Probable Playing XI in IPL 2017 Matches

What will be the best playing XI for teams in IPL 10?

IPL 2017 playing XI

IPL 2017 predicted XI of all eight teams is placed here. With the teams heading into a brand new season of the Indian Premier League, we take a look at the best starting combinations for all eight teams. These combinations do not take into account availability issues due to international commitments and injuries. The best playing 11 of IPL 2017 teams is placed below.

Probable XI for Rising Pune Super Giants

  1. Steven Smith (Captain)
  2. Ajinkya Rahane
  3. Faf Du Plessis
  4. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
  5. Ben Stokes
  6. Manoj Tiwary
  7. Baba Aparajith / Rajat Bhatia
  8. Mayank Agarwal
  9. Adam Zampa
  10. Ashok Dinda
  11. Shardul Thakur

Steve Smith will take over as skipper from MS Dhoni this season which should allow the former Indian skipper to play with more freedom in the number four slot. Du Plessis, Smith, Stokes and Zampa are the other internationals on the first XI with Rahane, Baba Aparajith, Ashwin, Tiwary, Dinda and Ishwar Pandey making up the rest of the side. They are lacking in a quality new-ball bowler going into the tenth edition of the IPL.

Probable XI for Gujarat Lions

  1. Jason Roy / Dwayne Smith
  2. Brendon McCullum
  3. Suresh Raina (Captain)
  4. Dinesh Karthik
  5. Dwayne Bravo
  6. James Faulkner
  7. Ravindra Jadeja
  8. Dhawal Kulkarni
  9. Praveen Kumar
  10. Shadab Jakati / Shivil Kaushik
  11. Munaf Patel

The Lions had a superb first season in the IPL last season when they finished on top during the league stage before capitulating during the playoffs. Smith McCullum and Raina form a solid top three while Bravo, Faulkner and Jadeja will be the backbone of the side with both bat and ball. Jakati will be an important player this season while Munaf’s experience should help the Lions during those crucial death overs.

Probable XI for Royal Challengers Bangalore

  1. Chris Gayle
  2. Virat Kohli (Captain)
  3. AB De Villiers
  4. Shane Watson
  5. Pawan Negi
  6. Kedar Jadhav
  7. Iqbal Abdulla
  8. Yuzvendra Chahal
  9. Tymal Mills
  10. Stuart Binny
  11. Mandeep Singh

Shane Watson and Tymal Mills will be their frontline bowlers while Iqbal Abdulla, Stuart Binny and Yuzvendra Chahal complete the bowling lineup. Chahal will be the strike bowler for the team after impressing for India in recent T20 outings. They bat quite deep with Jadhav in the side but it is the top five batsmen in this team who are likely to make the difference in the RCB playing 11. IPL 2017 RCB teams players is placed here.

Probable XI for Kolkata Knight Riders

  1. Gautam Gambhir (Captain)
  2. Robin Uthappa
  3. Yusuf Pathan
  4. Rishi Dhawan
  5. Chris Lynn
  6. Shakib Al Hasan
  7. Suryakumar Yadav
  8. Piyush Chawla
  9. Sunil Narine
  10. Trent Boult
  11. Umesh Yadav

The two time champions are likely to play the all-rounder Shakib, bowlers Narine and Boult and Chris Lynn to strengthen their batting lineup. The Knight Riders do not have a whole lot in terms of bench strength but the first XI looks quite balanced.

Probable XI for Kings XI Punjab

  1. Gurkeerat Singh
  2. Shaun Marsh
  3. Glenn Maxwell (Captain)
  4. David Miller / Eoin Morgan
  5. Manan Vohra
  6. Wriddhiman Saha
  7. Darren Sammy / Marcus Stoinis
  8. Axar Patel
  9. Mohit Sharma
  10. Varun Aaron
  11. Sandeep Sharma / T Natarajan

Shaun Marsh and Glenn Maxwell missed IPL 9 but will be crucial for the side in the tenth edition of the competition. Eoin Morgan at his price was an inspired choice after playing superbly well for England in India. Darren Sammy must play if he is on the roster with the West Indian adding balance to the side. Vijay and Patel are likely to make a big difference while Aaron will look to remain injury free in a bowling lineup that should also feature Natarajan.

Probable XI for Delhi Daredevils

  1. Karun Nair
  2. Sanju Samson
  3. Chris Morris
  4. Jayant Yadav
  5. Rishabh Pant
  6. Mohammad Shami
  7. Zaheer Khan (Captain)
  8. Amit Mishra
  9. Kagiso Rabada
  10. Shreyas Iyer
  11. Sam Billings

Sanju Samson has had a bit of a haywire time in domestic cricket but one would back him to come good in the IPL. Four South Africans – Duminy, Morris, de Kock and Rabada – get the nod. The side could have done with one or two decent Indian batsmen but they have one of the best bowling lineups in the entire IPL.

Probable XI for Mumbai Indians

  1. Rohit Sharma (Captain)
  2. Parthiv Patel
  3. Ambati Rayudu
  4. Jos Buttler
  5. Lendl Simmons / Karn Sharma
  6. Kieron Pollard
  7. Hardik Pandya
  8. Harbhajan Singh
  9. Jaspreet Bumrah
  10. Vinay Kumar / Krunal Pandya
  11. Lasith Malinga

Arguably the most balanced side on paper. Plenty of options with both bat and ball. They have batsmen who can hit the ball out of the park – Buttler & Pollard – as well as those who play smart cricket – Rohit, Parthiv and Rayudu. Their bowling lineup is pretty strong with Malinga and Bumrah leading the charge followed by Pandya, Vinay Kumar and Harbhajan.

Probable XI for Surnrisers Hyderabad

  1. David Warner (Captain)
  2. Shikhar Dhawan
  3. Yuvraj Singh
  4. Moises Henriques
  5. Kane Williamson / Mohammad Nabi
  6. Naman Ojha
  7. Deepak Hooda / Ricky Bhui
  8. Ashish Nehra
  9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  10. Mustafizur Rahman
  11. Mohammad Siraj / Bipul Sharma

The defending champions could have really done with a quality spinner. While they did dig deep for Rashid Khan, his inclusion could see Mustafizur or Henriques miss out. With Mustafizur playing a key role last season, he is unlikely to be dropped. If Henriques were to be excluded, the team will lose its balance with too much pressure on the top four batsmen. Having said that, the side have three very good bowlers in Nehra, Kumar and Mustafizur and enough batsmen to keep the opposition on their toes at all times.

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