The 2024 IPL starts on Friday 22nd March and here is our guide to how the 10 franchises are shaping up after the pre-season player auction.
The defending champions released England Test captain Ben Stokes after an injury-hit 2023 campaign but New Zealand all-rounders Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell arrive on the back of their excellent World Cup performances in India.
The 42-year-old legend MS Dhoni will captain Chennai again and India international Shardul Thakur is a useful seam-bowling option who also adds batting depth to the side.
The Capitals retained Australia World Cup winners David Warner and Mitchell Marsh and welcome back captain Rishabh Pant after more than a year on the sidelines.
Their top-order batting is shaping up nicely with the signing of England star Harry Brook while India spinners Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav lead a bowling attack including ace South Africa paceman Anrich Nortje.
However, Delhi's decision to release England opener Phil Salt looks like an error after his prolific white-ball tour of the West Indies in December.
The Titans have lost captain Hardik Pandya, who led them to the title in their maiden season in 2022, to Mumbai Indians and Shubman Gill has big boots to fill as skipper.
Australia left-arm quick Spencer Johnson, named player of the match in the Big Bash final for Brisbane Heat, is an exciting signing and they have retained Mohammed Shami, the leading wicket-taker in last season's IPL and the 50-over World Cup.
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Kolkata broke the IPL auction record to sign Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc but budget restrictions meant they were unable to bring in other big names.
India batsman Shreyas Iyer returns from injury to captain the side and they have six-hitters throughout the batting order including veteran Andre Russell, Afghan opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz and impressive finisher Rinku Singh.
Devdutt Padikkal was traded from Rajasthan before the auction and he should open the batting with Quinton de Kock as skipper KL Rahul drops down the order.
Lucknow did not feel the need to make wholesale changes to the squad who reached the play-offs in each of their first two seasons so they have retained overseas stars Nicholas Pooran, Marcus Stoinis and England fast bowler Mark Wood.
The 2024 IPL marks the start of a new era for Mumbai, who said farewell to big-money signings Cameron Green and Jofra Archer and brought back Hardik Pandya as captain in place of Rohit Sharma.
India skipper Rohit will still open the batting in a top five featuring fellow Indian internationals Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik and Tilak Varma with big-hitting Aussie Tim David at number six.
The spin department is a concern but Mumbai's pace attack is stacked with quality as Jasprit Bumrah is fit again and South Africa's Gerald Coetzee and Sri Lanka's Dilshan Madushanka both impressed at the 2023 World Cup in India.
Punjab had a quiet auction although Chris Woakes, Harshal Patel and Rilee Rossouw are useful squad players with plenty of international experience.
The Kings need their English core to fire as Woakes joins Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone and Sam Curran at the franchise although South Africa quick Kagiso Rabada is likely to take one of the four overseas spots in the team.
Rajasthan Royals splashed most of their budget on two powerful middle-order batters, West Indies T20 captain Rovman Powell and the unheralded 29-year-old Shubham Dubey.
Time will tell whether Dubey can take his spectacular domestic form into the IPL but the Royals have no shortage of proven performers including Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Trent Boult and ace spinners Adam Zampa, Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Rajasthan had enough loose change left over at the auction to pick up South Africa paceman Nandre Burger and English batsman Tom Kohler-Cadmore but they lack a top-class T20 all-rounder.
The Royal Challengers are desperate to land their maiden IPL title in 2024 and they spent heavily before the auction to snap up Australia all-rounder Cameron Green from Mumbai.
Green is likely to bat in the middle-order alongside compatriot Glenn Maxwell with veterans Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli opening although the departure of Sri Lankan spinning all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga upsets the balance of the side.
Fast bowler Mohammed Siraj has been in great form but overseas quicks Alzarri Joseph, Reece Topley, Lockie Ferguson and Tom Curran may be scrapping for one place in the team.
After finishing bottom of the table in 2023, the Sunrisers' owners clearly decided to go big at this season's auction and they have ended up with Australia stars Pat Cummins and Travis Head as well as brilliant Sri Lanka all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga.
Hyderabad fans are hoping for more heroics from Head, who was player of the match in the Aussies' World Cup final win over India in November, while South Africa's Aiden Markram and Heinrich Klaasen make up a formidable middle-order engine-room.
Cummins is part of an exciting pace attack alongside veteran Bhuvneshwar Kumar, left-armer T Natarajan and the speedy Umran Malik and South Africa all-rounder Marco Jansen is an exciting young talent.