Indian Premier League: Sourav Ganguly follows the trend, picks up his IPL Fantasy XI

Ganguly went with Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir as the opening pair, a combination that highlights the aggressive nature of his philosophy.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Apr 25, 2017, 19:35 PM IST
Indian Premier League: Sourav Ganguly follows the trend, picks up his IPL Fantasy XI

New Delhi: Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has been pretty vocal in his analysis of the ongoing Indian Premier League 2017 season. Be it the pick of the bowlers, batsmen or the way franchises have been operating in different circumstances of the game, Dada has been highlighting the crucial problem areas for different teams ever since the tournament started.

Now, the Prince of Kolkata has followed the trend and picked his IPL 2017 Fantasy XI. (IPL LIVE Blog | Full Coverage)

Ganguly went with Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir as the opening pair, a combination that highlights the aggressive nature of his philosophy.

At no. 3 and No. 4, he picked Steven Smith and AB de Villiers respectively, adding strength and mettle in the middle order, followed by young gun Nitish Rana at no. 5

At no. 6, Manish Pandey was picked by Sourav as the last specialist batsman. At no. 7 and no. 8, wicket keeper batsman Rishabh Pant and all-rounder Sunil Naraine made the cut.

Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Chis Morris were the seamers to complete the XI.

“After much thought and some hard decisions this is my #IPLFantasy dream team. Which players are a part of your team?#VIVOIPL @Sganguly99,” tweeted Ganguly after selecting his squad.

Here's the full list:-

Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir, Steven Smith, AB de Villiers, Nitish Rana, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Sunil Narine, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Chris Morris.

IPL Fantasy League is a real-time tournament in which a member gets alotted points on the basis of players' real performance on the field.