IPL 2020 Schedule – A Look At The Announced Schedule and Teams
The IPL is a competitive Indian Twenty20 Cricket League contested each year by franchise teams representing Indian cities. The IPL is the world’s most-attended cricket league and ranks sixth among all the leagues in the sport. The IPL became the world’s first sporting event to be televised live on YOUTUBE in 2010. IPL’s brand value was valued at $3.2 billion in 2014.
The Previous Schedule of IPL 2020
The 13th season of the IPL was slated to run from 29 March to 24 May 2020 but was suspended in March when the Indian government announced the nation-wide lockdown. Since then, the BCCI had bided their time as multi-nation tournaments are forced to postpone to 2021, thus opening up an almost 8-week window for the IPL.
The Present – Decided Schedule
But then IPL Governing Council Chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed that the 19 September to 8 November window is being targeted for the season and the series was being shifted to the UAE. The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season schedule has now been formally declared by the IPL Governing Council. The season starts on September 19 with a match between Mumbai Indians vs. Chennai Super Kings. The upcoming 13th edition of the IPL will be held in the three venues of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah in the UAE, due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.
In all Abu Dhabi will host 20 round-robin games, Dubai 24, and Sharjah 12. “The season will kickstart on 19th September in Abu Dhabi with a blockbuster clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings,” said a statement.
After the opener on Saturday, Dubai will host its first game on the next day in which Delhi Capitals will take on Kings XI Punjab. After Sunrisers Hyderabad’s clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday, the IPL auction will shift to Sharjah on September 22 where Rajasthan Royals will host Chennai Super Kings.
The league phase will run across 46 days, with the last match of the league to be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians in Sharjah on November 3. There will be 10 double-headers with the first match starting at 3:30 PM IST.
The first double-header is RCB vs. RR in Abu Dhabi and DC vs. KKR in Sharjah on October 3. All evening matches start at 7:30 PM IST. All in all, there will be 24 matches in Dubai, 20 in Abu Dhabi and 12 in Sharjah. The places for the playoffs and the IPL 2020 final will, however, be revealed later. The schedule was supposed to be out in the last week of August, but the announcement was postponed after 13 Chennai Super Kings (CSK) camp staff tested positive for the dreaded virus.
Take a look at the detailed schedule of IPL 2020
|DATE & DAY||MATCH||TIME (IST)||VENUE|
|September 19, Saturday||Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|September 20, Sunday||Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|September 21, Monday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|September 22, Tuesday||Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings||7:30 PM||Sharjah|
|September 23, Wednesday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|September 24, Thursday||Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|September 25, Friday||Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|September 26, Saturday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|September 27, Sunday||Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab||7:30 PM||Sharjah|
|September 28, Monday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|September 29, Tuesday||Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|September 30, Wednesday||Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|October 1, Thursday||Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|October 2, Friday||Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|October 3, Saturday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals||3:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|October 3, Saturday||Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||Sharjah|
|October 4, Sunday||Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||3.30 PM||Sharjah|
|October 4, Sunday||Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings||7.30 PM||Dubai|
|October 5, Monday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals||7.30 PM||Dubai|
|October 6, Tuesday||Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals||7.30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|October 7, Wednesday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings||7.30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|October 8, Thursday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab||7.30 PM||Dubai|
|October 9, Friday||Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals||7.30 PM||Sharjah|
|October 10, Saturday||Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders||3.30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|October 10, Saturday||Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7.30 PM||Dubai|
|October 11, Sunday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals||3.30 PM||Dubai|
|October 11, Sunday||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals||7.30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|October 12, Monday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||Sharjah|
|October 13, Tuesday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings||7.30 PM||Dubai|
|October 14, Wednesday||Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals||7.30 PM||Dubai|
|October 15, Thursday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab||7.30 PM||Sharjah|
|October 16, Friday||Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|October 17, Saturday||Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||3.30 PM||Dubai|
|October 17, Saturday||Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings||7.30 PM||Sharjah|
|October 18, Sunday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders||3.30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|October 18, Sunday||Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab||7.30 PM||Dubai|
|October 19, Monday||Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals||7.30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|October 20, Tuesday||Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals||7.30 PM||Dubai|
|October 21, Wednesday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7.30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|October 22, Thursday||Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||7.30 PM||Dubai|
|October 23, Friday||Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians||7.30 PM||Sharjah|
|October 24, Saturday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals||3.30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|October 24, Saturday||Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||7.30 PM||Dubai|
|October 25, Sunday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings||3.30 PM||Dubai|
|October 25, Sunday||Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians||7.30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|October 26, Monday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab||7.30 PM||Sharjah|
|October 27, Tuesday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals||7.30 PM||Dubai|
|October 28, Wednesday||Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7.30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|October 29, Thursday||Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||Dubai|
|October 30, Friday||Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals||7.30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|October 31, Saturday||Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians||3.30 PM||Dubai|
|October 31, Saturday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||7.30 PM||Sharjah|
|November 1, Sunday||Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab||3.30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|November 1, Sunday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals||7.30 PM||Dubai|
|November 2, Monday||Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7.30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|November 3, Tuesday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians||7.30 PM||Sharjah|
Now A Look At The Teams
Now that you have had a look at the series schedule, take a peek at the teams and their respective squad. This will give you a detailed idea about this year’s biggest cricketing extravaganza.
There will be a 24-player cap for each squad. Capping the squad size to 24 players won’t affect the teams much since only three of the eight franchises – Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad – have a squad size of 25, the maximum limit at the time of the auction.
Here’s the complete list of all eight updated squads ahead of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League.
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS SQUAD:
Narayan Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif , Ravindra Jadeja, M Vijay, MS Dhoni, Josh Hazlewood ,Kedar Jadhav, Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Imran Tahir , Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Monu Kumar, Shane Watson, Sai Kishore
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS SQUAD:
Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Harry Gurney, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarthy, Tom Banton, Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Praveen Tambe, Nikhil Naik
MUMBAI INDIANS SQUAD:
Rohit Sharma, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn , Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Mohsin Khan, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Aditya Tare
SUNRISERS HYDERABAD SQUAD:
Kane Williamson, David Warner, Manish Pandey, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mitchell Marsh, Fabian Allen, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sanjay Yadav, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Bavanaka Sandeep, Basil Thampi
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE SQUAD:
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Mann, Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kane Richardson, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Pavan Deshpande Parthiv Patel, Joshua Philippe, Shahbaz Ahamad
KINGS XI PUNJAB SQUAD:
Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Sheldon Cottrell, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, M Ashwin, J Suchith, Harpreet Brar, Darshan Nalkande, Glenn Maxwell, James Neesham, Chris Jordan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, KL Rahul (C), Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh.
DELHI CAPITALS SQUAD:
Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Jason Roy, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Mohit Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, R Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, Rishabh Pant, Alex Carey, Shimron Hetmyer, Tushar Deshpande
RAJASTHAN ROYALS SQUAD:
Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Steve Smith, Robin Uthappa, David Miller, Ankit Rajpoot, Mayank Markande, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh, Oshane Thomas, Andrew Tye, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tewatia, Shashank Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anirudha Joshi, Tom Curran, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Anuj Rawat
This would be the second time in the UAE for the IPL, after the tournament’s first 20 matches were staged in Dubai , Abu Dhabi and Sharjah in 2014 due to the general elections in India. It is likely that franchises will set up their bases a month in advance if and when the green light is given-for training and also to comply with any quarantine measures imposed by the UAE government.
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