IPL 2021 might have come to an abrupt end due to the rising COVID-19 cases; however, the 29 matches held gave the fans plenty of moments to remember. Similar to the previous IPL editions, this year’s season also witnessed some uncapped players displaying consistency. It proved the point yet again that the marquee T20 league is where talent meets opportunity.
Furthermore, some players used the opportunity to stake their claim for the T20 World Cup later this year. They have indeed made an irrefutable claim through their performances, and their sensational consistency by defying pressure and challenging conditions summed up the season for now. The return of IPL 2021 will need careful planning and arrangements, but the 29 matches contested thus far have given the best 11 players of the season.
We reflect on the best XI of IPL 2021:
Shikhar Dhawan was arguably in the form of his life as he consistently produced match-winning knocks for the Delhi Capitals. Shikhar Dhawan ended the season with 380 runs in eight matches at 54.28 with a healthy strike rate of 134.28. The left-handed batsman made three fifties en route to his golden run.
Dhawan’s highest score of 92 came against the Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai when he spearheaded a chase of more than 190. Jhye Richardson claimed his wicket by disturbing his stumps; however, he had taken Delhi to the doorstep of victory. The southpaw formed a fearsome opening partnership with Prithvi Shaw, one of the significant reasons for the Capitals’ dominance.