8. Nicholas Pooran- Punjab Kings
Coach Anil Kumble and skipper KL Rahul have trusted Pooran and he will look to pay by scoring runs for the franchise. Also, he will look to play as a finisher in the team and help PKBS lift its maiden title.
7. Anrich Nortje- Delhi Capitals
During the first leg of the 14th edition of IPL Nortje could not get vital wickets. But with IPL set to return in UAE from September 19, the pacer will be vying for crucial wickets at the top.
6. Dinesh Karthik- Kolkata Knight Riders
The 36-year-old also said that he wishes to play T20Is for India. With a good performance in the UAE leg of IPL, Karthik can surely remind the selectors and KKR management that he is not done yet.
5. Shreyas Gopal- Rajasthan Royals
With the pitches in UAE suitable for spinners, the youngster will be looking to add more wickets to his already impressive CV and will eye retention when the auctions take place in 2022.
4. Krunal Pandya- Mumbai Indians
Krunal Pandya made heads turn when he was purchased for a whopping amount of over 8 crores in the 2018 IPL auction. Scouted by John Wright in 2013-14, the senior Pandya has been with the franchise for four years.
3. Manish Pandey- Sunrisers Hyderabad
Karnataka batter Manish Pandey has not quite managed to play impactful knocks for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) as he would have liked to.The Karnataka batter would love to score some brisk runs. He has so far racked up 3461 runs in 151 IPL games
2. Glenn Maxwell- Royal Challengers Bangalore
After a mediocre season of IPL for Punjab Kings in the last edition of IPL, Glenn Maxwell made a grand comeback for RCB earlier this year. The ‘Enigma’ of the IPL rose like a phoenix and scored consistent runs for his new team.
1. Ruturaj Gaikwad- Chennai Super Kings
With a more consistent performance at the top of the order, the CSK franchise might look to retain a young player in Gaikwad for the next three years. He has so far scored 400 runs in 13 IPL games at a strike rate of 124.61.