Here's the best of ESPNcricinfo's content from the IPL 2020 season. For the full schedule and team-by-team guide, click here.

Team previews

Kolkata Knight Riders: Explosive batting KKR's biggest strength in pursuit of third IPL title

Rajasthan Royals: Combination questions for Rajasthan Royals with Ben Stokes doubtful

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Underachievers RCB look to new faces to fix old problems

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Inexperienced middle order the weak link for Sunrisers Hyderabad

Kings XI Punjab: Will leaving out Chris Gayle give Kings XI Punjab better balance?

Delhi Capitals: Capitals start with all bases covered - except big hits down the order

Mumbai Indians: All bases covered, Mumbai Indians favourites to pick up fifth IPL title

Chennai Super Kings: CSK need to get their balance right with Raina and Harbhajan missing https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/29911101/ipl-2020-questions-balance-loom-csk-suresh-raina-harbhajan-singh-unavailable

Features and analysis

How will teams' strategies change because the IPL is being played in the UAE?
We know from the PSL that scoring is slower, big totals are harder to come by, and running between wickets matters more

Varun Aaron: The only reason I play the game is to play for the country
Not "stuck" with what happened in the past, Aaron is eyeing the IPL to return to the national team

Wristspinners are in, but don't write offspin off just yet
Fingerspinners are increasingly making their presence felt in the powerplay in IPL matches, Andrew Fidel Fernando writes

Here's an ideal starting XI for each 2020 IPL team
Former India, KKR and Rajasthan Royals batsman Aakash Chopra runs his eye over the IPL squads, picking ideal starting XIs for each team

How has the Chennai Super Kings Dad's Army fared since the last IPL?
CSK have relied on players in their mid-30s and made it to consecutive finals. But with 16 months gone since the last IPL, can their experienced players still deliver?

Smart Stats: Why David Warner topped Virat Kohli in IPL 2016
The absolute values of Kohli's runs in 2016 are immense, but what about the actual value and impact on matches? Did another player score fewer runs or take fewer wickets, but do so in more high-pressure and demanding situations?

The IPL can actually be good practice for the Australia-India series
Ian Chappell's column

How do the 2020 IPL captains stack up?
We take a look at seven of the eight captains in this year's IPL and their styles

Come to Think of it: Do you really want Virat Kohli in your T20 XI?
Why Kohli might not be the ideal T20 top-order batsman

Dream Team: One out of Kohli, Dhoni and Bumrah doesn't make it to our best current IPL XI
Our panelists pick the best current IPL XI

How the Royal Challengers Bangalore have miscalculated over the years
As RCB look to arrest their slump over the last three years, they have assembled a team that looks more balanced than the one from last season. Here's a look at some miscalculations they have made over the years

Nagarkoti, Ahmed, Bishnoi head line-up of exciting uncapped Indian bowlers
A list of uncapped Indian bowlers is a very exciting one, with proven campaigners at the domestic level and a smattering of Under-19 stars from the recent past

Padikkal, Gaikwad in power-packed band of uncapped Indian batsmen
A list of uncapped Indian batsmen features a couple of players who have been part of, and impressed in, the IPL already, and some who will want to make their maiden forays memorable

Who will fill in for Malinga, Raina and Harbhajan in IPL?
The trio, who are such huge IPL icons, have pulled out of the tournament. ESPNcricinfo looks at how their absence could impact their franchises

Who is the only bowler to bowl two Super Overs in the IPL and win both games?
Stats analysis: And what's the fewest runs conceded in an IPL Super Over?

Young 'uns and big guns
Tymal Mills picks an all-time T20 XI from among the cricketers he played alongside

Interviews

Andrew McDonald: IPL 2020 is going to be all about managing the individual
Rajasthan Royals' head coach discusses the challenges of franchise cricket in the Covid-19 era and the advantage of having multiple World Cup winners in the Royals squad

David Miller: 'I'm in awe of Dhoni's chases. I want to finish games like he does'
Miller on his role as a finisher, his learnings from watching MS Dhoni and playing alongside big names in the Royals side this IPL

From lockdown to IPL: 'Can't expect 100% intensity,' say premier quicks and coaches
With IPL 2020 set to begin on September 19, what will be the focus when they go out to train? We spoke to L Balaji, Irfan Pathan, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat and Sandeep Warrier to get an idea

KL Rahul: 'Aggression for us will be to adapt, not go kaboom from ball one'
Rahul, who will make his debut as IPL captaincy for Kings XI, talks about his captaincy role model, working with team director and head coach Anil Kumble, and why Chris Gayle running singles might not always be a good sign.

IPL MVPs
We look at the six most impactful players in the history of the IPL using ESPNcricinfo's Smart Stats tool (min qualification 60 matches)
Rank 1: Andre Russell
Rank: 2: Chris Gayle
Rank: 3: Shane Watson
Rank: 4: Sunil Narine
Rank: 5: AB de Villiers
Rank 6: David Warner