IPL 2019: Best XI of the players who pulled out

IPL 2019: Best XI of the players who pulled out

11 players signed off from the tournament from the mid of league stage.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is undoubtedly the biggest T20 league in the world and its every cricketer dream to be a part of the league. Fame, money, packed grounds and high-quality cricket are what players thrive for and the IPL has it all. Rest of the cricket boards and even the ICC acknowledges its brand and hence no major international cricket takes place during the IPL.

But since the 2019 World Cup starts just a couple of weeks after the IPL, some of the big players had to leave the tournament mid-way or some had to completely pull out of the tournament in order to keep themselves fit for the World Cup. The England side plays a series against Pakistan before the World Cup and the Australians are conducting preparation camps for the World Cup. Here is the best IPL XI from the pulled out players.

1. David Warner

David Warner
David Warner. (Photo: IANS)

Comebacks are never easy in sports and after missing the 2018 edition of the IPL due to the one-year ban imposed on him by Cricket Australia in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal, people had doubts about David Warner before the start of this years IPL. But with 692 runs in 12 innings, The Australian showed why he is considered among the best and most consistent performer in the history of the tournament.

He left the IPL to join the Australian team recently after playing a match-winning inning of 81 runs. He is currently the orange cap holder with 692 runs and there is a high chance that he will keep the cap for this season as the gap between him and other players in the list is quite vast.