Royals, who had won the inaugural title in 2008, will start their IPL 2021 campaign against Punjab Kings on April 12.
Dhoni-led CSK will begin their campaign an evening later when they take on the previous season's runner-up, Delhi Capitals, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Holding his shoulder in discomfort, Shreyas Iyer had to leave the field as Shubman Gill came in as his replacement in first ODI against England.
Last year in March, Sharath ended a decade-long wait for a Pro Tour title as he outclassed top seed Marcos Freitas to win the Oman Open.
After arriving in Australia at the start of the year with 'lot of baggage' to shed, Pant has done a tremendous job to boost his international career.
Axar, who has a ton and 13 half-centuries in First-class cricket, is likely to get a chance to flaunt his batting side when India line up against England at the same venue for the fourth and final Test of the series.
In the previous season, it was Maxwell and Cummins; and this year, all eyes will likely be on Morris to justify his bewildering price tag.
A repeat of the historic 2-1 Test series win in Australia would take India into the final of the World Test Championship.
Anderson has picked up 343 wickets after crossing 30, more than any other fast bowler in the longest format of the game.
The Indian team scripted history by breaching The Gabba fortress and registering back-to-back Test series wins in Australia.
While the batting set-up looks decent, it's the bowling attack which can let India down on a bouncy Gabba wicket.
Amid Cheteshwar Pujara's lean patch, Rohit will be entrusted to strengthen the batting unit with young Shubman Gill at the top.
In a span of just five years, Rashid has escalated to the top of the pile, having scalped 84 wickets at an impressive average of 12.62.
Even though CSK had their worst Indian Premier League (IPL) season in 2020, the MS Dhoni-led side was seemingly on everyone's mind on Twitter as it was the most tweeted team during the course of the tournament.
With figures of 0 and 4 against Australia in his last two batting outings, Shaw's grim run with the bat continued with yet another below-par performance this year.
Virat Kohli-led Indian side is set to begin its title defence of the Border-Gavaskar trophy with the pink-ball Test in Adelaide from December 17.
Exactly 2000 runs were scored in the span of a week and it's safe to say that the Aussie batsmen made Indian bowlers look hapless.
After staying away from the action for over eight months, Virat Kohli-led Indian contingent is finally set to resume international cricket with the much-awaited series against the Aussies.
DC fans will have to wait for a while to see their team lifting maiden silverware.
Despite being the underdogs, Capitals will be eyeing maiden silverware to etch their name on the coveted IPL trophy.