IPL 2022: Best overseas XI from the league stage

IPL 2022: Best overseas XI from the league stage

Some of the overseas players proved themselves by making a strong comeback in this season.

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler. (Photo Source: Twitter/BCCI)

Over the years, the overseas players have shown great interest to be a part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) due to the presence of the best T20 players and its competitiveness. Moreover, they have turned up to understand the subcontinent conditions, which is favorable for the future prospects of the respective national teams. This year, the cricket fans felt the absence of Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers, who took the tournament to another level with their six-hitting abilities.

However, some of the usual exploits continued their fine form for their new teams, while the others recovered their form and proved their merit. With T20 World Cup scheduled later in the year, this season saw record participation from the overseas players. This list includes most of the players, who have been part of the tournament for the last few years, and were the match-winners for their respective teams.

Best Overseas XI after the completion of the IPL 2022 league stage:

1. David Warner

David Warner
David Warner. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The Australian top-order batter David Warner was dropped from the SRH team in the last edition, due to his ineffective strike rate. Ahead of the 2022 auction, the team management did not retain his services. It was Delhi Capitals (DC), who showed interest in Warner due to his terrific track record in the tournament.

Joining the team late, he could score only four of 12 balls in his first appearance against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). But, he returned in a fine fashion by scoring 61 off 45 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), which secured a fine momentum for him. In the next two games, he returned with knocks of 66 and 60* and was a key force at the top order.

Warner’s whirlwind knock of 92* off 58 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) was a highlight of this season. The knock of 52* against Rajasthan Royals (RR) helped the team to maintain their hopes for the playoffs. In 12 matches, he garnered 432 runs at an average of 48.

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