5. Yuzvendra Chahal

In the 2022 edition, Chahal has picked 17 wickets in six matches and is the leading wicket-taker in the tournament. He recently finished with figures of 5/40 off five overs against KKR and is all set for his best ever IPL season. Although RCB have done well in the initial matches they still have a space to fill with a quality spinner, who picks wickets in a consistent manner for them.

4. Shubman Gill

Ahead of the 2022 auction, the team chose Shubman’s partner, Venkatesh Iyer as one of the retentions. The debutants Gujarat Titans availed the services of the stylish top-order batter, who has not disappointed them so far. In six matches, Shubman has scored 200 runs at a strike rate of 151.52.

3. Avesh Khan

Avesh finished with a total of 24 wickets in 16 matches at an economy of 7.37, was the second-highest wicket-taker in the tournament, and was one of the key reasons for the team’s entry into the playoffs in IPL 2021. However, he was not retained by the franchise ahead of the mega auction. In this edition, he has impressed again with 11 wickets in six appearances.

2. Faf du Plessis

In the finals of the 2021 edition, Faf smashed 86 off 59 against KKR to push CSK to post a strong total of 192, and ultimately win their fourth title as well. However, he was not retained by CSK in 2022, and is plying his trade as a leader for RCB. In six appearances, he has scored 154 runs at a strike rate of 123.20.

1. Quinton de Kock

In the 2021 edition, Quinton scored 297 runs in 11 innings at an average of 29.70, but the team could not seal the playoffs spot. His performances were not bad, but he did come under the radar of the team management, who chose Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, and Suryakumar Yadav as their retention picks. In the 2022 edition, Quinton is featuring for LSG and has scored 212 runs in six innings at an average of 35.33.