Having beefed up his upper body, Zimbabwe's Elton Chigumbura has added strength to a keen eye.
Expect some lusty blows, useful medium-pacers and cheetah-like athleticism in the field from all-rounder Pollard.
The ICC World Twenty20 looks set to provide the platform on which Mathews will establish himself as a world star.
Amid the recent turmoil and recriminations in Pakistan cricket it is easy to overlook the arrival of a major talent.
Mohammad Nabi boasts a similar flair for the fence to that of Albie Morkel or Yuvraj Singh.
After almost seven months out of international cricket, Ryder will be keen to make up for lost time in the Caribbean.
Promising all-rounder Jadeja has been India's most improved player over the past two seasons.
England didn't waste any time in ushering the South African-born Kieswetter into their ranks.
Perth, the most isolated city in the world, will feel a lot lonelier for England and their supporters if they lose this week.