We all know that the Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja and Siddharth Kaul has played together for the Under-19 Indian team. But the interesting thing is the former spinner of Kolkata Knight Riders, Iqbal Abdullah wa a also part of Virat Kohli’s Under-19 team in the year of 2008.
Over the years, the left-arm orthodox bowler, Abdulla has been a hot-pick at the auctions of IPL. He has been a part of various franchises in the history of Indian Premier League. Abdullah has played for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals before donning the jersey of Kolkata Knight Riders. The spinner has played 49 games and could pick just 39 wickets at an average of about 30 in his IPL career.
During the quarantine period, the cricketers opens about their favourite captain, favourite moments, favourite team and many more. Iqbal Abdulla follows the same trend as he has announced his best 13-member squad of Indian Premier League.
The legendary South African, AB de Villiers and the in-form opener, Rohit Sharma will open the innings for his team. The most consistent duo of IPL – Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina will bat at third and fourth spot.
The destructive all-rounders, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell and Hardik Pandya are the finishers of the team, while the former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni will be the wicket-keeper, batsman and captain. He could pick only one specialist pacer in the form of Jasprit Bumrah.
While Ravichandran Ashwin and Rashid Khan will handle the spin duties, Ravindra Jadeja and Iqbal Abdulla will act as the 12th and 13th man of the team.
Here is the all-time IPL XI of Iqbal Abdulla:
AB de Villiers, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (Captain and Wicketkeeper), Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rashid Khan, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja (12th) and Iqbal Abdullah (13th).