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Best XI of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy which can beat IPL 2019 Champions Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians boast of a strong unit with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard and Jasprit Bumrah.

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Manish Pandey and KL Rahul
Manish Pandey and KL Rahul. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Indian domestic season is up and running and both the premier white-ball tournaments have come to an end. Karnataka were the winners in both the Vijay Hazare and the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. In fact, it was their second Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on the bounce.

There were multiple stars who did well and there are other youngsters who impressed as well. A few Indian internationals also took part and they had their moments too. Thus, with the premier domestic T20 tournament coming to an end, here we list out an XI. This is not a regular best XI from the tournament. It is one that can beat the current IPL champions, Mumbai Indians (MI).

Mumbai Indians boast of a strong unit. The likes of Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, the Pandya brothers, Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga form the core of the side.

Thus, we form the best XI from the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy that can topple MI:

Devdutt Padikkal

Devdutt Padikkal
Devdutt Padikkal. (Photo Source: Twitter)

There is absolutely no doubt that Devdutt Padikkal will be one of the first names on the team sheet. The Karnataka opener has had a fabulous season so far. He has been Karnataka’s best batsman across the white-ball season.

He finished the Vijay Hazare Trophy with 609 runs at an average of 67.66. The left-hander was the highest run-getter and he even scored five fifties and a couple of hundreds. Padikkal continued his rich vein of form in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy as well. He topped the run charts once again and scored 160 more runs than the second-placed Ruturaj Gaikwad.

Padikkal amassed 580 runs at an average of 64.44 and a strike-rate of 175.75. Invariably, he gave Karnataka solid starts and set the platform at the top of the order. He has been one of the reasons for Karnataka’s success this season.

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