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Former South African batsman JP Duminy has picked his all-time IPL XI in which he selected Virat Kohli to lead the team. Surprisingly, there was no place for CSK captain MS Dhoni and his deputy Suresh Raina. In fact, Duminy has not followed the rule of only four foreign players in the team and he has selected nine overseas whereas only two Indian players were able to break into the side.
Chris Gayle and Adam Gilchrist open the batting for JP Duminy. Gayle has scored 4484 runs in 125 IPL matches at an average of 41.13 and a blistering strike rate of 151.02. Gilchrist had led Deccan Chargers to glory in the second edition of the IPL in South Africa and he keeps the wickets for JP Duminy. The Australian southpaw scored 2069 runs in 80 IPL matches.
JP Duminy has come up with some surprises in his team
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, who has led the team to record four titles bats at one down for the Proteas batsman. The stylish batter has scored 4898 runs in 188 IPL matches. Virat Kohli, who leads the team bats at number four and he is the highest run-getter of the tournament as he scored 5412 runs in 177 IPL matches.
AB de Villiers makes the cut into the side as the attacking batsman has scored 4395 runs in 154 IPL matches. Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell are the two all-rounders in the side for JP Duminy. Pollard has scored 2755 runs in 148 IPL matches and he has also scalped 56 wickets. Russell has snared 55 wickets in 61 IPL games whereas he scored 1400 runs at a blistering strike rate of 186.
Brett Lee and Lasith Malinga are the fast bowlers in the side whereas Muttiah Muralitharan and Imran Tahir are the two spinners. Lee took 25 wickets in 38 IPL matches whereas Malinga is the highest wicket-taker with 170 wickets in 122 matches.
Murali bagged 63 wickets in 66 IPL matches whereas Imran Tahir has claimed 79 wickets in 55 matches.
JP Duminy’s all-time IPL XI:
Chris Gayle, Adam Gilchrist, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Brett Lee, Muttiah Muralitharan, Lasith Malinga, Imran Tahir.