11. Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal meanwhile, has been the star performer for the Royals with the ball and is currently at the top of the purple cap race as well. The leg spinner has picked up 11 wickets in 4 games at an impressive economy rate and continued his wicket-taking form in the previous game with 4 for 41 in his 4 overs.

10. Prasidh Krishna

Prasidh Krishna started the tournament with a bang but has faded off in the last few games and the Royals will expect him to be back at his best again in the upcoming fixture. The speedster picked up 1 for 35 the previous game and he has always had the raw pace along with swinging the new ball as well.

9. Trent Boult

Trent Boult bowled one of the best deliveries in this IPL edition with a brilliant inswinging delivery from around the wicket to KL Rahul in the very first ball of the innings. The left-arm seamer has played a vital role in the Royals' bowling lineup and he finished with 2 for 30 in his 4 over spell in the previous game.

8. Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin hasn't been among the wickets column much this season but certainly has been holding up the scoring rate and has formed an excellent partnership with Chahal from the other end.

7. Kuldeep Sen

Kuldeep Sen came into the lineup at the expense of Navdeep Saini and straightaway was impressive clocking some high speeds in his debut IPL game. The Madhya Pradesh lad bowled a phenomenal final over against Marcus Stonis to defend 15 off the last over and ensured his side to victory by keeping a calm head.

6. Riyan Parag

Riyan Parag hasn't had much to do so far in the tournament as he has hardly played deliveries after coming into bat at number six and has bowled just two overs so far. The all-rounder has been designated the role of a finisher and he would be looking to have more impact in the victories.

5. Shimron Hetmyer

Shimron Hetmyer has been the most prized possession for the Royals this season and he has been contributing in every game that his franchise has played so far. The West Indian has adapted to the role of a finisher quite effectively with 168 runs in 4 games and played an important unbeaten knock of 59 to take his side to a competitive score in their first innings.

4. Rassie van der Dussen

Rassie van der Dussen got his place in the lineup as the fourth overseas player and he couldn't use the opportunity in his first outing. However, the South African batter is a match-winner in the shorter formats and brings a lot to the table for the Royals.

3. Sanju Samson (c & wk)

Sanju Samson hasn't capitalised on his good starts and has fallen off the radar after starting the tournament with a bang. The right-hander can be very destructive if he can stay long and is a prolific six-hitter as well.

2. Devdutt Padikkal

Devdutt Padikkal was back to his opening position in the previous game as the Royals decided to drop their uncapped retention of Yashasvi Jaiswal. Padikkal had a good start with a 29 ball 29, but the management will expect a lot more from a player of his calibre.

1. Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler has the most runs in the tournament so far with 218 runs in 4 games despite a low score in the previous game and he has been highly consistent in this edition. The wicketkeeper batter is the only centurion as well this year and he is likely to continue his assault at the top of the order.