Ever since the IPL exploded onto the 20-over scene in 2007, the competition has maintained its position as the biggest and best domestic cricket tournament on the planet.
Thanks to star-studded team line-ups, spectacular six-hitting action and jam packed stadiums, cricket fans across the globe tune in to the IPL every season, to experience the spectacle of cricket’s most colourful contest.
And 2021 could be the best year for the IPL yet.
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Eight teams compete in the IPL, each representing a different Indian city. The 2021 competition sees the Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrises Hyderabad swinging it out against each other. Each team will play each other twice (home and away) in a league format, before the top four teams enter the play-offs. The top two teams at the end of the league phase play each other in one qualifier, and the third placed teams plays the fourth placed in another qualifier. The winner of the first qualifier automatically qualifies for the final. Then the loser of the first qualifier then plays the winner of the second qualifier in the Eliminator round. The winner of this match qualifies for the final.
The current IPL champions are the Mumbai Indians, who defeated the Delhi Capitals by five wickets in the spectacular 2020 final. Mumbai Indians is the most successful team in IPL history, having claimed the title five times – whose fearsome line-up features the likes of Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah and Quinton de Kock, all retained from last season.
The 2021 IPL auction saw South African Chris Morris become the most expensive player in the league’s history, with the Rajasthan Royals paying Rs 160.5 million to bring the batsman back to the team he played for in the 2015 IPL.
Elsewhere, former Australian Test Captain Steve Smith was the first purchase at the 2021 IPL Auction, bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 20.2 million. Cummins’ fellow Australian Glenn Maxwell was also picked up by RCB for a massive Rs 140.25 million, while Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan joined the Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 30.2 million.
But don’t be fooled into thinking the auctioned players were the only big names in IPL 2021. Hyderabad not only retained Warner and signed Priyam Garg, but they also kept New Zealand talisman Kane Williamson and England’s Johnny Bairstow on their books. Meanwhile, MS Dhoni stayed loyal to the Chennai Super Kings, as did Faf du Plessis and Mitchell Santner. And even if the Delhi Capitals didn’t add a host of overseas superstars to their squad, the likes of Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant and Amit Mishra are capable of beating anyone
IPL Phase 1 brought some very interesting moments and pleasant surprises. While DC has emerged as a formidable team that stands to threaten Mumbai Indians, CSK and RCB have also climbed up higher in the rankings.
Delhi Capitals boasted of superb run rate from Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw and KL Rahul (PK) and Faf du Plessis (CSK) brought glory to their teams. Padikkal, Buttler and Sanju Samson have all made a century each so far and the IPL pitch awaits to see them recreate their magic.
Andre Russell (KKR), Harshal Patel (RCB) and Deepak Chahar (CSK) emerged as the top bowling figures giving the world-class batsmen a tough time on the pitch.
IPL 2021 started on Friday, 9th April 2021 and was postponed with Sunday, 2nd May 2021 being the last match – 29th Match out of the total 60 matches.
IPL Phase 2 is scheduled to resume on 19th September 2021. The remaining 31 matches will be played over a time of 27 days in UAE (Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi). The opening match will take place on Sunday, 7:30 PM IST between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, in Dubai.
The top four teams in the league standings will eventually enter the play-offs phase on 10th October with the finale to take place on 15th October.
Following on from the qualifier and eliminator rounds, the IPL 2021 final takes place on Friday, 15th October 2021 in Dubai, UAE.
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