The Indian Premier League, or IPL, known officially as the Vivo IPL thanks that company’s sponsorship, is a professional Twenty20 cricket league contested in India during the months of April and May each year, by teams which represent various cities in that country.

The Australian summer has come to an end, and the period for international cricket is winding down. Some of the biggest players in this country, however, have 6 more weeks of cricket to look forward to as they join the games of the IPL. Although the majority of the biggest names in Australian Test cricket have simply gone south in order to join their particular franchises, others have flown in from Down Under order over the course of the past week ahead of Wednesday’s opening match.

Shane Watson for Royal Challengers Bangalore

Shane Robert Watson is an internationally renowned professional cricket player and captain from Australia. He has played a right-handed batsman and fast-medium swing bowler.

Usman Khawaja and Steve Smith for Rising Pune Supergiant

Usman Tariq Khawaja is an Australian cricketer born in Pakistan, and holds dual citizenship.

Steven Peter Devereux Smith is a cricketer from Australia who represents this country, as well as Sydney Sixers, New South Wales and Rising Pune Supergiant. He is captain of Australia’s national cricket team as well, across all of the 3 formats.

Ben Laughlin and Moises Henriques for Sunrisers Hyderabad

Ben Laughlin is a cricketer from Australia, and he plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Tasmania Tigers. He is known for right-arm fast-medium bowling.

Although Moisés Constantino Henriques was born in Portugal, he stands as a professional cricket player from Australia who also plays for the Sydney Sixers and the New South Wales Blues. He stands firm as a good-quality all-rounder in T20 games.

Aaron Finch and James Faulkner for Gujarat Lions

Aaron James Finch is a cricket player from Australia who also represents the Gujarat Lions, Yorkshire Vikings, Victoria, and captains the Melbourne Renegade and the Australian national T20 teams.

James Peter Faulkner is an Australian who also players for Tasmania. He is an all-rounder, left-hand medium-pacer and right-hand batsman, and is known for managing to consistently pick up key wickets, as well as chip in with handy runs when he is batting in the lower-middle order. His nickname, The Finisher on Aussie sports betting sites, is thanks to the marked skill he displays in closing out the innings in order to set big totals, as well as his tendency to seal victories when he is functioning as batsman.

Pat Cummins for the Delhi Daredevils

Pat, or Patrick James, Cummins is a fast bowling Australian cricket player who made his debut at 18-years old for Test matches. He also plays for New South Wales, and frequently bowls balls exceeding speeds of 145 km/h.

Mitchell Johnson for Mumbai Indians

Australia’s Mitchell Johnson is a left-hand fast bowler and batman. His Test debut was made in November of 2007, and he won the International Cricket Council Cricketer of the Year award in 2009.