Suresh Raina and Malinga are absent from AB de Villiers’ IPL all-time playing XI. He has also not given a place to Virat Kohli for this special role.
AB de Villiers selected IPL all-time playing XI
AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli’s friendship in the IPL arena is well known. Both are like Jai and Veeru for their team Royal Challengers Bangalore. This yari looks like a lot on the cricket field. However, AB de Villiers did not appear while choosing the IPL all-time playing XI. They will tell you why we are saying this. But before that, de Villiers’ selected playing XI will have to be seen.
South Africa’s star cricketer has selected the first opener Virender Sehwag, who has played from Delhi Daredevils, in the IPL of all time playing XI. Whereas, Rohit Sharma of Mumbai Indians has been kept as the second opener. In a conversation with Cricbuzz, De Villiers said, “Last night I thought about making IPL all the time. I thought that keeping myself in it, I want to see what my team looks like. So I have chosen Sehwag and Rohit for the opening. ”
Bets on these players in middle order
AB has selected his friend Virat Kohli for number 3 in the middle order. He has placed himself at number four. However, he has also named Steve Smith and Kane Williamson as contenders for number 4. De Villiers has selected Ravindra Jadeja and Ben Stokes for the role of an all-rounder in the team.
Kohli does not trust Dhoni for captaincy
Now the question comes to the captain of AB de Villiers’s all-time playing XI. So, the South African cricketer has chosen Mahendra Singh Dhoni for this important role, not choosing his friend and RCB captain Virat Kohli. Dhoni has made CSK champion 3 times under his captaincy. At the same time, the title for Captain Virat Kohli is still far away. This is a big reason that he has trusted Dhoni more than his friend. Anyway, Virat Kohli is also very convincing of Dhoni’s captaincy.
He was given a place in bowlers
AB de Villiers has commanded fast bowling in the hands of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaspreet Bumrah, and Kagiso Rabada among the bowlers of his all-time playing XI of IPL. However, Rashid Khan of Afghanistan is the only spinner to make a place in his playing XI.
AB de Villiers’s IPL all-time playing XI
Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson / Steve Smith / AB de Villiers, Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni (Captain and Keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Jaspreet Bumrah, Kagiso Rabada.