IPL 2022: Best Indian XI from the seventh week
Seven teams are still in contention for the remaining three spots in the playoffs.
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Indian Premier League is now towards the end of its 15th edition after giving the audience seven weeks of top-notch cricket entertainment. Now only two matches are remaining for each team. This season has turned out to be so competitive that other than Gujarat, no other team has still confirmed their spot in the top four.
Even now, seven teams are still in contention for the remaining three spots in the playoffs. This season has had a great share of newcomers making it big in the absence of senior players either due to their form or injury. Indian youngsters have especially marked their territory while going full out.
In the seventh week as well, we saw some major upsets and high-scoring games turn into low-scoring chases. Four-time champions Chennai is out of the playoffs race after losing to five-time champions Mumbai Indians in their previous match. Amidst all of this, Indian players have performed greatly this week.
Here is a look at the best Indian XI from the seventh week:
1. Shubman Gill (GT)
Gill has been on and off with his performance throughout this season. But all his knocks have come in situations where the team needed a foundation to build a score upon. Gujarat Titans’ reliance on Shubman is not just limited to his opening role but the way he contributes in the field as well.
He will be one of the best fielders for India in the upcoming years. The effort he has been putting in the field testifies to it. This week, Gill played a slow and steady knock in Pune to help GT put up a defendable target of 144 runs. He scored an unbeaten 63 off 49 balls which eventually ended up in a winning cause.
His knock did not have a single six but he managed to hit seven fours and stood like a pillar at one end for GT. The bowling department of GT ensured this win by plundering LSG on 82 runs in 13.5 overs. With this win against Lucknow Super Giants, Gujarat Titans became the first team to qualify for the playoffs and are still at the top of the points table.
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