Nehra picks his best XI of IPL 2020
The thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League concluded more than a week ago at the United Arab Emirates. Since then, cricket experts, commentators have been coming up with their best XI of that season. KL Rahul, Kagiso Rabada, AB de Villiers and Jofra Archer were present in almost all the best XI of IPL 2020.
Recently, former India fast bowler Ashish Nehra has picked his best XI of IPL 2020. As usual, KL Rahul was picked as an opener. The right-handed batsman won the orange cap as he ended the tournament with most runs – 670. To partner KL Rahul, SRH captain David Warner opens the innings.
At number three, Suryakumar Yadav earned his place in Nehra’s best XI. Suryakumar stole the spotlight for his batting exploits in the tournament. The flamboyant cricketer played all kinds of shots and stunned the cricket fraternity.
Nehra was also impressed with the way AB de Villiers carried his team on his shoulders in the tournament. Mumbai Indians’ wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan who is the top run-scorer for the franchise has been picked at number five.
Mumbai Indians’ all-rounder Hardik Pandya deservedly earned his place in Nehra’s best XI. The all-rounder hogged the limelight for his stupendous big-hitting skills. He played terrific shots all around the park and helped his team add more runs in the finishing overs.
Rajasthan Royals fast bowler Jofra Archer was the most valuable player of the tournament. It was no surprise to see him in best IPL 2020 XI. The spin battery comprises the likes of Rashid Khan and Yuzvendra Chahal. Surprisingly, Nehra did not pick the purple cap holder Kagiso Rabada.
Rabada was a terrific bowler for Delhi Capitals as he ended the tournament with as many as 30 wickets. The former Indian fast bowler went ahead with Jasprit Bumrah who was the second-best bowler of the tournament with 27 wickets. The veteran picked either Ravichandran Ashwin or Mohammed Shami as the last bowling option.
Nehra further stated that though he would love to have MS Dhoni in his best XI, he can’t pick him due to his terrible performance in the league. “My thinking is that I will never make a team without MS Dhoni, but his tournament was not good,” Nehra stated.
Ashish Nehra’s best IPL 2020 XI
KL Rahul, David Warner, Suryakumar Yadav, AB de Villiers, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Jofra Archer, Rashid Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravichandran Ashwin/Mohammed Shami