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Almost all the players will be available for both teams, just one exception as the returning Quinton De Kock will undergo quarantine for 7 days as he has arrived in India on April 5.Chris Lynn is supposed to be opening for the MI team for the first few games. Gavaskar preferred left and right opening combination with two superstars in name of Gayle and Rohit. He kept another explosive opener in the line up as SRH opener David Warner finding himself one down.
The RCB skipper Virat Kohli and Raina would keep their spots while AB De Villiers and MS Dhoni would play the finishers. The Former Indian batsman picked three Indian bowlers and only one foreign player in Sunil Narine. He picked MS Dhoni as his All-Time Captain.
Sunil Gavaskar's All Time IPL XI
MS DHONI (C)
“I am sorry if I missed out on any players. I have never been a selector in my life and I now understand how hard it is to pick a team”, Sunil Gavaskar said on Star Sports.
The former Indian captain and present CSK captain MS Dhoni has captained the most matches in the IPL history. In 188 matches, he has won 110 matches with a winning percentage of 58.82%.
Under his captaincy, the team has reached the finals in 8 out of the 10 play-offs appearances and emerging victorious 3 times in 2010, 2011, and 2018.