11. Jasprit Bumrah

Since his IPL debut in 2013, he has picked 130 wickets in 106 matches with an economy of 7.41. His Yorkers are lethal and almost picks wickets in all the matches he plays. Apart from being a wicket-taking bowler, he also controls the run flow in the other end and makes the world-class batters struggle against him.

10. Yuzvendra Chahal

It is also to be noted that he has evolved as the leading wicket-taker of the RCB team in just playing eight years in a fourteen-year-old franchise. Chahal will partner with the highly experienced Ravichandran Ashwin in the RR squad and this duo is expected to deliver their magic.

9. Deepak Chahar

This 30-year-old player was featured in the auction this year and he triggered a bidding war between the teams. He attracted the interests of Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rajasthan Royals, and finally, CSK bought him back for a huge INR 14 crores and is the second costliest buy of this auction. Chahar is one of the finest talents in the contention right now.

8. Shardul Thakur

In his appearance in 61 IPL matches, he managed to take 67 wickets with an economy of 8.89. He is yet to display his batting proficiency in the IPL but is a much-improved batter lower down the order. Thakur was not retained by CSK and couldn’t get him back in the auction as he was sold for Delhi Capitals for a price of INR 10.75 crores. It would be exciting to see this player’s role in DC’s campaign.

7. Ravindra Jadeja

With the ball, he has 127 scalps with an economy rate of 7.61. The team trusted in the ability of this player and he has delivered the utmost to the team. For his all-round performance, he was retained for a price of INR 16 crores ahead of MS Dhoni this year. He is certainly the best senior all-rounder in this league.

6. Venkatesh Iyer

He displayed fearless batting at the top order and set the momentum of the team high. He also took three wickets with an economy of 8.11. Iyer also went on to represent the Indian limited-overs side. He was retained by KKR ahead of the auction and it will be nice to see this player in flow again.

5. Rishabh Pant

The reason for this hike is due to his explicit performances for the team. He has played 84 IPL matches till now and has 2,498 runs in his kitty with an amazing strike rate of 147.46. Pant was promoted as the captain of DC in 2021 and led the team to qualifiers. He was then assigned as the permanent skipper of the side and now has all the factors to lead the team to their maiden title.

4. Ishan Kishan

Ishan has played a total of 61 IPL matches and has gathered 1452 runs with a strike rate of 136.33. He was selected in the 2021 T20 World Cup squad of India ahead of senior players. Ishan is a future prospect and hence the teams fought hard to own this player and he won’t disappoint the team for his expensive buy.

3. Virat Kohli

This legendary batter is the top scorer in this league and stands tall with 6,283 runs in 207 IPL matches with a strike rate of 129.95. Virat is the only player who has been playing the IPL for the same franchise since 2008. He is such a player that the team always revolves around him.

2. Shikhar Dhawan

Despite having a good run in the previous seasons for Delhi Capitals, Dhawan was not retained. However, he was the first pick in this year’s mega auction and will represent Punjab Kings and this is the sixth franchise, he plays for. Dhawan will guide the young team with his experience and will be their team’s key player.

1. Rohit Sharma

This year, as the teams had to be revamped, and as they could retain only four of each team’s players, the Mumbai side without any dubiety, retained Rohit Sharma as their number one player. Hitman has now taken over the captaincy of the Indian side in limited-overs and his confidence would be at an all-time high. He is definitely a player to look upon.