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This article will list the top eleven players who will make the best IPL XI of the 2022 season.

The IPL 2022 has exceeded its expectations, and many defining moments have been witnessed this season. Players have shown their quality in the matches and are spearheading their teams to win. 

Bowlers and Batsmen are competing for the purple and orange cap, and this article will list down the best eleven players who will make the best IPL 2022 XI for now. 

Openers

Jos Buttler is our first opener batsman who has stolen the headlines in many matches in the IPL 2022, thanks to his batting prowess. The blitzkrieg has been phenomenal and rampant this season; he has smashed three tons and is on the verge of etching his name in IPL’s history book. The batsman already has 499 runs to his name in just eight matches and tops the list for the orange cap.  

KL Rahul has been sensational for Lucknow Giants, helping his team in crucial matches. The right-handed batsman has 368 runs to his name and has smashed 2 tons this season, one behind Jos Buttler. He averages 61.33. Hence he is our opener for the IPL 2022. 

Middle-order

After a failed season last year, Shreyas Iyer has illustrated great performance this season for KKR, scoring 248 runs in eight games with an excellent strike rate of 142.  

Suryakumar Yadav missed a few games due to injury, but his return saw a massive boost for MI as he contributed his part in the matches and was decent in the games. His presence keeps the team balanced; although Mumbai is in chaos, Suryakumar has done his part for MI this season. 

Dinesh Kartik might not have scored many runs, but he has helped his team in the batting unit as Kohli is yet to find his form for RCB. And Kartik has stepped up to the plate and stamped his authority in this IPL. 

Despite MI losing all eight games, Tilak Varma has been a brilliant player for Mumbai, and the young talent has been their silver lining for the MI Paltans. He has lived up to his expectations, having scored 272 runs. 

All-rounders

Hardik Pandya boasts a solid pedigree; he is exceptional in batting and bowling. Currently, he is in the top three in the contention for the orange cap and scalped enough wickets to be in this best XI of IPL 2022. 

Andrew Russell has dominated in all the departments for KKR and has been their top batsman and bowler this season. He has notched up 227 runs and 10 wickets in eight games this season. He is the most crucial player for KKR and always delivers on big occasions. He completes the team.  

Bowlers

Yuzvendra Chahal having an impressive IPL 2022 as he leads the purple cap list with 18 wickets. The leg-spinner has done exceedingly well and looks to prove his worth after being dropped from T20 2020 World Cup. Chahal has flourished and will make amends this season to get back to the Indian team once again. 

The 22-year-old pace sensation Umran Malik has been the find of the season so far and already we hear the cricket world echoing the intentions to see the youngster don the blue jersey. He currently is tied with his fellow teammate Natarajan with 15 wickets under his belt and he is just three scalps away from overtaking the purple cap holder- Yuzvendra Chahal. Given the T20 WC is slated to take place in Australia, the inclusion of Malik looks inevitable.

T. Natarajan has defied the odds this season and scalped up 15 wickets, and is third on the list of the purple cap. The KKR’s speedster has been firing all cylinders, and hopefully, he will maintain his form to provide a great balance to his team. 

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