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Warne returns to Royals as mentor

The former Australian legspinner will be joined by another old Royals hand Zubin Bharucha, who has taken over as head of cricket

Warne announces Royals arrival (1:00)
Manjrekar: Daredevils heavy on top-order batsmen (4:26)
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50dNagraj 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 Rajasthan Royals got Ben Stokes (1:08)
52dNagraj 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?

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IPL to begin on April 7

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

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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

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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

Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals' rollercoaster rides (1:06)