Player withdrawals, COVID-19 positives and a lack of match practice could hinder the Chennai Super Kings but Stephen Fleming is still calm.
With the help of Opta data, we take a look at the players to keep an eye on in this year's Indian Premier League.
Suresh Raina suggested Rohit Sharma "is the next MS Dhoni", but the India opener admitted he was uncomfortable with such a comparison.
Rohit Sharma will return home after suffering a groin injury, so Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal will open in the ODI series.
There was a sense of deja vu for New Zealand when they were consigned to another Super Over defeat after being on the brink of victory.
Despite a worrying injury for Shikhar Dhawan, India eased to a seven-wicket victory over Australia to claim the three-match ODI series 2-1.
After recovering from a stress fracture of the back, Jasprit Bumrah could make his comeback for India in Twenty20 cricket in January.
India chased down a big target to deny West Indies a first bilateral ODI series win over India since 2006 in Cuttack.
Kuldeep Yadav's hat-trick and an opening stand of 227 between Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul helped India to a 107-run victory over West Indies.
India clinched a 2-1 Twenty20 series victory on Wednesday, their batsmen dominating West Indies in the decider in Mumbai.