The New Zealand skipper has been consistent all throughout the tournament and has led his team Sunrisers Hyderabad to the finals with both his batting and captaincy.
He has provided the required stability in the middle order with his sound technique and good reading of the game.
With 735 runs from 17 matches with an average of 52.50 and a strike rate of 142.44, he is the Orange Cap winner of the tournament.
The young wicketkeeper-batsman from Delhi Daredevils has been their standalone player for the whole season with consistent performances all throughout the tournament.
He has scored a 32-ball century this season, which makes him the second fastest T20 century-getter behind Chris Gayle, who did it in just 30 balls.
This season he has played 14 games and has scored 684 runs with an average of 52.61 and strike rate of 173.60 which includes a highest score of 128 not out.
He was awarded the Emerging player of IPL 11 and was also awarded the Stylish Player of the tournament.
Karthik has continued his form in the IPL right from when he ended in the Nidahas Trophy final. He has led the Kolkata Knight Riders silently from the back as has been a huge impact for their success.
He has played 16 matches this season and has scored 498 runs with an average of 49.80 and a strike rate of 147.77.