IPL 2021 was halted midway after few players and support staff members were affected by Covid-19. The tournament was postponed by BCCI with immediate effect on May 2, 2021, after the completion of 29 matches. However, the 29 nail-biting matches managed to thrill cricket fans to a great extent, although for a short period.
BCCI has decided to conduct IPL 2021 second phase during September-October later this year. The IPL 2021 second phase will be conducted in UAE.
The first leg of IPL’s 14th edition witnessed impressive performances from domestic and overseas players. Among the domestic players, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, and KL Rahul bagged the limelight with their batting. Among Indian bowlers, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, and Rahul Chahar were in the spotlight.
However, there are also many overseas players who showcased a spectacular performance in the first leg of the tournament. Here we look at the best overseas XI of the first leg of IPL 2021.
IPL 2021 2nd Phase: Best Overseas XI Of The First Leg
Faf Du Plessis
Faf du Plessis is part of Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021. The South African player was fabulous with his batting in the tournament. Batting as an opener, he was the highest run-scorer of Chennai Super Kings with 320 runs in 7 matches.
The right-handed batsman was the 3rd highest run-scorer in the tournament and smacked 4 half-centuries, along with an unbeaten 95 in one game. Plessis had an average of 64 and an incredible strike rate of 145+. He will be the best choice for the opener in the best overseas XI of IPL 2021 first leg.