11. Fazalhaq Farooqi

Fazalhaq Farooqi is playing in his first IPL season and while the 21-year-old has looked bright in patches, he still has much to improve and it will be a learning curve for the Afghani quick. 

10. Umran Malik

Umran Malik is having some breakthrough season in IPL 2022, The tearaway pacer has bagged 21 wickets and is 4th on the list for leading wicket tackers this season.

9. T Natarajan

T Natarajan is having a great IPL 2022, barring his horror 18th over against Tim David in the last game when the batter teed off against him.

8. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (c)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar will most likely take on the captaincy role in the absence of Kane Williamson as the most experienced member of the squad. The right-arm pacer is well adept in leading the SRH team as he did the same in 2019 when he led the Orange Army in six games.

7. Washington Sundar

Washington Sundar has had a disappointing season as the all-rounder has picked up just five wickets at an economy rate of 8.46. The left-hander has failed to have any impact with the bat as well with just 76 runs to his name in IPL 2022.

6. Glenn Phillips

Glenn Phillips is the ideal replacement for the departed Williamson. The batter comes with the reputation of being a T20 specialist for the Kiwis. He was part of the New Zealand squad that ultimately lost the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 final against the Aussies.

5. Nicholas Pooran (wk)

Nicholas Pooran played a brilliant innings, scoring 38 runs in 22 balls against Mumbai Indians.

4. Aiden Markram

Aiden Markram scored just 2 runs in 4 balls against Mumbai Indians. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will definitely expect a good innings from him in his next match.

3. Rahul Tripathi

Rahul Tripathi is just five-run short of surpassing his best run tally in an IPL season. The attacking batter has scored 393 runs this year at a strike rate above 160. His 76 off 44 in the last against Mumbai was pivotal in setting a competing target of 193.

2. Priyam Garg

Priyam Garg will most likely partner with Sharma at the top of the order in the absence of Williamson. The right-handed batter was impressive in his last outing against Mumbai, scoring a blistering 42 of 26 balls. 

1. Abhishek Sharma

Abhishek Sharma has been one of the most consistent batters in the IPL. The opener has scored 383 runs at a healthy strike rate of 132.