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Ashwin understands T20 better than many - Sehwag (2:19)
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20dESPNcricinfo staff

Ashwin to captain Kings XI Punjab

The spinner was a leading candidate for the role ever since the franchise signed him for USD 1.1 million at the player auction in January

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48dShashank Kishore in Christchurch

Mujeeb Zadran, the mystery spinner from Khost

Kings XI Punjab's new recruit from Afghanistan is a 16-year-old who bowls offbreaks, legbreaks, the carrom ball and the googly, and can't get enough of Real Madrid merchandise

Could Kings XI make R Ashwin captain? (5:19)
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49dNagraj Gollapudi

Five lesser-known players who made a big splash

A teenage trickster from Afghanistan, an explosive opener of indigenous Australian descent, a fast-bowling allrounder from Barbados who currently lives in England, and two highly promising Indian players

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How do the eight IPL teams stack up?

Can Knight Riders' overseas players stay fit through the season? Will the lack of a proper wicketkeeper hurt Kings XI? Who will Royal Challengers choose between McCullum and de Kock?

How KL Rahul landed his massive payday (0:54)
51dNagraj Gollapudi

Bigger than ever, with a dash of uncertainty

Will franchises retain the old core set of players or invest in a new group? How will the presence of uncapped players affect teams' auction strategies?

54dNagraj Gollapudi

IPL to begin on April 7

Starting from this season, afternoon matches will begin later, and night matches brought forward by an hour

Which players should Mumbai retain? (7:01)
Whom should Mumbai Indians and KKR retain? (7:15)
101dGaurav Sundararaman and Nagraj Gollapudi

Will CSK retain Dhoni and Raina on return?

A look at which players the eight IPL franchises are likely to retain and which ones they are likely to use the right-to-match card for, for the IPL next year

144dNagraj Gollapudi

IPL teams could be allowed to retain three players

Although a final decision remains to be made, a BCCI official suggested that the three players could be a combination of two Indians and one overseas player, or two overseas players and one Indian

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