Bangalore: Captain V Kohli is always the one to keep your eyes on. Nothing beats seeing De Villiers in full flow. C Morris is a crafty T20 bowler and a handy lower order batsman.
Chennai: F du Plessis has been the most consistent batsman in the last season. S Curran can give you four quality overs and is useful with the bat as well. D Chahar has been among the wickets in the last few seasons.
Delhi: S Iyer has all the cricket shots in his armory. R Pant is a T20 generation player and can provide fireworks. K Rabada is a thinking pace bowler and the last season’s highest wicket taker for the team.
Hyderabad: Mercurial captain D Warner is last year’s Orange Cap winner. M Pandey can score the bulk of runs in a less experienced middle order. R Khan is a champion bowler in this format.
Kolkata: S Gill is the anchor around whom the team builds large totals. E Morgan has been in excellent form in England colours. V Chakravathy’s mystery spin can be useful on slow UAE tracks.
Mumbai: Q De Kock was the top scorer for Mumbai last year. S Yadav has scored more than 400 runs in the last two seasons. J Bumrah is the current highest wicket taker for Mumbai.
Punjab: L Rahul is going through a golden run of form. N Pooran is a fiery batsman who can dominate any bowling line-up. M Shami is an experienced bowler and knows his game.
Rajasthan: J Buttler is a match winner in this format of the game. B Stokes can contribute with both bat and ball. J Archer is deceptively quick and has matured into a good T20 bowler.