Fans pick all-time greatest IPL team; Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni make the cut

In a thrilling culmination of cricket fandom, over 1.6 million passionate fans participated in a monumental vote conducted by Star Sports to curate the ultimate Indian Premier League (IPL) dream team.

The electrifying poll, hosted on one of cricket’s biggest platforms, saw enthusiasts from around the globe cast their votes, making their voices heard in selecting the crème de la crème of IPL talent. After intense deliberation and fervent voting, the dream team lineup emerged, showcasing a powerhouse of talent and skill, reflecting the collective sentiments of millions of cricket aficionados.

The Dream Team

After rigorous voting and deliberation, the final dream team comprises a formidable lineup of seasoned veterans and dynamic newcomers who have left an indelible mark on the IPL stage.

Top Order

Virat Kohli: Renowned for his consistency and leadership, Kohli secures a spot at the top of the order, bringing his unmatched batting prowess to the team.

Chris Gayle: The ‘Universe Boss’ earns his place with his explosive batting style and ability to single-handedly turn the game in his team’s favor.

Suresh Raina: A stalwart of the IPL, Raina’s experience and versatility make him an invaluable asset in the team’s top order.

AB de Villiers: Known for his innovative stroke play and extraordinary athleticism, De Villiers adds flair and firepower to the batting lineup.

Middle Order

Shane Watson: A true all-rounder, Watson’s ability to contribute with both bat and ball makes him a vital component in the middle order.

MS Dhoni: The iconic captain and wicketkeeper-batter, Dhoni’s tactical acumen and finishing prowess make him an automatic choice as the prime member of this team.

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All-Rounders and Bowlers

Ravindra Jadeja: With his exceptional fielding, handy batting, and effective spin bowling, Jadeja brings balance and depth to the team.

Yuzvendra Chahal: The leg-spinner’s ability to pick up crucial wickets and contain runs adds potency to the team’s bowling attack.

Ravichandran Ashwin: A master of spin, Ashwin’s guile and experience make him a formidable force in the bowling department.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Renowned for his swing bowling and ability to strike early, Bhuvneshwar provides crucial breakthroughs with the new ball.

Jasprit Bumrah: The death overs specialist, Bumrah’s accuracy and ability to bowl yorkers make him lethal in the latter stages of the innings.

Impact Substitutes and Coach

David Warner: A dynamic opener and a successful IPL captain, Warner offers depth to the batting lineup and valuable leadership as an impact substitute.

Suryakumar Yadav: A rising star in the IPL, Suryakumar’s aggressive batting style and ability to perform under pressure make him a valuable addition to the team.

Hardik Pandya: A power-hitter and reliable bowler, Pandya’s all-round abilities make him a versatile option in the squad.

Sunil Narine: The mystery spinner’s ability to bamboozle batters with his variations adds an extra dimension to the team’s bowling arsenal.

Stephen Fleming: The decorated former New Zealand cricketer and successful IPL coach, Fleming’s strategic acumen and man-management skills make him the ideal coach for this dream team.

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