Hardik Pandya picks all time favorite IPL 11 | 2 Big Indian Player missing

Hardik Pandya who is currently one of the key player for Indian Cricket Team, picked his all time favorite IPL Team. During a live chat with CrickBuzz host Harsha Bhogle he told everthing about him. From the chat show to playing World Cup, he told many things which many of us don’t know.

Due to Corona Virus, IPL has been postponed. If the situation were right then this time we knew the IPL 2020 Champions. During this Lockdown period many cricketers have been connecting each other on social media via Instagram Chat. From Virat Kohli Ab Devilliers Instagram Live Chat to Hardik Pandya and Harsha Bhogle Chat, they all did a common thing. Which is they have picked their all time favorite IPL 11 and best captain according to their choices.

Hardik also did the same. He has picked 11 players who have very good IPL records in their name. Some of them are played from the season one and some of them are ongoing star player.

Everyone has their own point of view and we should respect that, but what i have noticed in Hardik Pandya’s IPL XI, 2 big Indian Star is missing. Not only that but also a few foreigners who were part of MI since the beginning and scored runs in crucial stages didn’t make a place in Hardik IPL 11.

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Also what i have noticed is in IPL we can’t pick more than 4 foreigners in our team right ? But in Hardik Pandya’s IPL 11 total 5 foreign players are there. If i would be Hardik Pandya then i would changed one or two players looking at 7-4 team combination.

Hardik Pandya’s All time IPL 11

Player NameCurrent IPL TeamBatting Position
Chris GayleKXIPOpener
Rohit SharmaMIOpener
Virat KohliRCB3
AB DevilliersRCB4
Suresh RainaCSK5
MS Dhoni (C) (WK)CSK6
Hardik PandyaMI7
Sunli NarineKKR8
Rashid KhanSRH9
Jasprit BumrahMI10
Lasith MalingaMI11

So here it is Hardik Pandya’s all time favorite IPL 11. If you look at this team then there are 4 players who are the constant captain for their IPL Team. MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are the IPL Captains for their team CSK, MI and RCB. Also don’t forget Suresh Raina was captained Gujrat Lions two seasons and in MSD absense Raina is the first choice captain for CSK.

Among these MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma are the two most successful captain for their team CSK and MI. But Hardik Pandya choosed MS Dhoni the captain for his team. And it has a obvious reason. MS Dhoni is not only the successful captain of CSK but also he is the one who has all the ICC trophies in his hand.

In this Hardik Pandya IPL 11, if you look carefully you can see 5 foreign players are there. Who are Chris Gayle, AB Devilliers, Sunli Narine, Rashid Khan, Lasith Malinga.

This is totally individual choice but if i were Hardik then i would change one or two players. In place of Chris Gayle i would picked Sachin Tendulkar. In place of Rashid Khan i would picked Harbhajan Singh. And in place of Suresh Rain i would picked Kieron Pollard.

Sachin Tendulkar no doubt how good player he was. He has not too many IPL records because he played IPL during his last phase of 24 years long carrear. But still he has some good records like fastest IPL fifty than Rohit or Virat.

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Kieron Pollard is in Suresh Raina’s place just because Raina did not make good contribution in no 5 or 6 in his IPL or T20 Carrear. But Pollard did this for IPL and other T20 Cricket. In terms of Fielding both are good. In terms of power hitting then no doubt Pollard is the best. Just look at MI IPL final’s record and check Pollard contribution on that. Hes scored runs on 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019 IPL Finals.

And Bhajji is in Rashid Khan or Narine place because Harbhajan Singh was one of the key player for MI and now he does the same thing for CSK at his 38 years of age. He has some chicky shots in his book, he can bat and scored some crucial runs down the order.

It would be more better IPL 11 but i did according to 7-4 Indian Foreign player combination.

Note. Everyone has their own point of view and Indian All Rounder Hardik Pandya choose his favorite IPL 11 according to his choices. If i were Hardik then i would change some players to look the combination more attractive.

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