It’s that time of the year again when eight teams compete in what has become a global sensation. The 14th edition of Indian Premiere League (IPL) will commence from 9th April 2021. 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 2021 schedule and other fun facts about this mega sporting event. Included below is not the IPL 2021 match list, but also the player and venue list.
IPL 2021 Schedule – Full fixtures and timings for group stage IPL matches
Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Chennai in the opening IPL match on 9th April 2021. A total of 6 venues have been shortlisted for the tournament. These are:
- M. A. Chidambaram Stadium – Chennai
- Wankhede Stadium – Mumbai
- Narendra Modi Stadium – Ahmedabad
- Arun Jaitley Stadium – Delhi
- Eden Gardens – Kolkata
- M. Chinnaswamy Stadium – Bangalore
All 3 playoff matches and the final will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. To avoid home advantage, no team is scheduled to play at their home venue in this season.
IPL has always stuck to the same format and usually on weekdays i.e. from Monday to Friday, a single match is played at 7.30 in the evening. On Saturdays and Sundays, two matches are schedule, one in the afternoon at 3.30 and the other in the evening at 7.30.
Full IPL 2021 schedule:
|DATE & DAY||MATCH||TIME (IST)||VENUE|
|April 9, Friday||Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|April 10, Saturday||Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 11, Sunday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|April 12, Monday||Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 13, Tuesday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|April 14, Wednesday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|April 15, Thursday||Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 16, Friday||Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 17, Saturday||Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|April 18, Sunday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders||3:30 PM||Chennai|
|April 18, Sunday||Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 19, Monday||Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 20, Tuesday||Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|April 21, Wednesday||Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||3:30 PM||Chennai|
|April 21, Wednesday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 22, Thursday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 23, Friday||Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|April 24, Saturday||Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 25, Sunday||Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||3:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 25, Sunday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Chennai|
|April 26, Monday||Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|April 27, Tuesday||Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|April 28, Wednesday||Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||7:30 PM||Delhi|
|April 29, Thursday||Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals||3:30 PM||Delhi|
|April 29, Thursday||Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|April 30, Friday||Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|May 1, Saturday||Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings||7:30 PM||Delhi|
|May 2, Sunday||Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||3:30 PM||Delhi|
|May 2, Sunday||Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|May 3, Monday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|May 4, Tuesday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians||7.30 PM||Delhi|
|May 5, Wednesday||Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings||7.30 PM||Delhi|
|May 6, Thursday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings||7.30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|May 7, Friday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings||7.30 PM||Delhi|
|May 8, Saturday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals||3.30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|May 8, Saturday||Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians||7.30 PM||Delhi|
|May 9, Sunday||Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings||3.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|May 9, Sunday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||7.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May 10, Monday||Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|May 11, Tuesday||Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals||7.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May 12, Wednesday||Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|May 13, Thursday||Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings||3.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|May 13, Thursday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals||7.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May 14, Friday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals||7.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May 15, Saturday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings||7.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|May 16, Sunday||Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||3.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May 16, Sunday||Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians||7.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|May 17, Monday||Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||7.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May 18, Tuesday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals||3.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|May 19, Wednesday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings||3.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|May 20, Thursday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians||7.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May 21, Friday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||3.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|May 21, Friday||Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings||7.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May 22, Saturday||Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals||7.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|May 23, Sunday||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals||3.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May 23, Sunday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings||7.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May 25, Tuesday||QUALIFIER 1||7.30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|May 26, Wednesday||ELIMINATOR||7.30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|May 28, Friday||QUALIFIER 2||7.30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|May 30, Sunday||FINAL||7.30 PM||Ahmedabad|
IPL 2021 Teams & Complete Player List
1. Chennai Super Kings team for VIVO IPL 2021
MS Dhoni (c), Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Narayan Jagadeesan, Josh Hazlewood, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, R Sai Kishore, Ravindra Jadeja, Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Suresh Raina, Moeen Ali, Krishnappa Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, C Hari Nishaanth, Bhagath Varma
According to the vivo ipl timetable, Chennai Super Kings will play their first match on 10th April against Delhi Capitals.
2. Delhi Capitals team for VIVO IPL 2021
Shreyas Iyer (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Chris Woakes, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Lalith Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Pravin Dubey, Prithvi Shaw, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddharth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings
As per the IPL schedule for 2021, Delhi Capitals will play their first match on 10th April against Chennai Super Kings.
3. Punjab Kings team for VIVO IPL 2021
KL Rahul (c), Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammad Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Sarfaraz Khan, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar
The Vivo IPL schedule released by BCCI shows that Punjab Kings will play their first match on 12th April against Rajasthan Royals.
4. Kolkata Knight Riders team for VIVO IPL 2021
Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Rahul Tripathi, Sandeep Warrier, Rinku Singh, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Tim Seifert, Varun Chakravarthy, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi
IPL time table fixed by the BCCI shows that KKR will play their first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on 11th April.
5. Mumbai Indians team for VIVO IPL 2021
Rohit Sharma (c), Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mohsin Khan, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Jimmy Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar
According to IPL 2021 match list, Mumbai Indians will play their first match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on 9th April.
6. Rajasthan Royals team for VIVO IPL 2021
Sanju Samson (c), Andrew Tye, Anuj Rawat, Ben Stokes, David Miller, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Kartik Tyagi, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh
As per Rajasthan Royal’s IPL match list, they will play their first match against Punjab Kings on 12th April.
7. Royal Challengers Bangalore team for VIVO IPL 2021
Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Adam Zampa, Devdutt Padikkal, Kane Richardson, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahmed, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Daniel Sams, Harshal Patel, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Dan Christian, Suyash Prabhudessai, K.S Bharat, Finn Allen
Royal Challengers Bangalore will play their first IPL t20 match against Mumbai Indians on 9th April.
8. Sunrisers Hyderabad team for VIVO IPL 2021
David Warner (c), Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jason Holder, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Mitchell Marsh, Mohammad Nabi, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Virat Singh, Wriddhiman Saha, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
The Vivo IPL schedule released by the BCCI indicates that Sunrisers Hyderabad will play their first match against Kolkata Knight Riders on 11th April.
IPL 2021 Player Auction
The IPL 2021 auction was held in Chennai during which a total of 57 players were sold. Of the 57 players bought by 8 IPL franchises, 22 were overseas players and 35 were Indian players. Chris Morris became the most expensive player bought in the IPL Auction history. He was sold to Rajasthan Royals for a whopping sum of INR 16.25 crores.
Previous IPL Winners List – Complete list of teams who have won the IPL from 2008 – 2020
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
- 2019 – Mumbai Indians
- 2020 – Mumbai Indians
Best IPL Records Ever
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 thirteen 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 203 matches of which they have emerged as winners in 118 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 just 49 in a 2017 match against KKR.
- The highest successful run chase is by Rajasthan Royals. They chased 224 in 2020 against Punjab Kings.
- In 2009, Chennai defended the lowest IPL score of 116/9 against Punjab Kings.
- The record for largest victory margin in terms of runs belongs to Mumbai Indians. In 2017 they won by 146 runs against Delhi Capitals.
- Virat Kohli is the highest run scorer till date, having scored 5878 runs.
- Highest individual score record belongs to Chris Gayle who scored 175 runs against Pune.
- Chris Gayle has hit a whopping 349 sixes in the IPL.
- The maximum fours have been hit by Shikhar Dhawan. He has hit 591 fours.
- Chris Gayle also holds the record for the fastest IPL century. On the way to his 100, he faced just 30 balls.
- David Warner holds the record for maximum IPL fifties. He has hit 48 fifties.
- Chris Gayle holds the record for maximum IPL centuries. He has hit 6 centuries.
- With 170 wickets, Lasith Malinga is the highest wicket-taker.
- The record for 1st IPL hattrick belongs to Lakshmipathy Balaji.
- The record for maximum IPL hattricks is held by Amit Mishra. He has taken 3 hattricks.
- Praveen Kumar has bowled most maiden overs in IPL. He has bowled 15 overs in which no run was scored.
- Delhi Capitals has lost the maximum number of matches.
- 13 IPL matches have been tied till date.
- KL Rahul holds the record for the fastest fifty. He took just 14 balls to score a fifty against Punjab Kings.
IPL 2021 Live Streaming & TV Channels Telecast List
In the Indian subcontinent, IPL 2021 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.
IPL Points Table 2021
As per the IPL 2021 Schedule released by the BCCI, the first match will be played on 9 April 2021. The four top ranked teams will qualify for the playoffs.
|1||Chennai Super Kings||0||0||0||0||0||—|
|3||Kolkata Knight Riders||0||0||0||0||0||—|
|6||Royal Challengers Bangalore||0||0||0||0||0||—|
IPL 2021 Schedule – Playoffs
After 56 hard-fought matches, the top 4 teams will book their playoff berths in the 2021 Indian Premier League. The first Qualifier will be played on 25th May in Ahmedabad between the top 2 teams in the points table. The winner of the first Qualifier will advance to the final. The team that looses the first Qualifier will get a 2nd chance to qualify. They will play the winner of the Eliminator.
According to the IPL 2021 Schedule, the Eliminator will be played on 26th May between the teams placed 3rd and 4th in the points table. The team that loses this match will be knocked out of IPL 2021. The winning team will advance to the second qualifier and play against the team losing the first qualifier.
The team winning the second qualifier will then advance to the final and play the winner of the first qualifier.
|May 25, Tuesday||Qualifier 1: TBD v TBD||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|May 26, Wednesday||Eliminator: TBD v TBD||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
|May 28, Friday||Qualifier 2: Loser of Qualifier 1 vs Winner of Eliminator||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
IPL 2021 Schedule – Final
As per the IPL 2021 Schedule released by the BCCI, the final of IPL 2021 will be played on 30th May in Ahmedabad between the Winners of Qualifier 1 and 2.
|May 30, Sunday||Winners of Qualifier 1 and 2||7:30 PM||Ahmedabad|
Loved our blog on IPL 2021 Schedule? Do share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.