11) Avesh Khan
The fact that the legendary cricketer Ricky Ponting, who also happens to be the DC coach, backed him speaks volumes of his abilities. The youngster was the second-highest wicket-taker of IPL 2021. In 16 games, the 24-year-old picked 24 wickets at an average of 14.34
10) Shahnawaz Dahani
Dahani was one of the best performers of PSL 2021. As a matter of fact, he was the highest wicket-taker of the season as well. The pacer is considered the next big thing in Pakistan cricket too.The Multan Sultans pacer picked 20 wickets in just 11 games.
9) Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel was the star of IPL 2021. It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that his performance in the latest IPL season was one of the greatest performances in IPL history. There is a reason why he went on to win the MVP of the tournament award.
8) Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan is one of the few players who makes this XI on the back of both, the IPL, as well as the PSL. The Afghan sensation was superb for both, the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian T20 league, as well as for the Lahore Qalandars in Pakistan’s T20 league.
7) James Faulkner
The Aussie was fourth on the list of the highest wicket-takers in the tournament. He finished PSL 2021 with 13 wickets at an average of 12.00. The 31-year-old had a superb economy rate of 6.50 as well. Moreover, the Tasmanian had a strike rate of 11.0 as well.
6) Sherfane Rutherford
Caribbean all-rounders and lighting up T20 leagues? Still a better love story than Titanic. Sherfane Rutherford was a complete package in the sixth edition of the PSL. It is safe to say that he was one of the most explosive players of the tournament.
5) Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell went from becoming a laughing stock in IPL 2020, to becoming a hero in IPL 2021. The all-rounder lived up to the expectations of the RCB fans, and kept on scoring runs throughout the tournament.
4) Sohaib Maqsood
Sohaib Maqsood was sensational in the latest edition of the PSL. It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that he was the main reason why the Multan Sultans went on to win the title. The right-handed batter was not only the Player of the Match in the final, but was also the Player of the Series.
3) Babar Azam
Babar Azam would find himself in almost every list pertaining to top-class cricketers. The run machine was the leading run-scorer of PSL 2021 as well. As a matter of fact, he was one of the major reasons why the Karachi Kings even made it to the top four in the first place.
2) Ruturaj Gaikwad
He went on to win the Orange Cap in the latest edition of the IPL too. In the first game of the second phase of IPL 2021, he scored an unbeaten 88, despite his team being 24-4 at one stage at the game. Thus, this knock spoke volumes about his potential.
1) KL Rahul (C and WK)
Over the years, KL Rahul has been one of the most consistent players in the Indian T20 league. Moreover, since 2018, he has been scoring runs for fun. However, it would be safe to say that he carried his franchise, i.e. the Punjab Kings, in the fourteenth edition of the league.