Indian Premier League is one of the most-watched cricketing events in the world. According to studies back in 2014, the Indian Premier League (IPL) was ranked 6th most-watched sports event in all sorts of sports. The main reason behind such success is that each team of the Indian Premier League contains various legendary players and such combinations were almost impossible to watch before this league the other reason is the matches full of thrill and excitement.
Little information about IPL 2020:
IPL 2020 is the 13th edition of this mega event. Thu auction and player drafting are already completed and 8 franchises spend a huge amount around 140 crores on 62 players to get their services and increase the quality of their squad to ensure the victory this year. Kolkata Knight Rider (KKR) made the highest bid of IPL from the start of IPL till this year for Australian pacer Pat Cummins around 15.5 crores.
8 top ranking teams are going to participate in IPL 13th edition in the double round-robin format and contest consist of 60 matches including two qualifiers and 1 eliminator round. The tournament will be played on 9 different venues including two special matches in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
IPL Kickoff date and The Grand Finale Date:
The Mega event is going to start with a spectacular match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on the 29th of March 2020 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. After 59 thrilling games, the Final will be played on the 24th of May 2020 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Since this year each team almost looks similar on the paper so the cricket analysts are expecting the best edition of IPL in the history of IPL.
As we already mentioned that there will be 8 teams and 9 different venues in this year’s edition of IPL. So first let’s take a look at the venues and then on the teams the number of championships won by each team is also mentioned with the team name.
The 9 different venues are listed below
- Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
- A. Chidambaram Chepauk Stadium, Chennai, Tamilnadu
- Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, Karnataka
- Eden Gardens, Kolkata, West Bengal
- Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi, Delhi
- Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, Rajasthan
- PCA Stadium, Mohali, Punjab
- Sheikh Zayed cricket stadium, Abu Dhabi
- G.I Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad, Telangana
Now let’s take a look at the participants of the IPL and their success in the League
- Mumbai Indians ( 4 times champions)
- Chennai Super Kings (3 times Champions)
- Kolkata Knight Riders (2 times champions)
- Rajasthan Royals (1 time Champion)
- Sunrisers Hyderabad (1-time championship)
- Kings XI Punjab
- Delhi Capitals
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
IPL 2020 Qualifiers Schedules:
There will be two qualifiers rounds, the first qualifier will be played between the top two teams and the second qualifier will be played between the 3rd and fourth team of the points table. The loser of the first qualifier will face off the winner of the second qualifier in eliminator round then the winner will challenge the winner of the first qualifier in the Grand Finale.
The first qualifier will be played on the 14th of May 2020 and the second qualifier will be played on the 16th of May 2020 and the Eliminator will be played on the 15th of May 2020.