KIERON POLLARD- 6/10
Kieron Pollard showed why he has been retained by the MI team time and time again, despite losing his steam in the last couple of IPL seasons. He made 279 runs with a best of 83, in a match that was dead and buried for MI, but Pollard won it for them on his own against KXIP. He scored his runs at 156.74 strike rate and his 41* in the finals against CSK was the best innings in a final.
LASITH MALINGA- 6/10
16 wickets in 12 matches were what Malinga produced for MI on his return to the league as a bowler. He showed that though he has lost some pace, he has not lost the guile and smartness that came in handy when he had to defend 9 runs in the final over against CSK and produced a wicket off the last ball when 2 runs were what kept CSK from their fourth title win.
SURYAKUMAR YADAV- 6/10
Though Suryakumar Yadav produced 424 runs in 16 matches, with the help of 2 half-centuries; he didn’t look in control at all, but the team management kept their faith in them and he repaid them with a match-winning knock against CSK in the first qualifier.
ROHIT SHARMA- 5/10
Rohit Sharma somehow managed 405 runs in 15 matches for MI scoring two fifties with a strike rate of 128.57, but he was woefully out of form. But his captaincy skills were on the spot and his use of his bowlers and field placements when MI was defending low scores were admirable.
KRUNAL PANDYA- 5/10
Krunal, unlike his brother Hardik, had an offseason as he made just 183 runs with a strike rate of 122 and picked 12 wickets at an economy of 7.28.