Kagiso Rabada reaps reward with a four-wicket haul, playing a major hand in Punjab Kings' eight-wicket win over Gujarat Titans.
KKR head into Friday's game at the back of a three-wicket loss against RCB though managed to make the game close after a below-par total.
Here is a look at the top five bowlers, who are expected to make a difference in the 15th edition of the lucrative event.
Cricket South Africa had said it would be leaving it to the players to make the decision whether to play in the IPL or in the series, which the Test captain Dean Elgar had called a 'litmus test'.
As it was known, senior India players had some great bids going their way with Shikhar Dhawan getting Rs 8.25 crore from Punjab Kings.
This final list includes 44 new names that were registered in the auction pool upon the request of the 10 franchises.
On a day where other batters struggled, Kohli stood tall with a resilient 79, taking India to 223
Kagiso Rabada will earn his 50th Test cap when the Proteas take on India at Newlands.
I don't think you are conducting yourself extremely well: Dean Elgar told Kagiso Rabada to fire him up
Kagiso Rabada scalped six wickets, three in each innings, to play a pivotal role in South Africa's series-levelling seven-wicket win in the second Test.
Once they were dismissed by Kagiso Rabada, the Indian innings seemed to have lost momentum with Rishabh Pant falling without opening his account.
Hanuma Vihari and Shardul Thakur were batting on 6 and 4, respectively, when lunch was called at the Wanderers Stadium.
Mayank Agarwal has gained one place for his contribution, while Ajinkya Rahane is up two places to 25th in the latest update that is carried out on Wednesdays.
Rabada took four wickets for 42 run to help his team bowl out India for 174 in 50.3 overs in their second innings, leaving the home side 305 runs to secure victory.
Kagiso Rabada sent back England's Chris Woakes, skipper Eoin Morgan and Chris Jordan for the tournament's third hat-trick.
A key bowler for the Delhi franchise alongside compatriot Anrich Nortje, Rabada has gone wicketless in the last four games.