11. Lockie Ferguson
Lockie Ferguson has managed to be impactful with the ball in every game. He has 12 wickets in the five matches of the UAE leg and was once again in action against RCB.
10. Varun Chakravarthy
Chakravarthy bowled an economical spell against Bangalore, shelling only 20 runs in his four overs. Along with Shakib and Narine, he has formed an amazing spin trio, which has been key to this side’s success.
9. Shivam Mavi
Mavi had a bit of an off day against RCB but is expected to make the XI on the back of some good show with the ball in preceding games.
8. Shakib Al Hasan
He kept things tight with the ball giving only 24 runs from four overs. He later scored nine runs from six balls to take his side home, when things were getting a little out of hand. However, if Andre Russell is deemed fit, KKR won’t hesitate in replacing Shakib with him.
7. Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine had the game of his life against RCB. He dismissed the big three of the opposition, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Glenn Maxwell along with Srikar Bharat, who was in form coming into the eliminator.
6. Dinesh Karthik (WK)
Karthik too was not aggressive during his 12-ball 10 in the eliminator. But, his dismissal has raised questions over his shot selection given the situation the match was in.
5. Eoin Morgan (C)
Captain Morgan would be a little happy with his two not-out knocks in the last two matches. Against RCB, he made just five runs, but he eventually sealed the deal for KKR in the tight finish.
4. Rahul Tripathi
Rahul Tripathi is a much-improved cricketer in recent times, and the Indian selectors will be closely watching his progress.
3. Nitish Rana
Rana was calm during his 25-ball 23. Though some may say that he gave away his wicket at a very wrong time, the damage was almost done by then.
2. Shubham Gill
Shubman Gill has shown signs of a return to form, and most importantly, there has been a consistent run for him. He showed two fifties coming into the playoffs and ended as a top scorer in the eliminator with his 18-ball 29.
1. Venkatesh Iyer
Iyer, on the other hand, stayed longer than Gill but ended up scoring only 26 runs from 30 balls. That knock might seem of a lot of value but it certainly was given the conditions and match situation.