The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 was accomplished on Sunday when Gujarat Titans (GT) defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) to win the title of their maiden season at Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad.
After the conclusion of the fifteenth season of the cash-rich league, many consultants of the sport have come up with their team of the tournament. Newest to affix the bandwagon is former England batter Kevin Pietersen.
The English cricket legend, who had hung out in Mumbai and Pune for the commentary duties, picked three gamers from the finalists’ Titans and Royals, two from Lucknow Tremendous Giants (LSG), and one every from Punjab Kings (PBKS), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Beginning with the openers, Pietersen went with Jos Buttler and Quinton de Kock. Notably, Buttler received the orange cap as he completed IPL 2022 with 863 runs to his identify, together with 4 centuries. De Kock, however, was third on the listing of main run-getters, with 508 runs in 15 video games.
Relating to the center and decrease middle-order, Pietersen picked the likes of KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Liam Livingstone, David Miller and Rahul Tewatia. Rahul (616 runs), Pandya (487 runs), Livingstone (437 runs), Miller (481 runs) and Tewatia (217 runs) all made notable contributions to their respective groups this 12 months.
On the bowling entrance, the cricketer-turned-commentator named the spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal together with the tempo pair of Umran Malik and Josh Hazlewood. Chahal received the purple cap this 12 months after ending with 27 wickets to his identify in 17 matches. Equally, Ashwin (12), Malik (22) and Hazlewood (20) have additionally had a memorable season with the ball.
Right here is Kevin Pietersen’s IPL 2022 ‘Crew of the Match’:
Jos Buttler, Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Liam Livingstone, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Josh Hazlewood.