10) SRH – Shashank Singh

The Hyderabad batter scored 25 runs off just six balls, which includes three maximums and one boundary. He came into the side owing to Samad’s dismal form and has been ever-present ever since. Kane Williamson is an experienced skipper, and credit goes to him for sticking with the Shashank before he got a fair chance of proving his point.

9) Gujarat Titans – Alzarri Joseph

The Gujarat Titans side has plenty of match-winners in their ranks. Hardik Pandya has stood out as one of the best captains of the tournament so far, as the Titans are placed at the top of the points tally. The Indian all-rounder has backed several players, and Alzarri Joseph remains one of them.

8) Rajasthan Royals – Riyan Parag

Riyan Parag caught the attention of the cricketing fraternity with his performances in IPL 2019. However, in the last two seasons, he has failed to live up to his expectations. IPL 2022 did not start on a promising note for the youngster, who hardly got time to settle into the middle, given the stage of innings he walked into bat.

7) Mumbai Indians – Daniel Sams

Daniel Sams had the perfect response for his trolls, as he picked up four wickets against the reigning champions, although that was not enough to register MI’s first victory. From there on, he has been a regular in the playing XI and has done a pretty decent job. Hence, credit goes to the Mumbai think-tank for handing the Australian another opportunity.

6) RCB – Shahbaz Ahmed

The all-rounder’s quickfire knock of 32 runs off 21 balls against Delhi Capitals helped his side post a strong total of 189 runs on the board. Eventually, this knock helped Bangalore to claim a convincing win in the end. He has stitched some vital partnerships with Dinesh Karthik in the lower middle-order this season.

5) Delhi Capitals – Rovman Powell

Delhi Capitals are in a spot of bother at the moment, winning just four of their nine games. If Delhi are to reach the playoffs, they must ensure that they win at least four of their remaining fixtures. Hence, it becomes imperative that their West Indian powerhouse, Rovman Powell maintains his current form.

4) Punjab Kings – Jitesh Sharma

In fact, Punjab Kings have backed Jitesh Sharma over Shah Rukh Khan to play the finisher’s role this season. Mayank Agarwal has backed the youngster ever since his IPL debut against the Chennai Super Kings. He smashed a quickfire knock of 30 runs off just 15 balls against Mumbai Indians, which includes two boundaries and two maximums.

3) Kolkata Knight Riders – Nitish Rana

Nitish Rana is one player who has bags of potential but has been unable to perform on a consistent basis. The left-handed batter got off to a poor start in the IPL, underperforming in the initial few matches. However, the KKR management backed their middle-order batter which has reaped a good reward for the franchise.

2) Lucknow Super Giants – Mohsin Khan

He picked up four wickets against the Capitals, conceding just 16 runs in his four-over spell. The 23-year-old also impressed against Punjab Kings last week, where he picked up three wickets, playing a big part in defending a low total. In just four outings this season, he has picked up eight wickets and has been utilized by his skipper in both, opening and slog overs.

1) CSK– Mukesh Choudhary

The left-arm pacer ran through the MI top order, picking up three wickets in his first two overs. Mukesh Choudhary has filled in the void left by Indian pacer, Deepak Chahar, who has missed the majority of the season owing to an injury. He has bowled two or three overs up top for the reigning champions and has also chipped in during the slog overs.