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Saturday, March 31, 2018

IPL 2018 full schedule and venues list

IPL 2018 auction was the talk of the town in late January. A total of 169 players were bought and a whopping INR 431.7 crores were spent in two days by eight franchises. The eleventh edition is about to commence, and BCCI has released the itinerary for the entire tournament. Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will square off against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) — the yellow brigade’s comeback match after their two-year ban — in the tournament-opener on April 7 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The playoffs’ venues — barring Qualifier 1 — aren’t decided as of now. The summit clash will be held in Mumbai on May 27. The opening ceremony will most likely be held at Wankhede.

Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab will face each other in their first games at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders will host Royal Challengers Bangalore in both sides’ first encounter of the season. Sunrisers Hyderabad will welcome Rajasthan Royals back into the tournament, hosting them on April 9. Here is the complete schedule.

No.DayDateTimeTeam 1Team 2GroundCity
1SaturdayApril 720:00Mumbai IndiansChennai Super Kings Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
2SundayApril 816:00Kings XI PunjabDelhi DaredevilsIS Bindra Stadium Mohali
3SundayApril 820:00Kolkata Knight RidersRoyal Challengers Bangalore Eden Gardens Kolkata
4MondayApril 920:00Sunrisers HyderabadRajasthan Royals Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium Hyderabad
5TuesdayApril 1020:00Chennai Super KingsKolkata Knight Riders MA Chidambaram Stadium Chennai
6WednesdayApril 1120:00Rajasthan RoyalsDelhi Daredevils Sawai Mansingh Stadium Jaipur
7ThursdayApril 1220:00Sunrisers HyderabadMumbai Indians Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium Hyderabad
8FridayApril 1320:00Royal Challengers BangaloreKings XI Punjab M Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru
9SaturdayApril 1416:00Mumbai IndiansDelhi Daredevils Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
10SaturdayApril 1420:00Kolkata Knight RidersSunrisers Hyderabad Eden Gardens Kolkata
11SundayApril 1516:00Royal Challengers BangaloreRajasthan Royals M Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru
12SundayApril 1520:00Kings XI PunjabChennai Super Kings Holkar Cricket Stadium Indore
13MondayApril 1620:00Kolkata Knight RidersDelhi Daredevils Eden Gardens Kolkata
14TuesdayApril 1720:00Mumbai IndiansRoyal Challengers Bangalore Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
15WednesdayApril 1820:00Rajasthan RoyalsKolkata Knight Riders Sawai Mansingh Stadium Jaipur
16ThursdayApril 1920:00Kings XI PunjabSunrisers Hyderabad Holkar Cricket Stadium Indore
17FridayApril 2020:00Chennai Super KingsRajasthan Royals MA Chidambaram Stadium Chennai
18SaturdayApril 2116:00Kolkata Knight RidersKings XI Punjab Eden Gardens Kolkata
19SaturdayApril 2120:00Royal Challengers BangaloreDelhi Daredevils M. Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru
20SundayApril 2216:00Sunrisers HyderabadChennai Super Kings Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium Hyderabad
21SundayApril 2220:00Rajasthan RoyalsMumbai Indians Sawai Mansingh Stadium Jaipur
22MondayApril 2320:00Delhi DaredevilsKings XI Punjab Feroz Shah Kotla Delhi
23TuesdayApril 2420:00Mumbai IndiansSunrisers Hyderabad Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
24WednesdayApril 2520:00Royal Challengers BangaloreChennai Super Kings M Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru
25ThursdayApril 2620:00Sunrisers HyderabadKings XI Punjab Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium Hyderabad
26FridayApril 2720:00Delhi DaredevilsKolkata Knight Riders Feroz Shah Kotla Ground Delhi
27SaturdayApril 2820:00Chennai Super KingsMumbai Indians MA Chidambaram Stadium Chennai
28SundayApril 2916:00Rajasthan RoyalsSunrisers Hyderabad Sawai Mansingh Stadium Jaipur
29SundayApril 2920:00Royal Challengers BangaloreKolkata Knight Riders M Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru
30MondayApril 3020:00Chennai Super KingsDelhi Daredevils MA Chidambaram Stadium Chennai
31TuesdayMay 120:00Royal Challengers BangaloreMumbai Indians M Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru
32WednesdayMay 220:00Delhi DaredevilsRajasthan Royals Feroz Shah Kotla Ground Delhi
33ThursdayMay 320:00Kolkata Knight RidersChennai Super Kings Eden Gardens Kolkata
34FridayMay 420:00Kings XI PunjabMumbai Indians IS Bindra Stadium Mohali
35SaturdayMay 516:00Chennai Super KingsRoyal Challengers Bangalore MA Chidambaram Stadium Chennai
36SaturdayMay 520:00Sunrisers HyderabadDelhi Daredevils Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium Hyderabad
37SundayMay 616:00Mumbai IndiansKolkata Knight Riders Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
38SundayMay 620:00Kings XI PunjabRajasthan Royals IS Bindra Stadium Mohali
39MondayMay 720:00Sunrisers HyderabadRoyal Challengers Bangalore Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium Hyderabad
40TuesdayMay 820:00Rajasthan RoyalsKings XI Punjab Sawai Mansingh Stadium Jaipur
41WednesdayMay 920:00Kolkata Knight RidersMumbai Indians Eden Gardens Kolkata
42ThursdayMay 1020:00Delhi DaredevilsSunrisers Hyderabad Feroz Shah Kotla Ground Delhi
43FridayMay 1120:00Rajasthan RoyalsChennai Super Kings Sawai Mansingh Stadium Jaipur
44SaturdayMay 1216:00Kings XI PunjabKolkata Knight Riders IS Bindra Stadium Mohali
45SaturdayMay 1220:00Delhi DaredevilsRoyal Challengers BangloreFeroz Shah Kotla Delhi
46SundayMay 1316:00Chennai Super KingsSunrisers Hyderabad MA Chidambaram Stadium Chennai
47SundayMay 1320:00Mumbai IndiansRajasthan Royals Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
48MondayMay 1420:00Kings XI PunjabRoyal Challengers Bangalore IS Bindra Stadium Mohali
49TuesdayMay 1520:00Kolkata Knight RidersRajasthan Royals Eden Gardens Kolkata
50WednesdayMay 1620:00Mumbai IndiansKings XI Punjab Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
51ThursdayMay 1720:00Royal Challengers BangaloreSunrisers Hyderabad M Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru
52FridayMay 1820:00Delhi DaredevilsChennai Super Kings Feroz Shah Kotla Ground Delhi
53SaturdayMay 1916:00Rajasthan RoyalsRoyal Challengers Bangalore Sawai Mansingh Stadium Jaipur
54SaturdayMay 1920:00Sunrisers HyderabadKolkata Knight Riders Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium Hyderabad
55SundayMay 2016:00Delhi DaredevilsMumbai Indians Feroz Shah Kotla Ground Delhi
56SundayMay 2020:00Chennai Super KingsKings XI Punjab MA Chidambaram Stadium Chennai
57TuesdayMay 2220:00Qualifier 1 Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
58WednesdayMay 2320:00Eliminator
59FridayMay 2520:00Qualifier 2
60SundayMay 2720:00Final Wankhede Stadium Mumbai

Note: KXIP will play three home games in Indore, and remaining four in Mohali. In addition, this edition will see 12 encounters to start from 4.30PM IST and the other 48 from 8PM.

Playoffs: Qualifier 1 will be held on May 22 in Mumbai, followed by the Eliminator on May 23. Qualifier 2′s date is on May 25, and the edition will be wrapped up on May 27 in Mumbai.

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Author’s take: IPL 2018 has already created a lot of hype and buzz, few months ahead of the tournament. With teams’ getting shuffled and revamped, it will be interesting to see which franchise attains the coveted trophy this time around. The tournament-opener, MI versus CSK, will keep the viewers’ engaged since their rivalry is well known. Interestingly, CSK also played their last game versus the same opposition, before missing out the last two seasons due to ban.

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