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When: Thursday 17 April, 15.30 BST.
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The 2014 IPL is underway and after reigning champions Mumbai Indians lost on the opening day Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore get their campaigns underway.
Delhi will be looking to improve on their dismal showing in the sixth edition of the competition when they finished bottom of the table.
They were without star batsman Kevin Pietersen for the entire 2013 tournament due to a knee injury, but the Englishman will be back in their ranks this term with the Daredevils having used to their right to match card to buy the 33-year-old in 2014 Auction.
However, they will have to continue to wait a little longer to see Pietersen in action as the former Three Lions international is recovering from a finger problem.
The franchise also showed their intentions by paying the second highest amount for a player this year, when snapping up Dinesh Karthik – whilst Ross Taylor and Quinton de Kock are also fine signings.
For Bangalore it’s the same old faces who pose the biggest danger, with all-time IPL top-scorer Chris Gayle still looming large at the top of the order.
The West Indian is well supported by captain Virat Kohli and AB de Villers, whilst the addition of 2014’s most expensive player Yuvraj Singh is also an exciting bonus for RCB.