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IPL 2019 – who is going to light up the Indian Premier League 2019?

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Published on: Mar 08, 2019

We are just a few weeks away from the latest edition of the Indian Premier League – IPL 2019. It is the 12th Edition of the tournament and one that will feature more England players than ever before.

It will also see a return of the Aussie ‘bad boys’ Steve Smith and David Warner and it will possibly see the last appearances of the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Shane Watson and Harbhajan Singh – so plenty to be getting excited about for all you IPL fans.

So, who is going to light up the Indian Premier League 2019? Let’s run through the teams and see the players that potentially will be the ‘Stars’ of the tournament. If you want to bet and, you are resident in the USA, you can take advantage of online betting in New Jersey, provided by 888

There will be lots of markets available throughout the IPL, on all of the matches, and we have picked out below some of the players to keep your eyes on to get the best odds.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Team Squad - Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Martin Guptill, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Shreevats Goswami, Khaleel Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, Billy Stanlake, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan, Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem

Stars with the bat - Jonny Bairstow, Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson

Stars with the ball - Rashid Khan, Billy Stanlake and Shakib Al Hasan

One to watch - Mohammad Nabi

Sunrisers Hyderabad have a great chance to go all the way in the tournament this year – a great balanced side with plenty of world class talent

Place – Sunrisers Hyderabad should make the play-offs and could go all the way this year

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Team Squad - Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Marcus Stoinis, Shivam Dube, Shimron Hetmyer, Akshdeep Nath, Prayas Barman, Himmat Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Heinrich Klaasen, Devdutt Padikkal, Milind Kumar.

Stars with the bat - Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali

Stars with the ball – Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali and Yuzvendra Chahal

One to watch - Shimron Hetmyer

RCB had a disappointing IPL 2018 season but with the likes of the experienced batsmen Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers and all-rounders’ Nathan Coulter-Nile, Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme and Marcus Stoinis, Royal Challengers Bangalore look set to improve on last year’s performance and will make it to the playoffs

Place – Should make the playoffs

Mumbai Indians

Team Squads - Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Evin Lewis, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff, Quinton de Kock, Barinder Singh Sran, Lasith Malinga, Yuvraj Singh, Anmolpreet Singh , Pankaj Jaswal , Rasikh Dar

Stars with the bat - Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock and Hardik Pandya

Stars with the ball – Lasith Malinga, Krunal Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah

One to watch - Evin Lewis

Mumbai Indians have won the IPL three times and you would always have them inked into the playoffs and this season is no exception – with Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah, Mumbai Indians boasts the best Indian contingency of any of the team squads and should make the Final

Place – Final – winner or runner up

Rajasthan Royals

Team Squad - Ajinkya Rahane, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S. Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror, Jaydev Unadkat ,Varun Aaron , Oshane Thomas, Ashton Turner, Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Riyan Parag , Manan Vohra, Shubham Ranjane

Stars with the bat – Steve Smith, Jos Buttler and Ajinkya Rahane

Stars with the ball – Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham and Jofra Archer

One to watch – Ben Stokes

Rajasthan Royals punched above their weight last year and made it to the playoffs, this year they may well surprise again, however, if Steve Smith or Jos Buttler do not perform, they look short on runs

Place – won’t make the playoffs

Chennai Super Kings

Team squad - MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Billings, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Mohit Sharma, Ruturaj Gaikwad

Stars with the bat – Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson

Stars with the ball – Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir and Harbhajan Singh

One to watch – MS Dhoni

Along with Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings are one of the most successful teams in IPL history and winners of the IPL 2018. A well balanced squad with experience and world class talent – for instance, Shane Watson has been on top form throughout the winter, in T20 Leagues around the world, and most recently in the Pakistan Super League 2019 and Faf du Plessis for South Africa in the series against Sri Lanka. Led by MSD, Chennai Super Kings could go all the way again.

Place – Final – winner or runner up

Delhi Capitals

Team Squad - Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, Axar Patel, Hanuma Vihari, Sherfane Rutherford, Ishant Sharma, Keemo Paul, Jalaj Saxena, Ankush Bains, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa

Stars with the bat – Prithvi Shaw (if fit), Shreyas Iyer and Colin Munro

Stars with the ball – Sandeep Lamichhane, , Kagiso Rabada and Trent Boult

One to watch – Rishabh Pant

Lots of changes, including a change of name from Delhi Daredevils to Delhi Capitals leaves them with a lot to prove this season - Prithvi Shaw was injured on the India tour of Australia, so is not match practiced and there are a few question marks over the balance of the squad. The coaches have a lot of work to do to get this squad firing

Place – won’t make the playoffs

Kings XI Punjab

Team squad - KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, David Miller, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mandeep Singh, Varun Chakaravarthy Sam Curran, Mohammed Shami, Prabhsimran Singh, Nicolas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin

Stars with the bat – Nicolas Pooran, Chris Gayle and KL Rahu

Stars with the ball – Andrew Tye, Hardus Viljoen and Varun Chakaravarthy

One to watch – Nicolas Pooran

Kings XI Punjab looks a balanced unit this year and with a great mix of experience and youth - Nicolas Pooran and Chris Gayle could be the most exciting pairing in the IPL 2019 – who would want to bowl at them?! Like last year, they could win nearly half of their matches but not make the playoffs.

Place – won’t make the playoffs

Kolkata Knight Riders

Team Squad - Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Carlos Brathwaite, Lockie Ferguson, Joe Denly, Harry Gurney, Nikhil Naik, Shrikant Mundhe, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Anrich Nortje.

Stars with the bat – Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa and Chris Lynn

Stars with the ball – Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav and Piyush Chawla

One to watch – Harry Gurney

Lots of changes again in the squad after a disappointing 2018 season and again, the coaches will have to work hard to get this squad to gel quickly. Some outstanding individual talent – watch out for Joe Denly and Harry Gurney from England.

Place – won’t make the playoffs

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