10. Simarjeet Singh (CSK)

The young man continued with his positive performances with a spell of 1/18 in CSK’s last group game, dismissing the Orange Cap holder Jos Buttler. His ability to swing the ball is for everyone to see and a little bit of control can make him a quality bowler in the future.

9. Daniel Sams (MI)

He returned with economic spells against GT and KKR, as Mumbai started to register some points on the board. Sams was the Player of the Match in the return game against CSK going for 3/16 from his 4 overs.

8. Abhishek Sharma (SRH)

Abhishek’s contributions were not always in the headlines, but scoring 400 runs in an IPL season is something to be very proud of for a 21-year-old youngster.

7. Khaleel Ahmed (DC)

Overall, Khaleel picked 16 wickets in the 10 games he played at an average of 19. The contributions of the 24-year-old slipped under the radar due to big names like Kuldeep, Mustafizur, and Nortje but he was instrumental in keeping DC’s playoff hopes alive till the last game.

6. Rinku Singh (KKR)

His heroic moment came in KKR’s last game against LSG. What followed was not just a display of power, but also all-round strokeplay, as Rinku scored 40 off just 15 balls. hitting four massive sixes. He almost took them to the finish line but was unfortunate to end up on the losing side. 

5. Jitesh Sharma (PBKS)

He also showed composure in a difficult game against DC, where PBKS lost quick wickets, to steady the innings. His contributions were never making the headlines, but he was executing his role to perfection.

4. Wriddhiman Saha (GT)

He backed it up with another half-century against Mumbai Indians and an unbeaten 67 against CSK to take GT into the playoffs. A settled Gujarat team had the only issue of opening during the initial phase of the tournament and it was solved by the Bengal wicketkeeper-batter.

3. Shahbaz Ahmed (RCB)

Shahbaz batted up the order this season for RCB. Shahbaz kept his good form going, scoring 41 and 32 against CSK and DC at a high strike rate. When the big guns didn’t find it easy, knocks like these helped RCB stay on top at the start of the tournament.

2. Dushmantha Chameera (LSG)

LSG defended 168 against the Mumbai Indians, where the pacer went for just 14 runs from his four overs. Overall, Chameera was able to do the job that was expected from him and was one of the reasons why LSG were able to make it to the playoffs in their debut season.

1. Yashasvi Jaiswal (RR)

Once again Jaiswal delivered in an important match with a half-century that ensured RR finished above Lucknow. His knocks ensured there was less pressure on Jos going into the playoffs, where he rediscovered his form to take them to the finals.