No Raina, Gayle And Warner As Jos Buttler Picks His All-Time IPL XI

No Raina, Gayle And Warner As Jos Buttler Picks His All-Time IPL XI

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler [Image-IPLT20]

England and Rajasthan Royals swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batsman, Jos Buttler, has picked his all-time IPL XI.

Buttler, who smoked a whirlwind hundred against SunRisers Hyderabad-his first in T20 cricket- in the now suspending 14th season of the IPL, recently appeared on CricBuzz where he was asked to name his all-time XI in the cash-rich league.

IPL, Jos Buttler, Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians
Rohit Sharma [Image-IPLT20]
Ignoring the likes of Chris Gayle, David Warner, Jos Buttler picked himself and five-time champion, Rohit Sharma, as the two openers. While the Rajasthan Royals cricketer has amassed 1968 runs in 64 innings, Rohit Sharma is the fourth-highest run-getter (5480) in the history of the T20 League.

The rest of the batting line-up consists of usual suspects sans Mr.IPL Suresh Raina, who was overlooked by Jos Buttler despite being one of the greatest-ever players to ever feature in the competition. Raina, who is a three-time IPL winner, is also the third-highest run-scorer [5491] in the tournament’s history.

AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli
AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

Virat Kohli (6076), AB de Villiers (5056), and three-time IPL winner, MS Dhoni (4669) make up for the middle-order.

Butter picked Kieron Pollard and Ravindra Jadeja as his two all-rounders.

No Raina, Gayle And Warner As Jos Buttler Picks His All-Time IPL XI
Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah [Image-IPLT20]
As far as the bowling unit is concerned, Jos Buttler picked one of the leading wicket-taker in the IPL- Harbhajan Singh- Bhuvneshwar Kumar (the only bowler to win the Purple Cap in consecutive seasons), champion pacer Jasprit Bumrah and the all-time leading wicket-taker in IPL history, Lasith Malinga.

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Jos Buttler’s all-time IPL XI:

Jos Buttler, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni (WK), Kieron Pollard, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah

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