Mumbai Indians is hovering above cloud no nine on claiming their third Indian Premier League title. In this season, the distance was of a pinch between Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians as RPS failed to eclipse a wonted total and thus Mumbai Indians picked up a single run defeat at the end.
After the one and half month long tournament came to an end this week, ESPN Cricinfo has published their best eleven of IPL – 10 surprisingly castigating stars like Mahendra Singh Dhoni and winning team captain Rohit Sharma.
The runner – up Rising Pune Supergiant captain Steve Smith has been taken as the skipper of ESPN Cricinfo’s IPL – XI. The team is adorned by RPS’s punching recruit English all – rounder Ben Stokes and Afghan spinner Rashid Khan who completed his first ever IPL mission in quite an impressive way.
Delhi Daredevils’ wicket keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has also been included in the scene; Pant deemed down many giant stars of the show with his consistent batting performance in the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League.
David Warner retained his place in the team like the previous season’s one from ESPN Cricinfo while Gautam Gambhir to open the bat with him.
Krunal Pandya might be the surprise inclusion. The Mumbai Indian all-rounder took 10 wickets this season with an economy rate of 6.82.
World cricket’s heavyweight names like Chris Gayle, AB De Villiers and Lasith Malinga could not make their way out in the list. Meanwhile Caribbean all – rounder Sunil Narine was also ripped out of the show.