Top row (left to right): MS Dhoni (CSK), Gautam Gambhir (DD), Rohit Sharma (MI), Ravichandran Ashwin (KXIP) Bottom row (left to right): Dinesh Karthik (KKR), Ajinkya Rahane (RR), Kane Williamson (SRH) and Virat Kohli (RCB) © AFP
Top row (left to right): MS Dhoni (CSK), Gautam Gambhir (DD), Rohit Sharma (MI), Ravichandran Ashwin (KXIP)
Bottom row (left to right): Dinesh Karthik (KKR), Ajinkya Rahane (RR), Kane Williamson (SRH) and Virat Kohli (RCB) © AFP

IPL 2018 is all set to go underway from April 7 with Mumbai Indians (MI) taking on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The 2018 auctions had seen some surprise picks and shocking misses. Jaydev Unadkat was the most expensive Indian player: Rajasthan Royals (RR) bought him for INR 11.5 crores. Ben Stokes was the most expensive overseas player for second time in a row. Some big names have already been ruled out of the tournament due to injuries (Kagiso Rabada, Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Santner) and controversies (Steven Smith and David  Warner). That has handed opportunities to others like Heinrich Klaasen, Tom Curran and Alex Hales.

It is also going to be testing time for new captains in IPL like Ravichandran Ashwin, Dinesh Karthik and Kane Williamson. Here is a complete list of squads of the eight teams in IPL 11:

Chennai Super Kings (CSK): MS Dhoni (c & wk), Kedar Jadhav (wk), Ambati Rayudu (wk), Sam Billings (wk), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, N Jagadeesan, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Kanishk Seth, Lungi Ngidi, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Mark Wood, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi.

Delhi Daredevils (DD): Gautam Gambhir (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Naman Ojha (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Chris Morris, Glenn MaxwellJason Roy, Colin Munro, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Dan Christian, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Trent Boult, Manjot Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sayan Ghosh.

Mumbai Indians (MI): Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Saurabh Tiwary (wk), Aditya Tare (wk), Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mustafizur Rahman, Pat Cummins, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Evin Lewis, Ben Cutting, Pradeep Sangwan, JP Duminy, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, Sharad Lumba, Siddhesh Lad, Mayank Markande, Akila Dananjaya, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Robin Uthappa (vc & wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tom Curran, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Johnson, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Ishank Jaggi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Nitish Rana, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Rinku Singh, Shivam Mavi, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles.

Rajasthan Royals (RR): Ajinkya Rahane (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Jos Buttler (wk)Heinrich Klaasen, Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny,  Rahul Tripathi, D’Arcy Short, Jofra Archer, K Gowtham, Dhawal Kulkarni, Unadkat, Ankit Sharma, Anureet Singh, Zahir Khan, Shreyas Gopal, Prashant Chopra, Midhun, Ben Laughlin, Mahipal Lomror, Aryaman Birla, Jatin Saxena, Dushmantha Chameera.

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP): Ravichandran Ashwin (c), KL Rahul (wk), Akshdeep Nath (wk), Akshar Patel, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, Chris Gayle, David Miller, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Manoj Tiwary, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Zadran, Barinder Sran, Andrew Tye, Ben Dwarshuis, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): Kane Williamson (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vc), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shreevats Goswami (wk), Alex Hales, Shikhar Dhawan, Shakib Al Hasan, Manish Pandey, Carlos Brathwaite, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Siddharth Kaul, T Natarajan, Mohammad Nabi, Basil Thampi, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Sachin Baby, Chris Jordan, Billy Stanlake, Tanmay Agarwal, Bipul Sharma, Mehedi Hasan Miraz.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Virat Kohli (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), AB de Villiers (wk), Parthiv Patel (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Collin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manan Vohra, Kulwant Khejroliya, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Mandeep Singh, Washington Sundar, Pawan Nagi, Mohammed Siraj, Corey Anderson, Tim Southee, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande.