Faf du Plessis (9 credits)
This season so far, the star performer for Chennai Super Kings has undoubtedly been Faf du Plessis, who has taken a liking to the UAE pitches. While in the season opener, he scored a match winning 54* against Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi, and his brilliant effort of 72 off just 37 balls against Rajasthan Royals at Sharjah went in vain. As Chennai Super Kings is now coming to Dubai, Faf du Plessis will once again aim to step up , take responsibility and score big, particularly the team star batsmen Rayudu will once again be unavailable for this match.
Shreyas Iyer (9.5 credits)
Last time, the skipper of the Delhi Capitals looked in good nick and scored 39 off 32 balls with some lusty blows. He is a batsman who mixes caution with aggression and captaincy perfectly, and this has made him take even more responsibility as a batsman. When he gets set, he usually tends to score high. Since he bats between two left handers Shimron Hetmyer and Rishabh Pant,Shreyas Iyer will also know that the opposition is likely to avoid bowling leg-spinners when either of them is like a crease and that will be an added advantage to Shreyas Iyer.
Kagiso Rabada (9 credits)
In the last match, Kagiso Rabada showed no signs of rustiness as he bowled superbly right through the match, first picking up 2 for 28 and then displayed his class in the super over single-handedly, wrecking Kings XI Punjab. He didn’t allow them to score more than two runs, and this helped Delhi Capitals gain an easy win. Kagiso Rabada is a world-class bowler and while he also bowls well upfront, he will particularly give you valuable points at the death where batsmen swing recklessly and Kagiso Rabada always has the pace to get the better of them.