IPL 2021: AB de Villiers picks his all-time IPL XI; chooses MS Dhoni as captain


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IPL 2021: AB de Villiers picks his all-time IPL XI; chooses MS Dhoni as captain

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s star batsman AB de Villiers on Thursday picked his all-time IPL XI, together with seven Indian and 4 abroad cricketers. De Villiers reached Chennai on Thursday forward of the 2021 version of the match, which begins on April 9.

RCB will play within the opening sport of IPL 2021 towards defending champions Mumbai Indians.

The previous South African captain included RCB’s present captain Virat Kohli and MI skipper Rohit Sharma within the XI, however selected Chennai Tremendous Kings’ MS Dhoni to guide his aspect. de Villiers additional remained not sure if he ought to be the a part of XI, and included himself in three choices for the quantity four spot.

“Final evening I used to be pondering that if I decide my IPL XI and I embody myself, how unhealthy would that look. So, opening the batting, I’d decide somebody whom I began with at Delhi, Viru (Virender Sehwag) at 1 and somebody who I feel has performed a few of the greatest cricket on the earth within the final 5 years, Rohit at No. 2,” De Villiers instructed Cricbuzz in an interplay.

“Then clearly Virat at No. three, adopted by I’d say both Williamson, or Smith, or myself these are the 2 replacements. Ben Stokes at 5, MS at six as captain, and at No. 7, I’d put Jaddu, Mr. Jadeja. Rashid Khan at eight, Bhuvi at 9, Kagiso Rabada at 10 and Bumrah at 11,” de Villiers mentioned.

Notably, CSK’s Suresh Raina who’s the second-highest run-getter in IPL historical past, in addition to the match’s highest wicket-taker Lasith Malinga remained absent from de Villiers’ XI.

Swashbuckling opener Chris Gayle did not discover a place within the South African’s XI, too.

This is AB de Villiers’ all-time IPL XI:

Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers/Steve Smith/Kane Williamson, Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni (c), Ravindran Jadeja, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kagiso Rabada, Jasprit Bumrah



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