After a turmoil and agony for six months due to Covid-19, this year’s IPL brought broad smiles and moments of joy on the faces of fans. The action might have shifted in UAE but the quality and intensity never dipped throughout the league stages.
The #Dream11 IPL 2020 has been a tournament to remember so far. The league stages, Eliminators and Qualifiers are done and dusted and we are on the final day of the marquee event with top two teams Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals fighting it out for the silverware. Delhi Capitals, though stumbling, made it to their first ever IPL final in 13 years by beating Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 2.
With the tournament entering in playoffs, experts and former cricketer are out with their predications. Latest in the list is Tom Moody – former Australian batsman and coach. The 55-year old recently announced his IPL 2020 XI of the tournament on twitter yesterday.
The former Australian batsman picked both of top two run getters- KL Rahul and Sikhar Dhawan as his opening batsman. While KL Rahul is carrying the baton in batting charts with 670 runs, Shikhar Dhawan is just behind him with 603 runs and one match to go.
or Kagiso Rabada in his IPL XI. Both KL Rahul and Kagiso Rabada are on top of batting and bowling charts respectively this season Kagiso Rabada has proved his worth time and again picking 25 wickets at an average of 17.80 so far.
While Mumbai Indian’s Suryakumar Yadav make it at No.3, Mr. 360° AB de Villiers takes the 4th place in XI. Another MI star Ishan Kishan, who is 4th highest run-getter, will follow AB at No.5. For all-rounder’s spot Moddy has picked a rejuvenated – Rahul Tewatia at No. 6.
In the bowling unit, Moddy has gone with Rajasthan Royal’s Jofra Archer, Delhi Capital’s Kagiso Rabada, willy Rashid Khan along with Indian duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Tom Moody’s best IPL 2020 XI
Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, AB de Villiers, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Jofra Archer, Kagiso Rabada, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.
1. S Dhawan – DC
2. KL Rahul – KXIP
3. S Yadav – MI
4. ABD* – RCB
5. I Kishan – MI
6. R Tewatia – RR
7. R Khan* – SRH
8. J Archer* – RR
9. K Rabada* – DC
10. Y Chahal – RCB
11. J Bumrah – MI
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) November 9, 2020