A first-time champion will be crowned when Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad do battle at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday night in the tournament’s showpiece.
With Royal Challengers Bangalore having booked their spot in the final of IPL 9, the Gujarat Lions and Sunrisers Hyderabad head to Delhi to fight for the right to take on RCB in Sunday’s big dance.
It’s do-or-die as Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders do battle at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla on Wednesday night with the winner staying alive, while the loser will be left to focus on what could have been.
There are plenty of World T20 stars on show in the opening IPL game in Bengaluru. Richard O'Hagan looks forward to the contest between perennial underachievers Bangalore and the entertaining but inconsistent Sunrisers...