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IPL 2018: Best XI from the League phase

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5.90K   //    21 May 2018, 15:34 IST

The league phase of the 2018 Indian Premier League finished on Sunday with the Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders and the Rajasthan Royals making it through to the Playoffs.

The 56-match phase of the competition saw some excellent individual performers who helped their side taste success on more than one occasion.

Here is a look at the best XI from the league phase of the competition:


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Hard
to look beyond KL Rahul due to his performance with the bat this season

KL Rahul

The right-hander almost single-handedly carried the batting fortunes of the Kings XI Punjab, amassing a whopping 659 runs in 14 matches at a strike-rate of 158.41. However, despite those performances, the team could not make it through to the Playoffs simply because Rahul did not the support he desired from the rest of his teammates.

However, those exploits with the bat has earned the right-hander a place in the Indian squad for the tour of England and he will look to take this form to the Old Blighty as well.

Ambati Rayudu

For the past several seasons, Rayudu had become one of the permanent members of the Mumbai Indians setup. However at the auction this year, he was snapped by the Chennai Super Kings and what a buy he has proved to be.

586 runs in 14 matches at a strike-rate of 153.40 puts him only behind Rahul at the 4th position for the leading run-scorers. With his team in the knockout stage, he has a chance to surpass his fellow Indian in the upcoming few matches.

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