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Rohit Sharma, who hit his first hal-century of IPL 2017 against Rising Pune Supergiant has been fined with 50 percent of his match fee for showing dissent against umpire's decision in final over of the innings.
In their opening match, Mumbai rested veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, and played Ambati Rayudu with a clear strategy to strengthen their batting line-up.
To bring the campaign back on track, KXIP need Glenn Maxwell to rediscover his form against Mumbai Indians, who are high on confidence after four wins from five matches.
While David Warner, Moises Henriques and Rashid Khan remain to be the three key overseas players in SRH, it would be extremely difficult for the team now to drop Kane Williamson.
DD vs KKR: The massive wins against Rising Pune Supergiant and Kings XI Punjab must have sent strong signals to KKR camp.
MS Dhoni gave the crowd at the M Chinnaswamy stadium entertainment worth their money with an incredible six and a lighting quick stumping behind the wicket during RCB vs RPS match in IPL 2017.
While Umesh's rise over the last few months has been one of the major positives for Indian cricket, Shakib has the potential to change the course of a match single-handedly.
Kohli also recently posted a video of him training in the gym with a message that read - "Can't wait to get back onto the field. Almost there now. 14th April."
Along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mustafizur was one of the key bowlers for Sunrisers Hyderabad last year, where he ended up at fifth position in list of highest wicket takers.
While wishes poured in from all corners, Brendon McCullum, who set the tournament on fire by hitting a century in the first match in 2008, was also bowled over by Sanju Samson's knock.
Kohli injured his shoulder while fielding during the third Test against Australia at Ranchi after which he was ruled out of the deciding Test in Dharamsala as well.
From the word go, de Villiers looked quite composed at the crease and he went on to his one of his best knocks in the history of Indian Premier League.
MI needed 49 runs off the last three overs and the 18th over by Boult swung the game their way as he was hit for two sixes, one each by Rana and Pandya, conceding 19 runs that brought down the run rate.
With Champions Trophy scheduled to begin in June, the IPL 10 is a make or break situation for Suresh Raina, who has been out of the Indian team for quite some time.
Kolkata Knight Riders, two-time Indian Premier League winners, will kick off their campaign in the tenth edition with the first match against Suresh Raina-led Gujarat Lions.
Mumbai have a formidable top-order with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Patel, Ambati Rayudu in the squad.
Rising Pune Supergiant would be looking for a change in fortune under new captain Steve Smith after a disappointing seventh-place finish in the previous season.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), the side with the maximum number of swashbuckling batsmen, will have a task up their sleeves when they take on defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad with two of their batting mainstays in the Indian Premier League opener on Wednesday.
R Ashwin, Lokesh Rahul, JP Duminy and Quinton de Kock are some of the key players who have been ruled out of Indian Premier League 2017.
RCB would want de Villiers and Kohli to regain fitness at the earliest to strengthen their beleaguered squad for IPL 2017.
After a bitterly-fought Test series, it would also be interesting to see whether the on-field banters between Indian and Australian cricketers will have any impact in the cash-rich tournament.
Delhi Daredevils have already lost Quinton de Kock and JP Duminy for the entire tournament, while Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews will miss majority of the season due to a hamstring injury.
Kohli and AB de Villiers – two of the most key batsmen of the RCB squad are struggling with injuries as well and are likely to be rested for the team's opener against SRH.
Pune will kick off their campaign on April 6 against Mumbai Indians at Maharashtra Cricket Association's International Stadium at home.
De Villiers has played 120 matches so far in his IPL career and has scored 3257 runs at an average of 39.24 with 21 half centuries and 3 centuries to his name.