IPL Schedule 2021: venues, dates, timings- All you need to know

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Hey Cricket lovers! Hold your breath! IPL 14 is coming From the 9th of April. We have complete information on IPL 2021 for you.

The 14th edition of IPL is about to begin From 9th April, and fans, including me, are counting days to watch it. Though everybody is aware of what IPL is. But for those who don’t know, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is a form of cricket introduced in India in 2007. It is a 20-20 cricket league in which eight teams participate and compete in a given format to become the ultimate champion. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the founder of the league.

Since its arrival in 2007, it happens every year somewhere between March and May. So far, 13 seasons of IPL have satisfactorily entertained the fans. Now, IPL 14 is all set to arrive on 9th April 2021. Generally, IPL is played in India. However, last year the tournament took place in UAE. But IPL 14 will happen in India over six venues- Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Mumbai Chennai, Delhi, and Kolkata.

The tournament will kick off from 9th April 2021 with the match between Mumbai Indians Vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai. Well, it doesn’t matter where the IPL takes place this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. BCCI has announced that no fans are allowed inside the stadium. I know! It’s disheartening, friends. But this year we will only get to watch it on Tv in our homes.

The whole tournament is scheduled to happen between 9 April and 30 May 2021. Well, read till the end to know the complete schedule of IPL 14 and more details.

Is the audience allowed in the stadium?

We Indians are crazy about cricket. It is the most celebrated sport among Indians in every age group. And IPL’s popularity keeps increasing among the masses since its arrival in 2007. However, coronavirus impacted it. Due to covid, last year’s tournament was held closed-door(no audience was allowed inside the stadium). BCCI has announced that this year, the tournament will be played closed -door just like last year, at least for the initial matches. So, yes, friends, this year you won’t be able to watch it in the stadium even when your favorite will play, as the audience is not allowed.

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IPL schedule 2021 Venues

IPL Schedule 2021 Formats

League Stage Round

The league will kick off with this round. It is played in a round-robin format. Each team will play two matches with every other team. That means each team will play 14 matches in total. Out of eight, the top four teams will play the second round called IPL Playoffs(second stage). Let us see how the top four teams are selected from the League stage.

  • The team that wins the maximum number of matches during the league will be given top positions.
  • If some of the teams have gained equal points and equal wins in the league, then the team whose net run rate is better will be higher.
  • If the teams will still at par, then the number of wickets taken in the league will be considered to decide which team will be placed higher.
  • By considering all the above three criteria, if the teams are still equal, then the team’s place will be decided by drawing lots.

Now, the top four teams will enter the second stage called IPL Playoffs Format.

IPL Playoffs Format

It comprises two Qualifiers and one Eliminator match. In this stage, the top two teams will be given an advantage. They will get two chances to make their place in the final.

Qualifier 1: In this round, the top two teams from the league stage will compete against each other to make it to the Final. The winner will reach the Final, and the Loser will wait for the winning team from the Eliminator round to secure its place in the final.

Eliminator: In this round, the third number and fourth number teams from the league phase compete with each other. The Loser of this round will be eliminated from the tournament.

Qualifier 2: In this round, the Loser of Qualifier 1 round and the winner of the Eliminator round compete against each other. The winner will go to the finals to play with the winner of the Qualifier 1 round.

If the match ties in any of the above stages, the winner will be determined by Super Over. If the Super Over is not possible due to any condition, then the winner will be decided by considering the result from the league phase. The team that holds the higher position in the League table will be considered the winner.

Finals: This round determines the winner of the whole tournament. In this, winners of Qualifier 1 and Qualifier 2 compete with each other. The winner will get the ultimate trophy.

IPL Schedule 2021: Full Squads

Here is the list of whole squads of 2021 IPL

Rajasthan Royals

List of Retained players:

Andrew Tye, Sanju Samson, David Miller, Ben Stokes, Anuj Rawat, Jos Buttler, Jaydev Unadkat, Manan Vohra, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Robin Uthappa, Shreyas Gopal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mayank Markande, Kartik Tyagi, Jofra Archer, Mahipal Lomror.

List of Players bought at Auction:

Name of Player Purchase Price(in Rs.)
Chris Morris 16.25 crore
Shivam Dube 4.4 crore
Mustafizur Rahman 1 crore
Chetan Sakariya 1.20 crore
KC Kariappa 20 lakh
Liam Livingstone 75 lakh
Kuldip Yadav 20 lakh
Aakash Singh 20 lakh

Mumbai Indians

List of Retained players:

Rohit Sharma (c), Mohsin Khan, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jayant Yadav Kieron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Saurabh Tiwary, Rahul Chahar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Quinton de Kock, Chris Lynn, Aditya Tar

List of Players bought at Auction:

Name of Player Purchase Price(in Rs.)
Nathan Coulter-Nile 5 crore
Adam Milne 3.2 crore
Piyush Chawla 2.4 crore
James Neesham 50 lakh
Yudhvir Charak Rs 20 lakh
Marco Jansen Rs 20 lakh
Arjun Tendulkar 20 lakh

Royal Challengers Bangalore

List of Players Retained:

Virat Kohli (c), Md. Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Joshua Phillipe, Washington Sundar, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa, Devdutt Padikkal, Kane Richardson, AB de Villiers.

List of Players bought at Auction:

Name of Player Purchase Price(in Rs.)
KS Bharat Rs 20 lakh
Daniel Christian 4.8 crore
Kyle Jamieson 15 crore
Mohammed Azharuddin 20 lakh
Rajat Patidar 20 lakh
Sachin Baby 20 lakh
Glenn Maxwell 14.25 crore
Suyash Prabhudesai 20 lakh

Sunrisers Hyderabad

List of Retained players:

David Warner (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Shreevats Goswami, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jonny Bairstow, Siddarth Kaul, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Rashid Khan, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Kane Williamson, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Basil Thampi, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma

List of Players bought at Auction:

Name of Player Purchase Price(in Rs.)
Jagadeesha Suchith 30 lakh
Kedar Jadhav 2 crore
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 1.5 crore

 

Chennai Super Kings

List of Retained players:

MS Dhoni (c), Josh Hazlewood, KM Asif, Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir, N Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Curran, Suresh Raina, R Sai Kishore.

List of Players bought at Auction:

Name of Player Purchase Price(in Rs.)
Harishankar Reddy 20 lakh
Moeen Ali 7 crore
Cheteshwar Pujra 50 lakh
Bhagath Varma 20 lakh
Hari Nishanth 20 lakh
K Gowtham 9.25 crore

Delhi Capitals

List of Retained players:

Rishabh Pant (c), Amit Mishra, Harshal Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Ishant Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, R Ashwin, Kagiso, Axar Patel, Rabada, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Lalit Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Daniel Sams, Pravin Dubey, Avesh Khan, Chris Woakes, Ajinkya Rahane

List of Players bought at Auction:

Name of Player Purchase Price(in Rs.)
Ripal Patel 20 lakh
Steve Smith 2.2 crore
Tom Curran 5.25 crore
M Siddharth 20 lakh
Lukman Meriwala 20 lakh
Sam Billings 9.25 crore
Umesh Yadav 1 crore
Vishnu Vinod 20 lakh

Punjab Kings

List of Retained players:

KL Rahul (c), Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, Mohd. Shami, M Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Mandeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan, Chris Gayle, Prabhsimran Singh, Arshdeep Singh,

List of Players bought at Auction:

Name of Player Purchase Price(in Rs.)
Saurabh Kumar 20 lakh
Moises Henriques 4.2 crore
Riley Meredith 8 crore
Utkarsh Singh 20 lakh
Dawid Malan 1.5 crore
Shahrukh Khan 5.25 crore
Jhye Richardson 1 crore
Jalaj Saxena 30 lakh
Fabian Allen 75 lakh

Kolkata Knight Riders

List of Retained players:

Eoin Morgan (c), Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lockie Ferguson, Sandeep Warrier, Rinku Singh, Dinesh Karthik, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Andre Russell, Tim SeifertLive TV

List of Players bought at Auction:

Name of Player Purchase Price(in Rs.)
KC Kariappa 20 lakh
Mustafizur Rahman 1 crore
Aakash Singh 20 lakh
Chris Morris 16.5 crore
Shivam Dube 4.4 crore
Chetan Sakariya 1.2 crore
Kuldip Yadav 20 lakh
Liam Livingstone 75 lakh

IPL 2021 Time Table

Match Day Match No Day Date Time Venue Team v/s team
1 1 Fri 9-Apr 7.30 pm Chennai MI v/s RCB
2 2 Sat 10-Apr 7.30 pm Mumbai CSK v/s DC
3 3 Sun 11-Apr 7.30 pm Chennai SRH v/s KKR
4 4 Mon 12-Apr 7.30 pm Mumbai RR v/s PK
5 5 Thu 13-Apr 7.30 pm Chennai KKR v/s MI
6 6 Wed 14-Apr 7.30 pm Chennai SRH v/s RCB
7 7 Thur 15-Apr 7.30 pm Mumbai RR v/s DC
8 8 Fri 16-Apr 7.30 pm Mumbai PK v/s CSK
9 9 Sat 17-Apr 7.30 pm Chennai MI v/s SRH
10 10 Sun 18-Apr 3.30 pm Chennai RCB v/s KKR
10 11 Sun 18-Apr 7.30 pm Mumbai DC v/s PK
11 12 Mon 19-Apr 7.30 pm Mumbai CSK v/s RR
12 13 Tue 20-Apr 7.30 pm Chennai DC v/s MI
13 14 Wed 21-Apr 3.30 pm Chennai PK v/s SRH
13 15 Wed 21-Apr 7.30 pm Mumbai KKR v/s CSK
14 16 Thur 22-Apr 7.30 pm Mumbai RCB v/s RR
15 17 Fri 23-Apr 7.30 pm Chennai PK v/s MI
16 18 Sat 24-Apr 7.30 pm Mumbai RR v/s KKR
17 19 Sun 25-Apr 3.30 pm Mumbai CSK v/s RCB
17 20 Sun 25-Apr 7.30 pm Chennai SRH v/s DC
18 21 Mon 26-Apr 7.30 pm Ahmedabad PK v/s KKR
19 22 Tue 27-Apr 7.30 pm Ahmedabad DC v/s RCB
20 23 Wed 28-Apr 7.30 pm Delhi CSK v/s SRH
21 24 Thur 29-Apr 3.30 pm Delhi MI v/s RR
22 25 Thur 29-Apr 7.30 pm Ahmedabad DC v/s KKR
23 26 Fri 30-Apr 7.30 pm Ahmedabad PK v/s RCB
24 27 Sat 1-May 7.30 pm Delhi MI v/s CSK
25 28 Sun 2-May 3.30 pm Delhi RR v/s SRH
25 29 Sun 2-May 7.30 pm Ahmedabad PK v/s DC
26 30 Mon 3-May 7.30 pm Ahmedabad KKR v/s RCB
27 31 Tue 4-May 7.30 pm Delhi SRH v/s MI
28 32 Wed 5-May 7.30 pm Delhi RR v/s CSK
29 33 Thur 6-May 7.30 pm Ahmedabad RCB v/s PK
30 34 Fri 7-May 7.30 pm Delhi SRH v/s CSK
31 35 Sat 8-May 3.30 pm Ahmedabad KKR v/s DC
31 36 Sat 8-May 7.30 pm Delhi RR v/s MI
32 37 Sun 9-May 3.30 pm Bengaluru CSK v/s PK
32 38 Sun 9-May 7.30 pm Kolkata RCB v/s SRH
33 39 Mon 10-May 7.30 pm Bengaluru Mi v/s KKR
34 40 Tue 11-May 7.30 pm Kolkata DC v/s RR
35 41 Wed 12-May 7.30 pm Bengaluru CSK v/s KKR
36 42 Thur 13-May 3.30 pm Bengaluru Mi v/s PK
36 43 Thur 13-May 7.30 pm Kolkata SRH v/s RR
37 44 Fri 14-May 7.30 pm Kolkata RCB v/s DC
38 45 Sat 15-May 7.30 pm Bengaluru KKR v/s PK
39 46 Sun 16-May 3.30 pm Kolkata RR v/s RCB
39 47 Sun 16-May 7.30 pm Bengaluru CSK v/s MI
40 48 Mon 17-May 7.30 pm Kolkata DC v/s SRH
41 49 Tue 18-May 7.30 pm Bengaluru KKR v/s RR
42 50 Wed 19-May 7.30 pm Bengaluru SRHv/s PK
43 51 Thur 20-May 7.30 pm Kolkata RCBv/s MI
44 52 Fri 21-May 3.30 pm Bengaluru KKR v/s SRH
44 53 Fri 21-May 7.30 pm Kolkata DC v/s CSK
45 54 Sat 22-May 7.30 pm Bengaluru PK v/s RR
46 55 Sun 23-May 3.30 pm Kolkata MI v/s DC
46 56 Sun 23-May 7.30 pm Kolkata RCB v/s CSK
    Mon 24-May Rest Rest  
47 57 Tue 25-May 7.30 pm Ahmedabad Qualifier 1
48 58 Wed 26-May 7.30 pm Ahmedabad Eliminator
    Thur 27-May Rest Rest  
49 59 Fri 28-May 7.30 pm Ahmedabad Qualifier 2
    Sat 29-May Rest Rest  
50 60 Sun 30-May 7.30 pm Ahmedabad Final

IPL Schedule 2021 Good news

Everybody is getting concerned over the impact of rising covid cases as IPL is coming closer. Fans are afraid that the tournament will be postponed this year as well as earlier season. The biggest fear is the matches in Mumbai as the state government imposed night and weekend lockdown from 27 March 2021 for an infinite period. But don’t worry, fans! We have good news!

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly confirms, the state government has exempted IPL from the lockdown rule. The government has given permission, imposing some restrictions on IPL teams, crew, and staff. He further assures, all the matches will go as per the original schedule. Really it’s such a relief!

FAQS

On Which TV channels will IPL 2021 broadcast?

Star Sports Network has broadcasting rights. It has planned to broadcast the games in numerous languages and on multiple network channels.

Where can I watch live streaming of IPL 2021 matches?

You can watch live IPL matches on the premium version of Disney+ Hotstar.

When will IPL 2021 Start?

IPL 2021 will commence on April 9, 2021.

When will IPL 2021 Final be Played?

IPL 2021 Final match will be played on 30 MAY, 2021

Final Words

So, Ready friends to enjoy this IPL and cheer your favorite team from your homes. OHH! By the way, I forgot to ask who is your favorite team. Whom you want to see as the winner of IPL 14, do tell me in the comment section. We are covering all the news related to IPl 2021. You will get the latest updates on our website. So, if you are a die-hard fan of IPL, bookmark our site to know every detail regarding it. If you have any queries or questions regarding IPL 14, feel free to ask it in the comment section below. We are here to help you.

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