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Countdown: 12 days to go

A gluttony of runs

Few batsmen get past 500 runs in an IPL season, which makes Virat Kohli's 2016 aggregate all the more incredible

Robin Uthappa plays powerfully through mid-wicket

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Countdown : 13 days to go

The underdog's day out

IPL auctions have always thrown up a big surprise or two. Today's countdown looks at ten unheralded talents whose prices shot through the roof

KC Cariappa at training for Kolkata Knight Riders

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Countdown: 15 days to go

The maximum maximum men

Today's countdown features a lone, all-powerful machine at the top, followed by nine outrageously powerful humans

Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle celebrate the latter's fifty with the champion dance

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Countdown : 16 days to go

The ten most expensive IPL spells

These bowlers would have been glad you can only bowl four overs in a Twenty20

Shane Watson reacts after a play and a miss

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Countdown : 17 days to go

On the dressing-room tour

These players have their kit bags constantly packed as they move from one IPL franchise to another

Parthiv Patel targets the leg side

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Knocking on (national) eleven's door

The IPL has catapulted many unknown faces on to the international scene over the years. Here are ten of IPL's best finds

Shaun Marsh plays a shot during his innings

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Countdown : 19 days to go

Marshalling them to glory

Most of India's senior pros over the years feature among IPL's most successful captains, along with a duo from Down Under

Rohit Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, Harbhajan Singh and Sachin Tendulkar with the trophy

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Countdown: 20 days to go

The ones no one could chase down

Each of the IPL's ten highest totals came from sides batting first, and eventually proved match-winning by varying margins

Virender Sehwag pummels the ball down the ground

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Countdown : 21 days to go

IPL's hat-trick heroes

Hat-tricks in cricket are the bastion of specialist bowlers and usually come in match-winning causes, but the IPL has thrown up outliers on both counts

Ajit Chandila is ecstatic after claiming Robin Uthappa for his hat-trick