10. Mumbai Indians – 5/10

In the second league match, they faced Punjab Kings and delivered their best performance with the bat by managing to score 186, falling short by 12 runs. The team’s key contributors with the bat were Dewald Brevis and Suryakumar Yadav with 40+ runs. The bowlers were again average, with Basil Thampi emerging as the pick of the bowler with two wickets at an economy of 11.8.

9. Kolkata Knight Riders – 6.5/10

Knight Riders suffered defeats in both appearances in the second week of the tournament. In both matches, they could not deliver with the ball and had inconsistent performances in the batting department. The team’s experienced players have not looked in fine touch, which is one of the key reasons for their downfall from first to the fourth position.

8. Chennai Super Kings –  7/10

It was an average week for the Super Kings with a single win in two league matches, but they will be happy to get two crucial points to get their campaign back on track. The batters have delivered for the team, while the bowlers still have scope for improvement. They are at ninth position in the points table with one win in five matches.

7. Lucknow Super Giants – 7.5/10

The team welcomed the Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis against the Royals, who smashed 38* off 17 balls to keep them in the hunt in a chase of 166. The other notable contribution of 39 off 32 balls came from Quinton de Kock. The likes of Deepak Hooda and Krunal Pandya contributed 20+ runs.

6. Royal Challengers Bangalore – 7.5/10

The Faf du Plessis-led team had an average outing in the third week, where they managed to win one of the two league matches. The team certainly felt the absence of Harshal Patel in the second fixture, who had left the bio-bubble due to personal reasons. They are at sixth position in the points table with three wins in five fixtures.

5. Rajasthan Royals – 8/10

In the first fixture against Super Giants, they posted a total of 165 runs, with Shimron Hetmyer scoring 59 off  36 balls. It was a terrific effort from Trent Boult to take two wickets in the first over, while Yuzvendra Chahal picked up four wickets, and debutant Kuldeep Sen kept his calm in the last over to help the team secure a victory by three runs.

4. Punjab Kings – 8.5/10

PBKS are in the third position with three wins in five appearances in the tournament. They finally secured a much-needed victory after the heroics of Rahul Tewatia caused them a major upset in the last week. The team has used an attacking mindset in their favour, and is expected to play with the same template.

3. Gujarat Titans – 8.5/10

The Titans have been top-notch with their performances in both departments of the game. In five games, they have four wins and are at top of the table. The team featured in two matches and secured victory in one of them. The reason for them being in the third position in this ranking is due to their dominating performance in the second fixture of the third week.

2. Delhi Capitals – 9/10

DC featured in a single match, but it was enough for them to be in the second position in this ranking. However, they are in the eighth position in the points table after the completion of the third week. This win would keep them confident in their abilities ahead of the next fixture.

1. Sunrisers Hyderabad – 9.5/10

Undoubtedly, SRH are the best team in the third week of the tournament, topping this ranking due to their three consecutive victories. They are holding the seventh position with three wins in five league matches. It all started in the league fixture against CSK, where they chased down the target of 155 in 17.4 overs, with a contribution of 75 from Abhishek Sharma, and two wickets each from Washington Sundar and T Natarajan.