We’ve put together a list of all IPL players and squads taking part in IPL 5, including our recommendation for ones to watch.
Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni (Captain), Abhinav Mukund, Ganapathi Vignesh, Joginder Sharma, Kuthethur Vasudevadas, Murali Vijay, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shadab Jakati, Srikkanth Anirudha, Subramaniam Badrinath, Sudeep Tyagi, Suresh Raina, Vijaykumar Yo Mahesh, Wriddhiman Saha, Albie Morkel, Ben Hilfenhaus, Doug Bollinger, Dwayne Bravo, Francois Du Plessis, George Bailey, Michael Hussey, Nuwan Kulasekara, Scott Styris, Suraj Randiv
One to watch: MS Dhoni – been having a wretched time of things with India, can he rediscover his winning ways in the yellow of CSK, or has the Midas touch deserted him?
Kumar Sangakkara (Captain), Akash Bhandari, Akshath Reddy, Amit Mishra, Anand Rajan, Ankit Sharma, Arjun Yadav, Ashish Reddy, Bharat Chipli, Dwaraka Ravi Teja, Ishank Jaggi, Manpreet Gony, Shikhar Dhawan, Sunny Sohal, Tanmay Srivastava, Parthiv Patel, Cameron White, Chris Lynn, Dale Steyn, Daniel Christian, JP Duminy, Juan Theron, Daniel Harris, Sneha Kishore, Tanmay Mishra, TP Sudhindra, Ahmed Quadri, Atchuta Rao, Biplap Samantray, Veer Pratap Singh, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala
One to watch: Cameron White – axed as Australia’s T20 captain recently, he has a point to prove in this format.
Virender Sehwag (Captain), Aavishkar Salvi, Ajit Agarkar, Irfan Pathan, Kuldeep Raval, Manpreet Juneja, Naman Ojha, Pawan Negi, Prashant Naik, Puneet Bisht, Robin Bist, Shahbaz Nadeem, Tejashwi Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Unmukt Chand, Varun Aaron, Venugopal Rao, Vikas Mishra, Yogesh Nagar, Aaron Finch, David Warner, Kevin Pietersen, Morne Morkel, Roelof Van Der Merwe, Mahela Jayawardene, Doug Bracewell, Andre Russell, Ross Taylor, Sunny Gupta, Zafir Patel, Glenn Maxwell, Gulam Bodi
One to watch: Varun Aaron – there has been much excitement about this young quick and the IPL is a good platform upon which he can enhance his reputation and push for a regular place in the Indian XIs.
Kings XI Punjab
Adam Gilchrist (Captain), Abhishek Nayar, Amit Yadav, Bhargav Bhatt, Bipul Sharma, Harmeet Singh Bansal, Mandeep Singh, Nitin Saini, Paras Dogra, Paul Valthaty, Piyush Chawla, Praveen Kumar, Rajagopal Sathish, Shalabh Srivastava, Sunny Singh, Vikramjeet Malik, Ramesh Powar, David Hussey, David Miller, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Nathan Rimmington, Ryan Harris, Shaun Marsh, Stuart Broad, James Faulkner, Azhar Mahmood, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Parvinder Awana, Siddharth Chitnis
One to watch: Adam Gilchrist – Has the old maestro still got what it takes? He’ll be keen to prove that he can make a success of the dual coaching/captaincy role.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Gautam Gambhir (Captain), Iqbal Abdulla, Jaidev Unadkat, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Manoj Tiwary, Manvinder Bisla, Pradeep Sangwan, Rajat Bhatia, Sarabjit Singh Ladda, Shami Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, Brad Haddin, Brett Lee, Eoin Morgan, Jacques Kallis, James Pattinson, Ryan ten Doeschate, Shakib Al Hassan, Brendon McCullum, Sunil Narine, Marchant de Lange, Chirag Jani, Iresh Saxena, Sanju Samson, Debabrata Das
One to watch: Shakib Al Hasan – we’re long time admirers of the diminutive Bangladeshi all-rounder and he’s been in sparkling form for his country of late.
Harbhajan Singh (Captain), Abu Nechim Ahmed, Aditya Tare, Ambati Rayudu, Dhawal Kulkarni, Dinesh Karthik, Munaf Patel, Pawan Suyal, Pragyan Ojha, Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, Suryakumar Yadav, Sushant Marathe, Tirumalasetti Suman, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, Rudra Pratap Singh, Aiden Blizzard, Clint McKay, Davy Jacobs, James Franklin, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Herschelle Gibbs, Mitchell Johnson, Robin Peterson, Thisara Perera, Amitoze Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Rahul Shukla, Sujit Nayak, Apporv Wankhade, Jaydev Shah, Richard Levi
One to watch: Rohit Sharama – that is, of course, if you can avert your gaze from The Little Master… There has been much talk of Sharma getting into the Indian side on a more permanent basis and he can further push those claims here.
Pune Warriors India
Sourav Ganguly (Captain), Ashok Dinda, Ali Murtaza, Ashish Nehra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dheeraj Jadhav, Eklavya Dwivedi, Harpreet Singh, Harshad Khadiwale, Kamran Khan, Manish Pandey, Mithun Manhas, Mohnish Mishra, Murali Kartik, Rahul Sharma, Robin Uthappa, Sachin Rana, Shrikant Wagh, Alfonso Thomas, Angelo Mathews, Callum Ferguson, Graeme Smith, Jesse Ryder, Wayne Parnell, Anustup Majumdar, Mahesh Rawat, Krishnakant Upadhyay, Raiphi Gomez, Steve Smith, Marlon Samuels, Luke Wright, Michael Clarke, Tamim Iqbal
One to watch: Jesse Ryder – he’s travelling with a support team, so it’ll be interesting to see if the Kiwi all-rounder can last the distance. On his day, he’s an asset well worth taking a gamble on.
Rahul Dravid (Captain), Aakash Chopra, Abhishek Raut, Aditya Dole, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Paunikar, Amit Singh, Ankeet Chavan, Ashok Menaria, Deepak Chahar, Dishant Yagnik, Faiz Fazal, Pankaj Singh, Samad Fallah, Shreevats Goswami, Siddharth Trivedi, Stuart Binny, Sumit Narwal, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Johan Botha, Paul Collingwood, Shane Watson, Shaun Tait, Brad Hodge, Dinesh Chandimal, Brad Hogg, Kevon Cooper, Ajit Chandila, Gajendra Singh, Owais Shah
One to watch: Shaun Tait – a chance for the Aussie paceman to show that he’s still a force to be reckoned with in this format.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Daniel Vettori (Captain), Abhimanyu Mithun, Abrar Anjum Kazi, Arun Karthik, Asad Khan Pathan, CM Gautam, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harshal Patel, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammad Kaif, Raju Bhatkal, Ryan Ninan, Sreenath Aravind, Saurabh Tiwary, Virat Kohli, Zaheer Khan, Vinay Kumar, AB de Villiers, Andrew McDonald, Charl Langeveldt, Chris Gayle, Dirk Nannes, Luke Pomersbach, Rilee Rossouw, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Muttiah Muralitharan, Karun Nair, Ronit More, Vijay Zol, KP Appanna, S Thiyagrajan, Syed Mohammad
One to watch: Virat Kohli – can he continue his fantastic run of form in the blue of India in the red of Bangalore? Most probably. A class act.