1. Missing Stars: Cricinfo considers that the growing list of big name absentees for various parts of the tournament is going to affect the Chennai Super Kings team the worst, as they have players from all the three groups of absentees - Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. But V.B. Chandrasekhar chose to be optimistic and shared on a lighter note that now they don't have to make the tough decision on whom to bench.
2. Player of the Tournament: Three former India captains - Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri, have been assigned the task of selecting the Player of the Tournament for the inaugural edition of IPL. The chosen one will get a trophy besides Rs. 10 lakh. [News Source: IPL Buzz]