T10 League 2018: Best XI of the tournament
The Northern Warriors won the final on Sunday with an emphatic win over the Pakhtoons.
Published - Dec 2, 2018 9:05 pm | Updated - Dec 3, 2018 10:24 am
The second season of the T10 League promised to be much bigger and better compared to the previous one and it lived up to its expectations. The tournament which took place over 11 days in Sharjah witnessed packed stadiums mostly at the back end of the season. The triple headers and high-scoring close games attracted the crowd and even the final lived up it’s billing with the Northern Warriors keeping their cool in the end and win the title for the first time.
Kerala Knights were the defending champions but the team led by Eoin Morgan never looked like one and were eventually crashed out of the competition. Punjabi Legends punched above their weight in some games but inconsistency hurt them and missed out on the qualifiers by a whisker in the end. Maratha Arabians looked like a team to beat but the Warriors filled with the Caribbean players made the most of the trimmed format by bringing their firepower to the fore.
Pakhtoons, the other finalists, upped their game at the crucial juncture of the tournament and deservedly played the final. But they just fell short when it mattered the most. Though the Shahid Afridi-led side should be credited for what they achieved.
Here we bring you the best XI of the tournament:
1. Andre Fletcher (Pakhtoons)
Pakhtoons, more often than not, rode on the performances of Andre Fletcher. After starting the tournament with a loss, they won four matches on the trot and the Caribbean batsman’s contribution was of paramount importance in those. He was striking the ball pretty cleanly and looked in great touch throughout the tournament.
Fletcher batted at the top of the order for his team and slammed 304 runs in eight outings at a wonderful strike-rate of 214.08. His exploits were pure bliss to the eyes and entertained everyone thoroughly, hence truly serving the purpose of the tournament.