To this end, Dravid steered away from the most predictable path – give every player one or multiple matches to prove their credentials. This would have put the players under pressure, and perhaps even created panic in the ranks.
It's been a week of high drama which was reflected in the volatility in the points table, suggesting this could be one of the tightest IPL seasons ever with many twists and turns to come in the weeks ahead
All franchises have new challenges to deal with. The big difference from earlier seasons is that there are 10 teams in the fray, and the mega auction caused major upheavals in where players are concerned in all franchises