’s wicket. (Photo by IANS)

The 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) came to a fitting end with the crowd favorite, Chennai Super Kings, lifting the trophy. The Men in Yellow beat the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the big finals to register their third IPL win. The 2018 edition of the tournament provided some great entertainment to the fans. There was something or the other for everyone in store this season.

Rookie players made a mark for themselves this season. There were players from the associate nations making it big at the mega stage. And the most notable of all, the veteran stars found their new versions in the tournament – be it the MS Dhoni’s vintage hitting form or be it Shane Watson’s sublime touch with the bat. All in all, the season was not short on any entertainment quota.

It will not be wrong to concede that this was the most entertaining season of the tournament thus far. There were several top performers in the tournament this year, but a few managed to be the cut above the rest. Here we pick eleven such players who ideally fit into the Best XI of the IPL 2018.

Here is the Best XI of the IPL 2018:

1. Kane Williamson – Sunrisers Hyderabad

Kane Williamson
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Kane Williamson in action. (Photo by IANS)

The Sunrisers Hyderabad came in to the IPL 2018 on a very shaky ground without their hitherto leader, David Warner. Kane Williamson assumed the captaincy role and proved to be an absolute champion. Williamson led from the front right throughout the season.

The way he used his bowling resources to defend low scores was a key highlight of the season. With the bat, he managed to win the Orange Cap. In the 17 matches that he played, he amassed 735 runs at a brilliant average of over 52. He hit 8 fifties in the season – the most by any batsmen this season.