Picking the best XI of the tournament is kind of like the Oscars- you pick the best performer for a particular role. For instance, you pick the best batsman in an opening role or the best bowler in a miserly role. And what you end up with is the “Dream Team” of the tournament.
One caveat before we begin our selection- we are looking at players who have participated in at least six matches, long enough for them to have shown consistency over a number of matches. As a result, one-hit wonders like Manish Pandey, Charl Langeveldt and R Ashwin are not considered. Here is the IPL 2009 Dream Team.