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Former West Indies cricketer Ian Bishop picks his fantasy XI of the IPL 2020

October 19, 2020

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Durba

The 13th release of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) has crossed the midway stage and the fans have been snared to their TV screens with the edge-of-the-seat, nail-gnawing, and Super Over completions. Seeing the courageous brand of cricket from certain players, the specialists have begun their examination with respect to which groups will arrive at the end of the season games and which players have dominated in the principal phase of the T20 tournament.

The West Indies pundit and previous cricketer Ian Bishop reveals his dream XI of the competition. The Caribbean settled on some astounding decisions as he didn't include the Indian legends like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and MS Dhoni in his dream team.

For the initial spaces, the Trinidadian cricketer got Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) opening batsman and Commander KL Rahul and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) daring batsman Faf du Plessis. Rahul has been extraordinary in the competition with the bat up until now. He is the main run-scorer and holds the orange cap with 448 runs at a remarkable average of 74.66 with one century and four half-centuries. Faf, then again, has amassed 307 runs in 8 matches with three fifties.

For the middle-order, Bishop settled on the decision of Mumbai Indians (MI) Suryakumar Yadav and Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer. Both Iyer and Yadav have developed as the match-champs. They are the most elevated run-scorers for their particular groups with 298 and 233 runs separately.

Ian Bishop named Kieron Pollard as the captain of his side. Pollard has been an indispensable pinion in Mumbai's campaign in the 2020 release of the Indian Premier League up until now. He has scored 174 runs from seven matches and has likewise made noteworthy commitments with the ball and his flexible fielding.

Bishop went for Rabada, Bumrah, and Shami for his pace bowling attack

For the second all-rounder, Bishop got Mumbai Indians' Hardik Pandya. In spite of the fact that Hardik has not been great in the competition up until now, he can be a genuine headache for the opponents. For the spin division, Bishop went with the obvious decision of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) leggie Rashid Khan and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.

Both Rashid and Yuzvendra are the main wicket-takers of their individual groups. In 8 games, Rashid has sacked 10 scalps while Yuzi has additionally taken 10 wickets in seven matches.

Making his bowling office more deadly; the West Indies veteran picked Delhi Capitals Kagiso Rabada, Mumbai Indians Jasprit Bumrah, and Kings XI Punjab Mohammed Shami. Rabada holds the purple cap at the moment with 18 wickets to his name in 8 games. Bumrah is sitting third on that list with 11 wickets in seven games. Shami has likewise taken 12 wickets in eight counterparts for his group.

Ian Bishop’s IPL 2020 fantasy XI

Kieron Pollard (C); KL Rahul (WK); Faf du Plessis; Shreyas Iyer; Surya Kumar Yadav; Hardik Pandya; Rashid Khan; Kagiso Rabada; Mohammed Shami; Jasprit Bumrah; Yuzuvendra Chahal.

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Durba