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IPL 2020: Nasser Hussain picks his IPL XI of the tournament, selects KL Rahul as captain

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Cricket   |   November 13, 2020

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Former England captain Nasser Hussain has picked his IPL XI of the tournament, in which he selected Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul as his skipper. Rahul is accompanied by Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan at the top of the order.

Rahul scored 670 runs in 14 matches for KXIP and he finished as the highest run-getter of the season to bag the Orange Cap. Dhawan was the second highest run-getter as he has scored 618 runs in 17 matches at an average of 44.14 and a strike rate of 144.73.

At number three, Hussain selected MI’s Suryakumar Yadav, who has scored 480 runs in 15 innings at an average of 40 and strike rate of 145.03. Mumbai Indians Ishan Kishan bats at number four for the former England captain. Kishan scored 516 runs in 13 innings at an average of 57.33 and a strike rate of 145.76.

The former right-hander picked AB de Villiers to bat at number five. AB scored 454 runs in 14 innings at an average of 45.40 and a whirlwind strike rate of 158.74.

Hussain selected Hardik Pandya to bat at number six. The right-hander scored 281 runs in 14 matches at an average of 35.12 and a whirlwind strike rate of 178.98.

Rashid Khan is the solitary spinner for Nasser Hussain. Khan scalped 20 wickets in 16 matches for SRH and played a crucial role in the success of his team.

Jofra Archer, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah constitute the pace battery of the team. Archer was brilliant with the ball as he scalped 20 wickets in 14 matches at an average of 18.25.

Rabada bagged the Purple cap as he has scalped 30 wickets in 17 matches whereas Bumrah snared 27 wickets in 15 matches. Boult scalped 25 wickets in 15 IPL matches for MI.

Here is Nasser Hussain’s IPL 2020 Team of the Tournament: KL Rahul (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, AB de Villiers (wk), Hardik Pandya, Jofra Archer, Rashid Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

 

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