Tournaments like IPL and BBL has been crucial to bring up domestic players into the international crew and to bring up new players into international level cricket. IPL 2016 season too pulled out some of the players into the top chart of cricketers. However, the giants in game are still ruling. Here is the list of players in IPL XI team who has done the best in their respective cricketing stances this season
1. Virat Kohli: The fierce player who is known as one of the most successful chasers of in the game has amassed a total of 973 runs. Kohli is successful to beat any type of bowling and he has smashed all around the ground to knock down the numbers. The strike rate of the player is 152.03. He has taken runs in every pitch across the country and pitch conditions did not slow him down.
2. David Warner: The cricketer has been the salient factor for Sunrisers Hyderabad to nick its maiden IPL crown. His stance is always critical and the player has displayed his canny strategies to beat all the odds on the ground. The skipper had 848 runs with a strike rate of 151.42. He was the match winner in most of the victories for the team. It is obvious that, the credit for the IPL crown should go to this decisive player.
3. AB de Villiers: The player has notched the fastest half century in this IPL season. Being at number 3 all through the tournament, he has been the best striker to partner with Virat Kohli to win the big games. De Villiers steered the team through some of the weakest stretch to pull up victories. The player was also the key for the team to take the crew into the final berth. His batting has been unexpected bringing serious troubles to bowlers. He took 687 runs with a strike rate of 168.79.
4. Lokesh Rahul: The strongest mid order player in the season. He has maintained a strike rate of 146.49 to notch 397 runs. To his achievement, five catches and four stumpings add the glory. Rahul emerged as one of the best wicket keepers with his stance. As a batsman, his specialty was finding the most accurate shots. He knocked four half centuries this season filling up the gaps when Chris Gayle emerged futile. His fourth position in the XI team is due to his balanced contribution to various roles.
5. Yusuf Pathan: He was the pivot in winning some of the top matches. His stance as a finisher of chase was stunning as he did in the matches at Bangalore. As a batsman he played 13 innings remaining unbeaten in eight of them. Although he had 361 runs with a strike rate of 145.56, in some of the matches his average was striking. Undoubtedly, he was one of the best chasers of the season.
6. Chris Morris: A rightful player in the spot, he has 13 wickets into his tally maintaining an economy rate of 7. What makes his more congenial is his strike rate of 178.89 and a 17 ball fifty in the season. As a bowler, he places excellent Yorkers and can turn batsmen to oblivion with the mixed spells of pace and bounce. He had 195 runs to the tally.
7. Krunal Pandya: He is certainly a mid order player with equal strength on batting as well as bowling fronts. He took 237 runs with a strike rate of 191.12. This includes his exclusive inning of 37 ball 86 against Delhi Daredevils. In the tournament he took six wickets maintaining an economy rate of 7.57. One of his striking stretch as a bowler is dismissing de Villiers and Kohli in the same over. His left art spins are accurately placed to put batsmen into an eerie.
8. Bhuvneshwar Kumar: The most destructive bowler of the season with 23 wickets and an economy rate of 7.42. He was the dependable bowler who was decisive in many matches taking his team into the winning stretch.
9. Yuzvendra Chahal: The second highest wicket taker, he clinched 21 wickets for an economy rate of 8.15. His stance as a specialist in T20 format, took him to ahead of other bowlers in to the position. Most of his matches were on M Chinnaswamy Stadium, the smallest ground of the tournament.
10. Dhawal Kulkarni: The achievement of this bowler is his 14 wicket stance in the power play overs. He took 18 wickets in the season with 7.42 economy rate.
11. Mustafizur Rahman: The bowler with an economy rate of 6.90 was among the most decisive players to win. It was because he restricted the flow of runs in the most crucial overs. The player had 17 wickets throughout the tournament most of which were in the last couple of overs in the chase innings.
The Captain of this IPL XI team must be among Warner and Kohli. The former was decisive even in times of sheer pressure and he had to perform the responsibilities of captaincy and a batsman. On the other hand, Kohli was injured, lost two key players, Mitchell Starc and Samuel Badree and still, steered the team easily through rough times. Hence, both can be the right choice or, when one is the captain the other can be the vice captain or the vice versa.
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