11. Trent Boult
Trent Boult has returned wicketless twice in the last three outings, one of which was the last game when he leaked 30 in three overs.
10. Jasprit Bumrah
what must have been pleasing for the team would be Jasprit Bumrah’s returns, as he claimed 2/24 after a couple of expensive outings.
Nathan Coulter-Nile, who did not pick a wicket but ensured to keep things tight at his end, giving just 19 in his four overs.
8. Rahul Chahar
But, since the UAE leg has started, his form hasn’t been all that good. He has picked up only two wickets in four matches and hasn’t been really successful.
7. Krunal Pandya
Krunal did not bat against Punjab, however, he returned with figures of 1/24 from his full quota of overs, which included bowling inside the powerplay.
6. Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard sent down only a solitary over but scalped two wickets in it before scoring a quick-fire 15 during the chase to earn the Player of the Match award.
5. Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya found his lost mojo back in the previous game, standing tall until the end to hit the winning runs. He struck four fours and two sixes in his 30-ball 40, however, he is yet to take up his duties with the ball.
4. Saurabh Tiwary
While Tiwary has not been the most fluent option in the middle-order, he has done enough to hold his place in the side. He scored a 37-ball 45 in the last game, to help his team recover after the early blows that had reduced them to 16/2.
3. Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav’s IPL 2021 average is 17.18. He has scored 189 runs in 11 innings at a strike just a shade under 129. None of these looks apt for a batter of his calibre.
2. Quinton de Kock
Against Punjab, he scored less than a run-a-ball (27 off 29) before being cleaned up by Mohammed Shami.
1. Rohit Sharma
He missed the season-resuming encounter against CSK due to a knee niggle and followed that by two unconverted starts – 33 against KKR, 43 against RCB. Against Punjab, Ravi Bishnoi had the better of him, as he was sent back for 8 off 10.