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IPL 2018: Best Indian XI after week 1

Vishwi
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Suryakumar Yadav has found form early in IPL 2018

IPL 2018 has got off to a great start with all teams looking equally strong on paper and every player wanting to step up and perform for his team. There were a number of fantastic performances with both bat and ball this week and the current season of this lucrative T20 tournament promises to be bigger and better than ever.

It is very important for the players to start the tournament positively and find form quickly as teams can't afford to allow them their own sweet time to settle into the rigorous demands of this league.

Let's take a look at the top Indian performers in the first week of IPL 2018.


Openers

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#1 KL Rahul

Kings XI Punjab shelled out a massive Rs. 11 crores to acquire the services of KL Rahul. He justified his price tag by smashing the fastest ever IPL fifty, off just 14 balls, in the very first game of the season for KXIP.

Rahul currently has a mind-boggling strike rate of 198.52. He looks in great form and will hope to carry on in similar fashion all through the season. Rahul is a serious contender for the orange cap this year.


#2 Shikhar Dhawan

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After David Warner was ruled out, Shikhar Dhawan has taken the onus upon himself to score runs at the top of the order for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He has scored 130 runs in 3 matches at a more than decent strike rate of 141.3.

He is back to his menacing best and will hope to make a serious impact for SRH in IPL 2018. Dhawan's form augurs well for India with the upcoming tour of England.

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