With the Champions League T20 qualifiers just a day away, here is a look at the four teams that will compete for that remaining spots in the main draw of the tournament slated to begin on Saturday.
Shikhar Dhawan will be the key man for Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad: While technically being a new IPL franchise, the Sunrisers did pretty well taking on board the Deccan Chargers squad and making the top four of India's multi-million domestic T20 competition.
Their obvious potent weapon is their bowling, with the likes of Dale Steyn, Ishant Sharma and Amit Mishra time after time holding the opposition to low totals, which in turn has taken the pressure from the slow burner of their batting lineup.
But in Shikhar Dhawan, who was named captain for this tournament, they have possibly the most dynamic and exciting batsman in world cricket at the moment and if the elegant left-hander catches fire, then the Sunrisers will surely make the main draw.
Squad: Shikhar Dhawan, Parthiv Patel, Cameron White, JP Duminy, Dale Steyn, Biplab Samantray, Thisara Perera, Karan Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Ashish Reddy, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Darren Sammy, Anand Rajan, Clint McKay.
Faisalabad Wolves: Their start was not momentous, what with the Indian government denying the Pakistan team a visa for several days before finally relenting. However, the visa only happened to be for Mohali, which in turn led the whole side having to be sent back from their hotel in Chandigarh, eventually spending the day in the ground's club house.
However, with a Pakistan side, you never know what you are going to get and with experienced heads in the mould of Misbah-ul-Haq and Saeed Ajmal in their lineup, a couple of wins cannot be completely ruled out.
Faisalabad also have a couple of talented young fast bowlers - when do Pakistan not have fast bowlers in their lineup -- while in Asif Ali they have a batsman capable of setting the tournament alight.
Squad: Misbah-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Ali Waqas, Khuran Shahzad, Mohammad Salman, Waqas Maqsood, Samiullah Khan, Asad Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Ehsan Adil, Hasan Mahmood, Jahandad Khan, Farrukh Shehzad, Imran Khalid, Ammar Mahmood.
Kandurata Maroons: This is another side easily capable of going on a run and filled with a few internationals, with the marquee one being Kumar Sangakkara.
The Sri Lankan veteran chose to play for his local side over the Sunrisers and will be keen to get one over the Hyderabad franchise and help Kandurata qualify. The Sri Lankan side also have Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne, Ajantha Mendis and Nuwan Kulasekara in their lineup, meaning there is plenty of experience to go around.
Squad: Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Upul Tharanga, Thilina Kandamby, Kumar Sangakkara, Shehan Jayasuriya, Chamara Silva, Milinda Siriwardana, Dilhara Lokuhettige, Dhammika Prasad, Ajantha Mendis, Kaushal Lokuarachchi, Lahiru Jayaratne, Dhananjaya De Silva, Suraj Randiv.
Otago Volts: The New Zealand side probably have the toughest job at hand, but in Ryan Ten Doeschate, the immensely talented South African-born Netherlands player, and Brendon McCullum, they have two batsmen capable of winning matches on their own.
Nathan, Brendon's elder brother, is also a part of the squad and teams will have to be wary of the threat posed by the experienced internationals, just like the Sri Lankan side.
However, with the sub-continent conditions, the roll of the dice will favour the Asian teams.
Squad: Nick Beard, Michael Bracewell, Ian Butler, Mark Craig, Derek De Boorder, Jacob Duffy, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, James McMillan, Jimmy Neesham, Aaron Redmond, Hamish Rutherford, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Neil Wagner, Neil Broom.
Schedule: Qualifers: Tuesday: Faisalabad Wolves vs Otago (4 p.m.); Kandurata Maroons vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (8 p.m.).
Wednesday: Kandurata Maroons vs Otago (4 p.m.); Fasalabad Wolves vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (8 p.m.).
Friday: Faisalabad Wolves vs Kandurata Maroons (4 p.m.); Otago vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (8 p.m.).
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