The Chennai Super Kings (pictured) begin their defence of their Indian Premier League championship on Wednesday morning live on Sportsnet World and One. SPORTSNET.CA provides you with a gallery of the league’s biggest stars.
Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Chris Gayle plays a shot. Gayle won the ‘Orange Cap’ award in 2011 for smacking a league-leading 511 runs.
Mumbai Indians Lasith Malinga is the IPL’s — and possibly the world’s — best bowler. The Sri Lankan took an astounding 28 wickets last season, winning the ‘Purple Cap.’
Ravichandran Ashwin of Chennai Super Kings, celebrates after claiming a wicket.
Shaun Marsh of Kings XI Punjab is one of the IPL’s elite batsmen.
Deccan Chargers’ cricketers congratulate teammate Amit Mishra, center, for a dismissal last season. Mishra is a superior bowler.
Virender Sehwag leads the Delhi Daredevils into the 2012 IPL season.
Rajasthan Royals batsman Rahul Dravid is the leader of his squad.
Kolkata Knight Riders bowler Iqbal Abdulla gestures after taking a wicket last year.
Pune Warriors bowler Rahul Sharma gets ready for a fist pump after taking a wicket last year.