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IPL 2018: Best XI of the tournament

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KL Rahul

KL Rahul

The IPL 2018 was one heck of a tournament and perhaps the best in 11 years so far. Until the last day of the league stage, none of us knew who the final 4 teams will be. While Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings dominated the group stage, there were 5 other sides who were battling to secure the other 2 playoff spots.

In the end, fittingly, the top 2 sides of the league made it to the final and CSK marched on to their 3rd IPL title. As a memorable season ended, it’s time to head back and pick the best performers. An IPL Best XI is a side that consists of the standout performers with bat and ball. Keeping in mind the rules of an IPL side, we present to you the dream XI of the season.

Here’s the Best XI of IPL 2018

#1 KL Rahul

The standout Indian batsman of IPL 2018 was KL Rahul. Playing his first season for Kings XI Punjab, he was truly outstanding. Royal Challengers Bangalore must be rueing letting him go for the auction. Rahul single-handedly carried the hopes of KXIP and won the matches for the franchise on numerous occasions.

He was classy right through the tournament and his stroke-making left many wondering why this man can’t find a regular spot in the Indian squad. The right-hander scored 659 runs in 14 innings at an average of 54.92 and a strike rate of 158.41. He notched up 6 fifties that included 2 scores in the nineties. Even though KXIP failed to make the playoffs, Rahul’s outstanding run might ensure a prominent place in the national side.

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