The speedster has been injury-ridden this season. He played one game against LSG and had to miss a few games post that. However, it now seems that he is back for good. This week, he picked up five wickets in the two games that DC had played.
Rabada has been the strike bowler for Punjab this season. He alongside Arshdeep have owned the death overs stage and kept the economy rates in check while also picking up wickets regularly. With a couple more wins, Punjab could well reach the playoffs and if Rabada’s form continues, they can even lift the title for the first time.
One of the most sought after players in T20 cricket, Rashid Khan has evolved into a dependable all-rounder off late. This season itself he has scored runs at crucial times and has formed a dangerous finishing pair with Rahul Tewatia. This week he played only one game and it was against LSG where he was phenomenal with the ball.
Hasaranga, has done well to justify his team’s decision as he sits on top of the purple cap leaderboard with 23 wickets to his name, and the person occupying the second spot is none other than Chahal himself with the same number of wickets.
One season for DC, one for RCB, and now he seems to have landed for good in MI. He bowls in the powerplay as well as death overs and has impressed everyone with his swing and variations. He had a decent game against KKR where he returned with respectable figures of 1-26.
Andre Russell has been a T20 stalwart for nearly a decade now, and he keeps on putting up impressive performances for his team. The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) probably had one of their worst matches this season against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) where they were bundled out for just 101 runs in the second innings.
The hard-hitting Liam Livingstone is finally living up to the hype created around him over the years. He is currently striking at a freakish strike rate of 180.75, with nearly 385 runs so far this season. A more than capable part-time spinner, Livingstone is one of the finest T20 players going around.
The wicketkeeper-batsman from England has had an on-again-off-again kind of a season so far. Although he has had a majority of his success this season at the top of the order, he has shown flexibility by batting in the middle order too. This week, he played two games and scored a fifty in each one of them.
The all-rounder from Australia has been in some fine form since the T20 World Cup last year. After overcoming injury and Covid concerns, he seems to be emulating his good form for DC as well. This week, he has impressed everyone with both bat and ball.
The former Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis has been a valuable pick for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). He provides solidity at the top, can bat through the innings and is also a very fine leader.
Ever since Devon Conway returned to the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) camp post his marriage, his form seems to have touched new highs. He continued his good form against the Delhi Capitals this week, although he had a rare failure in the last match against the Mumbai Indians.