1: Robin Uthappa: The orange cap holder so far and almost all set to retain it after the tournament has been in fine form in this tournament, especially after he started opening the innings. He has looked to build on the innings and then explode in the second half. He has been the pillar, along with Gautam Gambhir , who have led to the revival of KKR. The fact that the final is on his home ground, Bangalore, as he plays for Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy, makes him even more dangerous.
2 Virender Sehwag: He always had starts in this year’s IPL but didn’t really anything big apart from a half century. But his century in the 2nd qualifier just silenced everyone.After a century in the previous game, he will come roaring in the final. It was in all sense a match winning innings that came when his team needed him the most, after a slum in Maxwell’s form. With the pitch in the flatter side and similar one to the previous match, a lot of fire works can be expected from him.
3:David Miller: The highlights of the first half of this year’s IPL was Maxwell and Miller show. Though Maxwell has not been that explosive in the 2nd half , but this lad has been as consistent as ever , especially on these wickets. He may not be very successful on a typical Kolkata wicket or Chennai wicket , but on a evenly paced and bounced wicket, he is as dangerous as anyone. He can be expected to clear the ropes in the 2nd half of the innings, if given a good platform.
4:Sunil Narine: Many might argue him being on 4th, sating that he should have been above it. But, the reason is the pitch , which will be very flat. But, with his skkills ,it will be very hard to put him away and this might prove decisive. On a day, wher runs are expected to rain, a bowler going for 6 or 7 runs per over in his quota may change the tide of the games. Also, the opposition teams have looked to defend him and play off his overs , rather than attack him. His economy rate just reflects that. He may not pick many wickets in the final but his economical spell may decide the game.
5: Umesh Yadav: He is the only fast bowler who makes this list , a bit arguable, but his recent performances do favour him. He has bowled to the best, similar to his best when Ravi Shastri famously said that “ Seems we have found a India Talent”. He has bowled with pace as high as mid 140s on a constant basis. Also, that the new ball is swinging for him and at a decent pace makes his a tough candidate to face. Also his toe crushing yorkers towards the end overs are very handy.