IPL 10 to kick off today in Hyderabad

Wed 05 Apr 2017, 10:49:57
The 10th Indian Premier League will begin today with defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the season opener at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium in Hyderabad. 

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has been appointed interim captain of RCB after regular skipper Virat Kohli and his stand-in A B de Villiers were rendered unavailable due to injuries. 

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja who represents Gujarat Lions may also miss the early IPL action. He has been advised rest by a medical team of the BCCI for at least two weeks. 

The Delhi Daredevils suffered a setback yesterday as flamboyant batsman Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out for at least a week due to illness. 

India speedster Ishant Sharma who was unsold at the IPL Players' auction, was picked by Kings XI Punjab yesterday. The IPL matches this time will be played over the course of 47 days at 10 different venues.

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