In Pictures: Check out mid-day's 'Dream XI' of IPL 9

Updated: Jun 06, 2016, 12:29 IST
  • In Pictures: Check out mid-day's 'Dream XI' of IPL 9
    Here are the 12 men chosen for their brilliance. Four of them are foreigners, two all-rounders, two spinners and three Mumbaikars. The chosen 12 include three RCB and SRH players, two from KKR and MI and one from RPS.
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  • In Pictures: Check out mid-day's 'Dream XI' of IPL 9
    The 27-year-old is the 'Orange Cap' holder. With 973 from 16 matches, he is the highest-scoring batsman in a single season in IPL's 9-year history. He finished the tournament with an astounding average of 81.08 and and equally impressive strike-rate of 152.03. He hit an unbelievable four hundreds and seven half-centuries.
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  • In Pictures: Check out mid-day's 'Dream XI' of IPL 9
    He was one of the key reasons for SRH's title triumph. He's 2nd on the 'Orange Cap' charts with 848 runs at ana average of 60.57 and strike rate of 151.42.
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  • In Pictures: Check out mid-day's 'Dream XI' of IPL 9
    The bromance between the South African and his skipper Virat Kohli in the middle led to many awe-inspiring partnerships. His calm presence is perfect at the crucial one-down position.
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  • In Pictures: Check out mid-day's 'Dream XI' of IPL 9
    The Mumbaikar provides the semblance of stability to the middle-order. As RCB showed in the final, big names do not make champions. Rahane's calm head can control things in the middle in a crisis.
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  • In Pictures: Check out mid-day's 'Dream XI' of IPL 9
    He is a better wicketkeeper than Lokesh Rahul and a very handy bat. He was one of the key reasons for KKR reaching the knock-out stage.
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    All-rounder Krunal Pandya was a revelation in IPL 9, hitting 237 runs in 12 matches at a strike rate of 191.12 and picking up 6 wickets at an economy rate of 7.57 with his off-spin.
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  • In Pictures: Check out mid-day's 'Dream XI' of IPL 9
    Andre Russell was KKR's MVP. He picked 15 wickets from 12 games and chipped in with the bat too -- 188 runs.
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    The Bangladesh left-arm seamer was rightly judged the 'Emerging Player of the season'. He finished with an economy rate of 6.90 - the lowest of the tournament.
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    Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 23 from 17 games to be the finish as the highest wicket taker of IPL 9
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  • In Pictures: Check out mid-day's 'Dream XI' of IPL 9
    The Mumbai pacer took 18 wickets for the IPL debutants. Interestingly, he took 13 top-order wickets and the five others were also middle-order batsmen, thus proving how effective he is at his job.
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    25-year-old leggie Yuzvendra Chahal took 21 wickets from 13 matches to finish IPL-9 as second highest wicket taker
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  • In Pictures: Check out mid-day's 'Dream XI' of IPL 9
    Rohit Sharma may have scored 489 runs from 14 games, but he failed to lift his team as a skipper. Rohit Sharma is 12th man since Ajinkya Rahane gives better balance to the side.
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We sifted through all the power-packed performances in IPL 2016 to try and pick a balanced playing XI for the season. Here's mid-day.com's 'Dream XI' of IPL 9

 

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