The World Cup may be over, but T20 fever rages on! The Champions League T20 tourney is all set to start on October 13 in South Africa and we preview our desi IPL teams who will take on international competitors in a bid to lift the cup
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Mumbai Indians: The current champions of the T20 Champions League, the Mumbai Indians will look to retain the title under the captaincy of Harbhajan Singh. With batting legend Sachin Tendulkar back in the squad and the likes of Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson and Kieron Pollard on their side, will the Mumbai Indians reign supreme this year too?
Chennai Super Kings:Captain - MS Dhoni; Coach - Stephen Fleming; Owners - India Cements; Cost of team - $91 million Players - Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Vijay Shankar, Suresh Raina, Subramaniam Badrinath, Shadab Jakati, Ronit More, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, R Karthikeyan, Nuwan Kulasekara, Murali Vijay, MS Dhoni (c and wk), Mohit Sharma, Michael Hussey, Jason Holder, Imtiaz Ahmed, Francois Du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Dirk Nannes, Christopher Morris, Ben Laughlin, Ben Hilfenhaus, B Aparajith, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, Anirudha Srikkanth, Albie Morkel, Akila Dananjaya.
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Delhi Daredevils: Captaincy has been handed to Mahela Jayawardene after Virender Sehwag stepped down, but that won’t dampen the spirits of the Daredevils. The Delhi side has received a shot in the arm with English batsman Kevin Pietersen joining the ranks. With David Warner and Virender Sehwag opening the batting, expect fireworks. Also watch out for upcoming Indian star, Unmukt Chand, who led the U-19 team to victory at the World Cup this year
Squad: Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Ajit Agarkar, Unmukt Chand, Morne Morkel, Pawan Negi, Naman Ojha, Irfan Pathan, Kevin Pietersen, Andre Russell, Aavishkar Salvi, Virender Sehwag, Ross Taylor, Venugopal Rao, David Warner, Umesh Yadav.
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Kolkata Knight Riders: The IPL winners of 2012 are currently riding high on confidence. Captain Gautam Gambhir has led his side well and with the likes of Brett Lee, Yusuf Pathan and T20 World Cup champion Sunil Narine, KKR could well pull the rug out from under the feet of other hopefuls
Squad: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Lakshmipathy Balaji, Rajat Bhatia, Manvinder Bisla, Debabrata Das, Iqbal Abdulla, Jacques Kallis, Brett Lee, Brendon McCullum, Sunil Narine, Yusuf Pathan, Shami Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Manoj Tiwary.