The group stage of the ninth edition of Indian Premier League is over. All eight teams, excluding Rising Pune Supergiants and Kings XI Punjab, have played good cricket. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers salvaged the shrinking ship of Royal Challengers Bangalore as their, especially Virat Kohli’s above the level batting helped RCB to qualify for the playoff from being down in the bottom to now in top two. It was an interesting journey. Teams like Sunrisers Hyderabad, newbie Gujarat Lions, Kolkata Knight Riders qualified for the playoff as their players rose to the occasion when their teams need them the most.
As the group stage gets over, Sportzwiki selected its own playing XI considering the performance of the players till the group stage.