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IPL 2024: Team Of The Tournament

The 17th edition of the IPL was a spectacle of record-breaking performances, with teams setting high scores and players hitting massive sixes and breaking records.


The 17th edition of the IPL was a spectacle of record-breaking performances, with teams setting high scores and players hitting massive sixes and breaking records. After a thrilling campaign of 74 matches, Kolkata Knight Riders clinched the title, dominating Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final on Sunday. Let’s look at the IPL 2024 Team of the Season.

Virat Kohli – Royal Challengers Bangalore

741 runs @ 61.75, SR: 154.69

Scoring 741 runs at a strike rate of 154.69, Kohli was a nightmare for spinners and secured the Orange Cap (most runs). His prowess wasn’t just limited to spin; he demolished pace attacks, especially during the powerplays.

Sunil Narine – Kolkata Knight Riders (Player of the Tournament)

488 runs @ 34.85, SR: 180.74

17 wickets @ 21.64, ER: 6.69

Player of the Tournament, Narine excelled as an opener and bowler. His transformation into a top-order aggressor was remarkable, tallying 488 runs and bagging 17 wickets, blending deadly strike rates with economical bowling spells.

Sanju Samson – Rajasthan Royals

531 runs @ 48.27, SR: 153.46

Sanju Samson delivered his best season in 2024, scoring the highest runs and most 50-plus scores of his career with a stellar strike rate of 153.46. He dominated early, amassing 471 runs in the first 11 games at a striking 163.54 rate.

Riyan Parag – Rajasthan Royals

573 runs @ 42.30, SR: 149.21

Riyan Parag emerged as a key player for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2024, scoring nearly as many runs this season as in his previous five – 600 runs in 44 innings. Parag’s consistency was notable, with seven 40+ scores in 14 games, second only to Virat Kohli.

Heinrich Klaasen – Sunrisers Hyderabad (wicketkeeper)

479 runs @ 39.91, SR: 171.07

Klaasen was pivotal in several chases, his quickfire fifties setting up or finishing games strongly. His batting in clutch moments, particularly in the playoffs, underscored his value.

Shashank Singh – Punjab Kings

354 runs @ 44.25, SR: 164.25

Emerging as a dependable finisher, Singh’s performances were headline-grabbing, from his explosive half-centuries to his consistent late-innings surges that gave Punjab several competitive totals.

Andre Russell – Kolkata Knight Riders

222 runs @ 31.71, SR: 185

19 wickets @ 15.52, ER: 10.05

Russell’s contributions this season extended beyond his explosive batting; his 19 wickets were crucial, and his death overs bowling was as lethal as ever.

Pat Cummins – Sunrisers Hyderabad (Captain)

18 wickets @ 31.44, ER: 9.27

Cummins excelled in leadership and with the ball, guiding his team through tight situations with his tactical acumen and consistent performances.

Jasprit Bumrah – Mumbai Indians

20 wickets @ 16.80, ER: 6.48

Despite Mumbai’s struggles, Bumrah shone brightly, his 20 wickets coming at an impressive economy, making him one of the tournament’s standout bowlers.

Varun Chakravarthy – Kolkata Knight Riders

21 wickets @ 19.14, ER: 8.04

Chakravarthy had his best season yet, picking key wickets and maintaining tight overs, crucial for Kolkata’s strategy, particularly against aggressive batting line-ups.

T Natarajan – Sunrisers Hyderabad

19 wickets @ 24.47, ER: 9.05

Natarajan’s ability to close out innings and defend low totals was phenomenal, making him a key asset in Hyderabad’s bowling arsenal.

*Honourable mentions: Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Rajat Patidar, Harshal Patel, Tristan Stubbs.

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