2. Kane Williamson
The skipper of New Zealand was not going to play the whole season in 2018. But fate had some other ideas in store for Williamson. Because of a lengthy suspension for SRH skipper David Warner, Kane was handed the role of the captain.
And boy he did wonders. With his shrewd and brilliant captaincy, he led SRH to the finals. Moreover he led the way himself with his bat. He scored a mammoth 385 runs from 15 matches and ended up as the highest run-scorer.
Williamson also ended the notion that Test-like batsmen cannot succeed in the fastest moving format of the game. In IPL 2019 the English, Australian and South African players will be busy for international assignments. This would be Kane’s best opportunity to top the batting charts twice in a row.