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RCB All-Time XI – Consistently Inconsistent

RCB All-Time XI….this is a tough one.

The Royal Challengers from Bangalore. They have so far remained just that- challengers, not champions. Can they win it this time in 2020?

Only time will tell, but let us reflect back and look at the All-Time XI of RCB.

The Catch

  • Gayle, Kohli, and ABD – the three stars RCB has revolved around, but then who else?
  • Kohli has played 177 games for RCB, ABD-126, Gayle-85, Chahal-83, and Vinay Kumar-64. The next in line is Zaheer Khan with mere 44 games.
  • Bangalore gave the Indian team Dravid & Kumble, but do they even find a place in the XI?

The Highlights

  • 2009, 2011, 2016 – (Runners Up), 2010, 2015 – (3rd)

MY RCB All Time XI

  1. Chris Gayle (2011-2017)
  2. Virat Kohli (2008-2019)
  3. Parthiv Patel (2014-2019) – WK
  4. Jacques Kallis (2008-2010)
  5. AB De Villiers (2011-2019)
  6. Ross Taylor (2008-2010)
  7. Robin Uthappa (2009-2010)
  8. Yuzvendra Chahal (2014-2019)
  9. Anil Kumble (2008-2010) – Captain
  10. Zaheer Khan (2008-2013)
  11. Umesh Yadav (2018-2019)

Honorable Mentions: Manish Pandey (2009-2010), Rahul Dravid (2008-2010), Dale Steyn (2008-2010, 2019)

Does it look like my bowling is not that strong? You are probably right and have just answered why RCB have yet to win an IPL.

Audience Poll – RCB All Time XI

  • Pick 11 players from the list – with 4 foreign players maximum.
  • You need to have a wicketkeeper and at least 5 bowling options.

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Do check out our All-Time XI for (1) RR/KKR and (2) KXIP/DC.

Sources: Cricinfo StatsCricinfo IPL All-Time XI

Image Courtesy: Virat KohliNAPARAZZI / CC BY-SA 2.0; AB De Villiers – paddynapper / CC BY-SA 2.0; Chris GayleNAPARAZZI / CC BY-SA 2.0; Rahul DravidChubby Chandru / via CC 2.0

IPL All-Time XI: KXIP and DC

Day 2 of IPL All-Time XI: KXIP and DC!

Today, Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey forged a remarkable partnership to seal a memorable win for Australia, resulting in England’s team first ODI loss at home in 4 years.

Guess what? Maxwell will be representing Kings XI Punjab this season, while Carey will be playing for the Delhi Capitals, so let us talk about them today.

KXIP and DC – Who Are They?

DC and KXIP – these teams are an enigma. They have some of the best players but never manage to go far in the tournament barring a season here or there.

Delhi Capitals, formerly the Delhi Daredevils have had players like ABD, Dilshan, David Warner, even Andre Russell and Gautam Gambhir, Dinesh Karthik from the Indian contingent. For some reason, they performed well after they were released by Delhi.

Alright, Ready for the VOTING? Tip: Both teams have bought great players on paper in the past, but can you remember if they actually performed well with KXIP or DC?

The Catch:

  • Amla, Sangakkara, and Jayawardene all had good records at KXIP but did they play enough?
  • Virender Sehwag and Irfan Pathan are present in both lists, will you pick them in either? Does Yuvi even make it for Punjab?
  • Chris Gayle was a star for RCB, but has he done enough for KXIP?

Kings XI Punjab

Highlights: 2014 (Runners-Up), 2008 (3rd)

Audience Poll – KXIP – All Time XI

Pick 11 players from the list – with 4 foreign players maximum. You need to have a wicketkeeper and at least 5 bowling options.

My Kings XI Punjab – All Time XI

Well, here is our All-Time XI for KXIP. We have highlighted the 4 foreign players in our XI.

  1. Shaun Marsh (2008-2017)
  2. KL Rahul (2018-2019)
  3. Glenn Maxwell (2014-2017)
  4. George Bailey (2014-2015) – Captain
  5. David Miller (2012-2019)
  6. Wriddhiman Saha (2014-2017) – WK
  7. Axar Patel (2014-2018)
  8. Ravichandran Ashwin (2018-2019)
  9. Piyush Chawla (2008-2013)
  10. Parvinder Awana (2012-2014)
  11. Sandeep Sharma (2013-2017)

Honorable Mentions: Kumar Sangakkara (2008-2010), Adam Gilchrist (2011-2013), Praveen Kumar (2011-2013), Andrew Tye (2018-2019)

Audience Poll Results

  1. KL Rahul
  2. Virender Sehwag
  3. Shaun Marsh
  4. George Bailey – Captain
  5. Glenn Maxwell
  6. Yuvraj Singh
  7. Wriddhiman Saha – WK
  8. Axar Patel
  9. Sandeep Sharma
  10. Andrew Tye/ Mitchell Johnson (Tie)
  11. Piyush Chawla

Some Votes: Adam Gilchrist, Manan Vohra, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin

Less than 2 Votes: Kumar Sangakkara, Mandeep Singh, Paul Valthaty, Parvinder Awana, Praveen Kumar

Audience Poll – DC

Highlights: 2009, 2012, 2019 (3rd), 2008 (4th)

My DD/DC – All Time XI

  1. Virender Sehwag (2008-2013) – Captain
  2. David Warner (2009-2013)
  3. Sanju Samson (2016-2017)
  4. Shreyas Iyer (2015-2019)
  5. Rishabh Pant (2016-2019) – WK
  6. JP Duminy (2014-2016)
  7. Chris Morris (2016-2019)
  8. Amit Mishra (2008-2019)
  9. Umesh Yadav (2010-2013)
  10. Morne Morkel (2011-2013)
  11. Shahbaz Nadeem (2011-2018)

Honorable Mentions: Kagiso Rabada (2017-2019), Mohammad Shami (2014-2018), Kedar Jadhav (2010-2015), Quinton de Kock (2014-2016)

DC XI – Audience Poll

  1. David Warner
  2. Virender Sehwag – Captain
  3. Shikhar Dhawan/ Prithvi Shaw (Tie)
  4. Ab De Villiers/ Kevin Pietersen (Tie)
  5. Shreyas Iyer – Wicketkeeper
  6. Rishabh Pant
  7. JP Duminy/ Chris Morris/Morne Morkel (Tie)
  8. Amit Mishra
  9. Kagiso Rabada
  10. Umesh Yadav/Irfan Pathan (Tie)
  11. Shahbaz Nadeem

Less than 2 Votes: TM Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Gautam Gambhir, Quinton de Kock, Dinesh Karthik, Sanju Samson, Kedar Jadhav, Ashish Nehra, Dirk Nannes

COMMENT BELOW to share your XI or if we missed a player you would have liked. Share, subscribe to the blog, and enjoy!

And visit this post if you missed our All-time XI with RR and KKR and RCB.

Sources: Cricinfo StatsCricinfo IPL All-Time XI

Image Courtesy: Yuvraj Singh – lensbug.chandru / via CC 2.0; Virender Sehwag – Flying CloudIndian Cricket Team / via CC 2.0; David Warner – Original photograph: NAPARAZZI Flikr Crop: Ham105 / CC BY-SA 2.0 ; George Bailey – NAPARAZZI / CC BY-SA 2.0; David Miller – NAPARAZZI / CC BY-SA 2.0; ABD Villiers – Deon Maritz from Cape Town, South Africa / via CC 2.0; Adam Gilchrist – Nick-D / CC BY-SA 3.0

Cricket All-Time World XI – With a Twist

Creating fantasy World XI? We have all been here before. There is just one issue—there are just too many good players across eras. So, here is our new series on creating our World XIs, with a twist of specific constraints. In all of our posts, we will limit the category of players after ODI cricket began.

Today’s twist:

Build a Test and ODI World XI so that (1) there is a maximum of two players per country in the XI and (2) a player is not repeated in both lists.

The catch:

There are some greats that could easily fit in both teams. For example, Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, and AB De Villiers are fan favorites and a versatile players, but which list are you going to put them in?

Test World XI:

  1. Sir Alastair Cook (Eng)
  2. Graeme Smith (SA) – Captain
  3. Kumar Sangakkara (SL) – WK
  4. Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)
  5. Brian Lara (WI)
  6. Steven Smith (Aus)
  7. Jacques Kallis (SA)
  8. Kapil Dev (Ind)
  9. Shane Warne (Aus)
  10. James Anderson (Eng)
  11. Muttiah Muralitharan (SL)

Honorable Mentions: Rahul Dravid (Ind) , Dale Steyn (SA), Courtney Walsh (WI), Richard Hadlee (NZ)

ODI World XI:

  1. Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)
  2. Chris Gayle (WI)
  3. Ricky Ponting (Aus) – Captain
  4. Virat Kohli (Ind)
  5. Vivian Richards (WI)
  6. AB De Villiers (SA)
  7. MS Dhoni (Ind) – WK
  8. Shakib Al Hasan (Bang)
  9. Wasim Akram (Pak)
  10. Waqar Younis (Pak)
  11. Glenn McGrath (Aus)

Honorable Mentions: Brett Lee (Aus), Daniel Vettori (NZ), Virender Sehwag (Ind), Adam Gilchrist (Aus)

Well, only choosing two out of Sehwag, Kohli, Tendulkar, and Dhoni or Gilchrist, Ponting, Warne and Mcgrath was always going to be a tough task…

Anyway, send us your World XIs and let us know what you think in the comments section below! Stay tuned for the next fantasy team, where we will build an ODI World XI with exactly one player from each World Cup.

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