Now that the cricket carnival returns, CricketNDTV.com tries to evaluate the chances each team has in Season II. But considering the unpredictability of this format, get ready to be astonished by anything and anyone.
The defending champions had started their last year's campaign as 'underdogs'. Under the leadership of a shrewd tactician called Shane Warne, a team full of rookies rocked the tournament with their stupendous performance.
The Yuvraj Singh-led Kings XI were semi-finalists of the last season but finished second in the points table.
Runner-ups of the first Twenty20 event will be aiming to push the limits and bid for the title this time.
This team is a dark horse. They had finished fourth in the IPL table last year but have the potential to topple any team in the tournament.
The inaugural year of the Indian Premier League did not go well for the Mukesh Ambani-owned Mumbai Indians.
The most hyped team of the league event. Every key member of the team – be it the owner, the captain, or the coach – makes headlines at the drop of a hat.
While this team was just put on paper, people declared it as a Test team. Their performance only confirmed it.
With names like Andrew Symonds, Adam Gilchrist, Herchelle Gibbs, VVS Laxman and Shahid Afridi, one had expected this team to take the tournament by storm. But nothing of that sort happened and they finished with a wooden spoon.