11. Lockie Ferguson
Ferguson proved why he has been rated so highly, by bowling a great spell of fast-bowling. He also conceded only 24 runs but picked up two wickets.
10. Varun Chakravarthy
Varun Chakravarthy is possibly the most important part of Morgan’s jigsaw puzzle and seems to be improving every day. His 3 for 13 was just another wonderful spell to solidify him as a tough bowler to face.
9. Prasidh Krishna
Barring a couple of loose deliveries in his second over, Krishna’s effort was quite good and it seemed like he was in rhythm. He conceded just 24 from his four overs while picking the wicket of Virat Kohli.
8. Andre Russell
Andre Russell continued his good bowling form this year, by getting the key wickets against RCB. With 10 wickets in this season now, he has a strike rate of just 7.8!
7. Sunil Narine
Narine bowled another spell conceding less than 24 (20 to be precise) runs in four overs. Though he went wicketless, his ability to hold one end is incredible.
6. Dinesh Karthik (WK)
Dinesh Karthik will be back on the field after quite some time and would be looking to rewrite his numbers for this season.
5. Eoin Morgan (C)
Who comes after whom? This is a question for Morgan that can be something to ponder upon.What works to his advantage is the fact that all the players in the middle are flexible. Morgan would though want to hold himself and Karthik for the death overs attack.
4. Rahul Tripathi
In at no. 4, Rahul Tripathi should find a place and should be able to hold on to his place in the side.
3. Nitish Rana
Nitish Rana is one of the top batsmen in the Kolkata side.What is interesting though, it seems that Nitish Rana has been demoted after being backed as an opener during the first leg.
2. Shubham Gill
The Punjab batter was struggling to get a move on during the first leg, but his fluent stroke play was once again visible against RCB. He would be gutted that he didn’t get past fifty, but his 48 runs off 34 balls were quite authoritative.
1. Venkatesh Iyer
Venkatesh Iyer made a fantastic debut in the IPL for KKR. In the previous match, his knock of 41 runs from 27 balls was a breath of fresh air for the Kolkata fans.