Here are my first thoughts on each of the eight IPL teams as the jigsaw pieces fall into place at the end of the first day of the IPL Player Auction in Bangalore on Wednesday.
McCullum, D Smith, Raina, du Plessis, Dhoni, Jadeja, Bravo, Ashwin, Nehra, Mohit & one young batsman will make @ChennaiIPL the team to beat?
Vijay, de Kock, DK, KP, Manoj Tiwari, Saurabh Tiwary, JP Duminy, Shukla, Unadkat, Shami & Rahul Sharma can make @delhidaredevils competitive
@lionsdenkxip will look to add a couple of good Indians to Sehwag, Marsh, Pujara, Bailey/Maxwell, Miller, Saha, Johnson, Awana & Balaji.
@KKRiders‘ Gambhir, Uthappa, Kallis, Shakib, Y Pathan, Chawla, Narine, Morne, Vinay & Umesh are a good combo. Need good Indian lads now.
@mipaltan needs to look for batsmen to complement Rohit, M Hussey, Rayudu, Pollard, Corey Anderson, Bhajji, P Ojha, Malinga, Hazelwood & Zak
A quality spinner can give @RCBTweets — Gayle, Parthiv, Kohli, Yuvi, AB, Albie, Dinda, Aaron & Starc/Rampaul — a more rounded look.
Watson, Rahane, Viswanath, S Smith, Nayar, Faulkner, Binny & Southee are in but @rajasthanroyals will’ve to add batsmen & a spinner tomorrow
The addition of batsmen to Dhawan, Warner, Finch, Sammy, Henriques, Venu, Mishra, Steyn, Irfan, Ishant & Bhuvi will make @SunRisers stronger