5. Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel picked up 32 wickets at an outstanding average of 14.3 in the IPL 2021 season, equalling Dwayne Bravo’s record for the most wickets in a single IPL season. He took a five-wicket haul as well as a hat trick in this season.
4. Faf Du Plessis
Faf Du Plessis is one of the most underpriced cricketers for his experience, innovative batting, and acrobatic fielding skills. He has been a part of this league since 2012 and has been a beloved cricketer of the Chennai Super Kings franchise.
3. Lockie Ferguson
Lockie Ferguson is one of the fastest bowlers going around in the world right now. He is a very few of the bowlers who can bowl consistently at a pace of over 150 kmph. He debuted in the IPL in 2017 for Rising Pune Supergiants and was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 1.6 crores in 2019.
2. Devdutt Padikkal
A prime example of the motto of IPL “Yatra Pratibha Avsara Prapnotihi” – “Where talent meets opportunity” is Devdutt Padikkal who got the opportunity to debut for the Indian team recently. The left-handed opener was signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2020 for the base price of INR 20 Lakhs.
1. Rahul Tripathi
Rahul Tripathi, the batter who used to play an anchor role for the Kolkata Knight Riders, has not been retained by the franchise for the future. He has been representing the IPL since 2017 when he first played for the dissolved Rising Pune Supergiants.