IPL 2018: How teams should line up?
India’s cricket festival- Indian Premier League is around the corner and the preparations to make it even bigger has already begun. With a more celestial auction that took place back on January 27 and 28 in Bangalore, the franchises are done with their squad selection. And, now constructing the most potential playing 11 that can withstand any opposition is the worst nightmare for the fantasy sports enthusiasts in India.
The tournament which is scheduled to begin from April 1, 2018 will witness the clash of 8 teams on 10 different venues. The IPL 2018 season 11 opener will be played between the defending champions Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Supers Kings-who will return after two years of ban- at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
So, here we bring you an insight to the possible playing 11 of the 8 teams that will be contesting at the battle field.
1 Chennai Super Kings
Owner of Chennai Super Kings- Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd
Skipper of Chennai Super Kings- MS Dhoni
Head Coach of Chennai Super Kings- Stephen Fleming
Possible Line up of Chennai Super Kings
Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir/Mitchell Santner/Mark Wood, Shardul Thakur
2 Delhi Daredevils
Owner of Delhi Daredevils- GMR Sports Pvt Ltd.
Head Coach of Daredevils- Ricky Ponting
Probable Playing 11 of Daredevils
Gautam Gambhir, Shreyas Iyer, Colin Munro, Glenn Maxwell, Amit Mishra, M Shami, Naman Ojha, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada/Trent Boult, Prithvi Shaw, Jayant Yadav/Gurkeerat Singh Mann
3 Kings 11 Punjab
Owner of Kings XI Punjab- KPH Dream Cricket Private Limited
Head Coach- Virender Sehwag
Probable Playing 11-
Mayank Agarwal, Akshdeep Nath/KL Rahul, R Ashwin, A Finch, Chris Gayle/D Miller, Axar Patel, Karun Nair, Ankit Rajpoot/Manoj Tiwary, Mohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Andrew Tye/M Stoinis
4 Kolkata Knight Riders
Owner of Kolkata Knight Riders- Knight Riders Sports Pvt Ltd.
Head Coach of Kolkata Knight Riders- Jacques Kallis
Probable Playing 11 of Kolkata Knight Riders-
Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Mitchell Starc, Vinay Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla
5 Mumbai Indians
Owner of Mumai Indians- Indiawin Sports Pvt. Ltd
Skipper of Mumai Indians- Rohit Sharma
Head Coach of Mumai Indians- Mahela Jayawardene
Probable Playing 11 of Mumai Indians-
Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav/Siddhesh Lad, Kieron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah, Pat Cummins, Mustafizur Rahman, Pradeep Sangwan/Rahul Chahar
6 Rajasthan Royals
Owner of Rajasthan Royals- Royal Multisport Pvt. Ltd
Probable line up of Rajasthan Royals-
Rahul Tripathi, Jos Butler, Steve Smith, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ben Stokes, Ajinkya Rahane, Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson, Jaydev Unadkat, D’Arcy Short/Jofra Archer, Prashant Chopra
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Owner of Royal Challegers Bangalore- Royal Challengers Sports Private Ltd
Skipper of Royal Challegers Bangalore- Virat Kohli
Head Coach of Royal Challegers Bangalore- Daniel Vettori
Probable Playing 11 of Royal Challegers Bangalore-
Viart Kohli, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Brendon McCullum, Yujvendra Chahal, Parthiv Patel, Washington Sundar/Pawan Negi, Chris Woakes/Tim Southee/Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Umesh Yadav, Mandeep Singh/Manan Vohra
Owner of Sunrisers Hyderabad- Sun TV Network
Skipper of Sunrisers Hyderabad- David Warner
Head Coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad- Tom Moody
Probable line up of Sunrisers Hyderabad-
Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Wriddhiman Saha, Sandeep Sharma, Deepak Hooda, M Nabi/Carlos Braithwate/Chris Jordan, Basil Thampi/Bipul Sharma
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