10. CSK- Ambati Rayudu (INR 6.75 cr)

This season, Rayudu has scored 256 runs in ten games and has maintained a strike rate of around 130. His knocks in the middle have consistently balanced the sinking boat of CSK. Rayudu averages 32 so far. His one-handed age-defining catch against RCB is one of the best catches of this season.

9. Avesh Khan for LSG(INR 10 cr)

Avesh Khan’s tournament started a little slower than expected. Lucknow Super Giants invested INR 10 crores in the seamer based on his performance in the last IPL where he picked up 24 wickets in 16 matches on an average economy of a little over 7. Avesh made his debut with RCB in 2017.

8. Prasidh Krishna for RR (INR 10 cr)

With an average economy of 7.92, Krishna’s approach to bowling seems different. His length has kept batsmen like Dhoni and Pollard silent in the death overs. His best figures of 3/22 also tell the story of Krishna’s resistance to giving away easy runs. For RR, this buy is working well this season.

7. Lockie Ferguson for GT (INR 10 cr)

His average economy is 8.97 this season, which is not better than his previous stint with the Kolkata Knight Riders in the previous IPL edition. The kiwi comes in handy when his bowling partner, Mohammad Shami needs assistance in the first powerplay. GT is sitting on the top of the points table like a king and their bowling is one of the major factors for the team’s success.

6. Nicholas Pooran for SRH (INR 10.75)

Nicholas Pooran is not having a season as high as the expectations of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team management. The Caribbean is well known for his hard-hitting approach and scoring runs at a brisk rate. Although, fans of SRH are still waiting for the fireworks to start from his end.

5. Wanindu Hasaranga & Harshal Patel for RCB (INR 10.75 cr each)

With 16 wickets in 11 matches, Hasaranga is also capable of scoring some runs down the order. Although he is not as economical as Harshal, Wanindu still has bagged more wickets. The bowling duo is one of the major reasons why RCB sits at the fourth spot in the points table.

4. Shardul Thakur for DC (INR 10.75)

Delhi Capitals invested INR 10 crores and 75 lakhs in the ability of Shardul Thakur to take wickets at regular intervals. His last stint in the Chennai Super Kings Bootcamp under the advisory of MS Dhoni had earned him the status of being a dependable player throughout the innings. Thakur has been lauded greatly as a player of all the formats of the game.

3. Liam Livingstone for PBKS (INR 11.50 cr)

After a devastating IPL season of 2021, Liam upped the ante by hitting it hard in other international leagues. He is considered reliable when it comes to adding quick runs up the order for Punjab. Liam has an average strike rate of 186.62 this season. His knocks this season are either of strike rates nearing 200 or none at all.

2. Shreyas Iyer for KKR (INR 12.25 cr)

With a few captaincy knocks to his name, Iyer has scored a total of 324 runs in 10 matches averaging 36. His strike rate averages at 133.33 and his highest score is 85. Undoubtedly, Iyer has stepped up many times to escape his team out in the middle overs, KKR still has to win a lot more games to stay in the race for playoffs.

1. Ishan Kishan for MI (INR 15.25 cr)

Kishan has scored 225 runs in the nine matches that he has played so far. He averages 28.13 with an average strike rate of 111.39. His highest score this season is 81 not out. In the first couple of games this season, he looked at his best, but as the tournament progressed he seemed to fade away going down with a string of low scores.