Declining standards, expensive tickets and plummeting crowds but Chris Gayle still offers full value with bat in hand - Dileep Premachandran looks at five things we have learnt from the fourth season of the IPL. More from the Guardian.

Given that it started just days after India's World Cup win, the IPL was always in danger of falling victim to the morning-after feeling. Even players like Virat Kohli spoke of how weird it was to play against India team-mates in the opening week of the competition. Crowds struggled not only with feelings of satiation, but also with identity.

Akhila Ranganna is assistant editor (Audio) at ESPNcricinfo