Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag (Credits: Getty Images)

Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag has selected his best XI of the ongoing Indian Premier League. In fact, Sehwag has selected David Warner – who is the highest run-getter of the tournament as his captain. Virender Sehwag picked Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow as his opener. Shikhar Dhawan top-scored for Delhi Capitals as he scored 521 runs in the season in the 16 matches of the season.

Jonny Bairstow had a sublime debut season in the IPL as the England opener scored 445 runs in 10 matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Sehwag also picked KL Rahul in his line-up. Rahul had another good season in the IPL as the flamboyant batsman got 593 runs in 14 matches and he is the second highest run-getter of the season.

IPL 2019: Virender Sehwag Picks his Best XI, Selects David Warner as Captain
Jonny Bairstow and David Warner (Credits: BCCI)

It is a potent side from Virender Sehwag.

The former Indian opener also selected dynamic Rishabh Pant in his team. Pant had another scintillating season for the Delhi Capitals as the southpaw batsman gathered 488 runs in the season in 16 matches.

Sehwag picked David Warner as the captain of his side. The southpaw batsman scored 692 runs in the 12 matches he played for the Orange Army. Andre Russell who was outstanding in this season also finds a place in the side. The combative all-rounder accumulated 510 runs in the 13 innings he played for the Kolkata Knight Riders. Russell also scalped 11 wickets in IPL 2019 and he was the leading wicket-taker for KKR.

IPL 2019: Virender Sehwag Picks his Best XI, Selects David Warner as Captain

No place for MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli.

Hardik Pandya also makes the cut into the team as the all-rounder has amassed 386 runs in the season. Moreover, the talisman Mumbai Indians all-rounder snared 14 wickets in the 15 matches of the edition.

Shreyas Gopal gets a place in Sehwag’s team as the leg-spinner scalped 20 wickets for Rajasthan Royals. Kagiso Rabada who is currently the leading wicket-taker of the season with 25 wickets in 12 matches finds himself in the team. Rahul Chahar who has scalped 12 wickets in 12 matches for Mumbai Indians and Jasprit Bumrah who has taken 17 wickets breaks into Virender Sehwag’s team which he selected while talking to Cricbuzz.

Virender Sehwag’s team: Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (wk),  Andre Russell, Hardik Pandya, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kagiso Rabada.

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