Stars of international cricket have arrived in India and are ready to take each other on in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League.
Here is taking a look at some of them and what they have been doing in the run-up to the much awaited cricketing event. (All images courtesy: PTI)
Ricky Ponting joined the Mumbai Indians squad late on Thursday and was seen at the Wankhede Stadium with Anil Kumble.
The skipper did not take part in the training session but got a feel of the team environment.
Coach of Mumbai Indians - John Wright - is seen here getting instructions on how to keep his car steady. He will also look to keep his team steady in the upcoming tournament and take it to its maiden title.
IPL is also about hard-work.
Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders are seen training hard and will look to keep the IPL trophy at home.
Fans of KKR will get a chance to cheer for their side while dining out with several restaurants in the city placing special screens to telecast the matches.
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|8||pune warriors india||16||4||12||8|
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