IPL: All-time playoffs XI of the tournament
Here is the list of players who have been consistent even in the playoffs.
Published - May 12, 2019 12:24 pm | Updated - May 12, 2019 12:24 pm
After six weeks of non-stop cricketing action, the top teams are an inch closer to etch their names in the history books of the biggest T20 league of the globe. The playoffs have begun and the enchantment of IPL has gone to another level. A couple of teams are trying to add to their trophy collection but their rivalry has been a treat to watch. The fans are already amused but this cricket loving country is always ready for more.
In IPL it is very difficult for a team or a player to maintain consistency, as every side is full of acclaimed superstars. A side generally plays a minimum of 14 games in the league phase. Most of the time player’s may run out of gas when they reach the business end of the tournament, but there are few who have done exceedingly well when pressure beckoned them.
Here is the list of players who have been consistent even in the playoffs:
1) Michael Hussey
The Australian cricketer is one of the underrated IPL players as he has won 2 titles. During his prime, he was one of the key stars of the Chennai Super Kings. In his IPL career, Micheal Hussey played for 2 teams. The southpaw has scored nearly 2000 runs in 59 matches at an average of 38.76, and most of the runs have come while opening the batting.
Mr Cricket provided brisk starts and he set-up the stage for the middle-order to flourish more often. Hussey played 11 playoff ties in which he scored 388 runs at an average of 35.27 which includes 4 half-centuries. Hussey always showed his resilience in important ties, and he anchored the innings when the team played on tough pitches. One of his best innings was unbeaten 86 against Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 1 of 2013 IPL.