IPL 2019: Anil Kumble reveals his best XI of the season
Kumble picked up two spinners and as many pacers in his eleven.
Updated - May 10, 2019 7:41 pm
The twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is just two games away from coming to an end. Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals will lock horns against each in the second qualifier before the winner of this game will take on Mumbai Indians in the final on May 12. And before the conclusion of the season, former India and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Anil Kumble has revealed his dream team of the ongoing season.
The ongoing season has pretty much lived up to the lofty heights this league has set over the years. There were some unbelievable individual performances throughout. With two more games still left, the fans can still expect some more heroics from the players. From David Warner’s remarkable consistency, Andre Russell’s unbelievable hitting, Kagiso Rabada‘s breathtaking fast-bowling to youngsters like Riyan Parag, Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill excelling – this season has stood out from the yesteryear seasons.
And Kumble has now picked up the best eleven of the lot. In a video for CricketNext, the legendary leg-spinner only considered the performances in the league stage while selecting the team. He also picked up only four overseas players as only four such players are allowed in the playing eleven. For the opening slots, Kumble picked David Warner and KL Rahul. Warner, who was making his comeback for Sunrisers Hyderabad, smashed 692 runs while Rahul scored 593.
In the middle-order, Kumble went for Delhi Capitals duo Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant before choosing Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni. Kumble also named Dhoni as the skipper of the star-studded team. Unsurprisingly, he went for Andre Russell and Hardik Pandya to fill the sixth and seventh slot in the lineup. Both Russell and Pandya were in devastating form in the group stages.
Kumble picked up two spinners and as many pacers in his eleven. He went for Imran Tahir and Shreyas Gopal as the spinners in the team. For the pace department, he went for Kagiso Rabada and Jasprit Bumrah.
Anil Kumble’s Best XI Of IPL 2019: David Warner, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk & c), Hardik Pandya, Andre Russell, Shreyas Gopal, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada, Jasprit Bumrah.