Match Ended,Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 9 wickets
Fans will once again witness the familiar sight of the Chepauk stadium packed to the brim in yellow and screaming the name of MS Dhoni as the defending champions start their campaign against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the tournament opener. Returning to IPL in 2018 after serving a two-year suspension, Chennai suffered a poor start but the team bounced back in a spectacular fashion as they won the title against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Leading from the front Indian skipper Virat Kohli will hope to end Bangalore's title drought going into the new season. RCB had finished sixth in the previous edition, but it still chose to retain the experienced candidates. AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tim Southee along with Nathan Coulter-Nile are some of the big guns that have been retained by RCB. Shivam Dube is an interesting candidate that has been roped in by the Bangalore side for a whopping amount of 5 crores. A day before being bagged by RCB, the all-rounder smashed five successive sixes in an over in the Ranji game against Baroda.