Chennai have the experience and the pedigree – can they defend the title again?
Harbhajan Singh has bowled the most in the history of the Indian Premier League, followed by Praveen Kumar - though Praveen has bowled them way more frequently.
Mumbai Indians were the first team to win the IPL thrice - and they did that in the span of five years.
Lasith Malinga has most wickets in IPL history, closely followed by Amit Mishra and Piyush Chawla.
Suresh Raina has scored most runs in IPL history despite never having won the Orange Cap.
Kolkata finished third last year. Can Dinesh Karthik’s men go all the way this time?
Of the cricketers about to feature in IPL 2019, Shikhar Dhawan has hit most fours, followed by Suresh Raina.
Bangalore seem to have made the same mistakes again, but if a few key players hit form, they might yet have a good tournament.
Chennai Super Kings will host Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chepauk on March 23 for the opening match of IPL 2019.
Rajasthan Royals have won IPL only once, but have made it to the top five in every single of their last four attempts.