TOSS UPDATE: Sunrisers has won the toss and opted to bowl first.

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The focus, therefore, will be on the two new skippers - Ajinkya Rahane for Royals and Kane Williamson for Sunrisers - as the action gets underway at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Hyderabad.

Both teams have hogged the limelight with their respective captains - Sunrisers' David Warner and Royals' Steve Smith - being banned from this edition of the IPL after the duo's involvement in the ball-tampering episode during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the IPL match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals.