Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad kick-off their Indian Premier League (IPL) title defence in the tournament opener when they lock horns with last year finalist Royal Challengers Bangalore on 5th April.
A number of England international stars including Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes and Jonny Bairstow will join their skipper Eoin Morgan in the Indian Premier League 2017 auction scheduled in Bangalore on 20th February.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers held their nerve in a high-scoring finale of the Indian Premier League and secured their maiden title by beating the Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight runs in a chase of 209 runs in Bangalore.
A meticulous effort from the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling attack restricted Kolkata Knight Riders to 140 for eight in a chase of 163 runs and secured a 22-run win in the eliminator of the Indian Premier League in Delhi, thereby securing a berth in the second qualifying final against the Gujarat Lions.
After a top order collapse, a belligerent unbeaten knock of 79 runs from AB de Villiers gave Royal Challengers Bangalore a berth in the final of the Indian Premier League after securing a four-wicket win in a chase of 159 runs over Gujarat Lions in the first qualifying final in Bangalore.
As the other four sides look forward to the IPL 2016 play-offs, Mayukh Bhattacharya analyses where it went wrong for those that missed out - Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, Rising Pune Supergiants, and Kings XI Punjab
After the Royal Challengers Bangalore put up a disciplined bowling display to restrict Delhi Daredevils to 138 for eight, Virat Kohli slammed yet another unbeaten fifty to secure a top-two finish with a six-wicket win in the 56th match of the Indian Premier League in Raipur.