The 14th season of IPL has just begun. Every team in the competition had worked hard to build a solid squad for this year's campaign. Even so, not all the teams were able to form a balanced squad. That being said, each team has at least a handful of superstar players. The teams' main goal is to field the best possible playing XI, but selecting the ideal 11 can be hard at times. Now, imagine how difficult it would be to pick the best IPL playing XI 2021 from each team? However, we have attempted to do that in this article.
The best IPL 2021 playing XI could be like this
We followed the IPL laws when selecting the XI. In other words, this playing XI features four overseas players and seven Indians players.
1) Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma is the most effective captain in IPL history as Mumbai Indians have won the Indian Premier League five times under his leadership. Therefore Rohit Sharma is the most ideal person to captain this XI. Rohit is the fifth-highest run-scorer in IPL history. In 203 matches, he has scored 5,324 runs at an average of 31.31 and 130.71 strikes. That is why he is also the most sought-after opener.
2) David Warner
Sunrisers Hyderabad won the IPL 2016 under the leadership of Australian batsman David Warner. Hyderabad team has consistently performed well in every Indian Premier League event thanks to his leadership abilities. Warner has also had a lot of success as an opening batsman in the IPL. The left-hander has scored 5,347 runs in 145 matches at an average of 42.43 and 141.19 strike rates, the fourth highest in IPL history. So, David Warner is the ideal opening partner for Rohit Sharma.
3) Virat Kohli
One of the best batsmen in the world today, Virat Kohli has yet to win an IPL title for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Despite his failure as a captain, Virat is the most successful batsman in the IPL. Because Kohli is the highest run-scorer in the history of IPL. He has scored 5,347 runs in 195 matches at an average of 37.89 and 130.46 strikes. So there is no alternative to Virat for the number three position.
4) AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers is one of the most fearsome batsmen in cricket history. Mr. 360 has helped Royal Challengers Bangalore to win many matches. Despite winning countless matches, he is yet to win the IPL title. AB de Villiers is the best middle-order batsman in IPL history. He has scored 4,974 runs at an average of 40.77 and 152.67 strikes in 172 matches.
5) Rishabh Pant (Wk)
In the absence of Shreyas Iyer, India's number one wicket-keeper Rishab Pant is captaining the Delhi Capitals in this year's IPL. Pant has already solidified his reputation as an aggressive batsman. Pant must excel at batting, keeping, and captaincy if Delhi is to win the trophy. So far, he has scored 2,160 runs in 71 matches with a strike rate of 151.26. Pant also made a total of 55 dismissals.
6) Andre Russell
Windies power hitter Andre Russell is the most deadly all-rounder in the world right now. Russell plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL who is equally good at batting and bowling. He has helped Kolkata to win many matches. So Knight Riders fans will have a lot of expectations from him again. Russell has scored 1,562 runs in 77 matches with a staggering strike rate of 179.12. He also has taken 67 wickets.
7) Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya is the most fearsome batsman in India's lower middle order. He has the ability to hit big shots with the bat in the death overs. Pandya, who has won several IPL titles, wants to prove his true class for Mumbai once again. Pandya has taken 42 wickets in 83 matches while also making 1,384 runs at a strike rate of 157.45.
8) Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine is one of the most successful spinners in the Indian Premier League's history. His flawless spin always kills batsmen. Narayan plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL and is just as capable with the bat as he is with the ball. He has taken 127 wickets in 120 matches and scored 892 runs at a strike rate of 164.27.
9) Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzbendra Chahal, one of the best spinners in the Indian national team, plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. Chahal has been RCB's main spinner in recent years. So his inclusion in this playing XI is very normal. Chahal has 123 IPL wickets at an average of 22.98 and 7.70 economy rates in 102 matches.
10) Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Right-arm fast-medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is one of India's most effective pace bowlers, as well as one of the most successful bowlers in the history of the Indian Premier League. In 2016, Bhuvneshwar won the IPL trophy for Hyderabad. Needless to say, Bhubaneswar Kumar is leading Hyderabad's pace attack. He has 138 wickets in 124 matches, with an average of 24.44 and an economy rate of 7.30.
11) Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah is currently the best fast bowler in the Indian national team. His superb bowling has helped India and his IPL team Mumbai Indians to win many matches. Bumrah, who has won the IPL more than once for Mumbai, has 112 wickets in 95 matches, averaging 23.68 and with an economy rate of 7.35.
Forming the best IPL playing XI 2021 from each team was a challenging task as we had plenty of options to create the team. The cricketers' experience, record, and recent form were given priority while forming the pre-tournament IPL playing XI for this season. In that perspective, this is a really destructive IPL XI. Because this XI has some of the finest all-rounders in the world, as well as some fantastic bowlers and batsmen. It will be exciting to see who will make the IPL's best XI at the end of the tournament.