March 22, 2018
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IPL 2018 Complete guide: Full schedule, Venues, Squads, Players, Betting Odds, When and where to watch

By Shalini Singh

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.


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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:

Date Fixture Time venue
Apr 07, Sat Mumbai Indians Vs Chennai Super Kings, 1st Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Apr 08, Sun Delhi Daredevils Vs Kings XI Punjab, 2nd Match 10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCAL Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Apr 08, Sun Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 3rd Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Apr 09, Mon Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals, 4th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Apr 10, Tue Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 5th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Apr 11, Wed Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils, 6th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Apr 12, Thu Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians, 7th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Apr 13, Fri Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab, 8th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Apr 14, Sat Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils, 9th Match 10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCAL Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Apr 14, Sat Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 10th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Apr 15, Sun Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals, 11th Match 10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCAL M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Apr 15, Sun Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings, 12th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Apr 16, Mon Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils, 13th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Apr 17, Tue Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 14th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Apr 18, Wed Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 15th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Apr 19, Thu Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 16th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Apr 20, Fri Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, 17th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Apr 21, Sat Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab, 18th Match 10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCAL Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Apr 21, Sat Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 19th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Apr 22, Sun Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings, 20th Match 10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCAL Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Apr 22, Sun Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians, 21st Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Apr 23, Mon Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils, 22nd Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Apr 24, Tue Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 23rd Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Apr 25, Wed Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, 24th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Apr 26, Thu Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab, 25th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Apr 27, Fri Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 26th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Apr 28, Sat Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians, 27th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Apr 29, Sun Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 28th Match Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur 10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCAL
Apr 29, Sun Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 29th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Apr 30, Mon Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils, 30th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
May 01, Tue Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, 31st Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
May 02, Wed Delhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals, 32nd Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
May 03, Thu Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings, 33rd Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Eden Gardens, Kolkata
May 04, Fri Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians, 34th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
May 05, Sat Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 35th Match 10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCAL MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
May 05, Sat Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils, 36th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
May 06, Sun Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 37th Match 10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCAL Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
May 06, Sun Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals, 38th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
May 07, Mon Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 39th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
May 08, Tue Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab, 40th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
May 09, Wed Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians, 41st Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Eden Gardens, Kolkata
May 10, Thu Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 42nd Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
May 11, Fri Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, 43rd Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
May 12, Sat Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 44th Match 10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCAL Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
May 12, Sat Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils, 45th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
May 13, Sun Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 46th Match 10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCAL MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
May 13, Sun Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, 47th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
May 14, Mon Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 48th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
May 15, Tue Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, 49th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Eden Gardens, Kolkata
May 16, Wed Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab, 50th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
May 17, Thu Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 51st Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
May 18, Fri Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings, 52nd Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
May 19, Sat Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 53rd Match 10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCAL Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
May 19, Sat Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 54th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
May 20, Sun Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians, 55th Match 10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCAL Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
May 20, Sun Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab, 56th Match 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
May 22, Tue TBC vs TBC, Qualifier 1 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
May 23, Wed TBC vs TBC, Eliminator 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL TBC, TBC
May 25, Fri TBC vs TBC, Qualifier 2 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL TBC, TBC
May 27, Sun TBC vs TBC, Final 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

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