The hype and speculation about the Indian Premier League will end and the action will begin on Friday in Bangalore.
Rahul Dravid's Bangalore Royal Challengers take on Sourav Gangulay's Kolkata Knight Riders to kick off the inaugural IPL.
The competition's co-founder, IS Bindra, told BBC Sport that the IPL had already created a "global stir" and been a big marketing success.
But he admitted that he was apprehensively waiting to see how many spectators attended the matches before saying whether the competition was truly a success.
Let us know your thoughts and predictions about the IPL...
Are you excited about the competition and will you watch the games live?
Will it be a big success?
Which players do you expect to excel?
And who do you tip to triumph when the final is played in Mumbai on 1 June?