Not many would have envisaged seeing Sunil Narine's name on this list when the tournament started. With Lynn getting injured very early in the tournament, Knight Riders decided to fill his void at the top of the order with Narine to everyone's surprise. The move did wonders for their side as the West Indian was seen having a blast having been given the license.
And in once such encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru, he was paired up top with the returning Lynn and the duo responded by scoring 105 in the powerplay. Narine, during the course of his knock, went on to register the joint fastest fifty ever in the IPL. Sunil Narine (54 off 17 balls) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore.