IPL

IPL History

IPL 2019 is almost upon us and the fans are gearing up for season 12 of the cash-rich tournament. This year, 8 teams will be contesting the league and vying for the title.

The series kicks off on the 23rd of March, through April and ends on May 19th. The opening match will be defending champions, Chennai Super Kings against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.

The Super Kings are currently the most successful IPL team along with the Mumbai Indians, with three wins each. Kolkata are next with 2 wins. The inaugural winners were the Rajasthan Royals back in 2008.

Tournament Format 

The IPL schedule 2019 is planned in such a way that only the dates for the first two weeks has been released. However, owing to the 2019 general elections, there may be further changes.

Just like in the English Premier League and every other football league, each team plays their opponent twice. Once in their own home ground and once in their opponent’s home ground. In simpler terms, CSK are facing RCB in Chennai on Saturday. The next time the two meet, it will be in Bangalore.

However, with the general elections looming, it is more than likely that this format will be thrown for a loop. Instead, some matches will be held at neutral venues for security reasons.

 

IPL

Teams

There are 8 teams contesting the 2019 IPL season. They are, the Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals. Delhi were formerly known as the Daredevils, but ahead of the coming season, they felt a need for a change.

There were also a fair number of former teams as well, who have now become defunct. They are, the Deccan Chargers, who were succeeded by the Sunrisers Hyderabad. They were part of the original teams, but dissolved after 4 years.

Next came the Kochi Tuskers Kerala, who joined in 2010 lasted only till 2011. The Pune Warrior India debuted around the same time as Kochi but managed to hold out until 2014 before dissolving. Then in 2016, after Chennai and Rajasthan were banned for 2 years, the Gujarat Lions and the Rising Pune Supergiant arose from their ashes. Sadly, they too were dissolved when CSK and RR returned to the fray in 2018.

Locations

There was a lot of speculation surrounding hosting the IPL amid the Indian general elections. Rumours were abuzz that IPL 2019 could be held abroad just like in 2009 and 2014 respectively.

However, the BCCI later confirmed that the tournament will remain in India alongside the elections. Their plan is to schedule a few matches on neutral venues on certain days to avoid conflict.

One thing is for sure, the crescendo surrounding the league will soon reach a fever pitch and the fans are eager to get things started.

How will things pan out this season? Will CSK or MI break the deadlock? Will KKR make it a three-way tie? Will it be some team else? Will RCB finally lift the trophy? Will the name change really mean a change of fortune for Delhi Capitals?

IPL trophy

IPL 2020 to Start from March 29 at the Wankhede Stadium: Reports

The 13the edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to start from March…

Rashid Khan David Warner

WATCH: David Warner has a Hilarious Reaction on Seeing Rashid Khan at the MCG

Australian opener David Warner had to greet in a crazy fashion when he spotted his…

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma to Captain Virat Kohli & MS Dhoni among Others in the Wisden’s IPL Team of the Decade

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma was named the captain of the IPL team of the…

kevin pietersen

IPL 2020: Kevin Pietersen Makes Fun of Sanjay Manjrekar after Kesrick Williams goes Unsold in the Auction

Sanjay Manjrekar is once again in the news for his IPL auction prediction. Kolkata hosted…

Ravi Bishnoi

Who is Ravi Bishnoi, the 19-year Old who Bagged a Rs. 2 Cr. Contract with Kings XI Punjab?

On Thursday, among many youngsters looking for a contract that would give them the opportunity…

Yashasvi Jaiswal

Meet Yashasvi Jaiswal, Another of IPL’s Slumdog Stories

Since its inception in 2007, IPL has changed many a lives. While it has been…

IPL 2020: England Players Shine as Eoin Morgan, Sam Curran and Others Fetch Big Price

As the much anticipated IPL 2020 auction has been taking place in Kolkata, both Australia and…

Who is Virat Singh: The Youngster Who Went for 1.9 Crore to SRH in the IPL Auctions 2020

Youngster Virat Singh was recently bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for the IPL 2020 season. During…

IPL 2020: Who is West Indies Player Sheldon ‘Salute’ Cottrell Who Was Sold Off to Kings XI Punjab for 8.5 Crore

The Mohali based team, King X1 Punjab, has bought Sheldon Cottrell to lead their bowling…

Who is Priyam Garg: The Youngster who went for 1.9 Cr to SRH During the IPL 2020 Auction

19-year old Priyam Garg burst onto the scene in a List A debut for Uttar Pradesh during the 2018–19…

Twitter Reacts to Pat Cummins and Glenn Maxwell Being the Highest Bid Players

The opening day of the IPL 2020 Auction is now in full swing and the…

Chennai Super Kings Pick Up Sam Curran for 5.5 Crores in the IPL 2020 Auction

The English All-Rounder Sam Curran has been snapped up by the Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings.…

IPL 2020 Auction: Chris Morris Sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for 10 Crore

The IPL 2020 Auction is currently underway and the bidding wars are getting fierce. Already,…

Glenn Maxwell

IPL 2020: Glenn Maxwell Sold for a Whopping 10.75 Crore to Kings XI Punjab

The much anticipated IPL 2020 auction has been taking place in Kolkata on December 19th,…

IPL 2020 Auction: Kolkata Knight Riders Snap Up Eoin Morgan for 5.25 Crore

The IPL 2020 Auction has officially kicked off and already, there have been some high-profile…

MS Dhoni

Here’s What IPL 2020 Is Going To Be Like: An Overview

The 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional twenty-twenty league established by the Board…

IPL trophy

IPL 2020: Slots & Purse Left with Each of the Current Squads ahead of the 2020 IPL Auction

The IPL 2020 Auction is set to take place on December 19 in Kolkata. Each…

Mitchell Starc

IPL 2020: Mitchell Starc and Joe Root Opt Out of the Tournament

Australia pacer Mitchell Starc has opted out of the Indian Premier League for the second…

IPL 2020

IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals Call Up George Garton for Four-day Trial

Rajasthan Royals, the inaugural IPL champions have called up Sussex pacer George Garton for a…

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni Can Get Back to the Auction Pool for IPL 2021: Reports

Former Indian captain MS Dhoni is reported to continue playing at least till the IPL…

India

IPL 2020: CSK Give Befitting Reply to a Fan about Trading Ravindra Jadeja to Mumbai Indians

The trade window of IPL 2020 has been closed where every team released a couple…

Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes – David Warner Ashes Rivalry gets an IPL Touch after Royals & Sunrisers Get into a Funny Banter

IPL franchises Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad had a banter of sorts on Twitter, after…

MS Dhoni

A Twitter User Claimed MS Dhoni was going to Leave Chennai Super Kings; CSK had a Fitting Reply

Chennai Super Kings, last week have released the list of players released and retained ahead…

Parthiv Patel

IPL 2020: Parthiv Patel Takes a Dig at Dean Jones for His Comment on RCB Retain Him

After the list of released and retained players of all the franchises have come out,…

IPL 2020: Australian Consulate in Chennai Has a Special Request to CSK Franchise

Australian Consulate-General in Chennai has made a special request to the Chennai Super Kings (CSK)…

Dale Steyn

IPL 2020: Dale Steyn Gives a Fitting Reply to a Fan’s Tweet

South African speedster Dale Steyn has been released by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchise for…

Trent Boult

IPL 2020: Trent Boult Has a Message for Jasprit Bumrah and Mumbai Indians

There will be changes in every team in the upcoming season of Indian Premier League…

Trent Boult

IPL 2020: Trent Boult Joins Mumbai Indians, Ankit Rajpoot to Play For Rajasthan Royals

The upcoming season of Indian Premier League (IPL) will see some changes in every squad.…

Chennai Super Kings Going for a Makeover With Ambati Rayudu and Kedar Jadhav Among Players to be Axed: Reports

After every Indian Premier League season, protocol says that every team submits a list of…

Ravichandran Ashwin

IPL 2020: Ravichandran Ashwin All Set to Join Delhi Capitals

Kings XI Punjab captain and also the veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is all set to…