As fans wait in anticipation for the Champions League T20, a look at the players who are going to be the crowd-pullers. (AP and AFP)
Known for his innovative strokeplay, AB de Villiers is certain to draw in the interest as his unorthodox shots leave the opposition scratching their heads.
Sunil Narine is known not just to keep the runs down but can take crucial wickets both in the middle and end overs.
Sachin Tendulkar is playing his last T20 tournament. He will look to go out in a blaze of glory fans wait in anticipation.
Rahul Dravid at the helm of Rajasthan Royals shall look to lead by example and his team is hoping for him to fire.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have a potent weapon in Dale Steyn and his ability to take wickets at the top of the order will come in handy.
A team that has dominated this format of the game, Chennai Super Kings are led by the inspirational MS Dhoni. He is the man who can change the complexion of a game by his strategies and explosive hitting. Not to mention his role behind the stumps.
If this year's IPL is anything to go by, Shane Watson's form is a death knell for other teams. Rajasthan have an attacking batsman in him and also a more than useful bowler.
Kieron Pollard may not have been in good form recently, but once he gets going there is no stopping this West Indian Giant. Apart from his big hitting, he has a good arm and is an agile fielder.
Michael Hussey won the Orange Cap in this year's IPL. He is a prime example that age is just a number and is without a doubt Chennai's batting fulcrum.
Ashton Agar is the new kid on the block. Already in the record books for socring the most runs in an innings by a number 11, Agar should get help from the turning tracks in India for his spin.
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