It’s that time of the year again when eight teams compete in what has become a global sensation. The 12th edition of Indian Premiere League (IPL) will commence from 23rd March 2019. With the IPL teams being completely revamped and new players vying for the coveted title, this year’s IPL is sure to be very different from the previous editions. Let’s look at the IPL 2019 schedule and other fun facts about this mega sporting event.
IPL 2019 Schedule – Full fixtures and timings for group stage IPL matches
Defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Chennai in the opening IPL match on 23rd March 2019. All teams will play seven home matches each.
IPL has always stuck to the same format and usually on weekdays i.e. from Monday to Friday, a single match is played at 20.00 in the evening. On Saturdays and Sundays, two matches are schedule, one in the afternoon at 16.00 and the other in the evening at 20.00.
Here is the Full schedule and timings for IPL 2019 group stage matches:
|March 23||Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||20:00 IST||Chennai|
|March 24||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||16:00 IST||Kolkata|
|March 24||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals||20:00 IST||Mumbai|
|March 25||Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab||20:00 IST||Jaipur|
|March 26||Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings||20:00 IST||Delhi|
|March 27||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab||20:00 IST||Kolkata|
|March 28||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians||20:00 IST||Bengaluru|
|March 29||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals||20:00 IST||Hyderabad|
|March 30||Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians||16:00 IST||Mohali|
|March 30||Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders||20:00 IST||Delhi|
|March 31||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||16:00 IST||Hyderabad|
|March 31||Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals||20:00 IST||Chennai|
|April 1||Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals||20:00 IST||Mohali|
|April 2||Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||20:00 IST||Jaipur|
|April 3||Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings||20:00 IST||Mumbai|
|April 4||Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||20:00 IST||Delhi|
|April 5||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders||20:00 IST||Bengaluru|
|April 6||Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab||16:00 IST||Chennai|
|April 6||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians||20:00 IST||Hyderabad|
|April 7||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals||16:00 IST||Bengaluru|
|April 7||Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders||20:00 IST||Jaipur|
|April 8||Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||20:00 IST||Mohali|
|April 9||Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders||20:00 IST||Chennai|
|April 10||Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab||20:00 IST||Mumbai|
|April 11||Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings||20:00 IST||Jaipur|
|April 12||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals||20:00 IST||Kolkata|
|April 13||Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals||16:00 IST||Mumbai|
|April 13||Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||20:00 IST||Mohali|
|April 14||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings||16:00 IST||Kolkata|
|April 14||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals||20:00 IST||Hyderabad|
|April 15||Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||20:00 IST||Mumbai|
|April 16||Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals||20:00 IST||Mohali|
|April 17||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings||20:00 IST||Hyderabad|
|April 18||Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians||20:00 IST||Delhi|
|April 19||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||20:00 IST||Kolkata|
|April 20||Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians||16:00 IST||Jaipur|
|April 20||Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab||20:00 IST||Delhi|
|April 21||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders||16:00 IST||Hyderabad|
|April 21||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings||20:00 IST||Bengaluru|
|April 22||Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals||20:00 IST||Jaipur|
|April 23||Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||20:00 IST||Chennai|
|April 24||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab||20:00 IST||Bengaluru|
|April 25||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals||20:00 IST||Kolkata|
|April 26||Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians||20:00 IST||Chennai|
|April 27||Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||20:00 IST||Jaipur|
|April 28||Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||16:00 IST||Delhi|
|April 28||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians||20:00 IST||Kolkata|
|April 29||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab||20:00 IST||Hyderabad|
|April 30||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals||20:00 IST||Bengaluru|
|May 1||Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals||20:00 IST||Chennai|
|May 2||Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||20:00 IST||Mumbai|
|May 3||Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders||20:00 IST||Mohali|
|May 4||Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals||16:00 IST||Delhi|
|May 4||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||20:00 IST||Bengaluru|
|May 5||Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings||16:00 IST||Mohali|
|May 5||Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders||20:00 IST||Mumbai|
IPL Teams – Complete player-list of all the Indian Premier League 2019 teams
Chennai Super Kings team for VIVO IPL 2019
MS Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Billings, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Mohit Sharma, Ruturaj Gaikwad.
Delhi Capitals team for VIVO IPL 2019
Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, Hanuma Vihari, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Ankush Bains, Nathu Singh, Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Jalaj Saxena, Bandaru Ayyappa, Shikhar Dhawan, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem.
Kings XI Punjab team for VIVO IPL 2019
KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, David Miller and Ravichandran Ashwin, Moises Henriques, Nicholas Pooran, Varun Chakaravarthy, Sam Curran, Mohammad Shami, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan
Kolkata Knight Riders team for VIVO IPL 2019
Dinesh Karthik (C), Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Carlos Brathwaite, Lockie Ferguson, Anrich Nortje, Nikhil Naik, Harry Gurney, Yarra Prithviraj, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe.
Mumbai Indians team for VIVO IPL 2019
Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff, Lasith Malinga, Anmolpreet Singh, Barinder Sran, Pankaj Jaiswal, Rasikh Salam, Yuvraj Singh, Quinton De Kock.
Rajasthan Royals team for VIVO IPL 2019
Ajinkya Rahane, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S. Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Liam
Royal Challengers Bangalore team for VIVO IPL 2019
Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Colin de Grandhomme, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Shivam Dube, Heinrich Klassen, Gurkeerat Singh, Himmat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman, Mandeep Singh.
Sunrisers Hyderabad team for VIVO IPL 2019
Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Khaleel Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, Billy Stanlake, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Martin Guptill.
IPL Tickets – Book your IPL 2019 match tickets online
The tickets for all IPL matches can be booked online. Here’s how you can book them:
- For the games happening in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore, tickets can be bought online on BookMyShow.
- Tickets for Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore matches can be purchased from their respective official websites.
- Kings XI Punjab has teamed up with online ticketing platform – Insider – for the sale of their home match tickets.
- Sunrisers Hyderabad have partnered with eventsnow.com to sell their tickets.
IPL 2019 Opening Ceremony
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided that there will be no elaborate opening ceremony for IPL 2019. Instead, Military bands will perform before the opening match between CSK and RCB. The BCCI will also ensure the participation of all eight team captains. Representatives from the Indian Armed Forces have also been invited to attend the match.
The budget allocated to the opening ceremony i.e. approximately Rs. 20 crores will be contributed to the family of the Pulwama martyrs.
Previous IPL Winners List – Complete list of teams who have won the IPL from 2008 – 2018
Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have been the most successful franchises having won three times each. Kolkata Knight Riders have won the competition twice while Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad have won it once each. Here’s a complete list of past IPL winners:
- 2008 – Rajasthan Royals
- 2009 – Deccan Chargers
- 2010 – Chennai Super Kings
- 2011 – Chennai Super Kings
- 2012 – Kolkata Knight Riders
- 2013 – Mumbai Indians
- 2014 – Kolkata Knight Riders
- 2015 – Mumbai Indians
- 2016 – Sunrisers Hydrabad
- 2017 – Mumbai Indians
- 2018 – Chennai Super Kings
From the 1st match of the IPL, when Brendon McCullum set the Chinnaswamy Stadium on fire with his blistering knock, the Indian Premier League has been a record-breaking tournament.
But, who have been the movers and shakers of this super league in the past ten years? Let’s have a look at some of the amazing IPL records:
- Mumbai Indians has played and won the maximum number of matches. They have participated in 171 matches of which they have emerged as winners in 97 of them.
- The highest team total is 263/5. It was scored by RCB in 2013 against Pune Warriors India.
- The record for lowest team total also belongs to RCB. They scored it in 2017 against KKR.
- The highest successful run chase is by Rajasthan Royals. They chased 217/7 in 2008 against Deccan Chargers.
- In 2009, Chennai defended the lowest IPL score of 116/9 against Kings XI Punjab.
- The record for largest victory margin in terms of runs belongs to Mumbai Indians. In 2017 they won by 146 runs against Delhi Daredevils.
- Suresh Raina is the highest run scorer till date, having scored 4985 runs.
- Highest individual score record belongs to Chris Gayle who scored 175 runs against Pune.
- Chris Gayle has hit a whopping 292 sixes in the IPL.
- Chris Gayle also holds the record for the fastest IPL century. On the way to his 100, he faced just 30 balls.
- With 154 wickets, Lasith Malinga is the highest wicket-taker.
- The record for 1st IPL hattrick belongs to Lakshmipathy Balaji.
- Delhi Capitals has lost the maximum number of matches i.e. Delhi Capitals.
IPL 2019 Live Streaming & TV Channels Telecast List
In the Indian subcontinent, IPL 2019 will be telecasted on Star Sports Network which will offer the coverage in six languages – Hindi, English, Telugu, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada. All matches will be streamed live on Hotstar Website and app.
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