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    Key players: Rajasthan Royals

    • He is Rajasthan's main man and his ability to inspire saw a miraculous show by the Jaipur team in the first season. Royals will be looking for their captain-cum-coach to turn it around for them in the third season. (AFP Photo)

    • The South African skipper brings in experience to the young Rajasthan team. This time Smith has to lead their batting which collapsed too often last year. (AFP Photo)

    • Perhaps, Royals' most crucial member, Yusuf Pathan's talent with the bat shall be put to test again and if the Baroda player can continue with his dazzling form, Royals will be on the road to resurgence. (AFP Photo)

    • The out of favour pacer has a point to prove and he will be determined to lead the Rajasthan bowling with flair. In the absence of Sohail Tanvir, Munaf has to be accurate to make some early inroads. (AFP Photo)

    • The South African fast bowler is in top form and is likely to be an automatic choice for the new ball. Morkel's experience in the recent Test series on Indian pitches will come in handy. (AFP Photo)

    • The former Aussie batsman has been brought in this year to add stability to the Rajsthan batting. The experienced player's solidity is just what Rajasthan needs. (AFP Photo)