An XI of the greatest ever IPL players
With the eleventh season of the IPL just months away, here's an XI of players that have ruled the previous ten editions.
IPL is about to complete its ten years and has played a vital role in changing the way the game is played now. It was the first franchise-based T20 league that had the glamour and the money comparable to the football ones. It is also responsible for the growth and acceptance of the T20 as a form of cricket.
Now after ten years, IPL is no longer just a cricket league, it's a festival now, which is celebrated all over the world. Its impact has been such that every other cricketing nation now has a franchise based T20 league in their country, yet none has been as successful as the IPL.
Australia's Big Bash comes the closest, but with Indian players not participating in it, its viewership is still not quite like the IPL's. However, the IPL's contribution to the world cricket is much more than the financial revenue it has generated, it has given the world cricket players like Shaun Marsh, David Warner, R Ashwin and many more, who went on to play Test cricket for their respective countries.
With the best league in the world turning ten, let's create an XI that has defined the IPL over the years.