The 2020 Indian Premier League drew to a close with Mumbai Indians deservedly laying their hands on a second consecutive title. Rohit Sharma and his men were on a different level to the rest of the teams throughout the competition in a complete team effort across the past seven weeks in the UAE.
Since the start of the tournament in October, we have been picking the Team of the Week with help from our social media followers. To pick our Team of the Season, we’ve narrowed down the top performers to 22 players before putting them to a vote on our Instagram stories.
After a 24-hour voting period in which two players jostled for each position, this is the final XI.
KL RAHUL – KINGS XI PUNJAB (WK)
Having racked up runs consistently in the past three editions, KL Rahul took it up a notch in 2020 by bagging his maiden Orange Cap. The elegant batsman’s other conquests this season included a second IPL ton, while he also registered five half-centuries.
Rahul’s 670 runs came at an average of over 55, although he did struggle to up the rate of scoring at times. His opening partnership with Mayank Agarwal turned out to be a prolific one for KXIP as the two players plundered nearly 1,100 runs between them over the course of the campaign.
DAVID WARNER – SUNRISERS HYDERABAD (C)
He took his time to get into the swing of things in the UAE, but David Warner did manage to peak at the right moment for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Only Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan scored more runs than the Australian in the campaign and his performances helped power Hyderabad’s late charge to the play-offs.
While he will be disappointed to not lead his team over