Delhi CapitalsWho will miss the opening game? Fast bowlers Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje, who played crucial roles in the Capitals' march to the IPL final last year with 52 wickets between them, landed in Mumbai on April 6 to join the team. With the IPL SOPs requiring players to quarantine for a week after arrival, they will miss the opening fixture against the Chennai Super Kings on April 10 at Wankhede Stadium. They are, however, likely to play in the Capitals' next game on April 15 against the Rajasthan Royals.
Chennai Super KingsWho will miss the opening game? Fast bowler Lungi Ngidi won't be available for the Super Kings' opening game against the Capitals on April 10 because of the seven-day quarantine. Ngidi, like Rabada and Nortje, had played in the first two ODIs against Pakistan in South Africa until April 4 but he should be available for the Super Kings' second game, on April 16 against the Punjab Kings.
Rajasthan RoyalsWho will miss the first few games? Fast bowler Jofra Archer's absence for the Royals' first four games will be the biggest blow for them. Archer underwent surgery on his finger in the last week of March in England and he would be undergoing two weeks of rehabilitation before he is reviewed by a consultant and can start training again.
Vishal Dikshit is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo