IPL 2021: Best combined XI of all teams ahead of the season
The best of all IPL teams ahead of the upcoming season.
Updated - Mar 15, 2021 11:36 am
We are just a month away from the start of the 14th edition of the biggest sporting leagues, IPL, in the world and the excitement levels of fans keep increasing by the day. Ever since its inception in 2008, it has only looked upward and its growth has significantly helped increase cricket’s popularity.
The IPL 2021 auction was held on the 18th of February and most teams came out of the event satisfied with their squads. Each squad has several matchwinners and at the end of the day, it is those players who are going to decide which team emerges victorious.
A team including some of the best matchwinners from all teams would be a dream to watch for every fan and given the quality of the league, such an XI will be able to defeat any cricket team. On that note, here’s a look at-
Best combined XI of all teams ahead of IPL 2021
1.David Warner (c)
David Warner has arguably been the most consistent batsman in the history of the league and thus, his inclusion in the XI needs little justification. He is SRH’s most important batsman and his performance in a particular game often determines how the team performs. He gets the team off to quick starts on most of the occasions and this is evident by his strike rate of 141.54.
He has scored 5254 runs in 142 matches at an average of 42.71. He is one of just 3 IPL batsmen(minimum 50 matches) to average more than 40 and have a strike rate in excess of 140. The Australian batsman also has 4 centuries to go with his 48 half-centuries.
The 34-year-old scored 548 runs last season and was once again amongst the top batsmen. He has also won 3 Orange Caps since 2015 and if we are to go follow the pattern in which he has won the Orange caps, he might win another win this season as well. As SRH’s captain, he has led them into the playoffs on 4 occasions out of a possible 5, which is quite an amazing record. Warner has also captained them to the title and will thus captain this XI.