Sunrisers Hyderabad will defend their title when IPL season 10 starts from April 5.

Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad will start as favourites to win the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The side will be led by David Warner, the Australia maverick left-hander, who led them fabulously in the previous season. Fans will surely expect the same exemplary display of team effort that served as the platform for their last year’s title win.

It was an inspiring win for the side who have been tagged underrated since their inception in the IPL. After an impressive debut season in 2013 where they managed to reach the Eliminator, the 2014 and 2015 season were underwhelming as they could not advance past the round-robin stage. With things now on a brighter side, they would want to continue from where they left last year.

The 2017 auction saw additions of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Siraj and Mohammad Nabi to SRH’s squad. They would be more than happy with the resources they have at the moment, especially in the bowling department which happens to be their biggest strength. This factor ultimately makes their title defence bid strong.

The batting department will once again be heavily dependent on David Warner, who was their top-scorer last season. The presence of Yuvraj Singh, Kane Williamson and Shikhar Dhawan will be a huge positive.

Their campaign begins with the opening game of the tournament, which will see them take on Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 5 in the night fixture. And as scheduled, they’ll then go on to play all the other teams, which makes up for 14 matches overall in group stages before the action moves on to qualifiers and the final.

Here is SRH’s full IPL 2017 schedule:

Date Match Details Time (IST)
Apr 05, Wed Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 1st Match
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
8:00 PM
Apr 09, Sun Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Lions, 6th Match
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
4:00 PM
Apr 12, Wed Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 10th Match
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
8:00 PM
Apr 15, Sat Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 14th Match
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
4:00 PM
Apr 17, Mon Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab, 19th Match
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
8:00 PM
Apr 19, Wed Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils, 21st Match
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
8:00 PM
Apr 22, Sat Rising Pune Supergiants vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 25th Match
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
8:00 PM
Apr 25, Tue Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 29th Match
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
8:00 PM
Apr 28, Fri Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 33rd Match
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
8:00 PM
Apr 30, Sun Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 37th Match
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
8:00 PM
May 02, Tue Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 40th Match
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
8:00 PM
May 06, Sat Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rising Pune Supergiants, 44th Match
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
4:00 PM
May 08, Mon Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians, 48th Match
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
8:00 PM
May 13, Sat Gujarat Lions vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 53rd Match
Green Park, Kanpur
4:00 PM