1. Bangalore (Royal Challengers):
(Franchise: Vijay Mallaya)
Rahul Dravid(Captain),Zaheer Khan,Mark Boucher,Cameron White,Anil Kumble,Jaques Kallis,Wasim jafer,Nathan Bracken,Dale Steyn,Shivnarayan Chanderpaul,Misbah Ul-Haq,Parveen Kumar,Virat Kohli,Srivastva Goswami,Abdur Razzaq,Ross Taylor,Sunil Joshi,R Vinay Kumar,B Akhil ,Devraj Patil,K.P.Appana,Bharath Chipli,J Arun Kumar,Ashley Noffke
Coach : Venkatesh Prasad
Virender Sehwag(Captain), Dinesh Kartik,Gautam Gambhir,Manoj Antiwar,Mohhamad Asif,Daniel Vitori,Shoiab Malik,AB de Villiers,Farveez Mehroof,Tilekratne Dilshan,Glen Macgrath,Brett Greeves,Padeep Sangwan,Mithun Manhas,Rajat Bhatia,Shikhar Dhawan,Mayank Tehlan,Y.Mahesh,Amit Mishra
3. Chennai (Super Kings):Mahender Singh Dhoni(Captain),Mutthia Murlaitharan,Jacob Oram,Allbe Morkel,Mathew Hayden,Parthiv Patel,Joginder Sharma,Suresh Raina,Mkhaya Ntini,Michael Hussey,Stephen Fleming,R.Ashwin,S.Anirudha,Suddep Tyagi,Laxmipati Balaji,S.Badrinath,Napolean Einstien,Sahbad Jakati,Abhinav Mukund,Viraj Kadbe
4.Mohali(Kings XI Punjab):
Yuvraj Singh(Captain),Bret Lee,Mahela Jaywardene,Kumar Sangakaara,S.Sreesanth,Ramesh Powar,Piyush Chawla,Simon Katich,Ramnaresh Sarwan,James Hopes,LukesPomersBatch,K.Mills,V.R.V.Singh,Uday Kaul,Karan Goel,Ajitesh Argal,Tanmay Srivastva,Irfan Pathan, Sunny Sohal,Pankaj Dharmani,Sahil Kukreja,Wilken Mota
Coach: Tom Moody
5.Kolkatta (Knight Riders):
Saurav ganguly(Captain),Shoiab Akhtar ,Ishant Sharma,,Chris Gayle,Braddin Macculum,David Hussey,Ricky Pointing,Ajit Agarkar,Murli Kartik,Umur Gul,TetendaTaibu,Salman Batt,Mohhamad HafizSiddharth Kaul,Iqbal Abdullah,Laxmi Ratan Shukla,Ashok Dinda,Debabarata Das,P.Saha,,Rohan Banerjee,Akash Chopra,,Sourashish Lahiri,Cheteshwar Pujara and Yshpal singh
Coach: Johm Buchanan
V.V.s. Laxman(captain),Andrew Symonds,Rohit Sharma,R.P.Singh,Adam Ghilchrist,Shahid Afridi,Chamara Silva,Chaminda Vaas,Nyuan Joysa,Scott Styris,H.Gibbs,Venugopala Rao,
Pragayan Ojha,Halhadar Das,Dwarka Ravi Teja,Arjun Yadav,Kalyan Krishna,Paidikalva Vijay Kumar,Sanjay Bangar,Sarveesh Kumar
Coach :Robin Singh
7. Jaipur (Rajasthan Royals):
Shane Warne(captain),Mohhamad Kaif,Graeme Smith,Yonis Khan,Kamran Akmal,Yusuf Pathan,Munaf Patel,Justin Langer,Morne Morkel, Dmitry Mascarenhas, Shane Watson, Sohail Tanvir, Ravindra Jadeja and Taruwar Kohli,Pankaj Singh,Anup,Dinesh Salunkhe,
8.Mumbai (Mumbai Indians):
Sachin Tendulkar(Captain),Harbhajan Singh,Robin Utahppa,Sanath Jaisurya,Shaun Pollock,Lasith Malinga,Loots Bosman,Dilhara Fernando,Ajinkya Rahane,Abhishek Nayar,Yogesh Takawale,Pinal Shah ,Aswell Prince,Manish Pandey,Saurabh Tiwari,Dwane Bravo,Ankeet Chavan,Gaurav Dhiman,Musavir Khote,Rajesh Pawar,Luke Ronchi,Swapnil Singh,Vikrant Yelligati,Dhawal Kulkarni,Rohan Raje and Dominic Thornely
Coach: LalChand Rajput
Kolkata crush Bangalore by 140 runs in IPL opener
BANGALORE: Kolkata Knight Riders recorded a massive victory of 140 runs over Bangalore Royal Challengers in the inaugural match of the Indian Premier League here at the Chinnaswami Stadium on Friday.
Set an improbable target of 223 runs in 20 overs, Bangalore batsmen were seen in trouble right from the beginning and the whole team was bundled out for 82 in 15.1 overs.
None of their batsmen could enter into double figure except Praveen Kumar, who made 18 runs and remained not out.
However, it was interesting to note that Bangalore’s highest scorer was not any batsman but ‘Mr. Extras’, who contributed 19 runs with eight leg-byes and eleven wides.
From Kolkata Knight Riders, pacer Ajit Agarkar was the most successful bowler with three wickets for 25 runs while Ashok Dinda and captain Sourav Ganguly claimed two wickets each for nine and 21 runs, respectively.
Earlier, Rahul Dravid, captain of the Bangalore Royal Challengers won the toss and opted to field but his decision went wrong when the Kolkata batsmen severely punished his bowlers to amass a huge score of 222 runs for three wickets in the allotted 20 overs.
However, this was one man show as Kolkata’s opener Brendon McCullum hammered an unbeaten 158 off just 73 balls with 14 big sixes and nine fours.
This is the highest individual score by any batsman in Twenty20 cricket.
No other batsman made any significant score as Ricky Ponting (20), Michael Hussey (12) and captain Sourav Ganguly(10) went back to pavilion one after another.
Mohammad Hafeez from Pakistan was unbeaten on five.
Zaheer Khan, A. Noffke and Jacques Kallis claimed one wicket each.
Geo Super gave the live coverage of the match as it obtained the exclusive telecast rights for showing all matches of the tournament, which will continue till June 8.
The commencement of IPL has taken the entire world of cricket by storm. IPL is literally a cricket league but this is in fact the beginning of a revolution which will change the history of cricket.
The opening ceremony was a blend of fireworks, stilt walkers, aerial gymnasts, performers in a bubble and some Bollywood glitter with the presence of Shah Rukh Khan, also the co-owner of the Kolkata team.