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VIDEO: Shikhar Dhawan warns Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina to be ready for IPL challenge!

New Delhi: As the Indian Premier League's ninth edition is set to kick-off from April 9, Sunrisers Hyderabad opener Shikhar Dhawan on Saturday welcomed both the new teams -- Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergaints.

Dhawan took to micro-blogging site Twitter and congratulated skippers Mahendra Singh Dhoni (RPS) and Suresh Raina (GL) for their new assignments.

In fact, at the end of the his message, Dhawan warned Raina, who will be leading an IPL team for the first time, to be ready for the tough challenge ahead.

Here is the video.

All the best @msdhoni & @ImRaina for @IPL with your new teams! Jam kar mukabla hoga!

In the IPL opener, Supergiants will play against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede stadium today.

From Zee News

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IPL 2017 Points Table

TEAMS MP Won Lost Pts
MI 14 10 4 20
RPS 14 9 5 18
SRH 14 8 5 17
KKR 14 8 5 16
KXIP 14 7 7 14
DD 14 6 8 12
GL 14 4 10 8
RCB 14 3 10 7

ORANGE CAP

1 David Warner
SRH
641
Runs
2 Gautam Gambhir
KKR | 498 Runs
3 Shikhar Dhawan
SRH | 479 Runs

PURPLE CAP

1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
SRH
26 Wickets
2 Jaydev Unadkat
RPS | 24 Wickets
3 Jasprit Bumrah
MI | 20 Wickets