IPL 2020

IPL Trophy

Welcome back!!! Cricket is making its grand resurgence after the pandemic halt with both T20 leagues and international matches taking place. Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is the biggest T20 tournament across the globe and it is coming back for the 13th season. 

IPL 2020 has moved out of Indian shores to the UAE and is scheduled to happen between September 19th, 2020 to November 10th, 2020. Earlier, the first leg of IPL 2014 (20 league matches) took place in UAE soils.  IPL is termed as the annual cricketing extravaganza that treats the cricketing fans usually in the Indian summer of March to May every year. IPL 2020 is scheduled to take place inside closed doors with the team players and staff being isolated in a bio-secure bubble.  Online betting giant Dream XI is the title sponsors for IPL this year with winning the bid of ₹222 crores. 

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History of IPL

The Indian Premier League (IPL) was started by the Board of Cricket Council of India (BCCI) in 2008. IPL even has a tour window in ICC`s future tours program every year. IPL was started with 8 teams in 2008 and was expanded to 10 teams in 2011. IPL reverted back its original 8 team format back in 2014 owing to scheduling and other internal issues.

IPL 2020 teams

The current eight teams in IPL are as follows

  • Chennai Super Kings 
  • Mumbai Indians
  • Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Kings XI Punjab
  • Delhi Capitals
  • Rajasthan Royals

Mumbai Indians are the most successful team with four titles so far (2013, 2015, 2017, & 201) while Chennai Super Kings are the most consistent team with 3 IPL wins (2010, 2011, & 2018) and have managed to qualify for knockouts in every season so far. Kolkata Knight Riders have won twice (2012 & 2014) whereas Sunrisers Hyderabad (2016) and Rajasthan Royals (2008) have won the trophy once. Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab are the current teams that are yet to win the IPL trophy so far. Deccan Chargers team that became defunct after the 2012 season won the IPL trophy in the 2009 season. Pune Warriors India, Kochi Tusker Kerala, Rising Pune Supergiant, and Gujarat Lions are the other teams to feature in IPL 2020 and are currently not operational. 

IPL 2020 Schedule / IPL 2020 Play list

IPL 2020 is scheduled to have 60 T20 matches between 8 teams with double round-robin league games (56 matches) and qualifiers format knockouts in place. All 8 teams will face against each other twice in the 56 league matches and the top four teams will qualify for the qualifiers. Teams that finish in the top two positions in the points table will have an added advantage of two chances for qualifying to the finals. All the IPL matches are scheduled to happen in the below three grounds in the UAE

  1. Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
  2. Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
  3. Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Dubai International Cricket Stadium is one of the venues of IPL 2020
Photo credit: M R

Each team can have a maximum squad strength of 24 players with 8 foreign players. A maximum of 4 foreign players can feature in the playing XI as per the IPL guidelines. IPL 2020 will feature almost all the biggest players in international cricket and is one of the grandest sporting events across the world. As usual, you will find full coverage with game predictions for the IPL 2020

Full IPL 2020 Match list

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, 1st Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Sep 19, Sat 7:30 PM

Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab, 2nd Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Sep 20, Sun, 7:30 PM

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 3rd Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Sep 21, Mon, 7:30 PM

Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, 4th Match
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Sep 22, Tue, 7:30 PM

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians, 5th Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Sep 23, Wed, 7:30 PM

Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 6th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Sep 24, Thu, 7:30 PM

Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals, 7th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Sep 25, Fri, 7:30 PM

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 8th Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Sep 26, Sat, 7:30 PM

Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab, 9th Match
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Sep 27, Sun, 7:30 PM

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, 10th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Sep 28, Mon, 7:30 PM

Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 11th Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Sep 29, Tue, 7:30 PM

Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 12th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Sep 30, Wed, 7:30 PM

Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians, 13th Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Oct 01, Thu, 7:30 PM

Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 14th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Oct 02, Fri, 7:30 PM

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals, 15th Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Oct 03, Sat, 3:30 PM

Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 16th Match
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Oct 03, 7:30 PM

Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 17th Match
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Oct 04, Sun, 3:30 PM

Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings, 18th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Oct 04, 7:30 PM

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals, 19th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Oct 05, Mon, 7:30 PM

Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, 20th Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Oct 06, Tue, 7:30 PM

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings, 21st Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Oct 07, Wed, 7:30 PM

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab, 22nd Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Oct 08, Thu, 7:30 PM

Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals, 23rd Match
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Oct 09, Fri, 7:30 PM

Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 24th Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Oct 10, Sat, 3:30 PM

Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 25th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Oct 10, Sat, 7:30 PM

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals, 26th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Oct 11, Sun, 3:30 PM

Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals, 27th Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Oct 11, 7:30 PM

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 28th Match
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Oct 12, Mon, 7:30 PM

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings, 29th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Oct 13, Tue, 7:30 PM

Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals, 30th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Oct 14, Wed, 7:30 PM

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab, 31st Match
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Oct 15, Thu, 7:30 PM

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 32nd Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Oct 16, Fri, 7:30 PM

Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 33rd Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Oct 17, Sat, 3:30 PM

Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings, 34th Match
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Oct 17, Sat, 7:30 PM

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 35th Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Oct 18, Sun, 3:30 PM

Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab, 36th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Oct 18, Sun, 7:30 PM

Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, 37th Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Oct 19, Mon, 7:30 PM

Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals, 38th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Oct 20, Tue, 7:30 PM

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 39th Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Oct 21, Wed, 7:30 PM

Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 40th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Oct 22, Thu, 7:30 PM

Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians, 41st Match
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Oct 23, Fri, 7:30 PM

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals, 42nd Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Oct 24, Sat, 3:30 PM

Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 43rd Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Oct 24, Sat, 7:30 PM

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, 44th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Oct 25, Sun, 3:30 PM

Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians, 45th Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Oct 25, Sun, 7:30 PM

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab, 46th Match
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Oct 26, Mon, 7:30 PM

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals, 47th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Oct 27, Tue, 7:30 PM

Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 48th Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Oct 28, Wed, 7:30 PM

Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 49th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Oct 29, Thu, 7:30 PM

Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals, 50th Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Oct 30, Fri, 7:30 PM

Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians, 51st Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Oct 31, Sat, 3:30 PM

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 52nd Match
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Oct 31, Sat, 7:30 PM

Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab, 53rd Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Nov 01, Sun, 3:30 PM

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, 54th Match
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Nov 01, Sun, 7:30 PM

Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 55th Match
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Nov 02, Mon, 7:30 PM

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians, 56th Match
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Nov 03, Tue, 7:30 PM

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