After all the frenzy and build up, the 10th edition of the much-awaited sporting extravaganza, the Indian Premier League finally kicks off in Hyderabad on April 5, 2017.
The opening match features hosts and defending champions locking horns with the much fancied but injury-ravaged Royal Challengers Bangalore in Hyderabad.
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Telecast & Live Streaming:-
The official broadcasters for the showpiece tournament will be Sony Six, Sony Max and Sony ESPN will broadcast live matches for the fans in India while live streaming of the matches will be available on Sony LIV app and website www.sonyliv.com.
While the day matches will start from 4:00 PM IST, the night games will commence from 8:00 PM IST.
This season is unique in many ways as there will be as many 8 opening ceremonies at all the 8 venues for all the franchises. Bollywood celebrities like Amy Jackson, Shraddha Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Tiger Shroff, Riteish Deshmukh among others will grace the opening ceremonies with their presence.
This is the list of the venues along with the celebrities:
Hyderabad (April 5): Amy Jackson will perform at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium
Pune (April 6): Rising Pune Supergiants v Mumbai Indians: Riteish Deshmukh will perform at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
Rajkot (April 7): Gujarat Lions v Kolkata Knight Riders: Tiger Shroff will perform at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
Indore (April 8): Kings XI Punjab v Rising Pune Supergiants: No confirmation yet
Bangalore (April 8): Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils: No confirmation yet at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium
Mumbai (April 9): Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders: No confirmation yet for the Wankhede Stadium
Kolkata (April 13): Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab: Shraddha Kapoor and Monali Thakur will perform at Eden Gardens.
New Delhi (April 15): Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab: Parineeti Chopra will perform at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground.
Full Squad of all the 8 franchises:
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner(c), Moises Henriques, Kane Williamson, Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha(w), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Rashid Khan, Barinder Sran, Ricky Bhui, Siddarth Kaul, Bipul Sharma, Ben Cutting, Abhimanyu Mithun, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Eklavya Dwivedi, Pravin Tambe, Ben Laughlin, Tanmay Agarwal, Mohammed Siraj, Chris Jordan
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Shane Watson(c), Travis Head, Kedar Jadhav, Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tymal Mills, Sreenath Aravind, Aniket Choudhary, Harshal Patel, Adam Milne, Iqbal Abdulla, Samuel Badree, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Praveen Dubey, Billy Stanlake, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Nicholas Pooran, Mitchell Johnson, K Gowtham, Karn Sharma, Saurabh Tiwary, A Gunarathna , K Khejroliya, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Lendl Simmons, Vinay Kumar, Parthiv Patel, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, J Suchith, Hardik Pandya, Jos Buttler, Tim Southee, Jithesh Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Trent Boult, Chris Woakes, Rishi Dhawan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rovman Powell, R Sanjay Yadav, Ishank Jaggi, Darren Bravo, Sayan Ghosh, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Shakib Al Hasan, Chris Lynn, Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Sheldon Jackson, Ankit Singh Rajput, Colin de Grandhomme
Rising Pune Supergiant: Steve Smith (captain), MS Dhoni, Mayank Agarwal, Baba Aparajith, Ankush Bains, Ankit Sharma, Rajat Bhatia, Deepak Chahar, Daniel Christian, Rahul Chahar, Ashok Dinda, Faf du Plessis, Lockie Ferguson. Usman Khawaja, Jaskaran Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Ben Stokes, Milind Tondon, Manoj Tiwary, Jaydev Unadkat, Adam Zampa, Imran Tahir
Gujarat Lions: Suresh Raina (captain), Akshdeep Nath, Shubham Agarwal, Basil Thampi, Dwayne Bravo, Chirag Suri, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Manpreet Gony, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Shadab Jakati, Dinesh Karthik, Shibil Kaushik, Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Brendon McCullum, Munaf Patel, Pratham Singh, Jason Roy, Pradeep Sangwan, Jaydev Shah, Shelley Shaurya, Nathu Singh, Dwayne Smith, Tejas Baroka, Andrew Tye
Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan (captain), Angelo Mathews, Corey Anderson, Kagiso Rabada, Pat Cummins, Ankit Bawne, Aditya Tare, Murugan Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Shashank Singh, Mohammed Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Chris Morris, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, CV Milind, Syed Ahmed, Pratyush Singh.
Kings XI Punjab: Glenn Maxwell (captain), Eoin Morgan, Rahul Tewatia, T Natarajan, Matt Henry, Varun Aaron, Martin Guptill, Darren Sammy, Rinku Singh, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Axar Patel, Gurkeerat Singh, Anureet Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Shaun Marsh, Wriddhiman Saha, M Vijay, Nikhil Naik, Mohit Sharma, Marcus Stoinis, KC Cariappa, Armaan Jaffer, Pardeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh, Hashim Amla, Ishant Sharma