IPL News

IPL News: The IPL 2021 phase has been a strange one, as for the very first time the tournament has been divided into two phases in one year. The first half took place in April but lasted till May due to the grown Corona virus cases in India. However, the IPL start date for Phase 2 is September 19, as the remainder of the tournament will be hosted in the United Arab Emirates. The IPL Schedule and the IPL Time Table are stated below, as the fans eagerly wait for a resumption of IPL Live Action.

IPL Live

The Indian Premier League has been of the most indulging cricketing events in recent times and rightfully so. Cricket in India was already considered as a religion, but the introduction of the star-studded league brought in a whole new dimension which was never seen before. The IPL was glamorous with non-stop action from the best players from across the globe. The tournament first began in 2008, and has grown year by year, as people from every nook and cranny within the nation, as well as from abroad is keen on witness the IPL Live.

Cricket Live Score

The Live coverage and broadcast of the Indian Premier League will be done by Star Sports. Other than that, the games can also be streamed live on Hotstar. For Countries outside of India, here are a few other channels that will be broadcasting the second half of IPL 2021

Countries Platforms
AfghanistanLemar tv
AustraliaFox sports
South AfricaSuper sports
New ZealandSky Sports
Hong kongNow TV
SingaporeStar hub
CarribeanFlow TV
Sri LankaStar Cricket
Papua New GuineaEMTV
UKSky sports cricket
United StatesWillow TV

IPL Start Date

game. A total of 27 games were later contested before the BCCI made the decision of postponing further fixtures due to COVID 19 Pandemic. With the second wave of the virus being a constant threat, the decision had to be taken sooner rather than later.

However, the second phase of IPL 2021 is set to begin on September 19 later this year. The rest of the tournament will be hosted in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The first half of the IPL was held in stadiums behind closed doors. However, BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal has recently stated that there is a growing possibility of fans being allowed in stadiums in the UAE. "We are working on that and we are hoping that the UAE government will allow the crowd this time since everyone is vaccinated there. Let's see what happens. Hopefully, fans will be allowed but not at the coast players' or peoples' safety “

IPL Schedule

The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League kicked off on April 9 with Royal Challengers Bangalore taking on Mumbai Indians. A total of 29 matches took place ever since, before the BCCI decided to call off the tournament on May 1 due to the rising COVID 19 cases within India.

However, The IPL Start Date for the second half is September 19, with Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi being the hosts, just like in IPL 2020. The UAE have vaccinated a large proportion of their residents, and is a much safer option for the tournament to resume until it finishes on October 15. Here’s what the IPL Schedule originally looked like.

1 Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 9th April/ Friday 7:30 PM IST Chennai RCB won by 2 wickets
2 Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)  10th April/ Saturday7:30 PM IST Mumbai DC won by 7 wickets
3 Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)  11th April/ Sunday 7:30 PM IST Chennai KKR won by 10 runs
4 Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Punjab Kings  12th April/ Monday 7:30 PM IST Mumbai Punjab Kings won by 10 runs
5 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI) 13th April/ Tuesday7:30 PM IST Chennai MI won by 10 runs
6 Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 14th April/ Wednesday7:30 PM IST Chennai RCB won by 6 runs
7 Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC) 15th April/ Thursday7:30 PM IST Mumbai RR won by 3 wickets
8 Punjab Kings Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 16th April/ Friday7:30 PM IST Mumbai CSK won by 6 wickets
9 Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) 17th April/ Saturday7:30 PM IST Chennai MI won by 13 runs
10 Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 18th April/ Sunday3:30 PM IST Chennai RCB won by 38 runs
11 Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Punjab Kings 18th April/ Sunday7:30 PM IST Mumbai DC won by 6 wickets
12 Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) 19th April/ Monday7:30 PM IST Mumbai CSK won by 45 runs
13 Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI) 20th April/ Tuesday7:30 PM IST Chennai DC won by 6 wickets
14 Punjab Kings Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) 21st April/ Wednesday3:30 PM IST Chennai SRH won by 9 wickets
15 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 21st April/ Wednesday7:30 PM IST Mumbai CSK won by 18 runs
16 Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) 22nd April/ Thursday7:30 PM IST Mumbai RCB won by 9 wickets
17 Punjab Kings Vs Mumbai Indians (MI) 23rd April/ Friday7:30 PM IST Chennai Punjab Kings won by 9 wickets
18 Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 24th April/ Saturday7:30 PM IST Mumbai RR won by 6 wickets
19 Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 25th April/ Sunday3:30 PM IST Mumbai CSK win by 69 runs
20 Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC) 25th April/ Sunday7:30 PM IST Chennai Delhi Capitals win Super Over
21 Punjab Kings Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 26th April/ Monday7:30 PM IST Ahmedabad KKR won by 5 wickets
22 Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 27th April/ Tuesday7:30 PM IST Ahmedabad RCB won by 1 run
23 Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) 28th April/ Wednesday7:30 PM IST Delhi CSK won by 7 wickets
24 Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) 29th April/ Thursday3:30 PM IST Delhi MI won by 7 wickets
25 Delhi Capitals Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 29th April/ Thursday7:30 PM IST Ahmedabad DC won by 7 wickets
26 Punjab Kings Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 30th April/ Friday3:30 PM IST Ahmedabad Punjab Kings won by 34 runs
27 Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)) 1st May/ Saturday7:30 PM IST Delhi MI won by 4 runs
28 Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) 2nd May/ Sunday3:30 PM IST Delhi RR won by 50 runs
28 Punjab Kings Vs Delhi Capitals (DC) 2nd May/ Sunday7:30 PM IST Ahmedabad DC won by 7 wickets

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IPL Time Table 2021

After deciding to call off the first half of the IPL on March 1, the priority for the BCCI was to resume the tournament by finding the right alternative. After several meetings and discussions, the members of the BCCI made the call of hosting the second half of the tournament in the UAE. Seeing the success that they got in 2020, the choice of an alternative might have been rightfully claimed. Things will be get back to business from September 19, as the Mumbai Indians take on Chennai Supper Kings at the Dubai Stadium. The finals will be hosted on October 15. Here’s the remaining IPL Time Table 2021.

Match No Match Date Time Venue
30 Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings 19 September, Sunday7:30PM Dubai
31 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore  20 September, Monday 7:30PM Abu Dhabi
32 Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals 21 September, Tuesday 7:30PM Dubai
33 Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 22 September, Wednesday 7:30PM Dubai
34 Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders 23 September, Thursday 7:30PM Abu Dhabi
35 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings 24 September, Friday 7:30PM Sharjah
36 Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals 25 September, Saturday 2:30PM Abu Dhabi
37 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings 26 September, Sunday 7:30PM Sharjah
38 Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders 26 September, Sunday 3:30PM Abu Dhabi
39 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians 26 September, Sunday 7:30PM Dubai
40 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals 27 September, Monday 7:30PM Dubai
41 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals 28 September, Tuesday 3:30PM Sharjah
42 Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings 28 September, Tuesday7:30PM Abu Dhabi
43 Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 29 September, Wednesday7:30PM Dubai
44 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings 30 September, Thursday7:30PM Sharjah
45 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings 1 October, Friday7:30PM Dubai
46 Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals 2 October, Saturday3:30PM Sharjah
47 Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings 2 October, Saturday7:30PM Abu Dhabi
48 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings 3 October, Sunday3:30PM Sharjah
49 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 3 October, Sunday7:30PM Dubai
50 Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings 4 October, Monday7:30PM Dubai
51 Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians 5 October, Tuesday7:30PM Sharjah
52 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 6 October, Wednesday7:30PM Abu Dhabi
53 Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings 7 October, Thursday3:30PM Dubai
54 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals 7 October, Thursday7:30PM Sharjah
55 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians 8 October, Friday3:30PM Abu Dhabi
56 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals 8 October, Friday7:30PM Dubai
57 Qualifier 1 10 October, Sunday7:30PM Dubai
58 Eliminator 11 October, Monday7:30PM Sharjah
59 Qualifier 1 13 October, Wednesday7:30PM Sharjah
60 Final 15 October, Friday7:30PM Dubai

IPL Best Team

If there is one team that ensured their authority of the years in the IPL, then it has to be Mumbai Indians. The Boys in Blue have five titles to their names, two of which came in quick succession in 2019 and 2020. Other than that, the Mumbai Indians have also won the Champions League, which was a tournament that was there for a brief period of time. With the likes of Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Keiron Pollard, the Pandya Brothers, Jasprit Bumrah and the rest, they have more often than not been the team to beat.

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It was the Rajasthan Royals under Australian Legend Shane Warne’s captaincy, that won the first ever title in 2008. Interestingly, it was Adam Gilchrist and his Deccan Chargers unit that went on to claim the title in the season after. But soon after, it was MS Dhoni and his yellow army that finally arrived to the scene after falling short in the finals of 2008.

The Chennai Super Kings became the first ever IPL Franchise to win back to back titles in 2010 and 2011. The Kolkata Knight Riders under Gautam Gambhir also showed grit and determination as they won the invaluable trophy in 2012 and 2014. Although the Sunrisers Hyderabad also got the win in 2016, it’s the Mumbai Indians that have ensured dominance in the past decade or so. Mumbai have secured five IPL Titles in a span of eight years (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019,2020)

Year IPL Winners
2008Rajasthan Royals
2009Deccan Chargers
2010Chennai Super Kings
2012Kolkata Knight Riders
2013Mumbai Indians
2014Kolkata Knight Riders
2016Sunrisers Hyderabad
2017Mumbai Indians
2018Chennai Super Kings
2019Mumbai Indians
2020Mumbai Indians

Most Runs in IPL

The IPL has been home to some top notch batsmen that have only shown their class in the domestic league, but also in the international stage as well. Virat Kohli is a prime example of it, who is modern day legend for Team India, and is nothing short, but an absolute asset for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Captain Kohli leads the pile with over 6000 runs, while, it’s Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina who fall in at number two and three. Overseas players such as AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, David Warner also make the cut. MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Gautam Gambhir are a few other big names who are there available.

Position Player Matches Innings Runs Average Strike Rate 100s 50s 4s 6s
1 Virat Kohli 199 191 6076 37.97 130.41 5 40 524 205
2 Shikhar Dhawan 184 183 5577 35.29 127.35 2 44 634 116
3 Suresh Raina 200 195 5491 33.07 136.89 1 39 502 202
4 Rohit Sharma 207 202 5480 31.49 130.5 1 40 476 224
5 David Warner 148 148 5447 42.22 140.13 4 50 525 201
6 AB de Villiers 176 162 5056 40.77 152.38 3 40 406 245
7 Chris Gayle 140 139 4950 40.24 149.45 6 31 404 357
8 MS Dhoni 211 186 4669 40.25 136.64 0 23 317 217
9 Robin Uthappa 189 182 4607 27.92 129.99 0 24 454 163
10 Gautam Gambhir 154 152 4217 31.23 123.88 0 36 491 59

Orange Cap Lists

Year Winners (Player) Innings Runs Highest Score Average Strike Rate 50s 100s 4s 6s
2020 KL Rahul (KXIP) 14 670 132* 55.83 129.34 5 1 58 23
2019 David Warner (SRH) 12 692 100 69.2 143.87 8 1 57 21
2018 Kane Williamson (SRH) 17 735 84 52.5 142.44 8 0 64 28
2017 David Warner (SRH) 14 641 126 58.27 141.81 4 1 63 26
2016 Virat Kohli (RCB) 16 973 113 81.08 152.03 7 4 83 38
2015 David Warner (SRH) 14 562 91 43.23 156.54 7 0 65 21
2014 Robin Uthappa (KKR) 16 660 83 44 137.78 5 0 74 18
2013 Michael Hussey (CSK) 17 733 95 52.35 129.5 6 0 81 17
2012 Chris Gayle (RCB) 14 733 128 61.08 160.74 7 1 46 59
2011 Chris Gayle (RCB) 12 608 107 67.55 183.13 3 2 57 44
2010 Sachin Tendulkar (MI) 15 618 89 47.53 132.61 5 0 46 3
2009 Matthew Hayden (CSK) 12 572 89 52 144.81 5 0 60 22
2008 Shaun Marsh (KXIP 11 616 115 68.44 139.68 5 1 59 26

Most Wickets

POS PLAYER Mat Inns Ov Runs Wkts BBI Avg Econ SR 4w 5w
1 Lasith Malinga 122 122 471.1 3366 170 0 19.8 7 16.62 6 1
2 Amit Mishra 147 147 516.5 3795 157 0 24.17 7 19.75 3 1
3 Harbhajan Singh 160 157 562.2 3967 150 0 26.44 7 22.49 1 1
4 Piyush Chawla 157 156 520.4 4072 150 0 27.14 8 20.82 2 0
5 Dwayne Bravo 134 131 431 3617 147 0 24.6 8 17.59 2 0
6 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 117 117 435.2 3154 133 0 23.71 7 23.71 2 1
7 Ravichandran Ashwin 139 136 487.2 3310 125 0 26.48 7 23.39 1 0
8 Sunil Narine 110 109 426.2 2845 122 0 23.31 7 20.96 6 1
9 Umesh Yadav 119 118 413.2 3496 119 0 29.37 8 20.84 2 0
9 Ravindra Jadeja 170 142 415.5 3152 108 0 29.18 8 23.1 3 1

Purple Caps

Pakitstani left arm pace Sohail Tanvir was the top wicket taker in the first ever IPL season for Rajasthan Royals. The Chennai Super Kings all rounder Dwayne Bravo picked up 32 wickets in 2013, which makes him the record holder for most wickets in a single season.

Kagiso Rabada topped the pile last season for the Delhi Capitals with 30 wickets. As for Lasith Malinga, he has the most number of wickets altogether with a tally of 170 wickets. Amit Mishra, on the other hand is just four wickets behind him and is expected to overhaul Malinga.

2008Sohail TanvirRajasthan Royals22
2009RP SinghDeccan Chargers23
2010Pragyan OjhaDeccan Chargers21
2011Lasith MalingaMumbai Indians28
2012Morne MorkelDelhi Daredevils25
2013Dwayne BravoChennai Super Kings32
2014Mohit SharmaChennai Super Kings23
2015Dwayne BravoChennai Super Kings26
2016Bhuvneshwar KumarSunrisers Hyderabad23
2017Bhuvneshwar KumarSunrisers Hyderabad26
2018Andrew TyeKings XI Punjab24
2019Imran TahirChennai Super Kings26
2020Kagiso RabadaDelhi Capitals30

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Highest Score in IPL

The Royal Challengers Bangalore have been topping the pile when it comes to the highest score in IPL history. RCB scored a first innings total of 263/5 versus the Pune Warriors in 2013. It was Chris Gayle who stole the show with a scintillating knock of 175*, which is also the highest individual score in the IPL.

The Royal Challengers are also second in the list with a score of 248/3 versus the Gujrat Lions in 2016. Centuries from Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers were a pure spectacle for cricket fans. Chennai Super Kings are in at 3rd with a total of 246/5 that came against the Rajasthan Royals in 2010.

Team Score Run Rate Opposition Ground Match Date
Royal Challengers Bangalore263/513.15Pune Warriors Bengaluru23-Apr-2013
Royal Challengers Bangalore248/312.4Gujarat LionsBengaluru14-May-2016
Chennai Super Kings246/512.3Rajasthan RoyalsChennai3-Apr-2010
Kolkata Knight Riders245/612.25Kings XI PunjabIndore12-May-2018
Chennai Super Kings240/512Kings XI PunjabMohali19-Apr-2008
Royal Challengers Bangalore235/111.75Mumbai IndiansMumbai10-May-2015
Kings XI Punjab232/211.6Royal Challengers BangaloreDharamsala17-May-2011
Kolkata Knight Riders232/211.6Mumbai IndiansKolkata28-Apr-2019
Delhi Daredevils231/411.55Kings XI PunjabDelhi23-Apr-2011
Kings XI Punjab231/411.55Chennai Super KingsCuttack7-May-2014

The return of the IPL guarantees entertainment galore for fans that have been deprived of it since the last few months. Considering the success of the tournament in the UAE last year, we can expect the second half of IPL 2021 to be as good if not better than before. Players will take keen interest in scoring runs and taking wickets in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, as they’ll also be having one eye on the much anticipated ICC T20 World Cup that starts shortly after. As we approach the final few months of 2021, cricketing fans will be in for a treat considering the intense schedule lined up ahead.

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