Virat Kohli (10.5 credits)
Despite scoring more than 900 runs in total in the last 2 seasons, Virat Kohli, the modern day master, has not had the impact he would have liked in the last few seasons of the IPL. But this is the standard he has set for himself.
After a long international season, Virat Kohli, who usually comes to IPL, will rear to go around this time after a long break and keep him in good form. Most importantly, Kohli will get to play his natural game with fast running between the wickets in the larger grounds of the UAE.
He’s a player who has always shown the spirit of fighting and with the pitches slow down towards the end of the innings. Kohli could be the ideal anchor and score big runs.
Rashid Khan (9.5 credits)
Rashid Khan being one of the best T20 players going around, he would be a handful on Dubai ‘s slow pitches. With the variations he has up his sleeves, he has been extremely successful, and those are bound to bring him success in Dubai as well.
Khan has match practice as well, having been a member of the recently concluded Caribbean League. In the CPL, while representing the Barbados Tridents, he made the batters dance to his tunes.
Add to that his batting skills that have exponentially grown in the last few years, Rashid Khan could be the apt player to go for in crucial match stages.
Yuzvendra Chahal (9 credits)
Yuzvendra Chahal is one of the most popular IPL bowlers in the last 5 years or so and has been a top bowler in the T20. He was excellent for India as well as Royal Challengers Bangalore, and performed great even on the tougher grounds like theM. Chinaswamy Stadium in Bangalore .
Most notably, he performed brilliantly in Dubai. When one leg of the IPL was played in the UAE in 2014, he picked up 4 wickets in just the 8 overs he bowled at an economy of just 5 in Dubai.
He is a trustworthy player and his performance is expected to be exceptionally good. The tweaker has 100 IPL wickets to prove his efforts, and was RCB’s go-to-bowler in the T20 tournament.