IPL 9: Stars to watch out for in 2016

Here are 8 stars from the previous editions of Indian Premier League (IPL) who have shone the brightest.

Apr 06, 2016, 11:49 AM IST
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Superman needs IPL wing: A poor World Cup, and lots of gloating. But the loyal RCB fans are waiting for AB de Villiers to unleash his superlative knocks, once again.

Superman needs IPL wing: A poor World Cup, and lots of gloating. But the loyal RCB fans are waiting for AB de Villiers to unleash his superlative knocks, once again.

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Man of the moment: The crowned prince of Indian cricket will be the soul of IPL 9. The onus will be on Virat Kohli to help RCB to a maiden title.

Man of the moment: The crowned prince of Indian cricket will be the soul of IPL 9. The onus will be on Virat Kohli to help RCB to a maiden title.

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Retired but still a relevant free-agent: The explosive Kiwi, who recently retired from national duties, will still be itching to tonk the bowlers. Gujarat Lions will have high hopes from Brendon McCullum.

Retired but still a relevant free-agent: The explosive Kiwi, who recently retired from national duties, will still be itching to tonk the bowlers. Gujarat Lions will have high hopes from Brendon McCullum.

4/8

From right-hand man to leader: After years of being MS Dhoni's right-hand man at CSK, tournament's highest run-getter Suresh Raina finally gets to lead a team of his own – Gujarat Lions.

From right-hand man to leader: After years of being MS Dhoni's right-hand man at CSK, tournament's highest run-getter Suresh Raina finally gets to lead a team of his own – Gujarat Lions.

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Age is just a number: Gujarat Lions have found a mercurial leg-break bowler in the 44-year-old Pravin Tambe, who has been very impressive in previous editions.

Age is just a number: Gujarat Lions have found a mercurial leg-break bowler in the 44-year-old Pravin Tambe, who has been very impressive in previous editions.

6/8

Captain cool on new turf: After transforming Chennai Super Kings into the world's most formidable T20 unit, Mahendra Singh Dhoni will now lead a new franchise in Rising Pune Supergiants.

Captain cool on new turf: After transforming Chennai Super Kings into the world's most formidable T20 unit, Mahendra Singh Dhoni will now lead a new franchise in Rising Pune Supergiants.

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Redemption calling for Slinger: After missing the T20 World Cup, Lasith Malinga (MI) will seek redemption.

Redemption calling for Slinger: After missing the T20 World Cup, Lasith Malinga (MI) will seek redemption.

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World Boss is still hungry: In a star-studded RCB line-up, Chris Gayle is still the world boss. The second World T20 title will only give the West Indian more confidence.

World Boss is still hungry: In a star-studded RCB line-up, Chris Gayle is still the world boss. The second World T20 title will only give the West Indian more confidence.

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