Hero ISL 2022-23: Khuri Irani picks team of Matchweek 11

Hero Indian Super League (ISL) anchor Khuri Irani picks her team for Matchweek 11 of the Hero ISL 2022-23 season.

Khuri chose a mix of players from six different clubs in her playing XI, consisting of one foreign player in defence, two in midfield, and one in attack.

For the pick of head coach, she chose Mumbai City FC’s Des Buckingham for being the only manager to take home full points in an away win in this matchweek.

Here goes Khuri Irani’s Team of the Week:

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Goalkeeper:

Vishal Kaith (ATK Mohun Bagan)

I was torn between Amrinder Singh and Vishal Kaith, but in the end, Kaith’s abilities were tested more. His brilliance helped ATK Mohun Bagan keep the clean sheet.

Defenders:

Narender Gahlot (Odisha FC)

It was a very stiff attack from ATK Mohun Bagan that he was put up against but he did a brilliant job of it. Given his age, I feel he’s really matured from the boy we have seen first come into the Indian national team to what he’s become now, a lot of maturity shown by him.

Anwar Ali (FC Goa)

What a revelation this boy has turned out to be. I’m just so happy he’s finally living his dream. Although some might say that he gave away the penalty, clearly in hindsight, we can see that he hadn’t. He didn’t do anything to deserve that so he completely deserves the Hero of the Match.

Mourtada Fall (Mumbai City FC)

Fall came into the starting eleven after a long time but made us realise why he’s a contender for being in the starting eleven in the first place.

Sahil Panwar (Odisha FC)

He did the best job at left-back and covered a lot of ground, and had a good reading of the game. Phil Brown said he has seen him come a long long way since his FC Pune City days.

Midfielders:

Danish Farooq (Bengaluru FC)

He scored the winning goal for Bengaluru FC in front of the home crowd. We know what it meant for him and he has been fighting for that pedestal for a really long time, so he deserves to be in the starting eleven. 

Lalengmawia Ralte (Mumbai City FC)

He is a no-brainer. He deserves to be in every starting eleven week-in, week-out.

Adrian Luna (Kerala Blasters FC)

Luna is a maverick. If anyone asks why he is in the team of the week then that person should be questioned, not Luna’s involvement.

Greg Stewart (Mumbai City FC)

He is brilliant in the front, adds so much value to every team that he’s a part of. Once again, he was prolific for Mumbai City FC.

Sahal Abdul Samad (Kerala Blasters FC)

Sahal started the scoring for Kerala Blasters FC. The only thing I want to see after putting him in my team of the week is that we can silence the critics who say that he has to be taken off after the 65th-70th minute. I wish at some point, through this league, we start to see him as a 90 minute player, hopefully.

Forwards:   

Noah Sadaoui (FC Goa)

I think Noah right now is the best foreign signing of this season.

Head Coach:

Des Buckingham (Mumbai City FC)

Buckingham is the only manager to win an away game and also posted the biggest win margin in this matchweek

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