IPL 2021: Team of the season

Indian Premier League(IPL) 2021 ends with Chennai Super Kings lifted their 4th title after successfully defeating Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday. Now, it's time to look into the team of the season of IPL 2021

Arijit Barua
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The world's greatest T20 league, IPL has completed its 14th edition last Friday. Three times Champions Chennai Super Kings won it again as they defeated Kolkata in the finals to grab their 4th title in 12 years. However, we saw plenty of youngsters performed brilliantly against the greats of the world. Moreover, uncapped players like Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, and Ravi Bishnoi performed well throughout the league.

Meanwhile, in this article, we will look into the best team of this 14th edition of IPL. SportzPoint gives you the best playing xi with the bench of this year's IPL season.

#1. Ruturaj Gaikwad | CSK

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Chennai Super Kings opening batsman, Ruturaj Gaikwad is one of the most talented youngsters in recent times. He produced a few good innings last year in spite of not getting a regular chance in the playing xi. Ruturaj smashes 635 runs with an average of 45.35 including a Century against the Royals. Moreover. he played with a decent strike rate of 137 this season also helped his team CSK to grab the title for the 4th time.

Ruturaj won the Orange Cap for scoring the most runs (635) in this season. So, Ruturaj will definitely come in the playing xi of the best team of this season. However, if CSK releases him, he will be a big buy in the mega auction coming next month.

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#2. Faf Du Plessis | CSK

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Another opener from CSK comes in the best playing xi of this season. Faf Du Plessis is always there for CSK when needed. In past seasons he saved his team from the edge of defeat. However, performing in knockouts is what Du Plessis loves to do as he scored a mammoth 86 runs in the final of this season. Faf scored 633 runs in his 16 innings with an average of 45.21. Du Plessis played with a strike rate of 138.20 and scored 6 half-centuries in this season. He finishes just behind his opening partner Gaikwad as both of them stay in the playing xi of the best team of this season.

#3. Venkatesh Iyer | KKR

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Kolkata Knight Riders rising star Venkatesh Iyer didn't get a single game in the first leg. But, KKR management tried him as an opener in the second leg and he pays off. Iyer scored 41 runs in his debut match against RCB. Iyer scored 370 runs with an average of 41.11 this season. He played with a strike rate of 129 and registered 4 half-centuries with the highest score of 67. For his impactful performance, KKR reached the finals after losing 5 matches in the first leg. So, Venkatesh Iyer is a must-pick for this season's best team.

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#4. KL Rahul (C & wk) | PBKS

Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul is also a must-pick as he has been playing superbly for the last 3 seasons. Moreover, Rahul leads Punjab for both batting and keeping the wickets. Rahul smashed 628 runs with a huge average of 62.60 in just 13 innings. He played with a decent strike rate of 138.80 and also scored 6 half-centuries including the highest score of 98*.

As a skipper, Rahul has also done well. Although his team doesn't make it to the playoffs Rahul tried well and Punjab finishes in 6th place in this season.

#5. Glenn Maxwell | RCB

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Glenn Maxwell is the best buy for this season's auction. Royal Challengers Bangalore management picks him in 14.25 crores and he delivers what he is known for. Glenn Maxwell scored 513 runs in 15 innings with an average of 42.75. Maxwell scored with an impressive strike rate of 144.10 including 6 half-centuries and with the highest score of 78.

Glenn Maxwell contributes not only with his batting but also with his bowling skills. Maxwell took 3 wickets and bowls in the powerplay for RCB in the absence of Washington Sundar in the squad. So, Maxwell will definitely include in this season's best team.

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#6. Shimron Hetmyer | DC

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Delhi Capitals' middle-order batsman come finisher Shimron Hetmyer had a great IPL this year. Hetmyer played with the best strike rate among all. He played with a huge strike rate of 168.05. Shimron scored 242 runs with an average of 34.57 including a quickfire half-century of 25 balls. Hetmyer finishes for DC quite well this year, thus he surely comes in this team.

#7. Ravindra Jadeja | CSK

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Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is always in the best xi. However, be it batting or bowling or fielding Jadeja delivers in all the departments. In this season Jadeja took some great catches. Also, do well in the fielding department. Coming towards the batting we all know that Jaddu smashes 37 runs inside an over in the first leg. He played the role of the finisher in the team.

Jadeja scored 227 runs with an impressive average of 75.66 this season. Also, played with a good strike rate of 145.51 including a highest score of 62* runs. In the bowling department, Jaddu took 13 wickets with an average of 26.61 and the best figure of 3/13.

#8. Sunil Narine | KKR

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Kolkata Knight Riders star all-rounder Sunil Narine performs well in this season. Narine again delivers for KKR as they reach Finals after 7 years of the long wait. Narine picks up 16 wickets with an average of 22.54 in this season. He also bowls with a good economy rate of 6.44 and took the best figure of 4/21. Meanwhile, Narine plays a good cameo inning against RCB in the eliminator. Also, he bowls in death for Kolkata this season and has done well. So, he is also a must-pick in this season's best team choice.

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#9. Harshal Patel | RCB

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Royal Challengers Bangalore traded Harshal Patel from DC before this year's IPL season. Harshal proved that he can do the work for RCB, what's RCB needed a death bowler. He took 32 wickets in 15 matches with a brilliant average of 14.34. Harshal also took his career-best figures of 5/27 and also took a four-for in this season. He finished with 32 wickets this season.

DJ Bravo also took the same number of wickets for CSK and they both are joint highest wicket-taker of IPL in a single season. Moreover, Harshal is the first Indian uncapped player to take most wickets and also the Purple Cap winner of this season.

#10. Varun Chakravarthy | KKR

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Kolkata's mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy confirms his spot in the best xi of this year's IPL. Varun took 18 wickets in 17 matches and bowls with an average of 24.88. Meanwhile, Varun has also a good economy rate of under 7 this season with the best bowling figure of 3/13. He also bowls well in the IPL 2021 finals despite CSK scored a big total.

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#11. Avesh Khan | DC

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Young and talented Avesh Khan came at the last number as he impressed everyone with his bowling. Avesh Khan played for Delhi this season and took 24 wickets. He has bowled with an impressive average of 18.75 including his best figures of 3/13 in this season. So, Delhi Capitals pacer Avesh Khan will surely be a part of the best team of this season.

Bench: Prithwi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Sanju Samson(wk), Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jason Holder, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah.

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This team was from our side, what's your team for this season? Let us know in the comments and Keep following SportzPoint to keep yourself updated.

Ruturaj Gaikwad Kl Rahul Ravindra Jadeja Shardul Thakur Glenn Maxwell Jasprit Bumrah Shikhar Dhawan Kolkata Knight Riders Venkatesh Iyer Sanju Samson Punjab Kings Shimron Hetmyer Chennai Super Kings Ipl 2021 Varun Chakravarthy Sunil Narine Royal Challengers Bangalore Faf Du Plessis Delhi Capitals Harshal Patel Avesh Khan