The IPL Governing Council announced the schedule for Indian Premier League 2021 to be held in India. After nearly two years, the IPL extravaganza will return home with Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai & Kolkata hosting the marquee event.
The season will kickstart on 9th April, 2021 in Chennai with a high octane clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The World’s Largest Cricket Stadium - Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will host the Playoffs as well as the final on 30th May, 2021 which promises to be a visual spectacle. The newly-built stadium that hosted India’s second Pink Ball fixture at home with great grandeur will host its first ever IPL.
Each team is set to play at four venues during the league stage. Out of the 56 league matches, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata & Bengaluru will host 10 matches each while Ahmedabad and Delhi will host 8 matches each. All matches will be played at neutral venues, no team will play at their home venue.
All teams will play at 4 out of 6 venues during the league stage.
There will be 11 double headers, where the afternoon games will begin at 3:30 PM IST while the evening games will have a 7:30 PM IST start. The tournament will be played behind closed doors to begin with.
IPL 2021 Mumbai Indians Schedule
IPL 2021 Royal Challengers Bangalore Schedule
IPL 2021 Chennai Super Kings Schedule
IPL 2021 Delhi Capitals Schedule
IPL 2021 Sunrisers Hyderabad Schedule
IPL 2021 Kolkata Knight Riders Schedule
IPL 2021 Rajasthan Royals Schedule
IPL 2021 Punjab Kings Schedule
The players auction for the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) took place on February 18 this year in Chennai. The teams have traded some players in the IPL 2021 transfer window and have also revealed the list of released and retained players ahead of the auction. A total of 1114 players had registered themselves for the auction. Out of these, the BCCI had shortlisted a total of 292 players for the IPL 2021 auction. On the auction day, a total of 130 players were called out in the IPL 2021 auction, the eight franchises spent Rs 145.30 crore in this year's auction to buy a total of 57 players, including 22 overseas candidates.
South African all-rounder Chris Morris became the most expensive buy in IPL history as he was picked up by Rajasthan Royals for a record price of Rs 16.25 crore at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 Auction held in Chennai on Thursday. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) splashed Rs 9.25 crore to acquire the services of all-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham, making him the most expensive uncapped Indian player. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) went all out for New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson, splashing a whopping Rs 15 crore. They also went big for Australia's Glenn Maxwell, spending Rs 14.25 crore to land him. Another top buy in the IPL Auction 2021 was Jhye Richardson who was picked up by Punjab Kings for Rs 14 crore.
The IPL 2021 which is now due in less than three weeks is anticipated to be a mega event in terms of the highest quality of T20 cricket being played. The tournament is already considered as a key event for the international players to get very well prepared for the 2021 World T20 and that’s the reason why almost every cricketing board this time is very adamant in allowing their players to play the full season. Also, almost every IPL team after the February Auction is looking very well stacked and it will be interesting to find out how each team goes with their business.
Although, on paper before the mega-event almost every team does look to be a potential candidate for the top four, in reality, as we all know just like every season there are few teams that genuinely start as top favourites. Because of their past robust record, one can easily bank on them even for the top two spots or eventually seeing them lifting the glory.
Indian cricket fans are eagerly waiting for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. Although the official dates for the tournament are yet to come, it is expected to be held in April 2021. The last season was played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to Covid 19 epidemic. But this time, the IPL 2021 will entertain the audience at the home venue in India. Eight teams Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals, and Kolkata Knight Riders will once again enthral the audience to a great level.
Last year, Mumbai Indians won the trophy after they were by far the best team of the tournament. Mumbai Indians ended on the top spot on the points table and won the Qualifier 1 and final match to grab the trophy for a record 5th time. In IPL 2021, there have been some changes in the eight teams after IPL 2021 auction. Some new players have joined the squad which has added more value to the team. Here we will give you a quick recap summary on the status for each of these eight teams who participated in IPL 2021.
Every year, the Orange Cap is awarded to the player who scores the most runs at the end of the IPL season. To grab this prestigious award, a batsman needs to be at the top of his game and extremely consistent throughout the season. In the past 13 years of the IPL, only four Indian players have scored the most runs in an IPL season to win the Orange Cap. Want to know IPL 2021 Final Winner Prediction?
Sachin Tendulkar became the first Indian to win the Orange Cap in the 2010 edition of the IPL followed by Robin Uthappa (2014), Virat Kohli (2016), and KL Rahul (2020). David Warner holds the record for winning the Orange Cap thrice (2015, 2017, and 2019) closely followed by Chris Gayle, who’s won the award twice in successive seasons in IPL 2011 and IPL 2012.
The Purple Cap is presented to the leading wicket-taker in the IPL. After the introduction of Orange Cap on 25 April 2008, the IPL announced the introduction of the Purple Cap on 13 May 2008. The bowler with most wickets in the tournament during the course of the season would wear the Purple Cap while fielding, with the overall leading wicket-taker at the conclusion of the tournament winning the actual Purple Cap award on the day of the season's final. In case of a tie, the bowler with superior economy rate would hold the Purple Cap. Want to know IPL 2021 Final Winner Prediction?
Delhi Capitals’ Kagiso Rabada won the Purple Cap after finishing at the top of the table with a total of 30 wickets at the end of IPL 2020. Mumbai Indians’ Jasprit Bumrah follows at the second spot with 27 wickets, while teammate Trent Boult finished at the third with 25 wickets. DC’s Anrich Nordje and RCB’s Yuzvevndra Chahal stand at the fourth and fifth spot.
Mumbai Indians will open their campaign in IPL 2021 with a mouth-watering clash against Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai on April 9. The BCCI, on Sunday, announced that the entire competition will be held across six venues – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.
Each team will play in four of the six centres in the group stage. The 56 league stage matches have been split into 10 games each in Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru, while Delhi and Ahmedabad will host eight. Mumbai Indians will play their first five league games at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Their next four league games will take place in Delhi before they fly south to Bangalore for their next three league games.
Mumbai Indians’ league phase will come to an end in Kolkata. They will lock horns against Delhi Capitals in their final league game on May 22 at the Eden Gardens. If the Mumbai-based outfit manage to make it to the playoffs, they will fly to Ahmedabad which is the venue for the playoffs and the final. The final is scheduled to take place on May 30.