IPL is incomplete without overseas players. Some players have become like family to some teams. We have seen some of the greatest overseas players playing in IPL and making their careers. In this article, we have done a fun exercise in which we have made IPL’s all-time overseas players playing 11.
Here is the playing 11
- David Warner
- Chris Gayle
- Shane Watson
- AB De Villiers
- Kieron Pollard
- Andre Russell
- Sunil Narine
- Rashid Khan
- Dwayne Bravo
- Dale Steyn
- Lasith Malinga
The top order of our overseas comprises of three legends. David Warner, Chris Gayle, and Shane Watson.
David Warner is the most successful overseas player in IPL. He is also an IPL winning captain with Sunrisers Hyderabad and his nickname of Mr. Consistent he got for his consistency in IPL.
Chris Gayle is the best entertainer to ever play in the IPL. He is undoubtedly the best opener in the history of IPL. His time with RCB was the best of his IPL career.
Shane Watson is at No.3 as he has shown his class in IPL and he will always be one of the greatest overseas players to ever play in the IPL. His time with Chennai Super Kings was the best in his career also with Rajasthan Royals in starting.
In middle order we got AB De Villiers, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine.
The superman, Mr 360 of cricket AB De Villiers is the fan’s favourite. He is the most loved overseas player in India. He was a pure entertainer and while playing for RCB he was at his best. Although his IPL career ended without any trophy.
For No.5 we got another West Indian and one of the best to hit a cricket ball, Kieron Pollard is a very strong part of IPL and Mumbai Indians. He saved MI many times and he will surely be their greatest matchwinner.
Andre Russell the all-rounder is at No.6 and Russell being the third West Indian to be featured in our list shows how much West Indies players are loved in IPL. Andre Russell can hit massive shorts. He has been KKR’s greatest match-winner in the past few years.
Sunil Narine is at No.7 for his all-rounder abilities. As Narine can also open the innings in batting and otherwise, he is a world-class spinner and has amazing records in IPL.
In bowlers, we have one spinner all-rounder Rashid Khan and three pacers of different calibres Dwayne Bravo, Dale Steyn, and Lasith Malinga.
Rashid Khan is presently IPL’s most successful overseas spin bowler. Khan has an amazing economy and he can bat too.
Our first pacer is none other than the highest wicket-taker in T20Is Dwayne Bravo has a massive impact on IPL with his bowling. Bravo plays for Chennai Super Kings and the past many years he has been their best death-over bowler. His slow in swinging yorkers are what made him special.
Our second pacer is South African speedster Dale Steyn who has played for many franchises in IPL. Dale Steyn is one of the best and also, he is a great wicket-taking bowler. He is meant to be in our playing 11.
Our last pacer and highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL, Lasith Malinga. Malinga is one of the strongest reasons for Mumbai’s success in IPL. He was a great match-winner. With unorthodox action and precise yorkers, he was the most dangerous bowler.