For several players returning from the ICL, the IPL III squad announcements brought joy. Almost every team has strengthened its bench by rostering T20 specialists.
King's XI Punjab roped in Love Ablish, Shalabh Srivastava, Manvinder Bisla and Reetinder Sodhi. The Royal Challengers Bangalore picked up S Sriram, while the Chennai Super Kings opted for Hemang Badani. The Kolkata Knight Riders' ICL returnees include Rohan Gavaskar and G Vignesh while the Mumbai Indians have Ambati Rayudu, Syed Sahabuddin and Ali Murtaza.