IPL 2018: Match 8, RCB vs KXIP – Most Valuable and Liable player of the game

Umesh Yadav won his 7th man of the match award for his bowling figures of 3/23 in the game.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore team celebrates a wicket. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Royal Challengers Bangalore’s bowlers turned out to be crucial in handing the first win of the season for their team and bringing an end to their losing streak at home. The Chinnaswamy Stadium was set to produce a high-scoring game given the way KXIP began their innings. However, Umesh Yadav pulled things back for his side with three wickets in a single over. The visitors never came fighting back as they finished with only 155 on the board before they were bowled out in the final over.

The KXIP spinners made the chase a bit tough for the home team but AB de Villiers’ 40-ball 57 helped them to cross the line. According to the CricTracker’s player algorithm, the South African earned a highest of 62 lakhs for his match performances. His fellow South African earned 53.5 lakhs for his three dismissals behind the stumps and a 45-run knock. Aaron Finch turned out to be the liable player of the game as the Australian bagged a duck on his KXIP debut. Brendon McCullum also had no contribution towards the game but was part of the winning XI.


The Kings XI Punjab skipper was the best performer for his side as he sparkled with both bat and ball. He recorded his highest IPL score of 33 without which KXIP never crossed the 150-run mark. Ashwin took wickets with consecutive deliveries in his final over to pull his team back into the game. His match performances earned him a value of 61 lakhs as per CT’s player value algorithm. KL Rahul continued to justify his price tag of 11 crores as he scored a quickfire 47 with the bat. His match performances earned him 52.75 lakhs.


Umesh Yadav‘s man of the match performance earned him a solid 36.5 lakhs for his 3-wicket haul. After a forgettable debut at the Eden Gardens, Kulwant Khejroliya shined in his second game with two wickets in his four overs. His match performances were valued at 24 lakhs as the left-arm was valued 3.95 times his average match salary for this season. De Kock’s match performances were valued 2.68 times his average match salary as he was bought by the RCB for only 2.8 crores.