Millions of cricket fans around the world look forward to April-May every year with special interest. Because in these two months, the most popular and popular event of franchise cricket is the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket. Although the tournament is in India, the IPL has taken a big place in world cricket due to its exciting on-field play and off-field glamor.
This time it was not possible to organize IPL in April-May due to coronavirus. If all goes well, the tournament that is supposed to start on March 29, is almost six months behind schedule on September 19. The IPL is coming to a close on Saturday night.
The thirteenth edition of the tournament is starting in with the match where the twelfth IPL ended. IPL is not happening in India this time to reduce the risk. The entire tournament has been moved to the United Arab Emirates due to the relatively low incidence of the deadly virus.
As a result, for the first time in its 13-year history, the entire IPL is going to be held outside India. Earlier, some IPL matches were taken to South Africa in 2009 and UAE in 2014 due to the Lok Sabha elections. But this time in India it is not possible to ensure the health and safety of so many teams and players, the whole event is being held in another country.
IPL Match Venue
The inaugural match of this year’s IPL will be played at Sheikh Abu Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Traditionally this run is less at this venue. However, Kings XI Punjab managed to score a maximum of 206 runs in the 2014 IPL. Mumbai and Chennai will try to repeat something like this without a spectator.
Schedule of IPL
The schedule for this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) is scheduled to release on August 20. But due to various complications, it took more than 18 days for the organizers to reveal it. Finally, the schedule of IPL starting from September 19 has been published on Sunday.
The first of the 10 double-headers in this year’s IPL will hold on October 3. Abu Dhabi will host 5 out of 10 double-header matches. Four will be held in Dubai and one in Sharjah.
Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders will play six league matches each in Abu Dhabi. Sunrisers Hyderabad will play their 6 league matches in Dubai. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab, Royal Challengers, and Delhi Capitals will play six league matches each in Dubai.
Each franchise team will play three league matches in Sharjah. In all, 24 and 20 league matches will hold in Dubai and Abu Dhabi respectively. Sharjah, on the other hand, will host 12 league matches.
The schedule for the last four matches, including the final, will be announced later, the BCCI said. Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians will meet in the last match of the league on November 3 in Sharjah.
IPL Live Streaming
The broadcast partners to provide live coverage for the Indian Premier League : Star Sports (India and its Sub-continent), Fox Sports (Australia), Sky Sports Cricket (the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland), SuperSport (South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa), Willow TV (USA, Canada), Sky Sport NZ (New Zealand), Geo Super (Pakistan), Flow Sports (Caribbean), Gazi TV (Bangladesh), Radio Television Afghanistan (Afghanistan), Digicel (Pacific Islands), Yupp TV (MENA, Continental Europe, South East Asia, and Central Asia), StarHub TV+ (Singapore).
Star Sports – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports Select 1 SD, Star Sports Select 1 HD, Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD 3 (English), Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD (Hindi), Star Sports 1 Tamil (Tamil), Suvarna Plus (Kannada), Jalsha Movies (Bengali), Star Maa Movies (Telegu), Star Pravah HD (Marathi), Star Maa Gold, Star Maa Gold
IPL Live TV Channel
Star Sports to broadcast live coverage of IPL – Indian Premier League in India and its subcontinent (Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, and Nepal) countries; all matches streamed live on Disney + Hotstar digital platform (Website, App). Star India has bagged IPL media rights for a massive amount INR 16,347.50 crores for a period of five years (2018-2022), they acquired TV and OTT (Audio, Video, and other media services via the internet) rights. Disney + Hotstar VIP has tied up with Jio and Airtel. Jio and Airtel are offering exciting prepaid recharge plans bundled with a 12-months subscription of Disney + Hotstar VIP.
|United Kingdom||Sky Sports Cricket|
|United States||Willow TV|
|Australia||Fox Sports (Fox Cricket)|
|MENA Countries||BeIN Sports|
|Pakistan||Geo Super (TBC)|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport NZ (Sky Sport 2)|
|Caribbean||Flow Sports (Flow Sports 2)|
|Bangladesh||Channel 9, Gazi TV (GTV), Yupp TV|
|Afghanistan||Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA Sport)|
|Sri Lanka||SLRC (Channel Eye), Yupp TV|
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Probable XI of IPL Teams
Due to coronavirus, this year’s event held in the United Arab Emirates instead of India. There will be 61 matches of the entire tournament in three fields.
As a result, the teams will have to come up with a different plan for the field game this time as compared to other events. Because the wickets and conditions of the UAE do not have much in common with India.
With these issues in mind, the teams will make their best XI. Former India cricketer and current cricket analyst Akash Chopra have discussed in detail what their XI could look like. He said how can the IPL teams be eleven.
Mumbai Indians Possible XI:
Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter Neil, Jaspreet Bumrah, Trent Bolt, and Rahul Chahar.
Chennai Super Kings Possible XI:
Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Kedar Yadav, Rabindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner, and Shardul Tagore.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Possible XI:
Aaron Finch, Parthiv Patel (wicketkeeper), Virat Kohli (captain), Moin Ali, Shivam Dubey, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navadwip Saini and Umesh Yadav.
Kolkata Knight Riders Possible XI:
Shubhaman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (captain and wicketkeeper), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasad Krishna, Shivam Mavi, and Kamlesh Nagarkoti.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Possible XI:
Johnny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), David Warner (captain), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhubaneswar Kumar, Khalil Ahmed, and Sandwip Sharma.
Delhi Capitals Probable XI:
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithviraj Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Rishav Pant (wicketkeeper), Shimron Hetmeyer, Alex Carey, Akshar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sandwip Lamichane, Kagiso Rabada, and Ishant Sharma
Kings XI Punjab Probable XI:
Lokesh Rahul (captain and wicketkeeper), Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Puran, Glenn Maxwell, Dwipak Huda, Chris Jordan, Krishnappa Gotham, Mujib Ur Rahman, Ravi Vishnu, and Mohammad Shami.
Rajasthan Royals Possible XI:
Jos Butler (wicketkeeper), Yashvi Jaswal, Sanju Samson, Steven Smith (captain), Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Ryan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Joffra Archer, Joydev Unadkat, and Ankit Rajput.
IPL Commentator in
Presenters and commentators make the field game more enjoyable for TV viewers. If there is an exciting commentary with any great match, it is a matter of gold.
Due to coronavirus, many regular commentators are not getting IPL this time. However, there is no shortage of stars in this year’s commentary panel. Former South African all-rounder JP Duminy is set to make his IPL debut for the first time. There are also well-known faces like Hersha Vogle, Ian Bishop, Danny Morrison.
This year’s IPL commentary can hear in six different languages. So that the spectators can enjoy the game in their own language.
This year’s IPL commentary panel (Public):
Hersha Vogle, Simon Dulle, Ian Bishop, Michael Slater, Danny Morrison, Deep Dasgupta, Rohan Gavaskar, Pomi Mbangwa, Darren Ganga, Shivramkrishna, Murali Kartik, Sunil Gavaskar, Kevin Pietersen, Anjum Chopra, Anjum Chopra, Anjum Chopra JP Duminy.
Hindi: Akash Chopra, Irfan Pathan, Gautam Gambhir, Ashish Nehra, Nikhil Chopra, Sandwip Patil, Sanjay Bangar, Ajit Agarkar, and Kiran More.
Presenters: Suren Sundaram, Kira Narayan, Suhail Chandak, Nashpreet Kaur, Sanjana Ganesan, Jatin Sapru, Tania Purohit, Ananta Tyagi, Dhiraj Juneja and Niroli Meadows.
How much money is the captain of any team getting in IPL?
The list of how much money the captain of a team is getting in the IPL has also come to the fore. At the top of the list is Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli. Kohli is getting a maximum of Rs 16 crore even though the team has never won an IPL title.
Four-time champions Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma and three-time champions Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will get Rs 15 crore each.
Rajasthan Royals captain Steven Smith and Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner will get Rs 12 crore each. Besides, Kings XI Punjab captain Lokesh Rahul paid Rs 11 crore. Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik 7.4 crore. And Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer is getting Rs 6.5 crore.