Unfortunately for the Indian viewers, Starc has only featured in two seasons of IPL due to his injury woes and national commitments. They would love to see the tearaway pacer in full flow on Indian soil.
Although he endured an underwhelming season in IPL 2022, he showed glimpses of his talents on a few occasions and will like to tighten up things in death overs.
The South African quick has been one of the most consistent bowlers in the IPL and will hope to emulate the same in the blockbuster event against India.
The 24-year-old was instrumental in Sri Lanka’s historic ODI series victory last month as he continued his impressive bowling and also played a couple of vital cameos for the side with the bat in hand.
One of the stalwarts of the IPL, Rashid Khan lifted his maiden IPL trophy with Gujarat Titans this year and will cherish playing in front of the Indian fans once again, who adore the Afghani cricketer.
The hard-hitting all-rounder announced himself in the IPL this season, scoring 437 runs for Punjab, striking the ball at an astonishing 182.08. Indian fans who will be expecting a repeat of his IPL heroics.
The middle order batter was seen playing the role of a finisher for SRH in IPL 2022 and relished playing in that position by amassing 306 runs at a strike rate in excess of 140.
One of the better players of spin bowling, the right-hand batter will relish playing in the Indian conditions, and he will look to continue his impeccable form in the subcontinent nation.
It will be remarkable to see Pakistan’s most talented and accomplished batting star lead a side against India on Indian soil, which will add a bit more spice to this gigantic clash.
Warner is the seventh leading run scorer in T20Is, and just two runs short of the sixth-placed Babar Azam. A live-wire in the field, the top-order batter started his career as a white ball specialist but slowly progressed in red-ball cricket as well.
The Englishman is quite familiar with the Indian conditions and loves attacking the bowlers from the get-go on the slower pitches in the country.