Stuart Law (Aus)
Could be one of the surprises. Known for consistency in first-class, gets the perfect platform to show how good he is in the T20 format.
Russel Arnold (SL)
The former left-hander was known for his cool temperament and the team will utilise his calm approach to help them finish off matches.
Coach: Michael Bevan; Squad: Ian Harvey (Aus), V Devendran, R Sathish, H Badani, Chris Read (Eng), Tamil Kumaran, Hemant Kumar, Sridharan Sriram, Syed Mohammed, Shabbir Ahmed (Pak), T Kumaran, J Hareish, V Sarvanan, R Jesuraj, Sanjeev Martin, G Vignesh, P Vivek
Inzamam-ul Haq (Pak)
A month after he played his last Test for Pakistan, Inzamam will be back, this time for Hyderabad.
Chris Harris (NZ)
One of the perfect signings for the format, Harris' contribution will be crucial. Also a more than useful bat, can be relied up on in tense times.
Coach: Moin Khan; Squad: Anirudh Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Abdul Razzak (Pak), Azhar Mahmood (Pak), Syed Shahubuddin, Nicky Boje (SA), Stuart Binny, Inder Shekhar Reddy, Vinay Kumar, Ibrahim Khaleel, Kaushik Reddy, Bheema Rao, Alfred Absolom, Shashank Nag, PS Niranjan, Baburao Yadav, Zakaria Zuffri
Craig Mcmillan (NZ)
Having just retired due to diabetes, McMillan will be the player to watch out for. Suited for the format, his big hits will add to the excitement.
Lance Klusener (SA)
'Zulu' is back, and hopefully with a bang. The team will hope for wonders from a man who could turn any game around in his prime.
Coach: Darryl Cullinan; Squad: Parviz Aziz, Darren Maddy (Eng), Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Rohan Gavaskar, Upul Chandana (SL), Deep Dasgupta, Abu Nechim, Shiv Sagar Singh, Boyd Rankin (Ire), Mihir Diwakar, Rajiv Kumar, Sayed Akhlakh Ahmed, Subhomoy Das, Sujay Tarafdar, Pritam Das, Anshu Jain, Ali H Zaidi
Taufeeq Umar (Pak)
He did well in the brief opportunities he got while opening the batting for Pakistan. Having fallen out with the
establishment, hopefully Umar would try to prove a point to the authorities with the bat.
Coach: Madan Lal; Squad: Niall O'Brien (Ire), Mohnish Mishra, Abbas Ali, Paul Nixon (Eng), Dale Benkenstein (SA), JP Yadav, Ali Murtaza, T Sudhindra, Abid Nabi, Sachin Dholpure, Abhishek Tamrakar, Shalabh Srivastav, Abhishek Sharma, Dishant Yagnik, Dhruv Mahajan, Abhinav Bali, Raghav Sachdev
Brian Lara (WI)
The 'Prince of Trinidad' is the biggest attraction. If Mumbai can live up to their reputation and if Lara fires, they can end up as eventual champions.
Nathan Astle (NZ)
After his sudden retirement from international cricket, Astle returns to the game. He will look to explode upfront and lead Mumbai's charge.
Coach: Sandip Patil; Squad: Vikram Solanki (Eng), Robin Morris, Kiran Powar, Shreyas Khanolkar, J Van der Wath (SA), Rakesh Patel, Avinash Yadav, Nantie Hayward (SA), Subhojit Paul, Dheeraj Jadhav, Anupam Sanklecha, Ranjeet Kirid, Pushkaraj Joshi, Suyash Burkul, Raviraj Patil, Nikhil Mandale, Sridher Iyer
The former all-rounder will look to set the Chandigarh stands alight with his exciting batting and tight bowling.
Andrew Hall (SA)
He defied authorities to lend his experience to ICL. His presence will add excitement, and along with Cairns, is expected to provide fireworks.
Coach: Balwinder Sandhu; Squad: Sarabjeet Singh, Imran Farhat (Pak), Dinesh Mongia, Hamish Marshall (NZ), TP Singh, Reetinder Singh Sodhi, Rajesh Sharma, Ishan Malhotra, Daryl Tuffey (NZ), Sumit Kalia , Chetan Sharma, Manish Sharma, Love Ablish, Bipul Sharma, Karanveer Singh, Amit Uniyal, Gaurav Gupta, Harpreet Singh