IPL 2021: Best uncapped XI of the tournament
The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League has finally come to end when MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings won the final against Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday.
They made a strong comeback after IPL 2020 and proved that they are still good enough to dominate any best team all around the globe. Kolkata Knight Riders also made a strong comeback after the first leg of the tournament.
During the competition, a lot of youngsters showcased their skills on the field and fought hard in the crunch situations of the match. Considering their performance, let's have a look at the best xi of the uncapped players of IPL 2021.
Yashasvi Jaiswal & Venkatesh Iyer
The opening batsman from Rajasthan Royals, Yashasvi Jaiswal has made it to the list with his fearless batting. He scored 249 runs from 10 matches that he played at an average of well around 25.
In addition to that, one of his unforgettable moments came against Chennai Super Kings when he smashed the Australian pacer, Josh Hazlewood, without showing any mercy.
Venkatesh Iyer has been the find of the season for Kolkata Knight Riders in the second phase of the league. He has featured in 10 matches and amassed 370 runs that he played at an average of 41.12 including four fifties to his name.
KS Bharat (wk), Rahul Tripathi
Like Venkatesh Iyer, KS Bharat has been the best for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the second leg of IPL 2021. After featuring in eight games, the right-handed batsman piled up 191 runs at an average of above 38.
One of his best knocks came against the Delhi Capitals where he won the match by hitting a six of Avesh Khan's final ball of the last over.
Rahul Tripathi has come out of his shell by showing his fearless approach in the middle-order. Rahul has scored 397 runs in the tournament and will be remembered for his last over six against Delhi Capitals in the 2nd Qualifier of IPL 2021.
Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tewatia, Shahbaz Ahmed
A rising star from Sunrisers Hyderabad, Abhishek Sharma has made it to the list. The SRH management has rarely given him opportunities to prove himself in the ongoing tournament.
Still, he managed to score 98 runs at a strike rate of well around 40. There is no doubt about his bowling skills and can provide breakthrough whenever the team needs.
The left-handed batsman Rahul Tewatia come to the spotlight when he smashed five sixes in an over of Sheldon Cottrel. He didn't have a good season as he managed to score only 155 runs at a poor strike rate of 105.45. Still, he is a dangerous man who can clear the fence and can pick wickets in the middle overs of the match.
An underrated all-rounder from Royal Challengers Bangalore, Shahbaz Ahmed has the capability to bat at any position for the team. He has featured in 11 games for RCB and is very economical with the ball, 6.58.
Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi and Harshdeep Singh
The rising star of Delhi Capitals Avesh Khan has been the best bowler for the franchise this season. He represented the side in 16 games and went on to bag 24 wickets which proves that he is an asset for the team.
Another RCB player has made featured in the list named Harshal Patel. He has been very consistent with the ball and bagged 32 wickets for his team.
He had both ups and downs this season as he scalped a 5-wicket haul against Mumbai Indians and been overwhelmed by Ravindra Jadeja where he conceded 37 runs in the final over.
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Ravi Bishnoi didn't get enough opportunities to prove himself for Punjab Kings. The management failed to spot the young talent who went on to bag 12 wickets after featuring in 9 games and been very economical this season, 6.35.
Another bowler from the Punjab Kings has been featured in the list named Arshdeep Singh. The left-arm pacer has been consistently picking wickets for Punjab Kings and got 18 wickets in this season so far, with the best figures of 5 for 32.