1. Steve Smith
There is no doubting Smith’s class as a player and his contributions for Australia during crunch games, but the management as well the Smith himself would know how scoring briskly can put pressure onto the opposition.
2. Rohit Sharma
Rohit’s runs came at a comparatively low strike rate of 127.42. It is surprising because the elegant right-hand batter gets his eye in and then starts to take on the bowlers. But this year, the fluency as well attacking play for MI was missing.
3. Eoin Morgan
His strike rate during these matches is just 102.47. It is clear that the teams are bowling short to him and are not giving him width or pitching it up. The poor-looking strike rate just ahead of the T20 World Cup does not augur well for the England team
4. Chris Gayle
The southpaw scored only eight sixes and tells some story about how Gayle likes to play the T20 format. For PBKS, he batted at number three and was in the team to play the anchor role. The West Indian failed to do that during this year’s IPL.
5. Virat Kohli
It has been a frustrating year for the batter, who likes to take on the opposition. It is still not clear whether Kohli would open the innings alongside Rohit Sharma, but one thing is certain that he needs to work on the strike rate.