IPL 2018, Week 2 - Best XI of the Week

IPL 2018, Week 2 – Best XI of the Week

While the first week was about the new stars dominating, the second week had the legends taking the center stage.

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle celebrates his hundred. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League is proving out to be a very thrilling season. It has been only two weeks in to the cricket carnival, and the fans have already witness some high class action. As the second week came to an end with a marquee clash between the returning franchises, the IPL 2018 is now set to enter the third week with a promise of only getting better and bigger in the days to follow.

Before one gets ready for the third week of the tournament, it is only justified to relive some of the spectacular performances that the players came up with during the second week of the season. The second week saw two tons being scored. Also, there was something for the bowlers too. Umesh Yadav bowled a fiery spell against the Mumbai Indians to scalp two wickets in the first two balls of the match.

The fielding has been top class with some spectacular catches being taken in the tournament – be it Manish Pandey’s athletic abilities in the field, or be it K Gowtham’s stunners against the Chennai Super Kings. All in all, the week that just passed had some breathtaking brand of cricket on display. Here we pick the top eleven performers of the week. While the first week was about the new stars dominating, the second week had the legends taking the center stage.

Here is the Best XI from the second week of IPL 2018:

1. Shane Watson – Chennai Super Kings

Shane Watson
Shane Watson. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Former Australian cricketer Shane Watson proved yet again why he is tipped as one of the finest all-rounders in the shortest format of the game. Watson became the second centurion of the season after his whirlwind knock against the Rajasthan Royals in Pune. Watson plundered 106 runs in just 57 deliveries with 9 fours and 6 maximums to take CSK to a total of 204 in the match.

Later, he backed it up with a fine spell of 1/13 in 3 overs. Earlier, in the game against the Kings XI Punjab, he had fared decently with the ball with 1/15 to his name. The Chennai Super Kings would be happy to see Watson picking up the right pace at the right time in the tournament.