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IPL 2018: One Player from each of the 8 Teams who should be brought back into the Playing XI

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32.38K   //    15 May 2018, 12:04 IST

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The 11th season of the Indian Premier League is heading to its business end and with the exception of Delhi Daredevils, all the teams are still in the hunt for a spot in the Playoffs. Surisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings have already qualified while the others are trying hard to make it to the playoffs.

The teams have made a number of changes in their playing X1 over the course of the tournament and a few of them have a settled combination while a majority of the teams are still making some changes to their Playing X1 in every game they play.

A settled team often leads to better results but what is more important than having a settled team is having the right players in the right positions and all the eight teams can do better in this aspect.


Mumbai Indians- Mustafizur Rahman

Mumbai Indians had a struggling start to the IPL with the team losing 5 of their initial 6 games. In order to perform better, Rohit Sharma started changing the team combination to weed out the under-performers but in that process, he removed an in-form Mustafizur Rahman from the XI.

Rahman is one of the best bowlers in the world when it comes to T20s and is a definite pick in any team. He is a brilliant death bowler and can be a useful bowler for the team in the middle overs as well.

Rahman bowled brilliantly in the 6 matches that he played for Mumbai this year and he picked up 7 wickets at an impressive strike rate of 20. He almost won the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in a low scoring encounter as he bowled a brilliant 19th over in that match.

Pat Cummins was brought into the side at his expense but he hasn't been utilized by Rohit as a batsman and he is ineffective as a bowler. JP Duminy is in the side as a batsman but he has batted in only a single match and it is therefore important for the side to replace Cummins with Mustafizur as it would help Mumbai in improving their bowling strength.

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