The 12th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) kicks off with a blockbuster clash between Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on March 23 in Chennai.
Hailed as the most prestigious T20 cricket tournament, the cash-rich league once again witnesses biggest names in the sport, playing franchise cricket. Eight teams will vie for top honours.
Top four teams after the end of the league stage will qualify for the playoffs for qualifiers and an eliminator before the final.
Here's the table:
CSK - Chennai Super Kings
DC - Delhi Capitals
KKR - Kolkata Knight Riders
KXIP - Kings XI Punjab
MI - Mumbai Indians
RCB - Royal Challengers Bangalore
RR - Rajasthan Royals
SRH - SunRisers Hyderabad
Q - Qualified for playoffs
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