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    CricketNext's IPL XI

    • One of the highest scorers in this IPL, his strike-rate, and a slight matter of wicketkeeping to boot.

    • The most consistent Indian batsman on show, Raina narrowly missed out on becoming IPL's first Indian centurion. Terrific fielder, bowled economically too.

    • Scored fifties galore when Mumbai Indians lost wickets early. Live-wire of a fielder.

    • Makes the XI more for his bowling efforts than batting. Although he did give the cherry a fair pounding.

    • Made impossible run chases possible or came ridiculously close. Had a hat-trick to boot as well as other crucial wickets.

    • Rajasthan's lone shining star this season. Batted with sense, can bowl tight overs and fields well.

    • The captain of the tournament, Kumble took over with Bangalore sliding down the ranks ever so quickly. Perhaps the best spinner on show in the IPL too.

    • Despite a stellar show, was disappointing not to see him in India's World T20 squad. Swung the ball a mile, took wickets by the heaps.

    • Regained his form and how. Used the slower ball to terrific effect at the death.

    • The best bowler in the IPL. Was impossible to get him away. Can bowl yorker upon yorker and follow up with a superbly disguised slower ball.

    • Hayden has been the undisputed No. 1 when it has come to opening the innings in this IPL, Orange Cap or not.