According to me this time CSK looks favourite to win the IPL-2. Led by a very good and lucky captain MS Dhoni, CSK is a very balanced team. There r some good Indian players like Raina,Badrinath,Parthiv and of course Dhoni him self. And classic foreign players like Hayden,Muralitharan,Oram,Flintoff,Albie Morkel and Stephen Fleming who is also their coach this time.Thilan Thushara is also a good player with the ball and bat. The good thing for the team is that all the foriegn players mentioned above except Flintoff will be available for the whole tournament. And most of them r in good form ,so they r looking favourites to win the tournament innitially.
One should not underestimate the Royal Challangers this time. The team is led by Kevin Pietersen and they have 5 South Africans in their squad,more than the any other side. 4 of them r Kallis,Boucher,Steyn,and Van Merve. Kallis will be the captain once KP leaves the team for his national duties. Other good foreign players like Chanderpaul,Jesse Ryder and Ross Taylor are also very hand ful in this form of the game. Rahul dravid scored 371 runs in the last season.This time he's not the captain and wont be under pressure as he was in the last season. Kumble will also help the team with his flippers googlies and probably with his leg spinners.Praveen Kumar also swings the bowl and will get the help in south african conditions. Robin Uthappa is back in their side and might open the batting for them. Unfortunately Nathan Bracken is also not available this time.