Chennai Super Kings Starting XI:
The absence of Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh has been major blow for CSK, but still CSK has major players who can put them to the playoffs if they play to the potential.
Mumbai Indians Starting XI:
Mumbai Indians seems to be have covered all bases in their squad. They are making to playoffs, unless they suffer serious of losing streak, which they are known for.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Though death bowling and finishing with the bat are still concerns for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, but still 360, Cricket King in their line up and they are due for an IPL Trophy and lets hope they rise to occasion this time.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Best Team combination, still feel they gel together as a team will put them in the playoffs.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad were top-heavy last year, and they are top-heavy this year too. Though they have tried to address the problem somewhat, things might not really change unless one of their young Indian batsmen simply explodes lower down the order this year.
If this team plays to its full potential, they have a real chance of winning their first ever IPL title.
Kings XI Punjab:
Punjab's bowling seems a little thin in both spin and pace departments, and that could cost them a place in the final four this season.
For RR to have a good season, their big four must win the majority of games on their own.
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