Middle-order: Shreyas Iyer, Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer
Shreyas Iyer’s comeback has been a blessing for the side. With Shikhar Dhawan and Shaw not amongst the runs, Iyer has stood up really well for the side. He scored an unbeaten 33-run knock off just 33 balls to help his team win the game against MI on Sunday.
Steve Smith is yet to justify his position in the playing XI. He has had modest returns so far in the UAE leg of the tournament. Smith scored 9 runs off 8 balls in the last game against MI. Shimron Hetmyer too hasn’t been able to convert the starts into big scores. Having played a plethora of games in T20 cricket, Hetmyer needs to show more maturity. He got out for 15 runs off 8 deliveries in the last game against MI.
Skipper, Rishabh Pant is playing his natural game and it has come out quite well. He scored 26 off 22 balls in the last game.