8) Punjab Kings – KL Rahul
The Punjab Kings (PBKS) skipper was looking good in the first half of IPL 2020 as well. He scored 331 runs in 7 innings and had an average of 66.20. He has scored the second most number of runs in IPL 2021 as of now.
7) Rajasthan Royals – Chris Morris
The Proteas all-rounder was purchased for a large amount in the IPL 2021 auctions by the Rajasthan Royals (RR). He justified it by his performance in the first phase of IPL 2021. The RR all-rounder picked 14 wickets in the first half of IPL 2021.
6) Kolkata Knight Riders – Lockie Ferguson
The Kiwi pacer has been superb in the shortest format of the game. His express pace is something KKR might just need. Besides, he was really good in the previous IPL season which took place in UAE.
5) Delhi Capitals – Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan has been sensational in the toughest T20 league, to say the least. Not many players have been as good as him of late. The Indian opener has aggregated more than 1400 IPL runs since 2019.
4) Sunrises Hyderabad – Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan has been synonymous with the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for quite a while now. You wouldn’t find too many players as impactful as him right now. The Afghan sensation has a knack of changing the game in just a few overs.
3) Royal Challengers Bangalore – AB de Villiers
The superstar scored 207 runs in the six innings. He had an average and strike rate of 51.75 and 164.28 respectively. Thus, RCB fans would hope and pray that ABD continues his good form.
2) Mumbai Indians – Jasprit Bumrah
When it comes to impact, he is right up there. Jasprit Bumrah has been one of the best seamers in the world for quite a while now. MI owe a lot of their success over the last few years to him.
1) Chennai Super Kings – Sam Curran
The all-rounder adds balance to the XI as he is a genuine all-rounder. Predicting him to be CSK’s most impactful player in the UAE leg is an absolute no-brainer. Thus, CSK fans would hope that he continues his good IPL form.