3. Royal Challengers Bangalore

This means that RCB will have to pick a captain from the mega auction and they will need to build their Indian batting contingent. RCB has retained Kohli(15 Cr), Glenn Maxwell(11 Cr) and Mohammad Siraj(7 Cr) ahead of the mega auction and one of the reasons behind their lack of trophy count has been the support around Kohli.

2. Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals have been really good in picking up the Indian contingent and getting a strong core which they managed to do it convincingly since IPL 2018. They got the likes of Prithvi Shaw from the U19 setup who is one of the destructive openers going around at the moment and Rishabh Pant captained the franchise brilliantly in the previous season as well.

1. Chennai Super Kings

They have missed out on the option of Faf Du Plessis who has served them well at the top. While Faf is expected to hold up an overseas position, it might be wise for the CSK side to target the Indian veteran. Dhawan is one of the excellent players of spin as well, and he can become a potent option at Chennai once the tournament shifts back to the original venues.