IPL 2014: Players who showed their best – Team of the Year

Editor Sportzwiki / 03 June 2014

The seventh edition of the Indian Premier League became history just a night ago with Kolkata Knight Riders go home as Champions. This was one of the season in which the tournament saw several turning points. Over 170 players from around the world participated in the tournament that spanned for 46 days. This season also saw many new faces unleashed themselves to the cricketing fraternity. Whereas some reputed players like Chris Gayle, Kevin Pietersen, Dale Steyn and Yuvraj Singh were mere flops. We bring you the IPL team of the year which has been chosen from a probable of 20 top performers in the tournament.

The Probables for IPL Team of the Year:

  1. Robin Uthappa (KKR)- 660 runs @ an average of 44

  2. Dwayne Smith (CSK)- 566 runs @ an average of 35.77

  3. Virender Sehwag (KXIP)- 455 runs @ an average of 26.76

  4. David Warner (SRH)- 528 runs @ an average of 48

  5. Suresh Raina (CSK)- 523 runs @ an average of 40.23

  6. Glenn Maxwell (KXIP)- 552 runs @ an average of 34.50

  7. Rohit Sharma (MI)- 390 runs @ an average of 30.00

  8. Manish Pandey (KKR)- 401 runs @ an average of 30.84

  9. MS Dhoni (CSK)- 371 runs @ an average of 74.20

  10. David Miller (KXIP)- 466 runs @ an average of 44.60

  11. Shakib Al Hasan (KKR)- 227 runs @ an average of 30.00 & 11 wickets at an economy of 6.68

  12. Akshar Patel (KXIP)- 17 wickets at an economy of 6.13

  13. Ravindra Jadeja (CSK)- 19 wickets at an economy of 8.15

  14. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH)- 20 wickets at an economy of 6.65

  15. Sunil Narine (KKR)- 21 wickets at an economy of 6.35

  16. Mitchell Starc (RCB)- 14 wickets at an economy of 7.49

  17. Mohit Sharma (CSK)- 23 wickets at an economy of 8.39

  18. Lasith Malinga (MI)- 16 wickets at an economy of 6.45

  19. Sandeep Sharma (KXIP)- 18 wickets at an economy of 8.81

  20. Harbhajan Singh (MI)- 14 wickets at an economy of 6.47


Among these twenty probables, the Orange Cap holder Robin Uthappa and Purple Cap holder Mohit Sharma are certainties in the playing XI led by MS Dhoni. The Playing XI constitutes five frontline batsmen, one wicket keeper, a solitary All Rounder, three pacers and a lone spinner.

Uthappa’s opening partner has to be a toss-up between Dwayne Smith and David Warner. Warner being used as a middle order batsman for Sunrisers in the majority of the tournament makes him to leave way for Smith to accompany Uthappa at the top.

Glenn Maxwell and Suresh Raina pick themselves in the middle order of the IPL Team of the Year. Raina has been consistent throughout the tournament and despite failing in the last three-four matches, Maxwell has been the reason behind Kings XI’s fairy tale run in the tournament. Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma just edges out Man of the Match in the finals Manish Pandey for the remaining slot in the middle order.

As far as the wicket keeper is concerned, there should be no second thoughts in picking Mahendra Singh Dhoni who also takes the role of finisher. Find of the tournament Akshar Patel earns a spot as the bowling All Rounder in the side ahead of Shakib Al Hasan who misses out of the IPL Team of the Year due to the maximum limit of four foreigners in a playing XI.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar leads the pace attack that includes the purple cap holder Mohit Sharma and Lasith Malinga. Malinga, in spite of missing the last few games for Mumbai, has picked up 16 wickets in 10 matches. He was economical with the ball and can be handy in the death overs.

Sunil Narine is the obvious pick for the role of a spinner in the IPL Team of the Year. Shakib Al Hasan has been chosen as the 12th man.

IPL Team of the Year:

Player Name

Team Name

Robin Uthappa

Kolkata Knight Riders

Dwayne Smith

Chennai Super Kings

Suresh Raina

Chennai Super Kings

Glenn Maxwell

Kings XI Punjab

Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt)

Chennai Super Kings

Akshar Patel

Kings XI Punjab

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunil Narine

Kolkata Knight Riders

Lasith Malinga

Mumbai Indians

Mohit Sharma

Chennai Super Kings


Kings XI Punjab Coach Sanjay Bangar has been named as the coach of IPL Team of the Year.

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