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Match 1
Chennai Super Kings
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Starts 23 Mar, 08:00 PM
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Match 2
Kolkata Knight Riders
Sunrisers Hyderabad
Starts 24 Mar, 04:00 PM
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad preview
Match 3
Mumbai Indians
Delhi Capitals
Starts 24 Mar, 08:00 PM
Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals preview
Match 4
Rajasthan Royals
Kings XI Punjab
Starts 25 Mar, 08:00 PM
Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab preview
Match 5
Delhi Capitals
Chennai Super Kings
Starts 26 Mar, 08:00 PM
Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings preview
Match 6
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kings XI Punjab
Starts 27 Mar, 08:00 PM
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Match 7
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Mumbai Indians
Starts 28 Mar, 08:00 PM
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians preview
Match 8
Sunrisers Hyderabad
Rajasthan Royals
Starts 29 Mar, 08:00 PM
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals preview
Match 9
Kings XI Punjab
Mumbai Indians
Starts 30 Mar, 04:00 PM
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Match 10
Delhi Capitals
Kolkata Knight Riders
Starts 30 Mar, 08:00 PM
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Match 11
Sunrisers Hyderabad
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Starts 31 Mar, 04:00 PM
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore preview
Match 12
Chennai Super Kings
Rajasthan Royals
Starts 31 Mar, 08:00 PM
Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals preview
Match 13
Kings XI Punjab
Delhi Capitals
Starts 01 Apr, 08:00 PM
Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals preview
Match 14
Rajasthan Royals
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Starts 02 Apr, 08:00 PM
Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore preview
Match 15
Mumbai Indians
Chennai Super Kings
Starts 03 Apr, 08:00 PM
Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings preview
Match 16
Delhi Capitals
Sunrisers Hyderabad
Starts 04 Apr, 08:00 PM
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Match 17
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Kolkata Knight Riders
Starts 05 Apr, 08:00 PM
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IPL 2019

The Indian Premier League is a domestic T20 cricket league that is based in India, however has immense recognition and appreciation all over the world. Since its inception in 2008, the IPL has made quite a name for itself, attracting some of the biggest names in cricket who take part in one of the most action packed leagues. The league is governed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and was conceptualized by former commissioner Lalit Modi.


The much-anticipated tournament is set to begin on 23rd March, as confirmed by the BCCI. The tournament will end on 12 May but no official schedule has been released, as the 12th edition of the IPL will coincide with the general elections.


History


The Indian Premier League was formed after the dissolution of the Indian Cricket League (ICL) which did not have the recognition of the BCCI and was branded a “rebel league”. The formation of the IPL was officially announced on 13th September 2007, with the first season beginning from 2008.


Over the years, the IPL has gone on to establish itself as one of the biggest domestic cricket leagues in the world while also being extremely lucrative and cash-strapped. The brand value of IPL in 2018 was US$ 6.3 billion, according to Duff & Phelps. According to BCCI, the 2015 edition of the IPL contributed ₹11.5 billion to the GDP of the Indian economy.


Format


The IPL always follows the round-robin format of tournament, where each team plays with every other team twice, one match at home and the other away. The four best placed teams from the table qualify for the playoffs. The first and second placed teams get two attempts to reach the final.


However with the elections in mind, the matches will not be played on a home and away basis. Instead a certain number of matches will be played on neutral venues for security reasons on the day of voting.


Teams


A total of eight teams will be playing in IPL 2019, similar to the last edition. The teams are: Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad.


The former franchise of 'Delhi Daredevils’ was renamed to 'Delhi Capitals’ for the new season.


Venues


There were several doubts regarding the hosting of the IPL amid the general elections in India. As a result, rumors flew around that the IPL 2019 could be held in South Africa or UAE, as had been previously in 2009 and 2014 respectively.


However, the BCCI confirmed that the entire tournament will be held in India alongside the elections. Instead of the home and away basis of matches, they will be played on neutral venues on certain days to avoid conflicts. A set of 20 venues have been decided upon by the organisers. Further information on the venues will be released after the dates of the general elections are revealed.


Players to Watch Out For


Sam Curran, the English all-rounder who became the most expensive foreign player of the IPL 2019 auctions, will definitely grab eyeballs. He shone in the Test series against India and was named one of the five breakout stars in men’s cricket by the ICC in 2018. He will be playing for the Kings XI Punjab. His compatriot Jonny Bairstow (Sunrisers Hyderabad) is also expected to be dangerous.


Shimron Hetmyer (Royal Challengers Bangalore) is another foreign player who did exceedingly well against India, playing for the Windies in their Tour of India. An explosive batsman, he will look to partner up with IPL veteran AB de Villiers.


Among the domestic players, surprise package Varun Chakravarthy who bagged a price of ₹8.4 crore in the auctions, will be looking to shine for the Kings XI Punjab.


IPL Live Score


The live scores and ball by ball commentary of all the IPL matches can be followed on Sportskeeda's IPL page. You can also receive updates about the IPL standings, news, squad updates, match analysis and much more.


IPL Past winners


YearWinnerOpponentVenue
2008Rajasthan RoyalsChennai Super KingsMumbai
2009Deccan ChargersRoyal Challengers BangaloreJohannesburg
2010Chennai Super KingsMumbai IndiansMumbai
2011Chennai Super KingsRoyal Challengers BangaloreChennai
2012Kolkata Knight RidersChennai Super KingsChennai
2013Mumbai IndiansChennai Super KingsKolkata
2014Kolkata Knight RidersKings XI PunjabBengaluru
2015Mumbai IndiansChennai Super KingsKolkata
2016Sunrisers HyderabadRoyal Challengers BangaloreBengaluru
2017Mumbai IndiansRising Pune SupergiantHyderabad
2018Chennai Super KingsSunrisers HyderabadMumbai

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Videos
IPL 2019: Looking ahead to the opening match of the tournament between CSK and RCB
IPL 2019: Looking ahead to the opening match of the tournament between CSK and RCB
IPL 2019: Kings XI Punjab team preview
IPL 2019: Kings XI Punjab team preview
IPL: The cost of each wicket taken by the top 5 bowlers in the tournament's history
IPL: The cost of each wicket taken by the top 5 bowlers in the tournament's history
IPL 2019: 5 players who might be perfect finishers for their team
IPL 2019: 5 players who might be perfect finishers for their team
IPL News: Final call on Hardik Pandya's IPL Participation, due in three weeks
IPL News: Final call on Hardik Pandya's IPL Participation, due in three weeks
IPL 2019: BCCI scraps opening ceremony, money to be donated to Pulwama attack victims instead
IPL 2019: BCCI scraps opening ceremony, money to be donated to Pulwama attack victims instead
IPL 2019: One player from each team who might not get a single game
IPL 2019: One player from each team who might not get a single game
IPL Match Stats: All the significant numbers from Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab matches
IPL Match Stats: All the significant numbers from Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab matches
IPL 2019: 3 most expensive overs in IPL history
IPL 2019: 3 most expensive overs in IPL history
IPL 2019: 3 T20 veterans who could be the X-factor for their teams
IPL 2019: 3 T20 veterans who could be the X-factor for their teams
IPL Countdown: All-time Chennai Superkings XI
IPL Countdown: All-time Chennai Superkings XI
3 Australian players who went unsold in the 2019 IPL auctions but were brilliant in BBL 2018-19 
3 Australian players who went unsold in the 2019 IPL auctions but were brilliant in BBL 2018-19 
IPL Match Stats: All the significant numbers from Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals matches
IPL Match Stats: All the significant numbers from Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals matches
Delhi Capitals announce Dhiraj Malhotra as new CEO 
Delhi Capitals announce Dhiraj Malhotra as new CEO 
IPL 2019: Rating the batting lineup of each team
IPL 2019: Rating the batting lineup of each team
IPL 2019 Twitter watch: Yuvraj Singh eager to join Mumbai Indians; Rohit Sharma responds
IPL 2019 Twitter watch: Yuvraj Singh eager to join Mumbai Indians; Rohit Sharma responds
IPL history: Chennai Super Kings' XI from their first ever match - Where are they now?
IPL history: Chennai Super Kings' XI from their first ever match - Where are they now?
IPL Match Stats: All the significant numbers from KKR vs SRH matches
IPL Match Stats: All the significant numbers from KKR vs SRH matches
IPL 2019:  Find out who is each team's X-Factor 
IPL 2019:  Find out who is each team's X-Factor 
IPL 2019: Predicting the starting XI of each team
IPL 2019: Predicting the starting XI of each team
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