The second season of the Indian Premier League has separated the men from the boys. While the youngsters have failed to come to grips with the conditions in South Africa, the senior players are using all their experience to deliver when it really matters.
Coverage: IPL 2009
Adam Gilchrist, Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne, who have done well in South Africa in the past, have used all their experience and knowledge of their conditions to lead their teams to the early successes.
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But inexperienced leaders like Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Brendon McCullum, Kevin Pietersen and Yuvraj Singh have been found wanting vis-a-vis team selection and strategy.
A look at how the captains have done after the first few weeks of the tournament:
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Text: Harish Kotian | Photographs: Reuters