Sunrisers Hyderabad Team:

DA Warner*, S Dhawan, BCJ Cutting, MC Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, DJ Hooda, NV Ojha†, Bipul Sharma, B Kumar, A Nehra, Rashid Khan

RCB Team:

CH Gayle, Mandeep Singh, SR Watson*, KM Jadhav†, Sachin Baby, TM Head, STR Binny, TS Mills, S Aravind, A Choudhary, YS Chahal

Shane Watson: "Had a week, heaps of time to prepare. We got a great squad, plenty of depth. We'll be tested. Aniket Choudhary and Tymal Mills are debutants."

David Warner: We would have bowled first. No pressure, we didn't start well last year, but we were champions. Guys are full of energy. Rashid Khan is playing."

 

BCCI announced annual players' contracts, doubling the retainer amounts across all 3 categories. A total of 32 cricketers have been given central contracts.

Grade A (Rs 2 crore) - 7 cricketers 

1. Virat Kohli, 2. MS Dhoni, 3. Ravichandran Ashwin, 4. Ajinkya Rahane, 5. Cheteshwar Pujara, 6. Ravindra Jadeja, 7. Murali Vijay. 

In - Pujara, Jadeja, Vijay. 

Out - None 

Grade B (Rs 1 crore) - 9 

1. Rohit Sharma, 2. KL Rahul, 3. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 4. Mohammed Shami, 5. Ishant Sharma, 6. Umesh Yadav, 7. Wriddhiman Saha, 8. Jasprit Bumrah, 9. Yuvraj Singh. 

In - Rahul (promoted from Grade C), Bumrah, Yuvraj, Saha (promoted from Grade C). 

Out - Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Shikhar Dhawan (demoted to Grade C), Vijay (promoted to Grade A), Pujara (promoted to Grade A) 

Grade C (Rs 50 lakh) - 16 

1. Shikhar Dhawan, 2. Ambati Rayudu, 3. Amit Mishra, 4. Manish Pandey, 5. Axar Patel, 6. Karun Nair, 7. Hardik Pandya, 8. Ashish Nehra, 9. Kedar Jadhav, 10. Yuzvendra Chahal, 11. Parthiv Patel, 12. Jayant Yadav, 13. Mandeep Singh, 14. Dhawal Kulkarni, 15. Shardul Thakur, 16. Rishabh Pant. 

In - Shikhar, Rayudu, Manish, Karun, Hardik, Nehra, Kedar, Chahal, Parthiv, Jayant, Mandeep, Shardul, Rishabh. 

Out - Axar Patel, Stuart Binny, Saha (promoted to B), Mohit Sharma, Varun Aaron, Karn Sharma, Jadeja (promoted to A), Rahul (promoted to B), Harbhajan, S Aravind.

Ranchi: Allegations and denials flew thick and quick between the rival captains Virat Kohli and Steven Smith with India skipper claiming that the home team physio Patrick Farhart was disrespected by Australian Team.

MUMBAI: The Indian badminton super star and 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist PV Sindhu received two awards at the Mahindra Scorpio Times of India Sports Awards (TOISA) in Mumbai on Monday, including the Sportsperson of the Year Award.

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