Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad have a competitive squad, thanks to some interesting picks in the Indian Premier League auction, and will aim to be the second team after the Chennai Super Kings to win the Indian Premier League consecutively.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have one of the most devastating teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Season 10, with the likes of Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav and the captain himself -- Virat Kohli.
The Lions this year bought as many as 11 players in the auction with the intention of strengthening their bowling line up. They picked up a couple of good seamers from the auctions like Manpreet Gony, Nathu Singh and the veteran Munaf Patel but their only big buy was the England opener, Jason Roy.
Knight Riders will miss the services of Andre Russell, who has been banned for a year from cricket for a whereabouts clause violation by an independent anti-doping panel in Kingston.
Two-time former champions Mumbai Indians are led by Rohit Sharma and coached by Sri Lankan batting great Mahela Jayawardene.
Delhi Daredevils begin their IPL 2017 campaign against last year's runners-up Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 8 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
The biggest setback for Rising Pune Supergiant has been the pull out of Ravichandran Ashwin from the entire season due to sports hernia.
Kings XI Punjab begin their IPL 2017 campaign against Rising Pune Supergiant on April 8 at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore.
The IPL 2017 player auction will take place in Bengaluru on Monday, February 20, with 351 players set to go under the hammer.