With the sixth edition of the IPL starting on Wednesday fanatix takes a look at five batsmen who should light up the tournament.
5. Virat Kohli – Royal Challengers Bangalore:
The 24-year-old Indian has had a rapid rise to prominence in the last few years and despite his relatively young age will captain RCB at this year’s IPL.
Kohli has also been tipped as a long-term replacement for current India captain MS Dhoni but at the moment he his letting his batting steal the headlines.
The Indian had a fairly modest tournament last year with an average of 28.00 but 2013 is billed as a big year for the young batsman.
See Kohli’s outstanding 133 not-out for India against Australia below: