The eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League is all set of kick off from 7 April 2018 with the first encounter where defending champions would be taking on Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede Stadium.

The IPL auction:

At the IPL’s auction held in January witnessed the franchises betting big on players. Jaydev Unadkat emerged as the costliest player as Rajasthan Royals bought him for INR 11.5 crore.

Sandeep Lamichhane created history after becoming the first cricketer from Nepal to be bought with Delhi Daredevils picking him up for his base price.

Here we look at the IPL, squad lists and the schedule of 2018 IPL fixtures.

The league games would continue till 20th May, followed by qualifying matches on 22 May, 23 May and 25 May. The 2018 IPL final knock would be played on 27th May in Mumbai.

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 complete information:

What is the Indian Premier League?

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a Twenty20 cricket tournament where eight teams compete with each other to clinch the IPL trophy.

The tournament started in 2008 and the IPL 2018 would be the eleventh season of the league.

The season starts on Saturday, 7 April at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Eight teams would play 60 matches across India in nine venues hosting games in a tournament that would go on for 51 days.

 

When and where would IPL final be held?

The 2018 IPL final is scheduled to be played on Sunday, 27 May at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

 

How many Teams play in the IPL?

Teams: Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils,  Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad.

8 teams compete with each other in the IPL.

 

Which teams have won the tournament?

Chennai Super Kings- Winners in 2010 and 2011

Delhi Daredevils- Yet to win

Kolkata Knight Riders- Winners in 2012 and 2014

Mumbai Indians- Winners in 2013, 2015 and 2017

Rajasthan Royals- Winners in 2008

Royal Challengers Bangalore- Yet to win

Sunrisers Hyderabad- Winners in 2016

Kings XI Punjab- Yet to win

 

How does the Indian Premier League season work?

The eight teams would be playing against each other in a home-and-away format. At the end of double round-robin group stage, four teams who finish at the top qualify for the playoffs. The top two teams would clash in the qualifier one round scheduled on 22 May, and the third and fourth-placed teams will play in the eliminator on 23 May.

The winner of qualifier one directly goes to the final whereas the losing team of qualifier play against the victor of eliminator on 25th May for playing the final clash.

 

Where to watch IPL?

The eleventh edition of the IPL would be broadcasted by Star India in 6 languages (English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Bengali) on 10 Star Sports channels.

 

Betting Odds IPL 2018:

As per Oddschecker, the following are the odds of IPL 2018 winner:

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 5/1
  • Mumbai Indians: 11/2
  • Chennai Super Kings: 7/1
  • Kings XI Punjab: 9/1
  • Hyderabad Sunrisers: 11/2
  • Delhi Daredevils: 11/1
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 13/2
  • Rajasthan Royals: 7/1

IPL 2018 Squads:

The minimum squad size of each team is 18 and the maximum number of players is 25.

Delhi Daredevils 

Squad Size: 25 Players

Gautam Gambhir (c), Rishabh Pant*, Shreyas Iyer*, Chris Morris*, Glenn Maxwell, Abhishek Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammad Shami, Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Daniel Christian, Jason Roy, Naman Ojha, Prithvi Shaw, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Avesh Khan, Jayant Yadav, Harshal Patel, Manjot Kalra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sayan Ghosh

Chennai Super Kings

Squad Size: 25 Players

MS Dhoni* (c), Ravindra Jadeja*, Suresh Raina*, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo. Karn Sharma, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur, Ambati Rayudu, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Faf Du Plessis, Mark Wood, Sam Billings, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner, Lungisani Ngidi, Asif KM, N Jagadeesan, Kanishk Seth, Monu Singh, Dhruv Shorey, Kshitiz Sharma, Chaitanya Bishnoi

Kolkata Knight Riders

Squad Size: 19 players

Dinesh Karthik (c), Sunil Narine*, Andre Russell*, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Starc, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Singh Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, Ranganath Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searless, Apoorv Vijay Wankhade, Ishank Jaggi

Kings XI Punjab

Squad Size:  21 players

Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Axar Patel*, KL Rahul, Andrew Tye, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Karun Nair, Mujeeb Zadran, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, David Miller, Mohit Sharma, Barinder Singh Sran, Yuvraj Singh, Christopher Gayle, Ben Dwarshuis, Akshdeep Nath, Manoj Tiwary, Mayank Agarwal, Manzoor Dar, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar

Rajasthan Royals

Squad Size: 23 players

Steve Smith* (c), Ben Stokes, Jaydev Unadkat, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jos Buttler, Ajinkya Rahane, Darcy Short, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Zahir Khan Pakteen, Ben Laughlin, Stuart Binny, Dushmantha Chameera, Anureet Singh, Aryaman Vikram Birla, Midhun S, Shreyas Gopal, Prashant Chopra, Jatin Saxena, Ankit Sharma, Mahipal Lomror

Mumbai Indians

Squad Size: 25 players

Rohit Sharma* (c), Hardik Pandya*, Jasprit Bumrah*, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Pat Cummins, Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Chahar, Pradeep Sangwan, Jean-Paul Duminy, Saurabh Tiwary, Tajinder Dhillon, Akila Dhananjaya, Nidheesh M D Dinesan, Aditya Tare, Siddhesh Dinesh Lad, Mayank Markande, Sharad Lumba, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Mitchell McClenaghan

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Squad Size: 24 players

Virat Kohli* (c), AB de Villiers*, Sarfaraz Khan*, Chris Woakes, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Brendon McCullum, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Quinton De Kock, Mohammed Siraj, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Colin De Grandhomme, M. Ashwin, Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, Mandeep Singh, Manan Vohra, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Kulwant Khejroliya, Aniket Choudhary, Pavan Deshpande, Anirudha Ashok Joshi

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

Squad Size: 25 players
David Warner* (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar*, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan Arman, Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha, Siddarth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Carlos Brathwaite, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Shreevats Goswami, Mohammad Nabi, Chris Jordan, Basil Thampi, T Natarajan, Sachin Baby, Bipul Sharma, Syed Mehdi Hasan, Ricky Bhui, Tanmay Agarwal

Note-  *Retained Players

 

Indian Premier League 2018 full schedule of fixtures, match timings and venues:

DateFixtureTimevenue
Apr 07, SatMumbai Indians Vs Chennai Super Kings, 1st Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Apr 08, SunDelhi Daredevils Vs Kings XI Punjab, 2nd Match10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCALFeroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Apr 08, SunKolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 3rd Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALEden Gardens, Kolkata
Apr 09, MonSunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals, 4th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Apr 10, TueChennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 5th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Apr 11, WedRajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils, 6th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALSawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Apr 12, ThuSunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians, 7th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Apr 13, FriRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab, 8th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Apr 14, SatMumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils, 9th Match10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCALWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Apr 14, SatKolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 10th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALEden Gardens, Kolkata
Apr 15, SunRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals, 11th Match10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCALM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Apr 15, SunKings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings, 12th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALHolkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Apr 16, MonKolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils, 13th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALEden Gardens, Kolkata
Apr 17, TueMumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 14th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Apr 18, WedRajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 15th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALSawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Apr 19, ThuKings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 16th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALHolkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Apr 20, FriChennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, 17th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Apr 21, SatKolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab, 18th Match10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCALEden Gardens, Kolkata
Apr 21, SatDelhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 19th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALFeroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Apr 22, SunSunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings, 20th Match10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCALRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Apr 22, SunRajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians, 21st Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALSawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Apr 23, MonKings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils, 22nd Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALHolkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Apr 24, TueMumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 23rd Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Apr 25, WedRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, 24th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Apr 26, ThuSunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab, 25th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Apr 27, FriDelhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 26th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALFeroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Apr 28, SatChennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians, 27th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Apr 29, SunRajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 28th MatchSawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCAL
Apr 29, SunRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 29th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Apr 30, MonChennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils, 30th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
May 01, TueRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, 31st Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
May 02, WedDelhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals, 32nd Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALFeroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
May 03, ThuKolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings, 33rd Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALEden Gardens, Kolkata
May 04, FriKings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians, 34th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALPunjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
May 05, SatChennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 35th Match10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCALMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
May 05, SatSunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils, 36th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
May 06, SunMumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 37th Match10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCALWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
May 06, SunKings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals, 38th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALPunjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
May 07, MonSunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 39th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
May 08, TueRajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab, 40th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALSawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
May 09, WedKolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians, 41st Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALEden Gardens, Kolkata
May 10, ThuDelhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 42nd Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALFeroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
May 11, FriRajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, 43rd Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALSawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
May 12, SatKings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 44th Match10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCALPunjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
May 12, SatRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils, 45th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
May 13, SunChennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 46th Match10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCALMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
May 13, SunMumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, 47th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
May 14, MonKings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 48th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALPunjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
May 15, TueKolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, 49th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALEden Gardens, Kolkata
May 16, WedMumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab, 50th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
May 17, ThuRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 51st Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
May 18, FriDelhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings, 52nd Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALFeroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
May 19, SatRajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 53rd Match10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCALSawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
May 19, SatSunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 54th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
May 20, SunDelhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians, 55th Match10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCALFeroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
May 20, SunChennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab, 56th Match02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
May 22, TueTBC vs TBC, Qualifier 102:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
May 23, WedTBC vs TBC, Eliminator02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALTBC, TBC
May 25, FriTBC vs TBC, Qualifier 202:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALTBC, TBC
May 27, SunTBC vs TBC, Final02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCALWankhede Stadium, Mumbai