Maxwell hits a maximum

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Team strategy: Will look to build batting around Australians Shaun Marsh and Pomersbach, preferred local boy Gony over RP Singh for knowledge of home conditions

Rajasthan royals

spent: $630,000

Bought: James Faulkner ($400k), Fidel Edwards ($210k), Kushal Perera ($20k)

Hottest pick: James Faulkner multi-dimensional, adds variety with left-arm pace

Team strategy: Spent judiciously, bolstered pace attack with Edwards, Faulkner. "Death bowling was a bit of a concern and we tried filling that gap," said co-owner Shilpa Shetty.

Royal challengers

spent: $1.8 million.

Bought: RP Singh ($400k), M Henriques ($300k), J Unadkat ($525k), P Singh ($150k), R Rampaul ($290k), D Christian ($100k)

Hottest pick: Ravi Rampaul skiddy fast bowler has good CLT20 record

Team strategy: Have packed squad with seamers, with RP Singh, Pankaj Singh and Jaydev Unadkat offering a variety of Indian options. Henriques and Christian add depth to line-up.

Chennai superkings

spent: $1.28 million.

Bought: Dirk Nannes ($600k), Chris Morris ($625k), Ben Laughlin ($20k), Akila Dananjaya ($20k), Jason Holder ($20k)

Hottest pick: Chris Morris SA all-rounder impressed on t20i debut against NZ

Team strategy: Not wanting to disturb a settled, power-packed batting lineup, CSK have added teeth to the bowling, with Nannes, Morris and mystery man Dananjaya.

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