The 13th season of the Indian Premier League has reached its half-way mark with the competition still stiff regarding the race to the playoffs. While Delhi Capitals have navigated by way of to the highest place, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challenge are battling for the second spot. The competition for third place is hard as a number of groups are vying for the fourth spot.
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Performances even have been spectacular this season by a number of cricketers. While the recognized faces Virat like Kohli, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, Pat Cummins, Jasprit Bumrah, Steve Smith, or Jos Buttler have blown cold and warm, a number of kids have shined and made their name. Players like Devdutt Padikkal, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Tewatia, or Sam Curran have shocked many with their splendid performances.
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So, if a dream workforce needed to be picked after the midway stage then who would get into the line-up? Former Australia batsman and present IPL commentator Michael Slater was requested to do the similar and he made some stunning choices in his fantasy IPL workforce of the season, together with selecting Shreyas Iyer because the captain of the workforce.
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Here is Slater’s fantasy workforce of the season:
1 Devdutt Padikkal, 2 Mayank Agarwal, 3 Shreyas Iyer (c), 4 Ishan Kishan, 5 AB de Villiers, 6 Rishabh Pant, 7 Krunal Pandya, 8 Yuzvendra Chahal, 9 Rashid Khan, 10 Kagiso Rabada, 11 Trent Boult.
Slater’s workforce appears to be like very sturdy on paper with Rabada and Boult directing the road whereas Rashid, Chahal, and Krunal care for the spin division.
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He picked Padikkal because the opener with Agarwal, which relies on the present performances of each the players. They are within the race for the Orange Cap. It is to be famous that there was no place of both Kohli or Rohit. The middle-order is taken care of by captain Iyer, wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, and AB de Villiers. In Slater’s workforce, the onus to offer some late-order hitting can be placed on Krunal.