Cricket Analysis

IPL 2024: Best playing XI of the season

Virat Kohli won the Orange Cap for finishing IPL 2024 as the leading run-scorer with 741 runs.

The IPL 2024 came to a close after an absolute peach of a roller coaster ride of emotions for over two months. In the end, two best teams, Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad made it to the final. KKR beat SRH by 8 wickets to win the third IPL title.

Case in point, the players of the respective teams gave absolutely everything in the games and entertained the fans in the best scene. While several batters and bowlers performed well, only some maintained a great deal of consistency to help the team over the course of the journey.

Let’s now take a look at the best IPL XI of the tournament. The players have been picked solely based on their performances.

1. Openers: Virat Kohli and Sunil Narine

Virat Kohli
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Sunil Narine has been primarily responsible for escalating the team’s scoreboard with his blistering batting exploits. He took the opposition bowling attacks to the cleaners as he was smashing sixes with relative ease, especially when the balls landed in his arc.

He was adjudged the Man of the Series for his stellar contribution as an all-rounder. The Caribbean scored 488 runs as an opener including 3 fifties and a century this season. Let’s not forget that he ticked the boxes with the ball, accounting for 17 dismissals in 14 matches.

Virat Kohli has been the most consistent batsman in IPL 2024 season. He played a sensible brand of cricket wherein he scored runs when it mattered the most. Overall, he finished the season as the leading run-getter with 741 runs in 15 games at an average of 61.75 including 5 fifties and a century.


Notably, he was the one who led RCB’s batting attack by example more often than not. RCB knocked CSK out of the competition to qualify for the playoffs. However, they lost to RR in the Eliminator.

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