Kolkata Knight Riders
Captain – Gautam Gambhir
The current champions are probably the favourites heading into the 2013 IPL as their side remains strong and they will have confidence due to last year’s achievement.
Captain Gambhir has struggled on the international scene but as the second highest run-maker at the 2012 tournament certainly has the credentials to turn his form around.
Kolkata will also need Proteas all-rounder Jacques Kallis firing on all cylinders as they look to dominate the fast-paced competition once again.
First match – vs Delhi Daredevils, April 3.