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Mumbai Indians will kick-start the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League as favourites yet again after they clinched the title in 2017. They won the tournament by beating the Rising Pune Supergiant by a solitary run in a pulsating grand finale to bring home their third tournament victory.
This came after the Rising Pune Supergiant had overcome the Mumbai Indians three times in the tournament before that game including the first Qualifier to make it to the final.
Mumbai Indians then overcame the Kolkata Knight Riders in the second Qualifier after Kolkata had defeated the Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Eliminator, to set up a date in the final.
David Warner won the Orange Cap for the most number of runs scored while Bhuvneshwar Kumar, also of the Sunrisers Hyderabad, was the Purple Cap winner for most wickets taken.
Mumbai Indians had earlier finished at the top of the points table as well, getting to 20 points from their 14 games, as opposed to the Rising Pune Supergiant who finished second with 18. Hyderabad and Kolkata finished third and fourth respectively.
RPS overcame a slow start to win four of their eight games, while Kolkata Knight Riders have 10 points from their eight. Sunrisers Hyderabad, the defending champions, moved up to the third spot with nine after their game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore was rained off.
Much like the previous edition of the Indian Premier League, there will be a total of eight teams that will participate in this season as well. The Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals will remain suspended from the tournament while the two new teams, Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions will play in their second and last season.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad will kick-start the tournament as the defending champions after having beaten the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the previous season but will they be the favourites? Especially given that the likes of Mumbai Indians, Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders will look to bounce back from any early hiccups and look to usurp the champions.
The Sunrisers looked to be in trouble in the early part of the IPL season but came back strongly to finish in the top four of the 2016 edition. They met the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Eliminator and overcame the two-time champion to make it to the Qualifier where they met the Gujarat Lions.
The Lions, playing their first ever edition of the IPL, had topped the group but lost to Bangalore in the first Qualifier. Unfortunately for them they went down to Hyderabad in this second Qualifier as well and bowed out of the tournament, leaving the Sunrisers to take on Bangalore in the final.
Hyderabad were happy to bat first in the final despite Bangalore having shown they were good chasers. They hammered 208 for seven from their 20 overs batting first and then restricted Bangalore to just 200 from their 20 to win their first ever title.
In the final they played the Super Kings once again and took their opponents to the cleaners, winning by a whopping 41 runs on the way to their second title.
For Chennai it was another case of so near, yet so far, after having won the last of their two titles in 2011. Since then, the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Mumbai Indians have made it two wins each.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore looked to have the best team in the business but it was their inability to come good at crucial moments and a defeat at the hands of the Chennai Super Kings in the second Qualifier on a very slow pitch left them third.
Rajasthan were the other side to make it to the playoffs but by the time they got there, they had lost their mojo. From winning the first five games of the season to finishing off with just three more victories from their next 10 game, the Royals have much to think about.
Kolkata Knight Riders ended up without a playoffs berth because of their inconsistent performances.
Sunrisers Hyderabad were a win away from making the second spot. A defeat in their last game ended their campaign on sixth while Delhi finished seventh on the table after a shake-up to their order following a poor previous season.
Kings XI Punjab were the runner-up in 2014 but caved in to the last spot and will need a huge turnaround to lift their side from the mire.