Team: Kolkata Knight Riders
Manvinder Bisla played some handy knocks in the league stage but his most telling contribution came in the pressure tight situation of a final. Kolkata had omitted McCullum from the final line-up and with a massive 191 runs to chase, Bisla was under pressure opening the batting for KKR. But the batsman hailing from Haryana set about his task in the most blazing fashion. He cracked crucial 89 runs and powered KKR to their first IPL title.