IPL 2022: Best Indian XI after the conclusion of league stage
Some of the players earned a national call-up as well.
Updated - May 23, 2022 5:15 pm
Since its inception in 2008, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been a fantastic platform for the players to showcase their skills and earn a name for themselves. The 2022 season proved to be another breakthrough year for the talented Indian players, who shone bright with their talent. This edition saw the mega auction taking place, and the players had to cement their place in the XI by striking performances.
Some of the players did well to prove their worth to the franchises and put a strong statement for making their case for the national team selections as well. On the other hand, few of them continued their fine run in the tournament to help their respective teams to do well and progress to the knock-outs stages. This list covers most of the players producing impressive individual performances and leaving an optimum impact on the team’s result.
Best Indian XI after the completion of the league stage:
1. KL Rahul
KL Rahul was picked by the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) ahead of the 2022 season, due to his consistent contributions in the last few editions of the tournament. Throughout his career, his ability to pierce the gaps in the powerplay overs has been the key for him in playing big knocks. He started this season with a duck against Gujarat Titans (GT) but followed up with knocks of 40 and 68 in the next two games.
Rahul’s second duck of this season came against Rajasthan Royals (RR), where his timber was broken by Trent Boult. However, he again made a strong comeback by hitting an unbeaten century against Mumbai Indians (MI), and hit another ton against them a couple of games later. After a knock of 77 against Delhi Capitals (DC), his form dipped, and could not provide good enough starts to the team.
With the playoffs spot in danger, Rahul delivered a knock of 68* off 51 balls and stitched an unbeaten partnership of 210 runs with Quinton de Kock, which helped the team to win the game and seal a playoff spot. After the completion of the league stage, the LSG captain scored 537 runs at an average of 48.82 and was the team’s leading run-scorer as well.