- Basil Thampi
This 23 year old Gujarat Lions pacer has been very impressive. His numbers don’t tell the entire story and they won’t for in his debut season itself we have witnessed him bowl all the testing overs for his side, he has been a bowler with a big heart. The Kerala pacer has a perfect combination of the in-sliding Yorker, the slower ball and a decent pace all packed up in his kitty.
Best performance: 3-29 v/s MI
- Rishabh Pant
What do we say about this young man? Just two days after his father’s demise this 19 year old joins his team at the 11th hour and almost takes them home with a gritty 57. And who could forget it when Pant joined hands with Sanju Samson and helped Delhi chase down a mammoth 209 in just 17.3 overs, in the pursuit Rishabh made a mockery of the bowlers scoring a brutal 97 of 43 deliveries. Pant also keeps wickets for the Delhi Daredevils; a knack for playing quick fire innings and hitting big sixes alongside being a wicket keeper has invited a lot of comparisons to the legendary M.S Dhoni.
Best performance: 97 of 43 (9*6 & 6*4) v/s GL