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The best all-time retired 11 of IPL History



The Indian Premier League is considered the best franchise league in the world due to its quality of cricket.

The IPL season 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League is set to start from the 26th of March to the 29th of May 29.

The league will entertain cricketing fans all over the world for almost 2 months.

A lot of players participate in this league and showcase their talent to everyone on the biggest stage.

The former players enjoy their wonderful past recording in India.

Having said that, we have made a list of the Playing XI containing the retired players.

1. Gautam Gambhir

Former Indian and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir will open the innings and will lead the retired IPL XI.

He had a magnificent career as a player and leader for the franchise.

Kolkata has won 2 IPL titles in the year 2012 and 2014 under the leadership of Gautam Gambhir.

The left-handed opening batter led his side from the front, smacking 590 runs in just 17 games at a strike rate of 143.55. He also scored 6 half-centuries in those tournaments.

2. Shane Watson

The star Australia all-rounder Shane Watson was a key player in the Rajasthan Royals squad and he was amongst the main reasons for their victory in the opening edition of the IPL in 2008.

He smashed 472 runs at a huge strike rate of 151.76 in only 15 games.

Watson also picked 17 wickets with his medium pace.

He was outstanding as an opener for CSK in the late days of his career.

He hammered an unbeaten knock of 117 off 57 in the final of the 2018 season against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

3. Virender Sehwag

The hard-hitting legendary Indian batter, Virender Sehwag likes the T20 format as he enjoys batting in limited-overs cricket.

Sehwag appeared In 104 IPL games and scored 2728 runs, including two centuries and 16 half-centuries at a strike rate of 155.44.

In the 12th edition of IPL, Sehwag became the first player to smash 5 successive half-centuries.

4. AB de Villiers

The South African legend AB de Villiers has recently retired from all forms of cricket although he was a part of the IPL until the 2021 edition.

AB de Villiers is an important part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for many years. De Villiers has won a lot of unbelievable matches for RCB.

The right-handed batsman scored 5162 runs in 184 matches at a strike rate of 151.68.

The 38-year-old aggressive batsman has three centuries and 40 half-centuries to his name in the IPL.

5. Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh had a magnificent record in the famous T20 league.

The former Indian batsman has notched up 2750 runs in the 132 matches that he played. The left-handed batsman also scored many match-winning knocks for his side.

Yuvraj was also a good bowler as he picked up 36 wickets.

He also captained the Punjab franchise during the starting seasons.

Yuvraj holds the unique record of having taken two hat-tricks in the same season of IPL in 2009.

6. Yusuf Pathan

Yusuf Pathan played a handy role in the Rajasthan Royals victory in the opening edition of the IPL.

The former Indian all-rounder, Yusuf Pathan was a clean hitter of the cricketing ball and could smash the ball a long way.

He was also a very useful off-spinner. Pathan scored 3204 runs in 174 games in his IPL career.

He also holds the record for the second-fastest fifty and the second-fastest hundred in the IPL.

7. Albie Morkel

Former South African all-rounder, Albie Morkel was a very handy player for CSK both with the bat and bowl.

Morkel is used to open the bowling innings with a new ball. Albie Morkel is a handy finisher in the death overs.

He finished his IPL career with 85 scalps in 91 games and also scored 974 runs at a good strike rate of 141.98.

8. Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh had a brilliant record in IPL as he claimed 150 scalps in 163 games at an average of 26.86.

His economy rate was just 7.07. Harbhajan also represented Chennai Super Kings but he tasted most of his wickets for Mumbai Indians.

When Mumbai Indians win their maiden IPL title in 2013, he picked up 24 wickets in 19 matches. Harbhajan also proved quite with the bat sometimes.

9. Zaheer Khan

Former India pacer Zaheer Khan played for RCB, MI, and Delhi in the IPL.

The left-arm pacer is at the 16th spot on the list of all-time leading wicket-takers in IPL history.

The former Indian seamer has played 100 matches in the Indian Premier League and picked up 102 wickets at an average of 27.27.

10. Ashish Nehra

The former Indian pacer, Ashish Nehra, also had an outstanding IPL record.

He claimed up 106 wickets in 88 games at a brilliant average of 23.54.

Nehra played for 5 sides in the history of IPL as he represented Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Chennai, and Hyderabad in the IPL.

11. Lasith Malinga

Whenever anyone will make an IPL all-time 11 team, the name of Lasith Malinga will always come first in your mind.

The Sri Lankan legends were famous for his toe-crashing yorkers and slower balls.

Malinga finished his international career with 170 scalps in only 122 matches at a strike rate of 16.62 and an economy rate of 7.14

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Smriti Mandhana and Ellyse Perry star in RCB women’s comeback win against UP Warriorz in WPL 2024




Smriti Mandhana and Alyssa Healy (Source - X)

RCB women overcame UP Warriorz by 23 runs to clinch their third win of the season. The home side outperformed Warriorz in all the facets of the game and emerged victorious. A collective team effort, particularly with the bat, helped RCB women to beat Warriorz for the second time in the season. They now have three wins in their five matches in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy won the toss and opted to field first. Given how things have panned out in the league so far, it needed a great batting performance from RCB to challenge the chasing side. The home side did exactly that. They were full of intent which was lacking in the last few games. Right from the start, S Meghana and Smriti Mandhana smashed the bowlers.

It was the night of the RCB skipper. The Southpaw scored 80(50) in her stay. S Meghana perished after a valuable 28(21). Ellyse Perry batted well and registered her first fifty of the WPL 2024. She was aided well towards the end by Richa Ghosh whose 21(10) propelled RCB to a score of 198 on the board. It was the highest team total in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy’s efforts go in vain

Chasing the daunting total, UP Warriorz were off to a flier. The opening duo of Healy and Kiran Navgire gave a fiery start to the visiting side. When the two were batting in the PP overs, it seemed like the Warriorz could pull off an insane chase. However, Sophie Devine brought RCB back into the game with crucial wickets. At Bengaluru, the home crowd was literally behind the RCB women.

It helped the home side to stay calm and do their job with ease. Sophie Molineux and Asha Sobhana were the pick of the bowlers, who claimed 2/29 each in their spell of four overs. While Healy scored a fifty and Deepti tried her best in the death overs, ten daunting targets could not be chased down. Despite the early hiccups, RCB managed to restrict UP Warriorz to a score of 175 and won by 23 runs.

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WATCH: Ellyse Perry in disbelief as her six breaks car’s window




Ellyse Perry smashed a six in the match against UP Warriorz in the WPL 2024. It was an interesting six as the ball travelled towards the boundary ropes and fell exactly on the window of the car. As a result, the glass of the window was broken. The car is set to be provided as a reward for the player of the tournament.

It was the over of Deepti Sharma towards the last few moments of RCB’s innings. Before Perry struck, the home side was in a great position in the match, thanks to a great start provided by Smriti Mandhana. The star batter scored 80 (50) and shined in front of the home crowd. Her form helped RCB to have a good momentum towards the death overs.

Watch the viral video here –

Perry, who was struggling till that point, opened up and smashed the bowlers for fun. She went hard against the spinners like Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Deepti Sharma who were asked to bowl at the death. The right-handed batter smashed back-to-back sixes in the over of Sharma. One of those travelled towards the mid-wicket region where the car was stationed. The video of her shot has gone viral on X.

RCB teammates laugh, Ellyse Perry in disbelief

As the ball fell on the car and damaged the window, the fans erupted. There was no end to the joy of the fans who started chanting “Perry.. Perry..” and lit the atmosphere of the stadium. However, Perry was in disbelief. As she saw the impact of the ball damaging the car’s window, the Australian batter could not believe her eyes and thought about what she had just done.

On the other hand, the RCB teammates of Perry were in awe of the shot. They looked at the replays and appreciated the shot of Perry. At the same time, players like Sophie Molineux and Sophie Devine had a laugh about the car’s window getting damaged. Ellyse scored a fifty and helped her team score 198 runs with her batting in front of the home crowd.

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Praveen Kumar addresses Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer’s negligence of taking part in Ranji Trophy




Praveen Kumar

Praveen Kumar has given his opinion on the preferences of Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer in recent times. The duo did not take part in the Ranji Trophy matches for their respective teams despite being fit. It did not go well with the Indian Cricket Board which landed the duo without a ventral contract which was announced a few days back.

Praveen Kumar has reacted to the issue recently. The former India pacer claimed that he has been of an opinion on the issue for a long time. Praveen felt that one should definitely earn money but not at the cost of neglecting to play for domestic and national teams. The right-arm pacer felt that players today are having a certain mentality which is not good.

The former pacer claimed that the players have a mindset that they can rest for a month before taking part in the IPL, thereby bypassing playing for their national team or the domestic teams. Praveen felt that the players could not resist letting go of money which they could earn by taking part in the IPL and other T20 leagues (For foreign players).

‘Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun’ – Praveen Kumar

“This thing is now firmly in the mind of players. Mai ek mahine pehle rest kar lunga, fir IPL khel lunga. Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun,” said Praveen in the interview. He claimed that youngsters these days are spoilt and are behind money. The former RCB pacer felt that it is not fair on the part of the young players to neglect the country over the IPL.

Kumar felt that a player needs to maintain a balance between playing for the IPL team and for the country. He felt that money is an important factor, but not at the cost of playing for the national team. “But this is not fair at all. A player needs to balance things. Money is important, but this (giving franchise cricket the priority) is wrong,” said the former Indian bowler in the interview.

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