11. Avesh Khan (LSG)

Against his former team Delhi Capitals, even though he went for a few runs upfront, he came back well to tighten the screws at the fag end of the innings. His new franchise will expect a lot from him in the future as Lucknow chase the elusive title in their debut year.

10. Jasprit Bumrah (MI)

Although he had an average match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), he was at his brilliant best against Rajasthan Royals (RR). In his stipulated quota of four overs, he picked up three wickets and gave away literally nothing in the final few overs.

9. Yuzvendra Chahal (RR)

This week he played against both of his previous franchises, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore, and picked up two wickets in each of those games. In the match against Bangalore, Chahal bowled an absolute stunner to knock off David Willey. He was also instrumental in running out Virat Kohli, a wicket that almost won them the game.

8. Pat Cummins (KKR)

Now, he isn’t even your regular all-rounder. He is a mighty fine bowler, one of the best going around, who can wield the willow if required. And boy did he assault the Mumbai bowlers that day. Even Jasprit Bumrah wasn’t spared, and poor Daniel Sams went for 35 runs in his final over.

7. Shahbaz Ahmed (RCB)

He was promoted ahead of even Karthik and the Bengal all-rounder repaid the faith shown in him by smashing four fours and three sixes during his 26-ball 45 runs knock. A more than a useful left-arm spinner, Shahbaz Ahmed is a multi-purpose T20 player, any captain’s delight.

6. Dinesh Karthik (RCB) (WK)

An IPL veteran, the 36-year-old Karthik has played as many as 216 games. Having scored more than 4000 runs, he has taken big-hitting to a different level in the past four years or so. He also has safe hands behind the stumps and will keep wickets for this side too.

5. Shimron Hetmyer (RR)

This week, the southpaw played two crucial knocks, both in the presence of Jos Buttler. Against Mumbai Indians, he played a quickfire knock of 35 runs in just 14 balls at a strike rate of 250. Against Royal Challengers Bangalore he scored 42 runs but at a relatively lower strike rate of 135.48.

4. Liam Livingstone (PBKS)

The dangerous Liam Livingstone is touted as one of the most destructive T20 batsmen. Still, he hasn’t quite set IPL on fire yet. This year might finally be the year for him though. In IPL 2022, he has scored more runs in four matches than in the past three years combined, which also tells you that he hardly played in the past three seasons.

3. Tilak Varma (MI)

Young Tilak Varma has been the talk of the town after Mumbai Indians pulled off another scouting heroics as they picked the 19-year-old in the auction. So far, he hasn’t disappointed his team one bit. Batting at No.3 and 4, he has scored 121 runs so far in just three matches at an amazing strike rate of 161.33.

2. Jos Buttler (RR)

Even though he has scored only 2173 runs, he boasts a strike rate of almost 150. This week, he stroked a sublime 100 (68) against Mumbai Indians to power his side to a comfortable victory. He followed it with a fine 70 (47), where he dealt in sixes only, although this knock came in a losing cause.

1. KL Rahul (LSG) (C)

Rahul has been fantastic with his captaincy skills too, as was evident during his side’s defense of 169 runs against the Sunrisers where the Super Giants went on to win the match from an improbable situation. So far, he has led Lucknow from the front and will hope to continue the good work for the rest of the season.