Zimbabwe’s cricket talisman, Brendan Taylor, during a recent interaction with his fans, enlisted his all-time XI in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Taylor, who lately made a comeback into the Zimbabwe cricket team, was also part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad roster during the 2014 IPL season. He picked his IPL XI during an Instagram Live session with Cricket Addictor on Monday.
In the opening slot, Taylor placed West Indies’ legend Chris Gayle who has featured for three franchises thus far, in all editions of the tournament.
Alongside Gayle, the Zimbabwe middle-order batsman paired him up with swashbuckling Indian opener Virender Sehwag.
The middle-order of Taylor’s best IPL XI of all-time is bolstered by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) teammates, AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli. The two are masters of the current generation of batters in the modern-day cricket.
Also, the finishers of Taylor’s lineup are none other than Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni. The duo have finished several games for both India as well as franchise cricket.
Further, the all-rounders in the team are CSK stalwart Ravindra Jadeja and KKR ace Sunil Narine. The bowling lineup is propelled with the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga and Ravichandran Ashwin.
Bumrah and Malinga have featured together for Mumbai Indians quite a while now. They have also won IPL titles under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. Ashwin, on the other hand, moved from Kings XI Punjab to Delhi Capitals, after a successful stint at CSK.
Taylor’s all-time IPL XI:
Chris Gayle, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Sunil Narine, Ravichandran Ashwin, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
Brendan Taylor is one of the most underrated batsmen in contemporary cricket. Internal turmoil in Zimbabwe Cricket led to Taylor’s topsy-turvy career.