IPL Schedule 2021: The biggest T20 extravaganza

  • The Indian Premier League 2021 will run from April 9 to May 30
  • Six different venues in six cities have been selected for the tournament due to COVID-19
  • Eight teams will fight for honours in a double round-robin and playoffs format
IPL 2021
The blitz and glitz of the Indian Premier League is back in this Indian Summer (Getty Images)
The biggest T20 extravaganza - the Indian Premier League is one tournament that needs no introduction. Every cricet lover across the globe waits for the Indian summer to see the global stars fight for supremacy in this franchise league. The 2021 IPL edition is around the corner and will start from April 9 with the final slated for May 30.

This is the 14th season of the tournament that is played on a double round-robin league and playoffs format. It is currently contested by eight teams representing eight different cities in India. The eight teams (in alphabetical order are) Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Format


The eight teams will play matches in a double round-robin league format. Usually these matches are played in home/away format, but due to COVID-19 this season doesn't have the same. Instead, six venues are being used for the matches. 

The MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chennai), Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai), Narendra Modi Stadium (Ahmedabad), Arun Jaitley Stadium (New Delhi), M Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru), and the Eden Gardens (Kolkata) are the venues for this year tournament.

The top four teams from the group phase progress to the playoffs. The top two teams play in Qualifier 1 with the winner going directly to the final. The third and fourth placed teams play in the Eliminator with the winner progressing to Qualifier 2 which will be against the loser from Qualifier 2. The winner of this match will play the grand final against the winner of Qualifier 1 to decide the IPL Champions.

IPL 2021 Fixtures


Date
Match Details
Venue
Fri Apr 9
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers BangaloreMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Sat Apr 10
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi CapitalsWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Sun Apr 11
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight RidersMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Mon Apr 12
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab KingsWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Tue Apr 13
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai IndiansMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Wed Apr 14 
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers BangaloreMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Thu Apr 15 
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi CapitalsWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Fri Apr 16
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super KingsWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Sat Apr 17
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers HyderabadMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Sun Apr 18
15:30 local | 10:00 GMT
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight RidersMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Sun Apr 18
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Delhi Capitals vs Punjab KingsWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Mon Apr 19
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan RoyalsWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Tue Apr 20
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai IndiansMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Wed Apr 21
15:30 local | 10:00 GMT
Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers HyderabadMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Wed Apr 21
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super KingsWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Thu Apr 22
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan RoyalsWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Fri Apr 23
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Punjab Kings vs Mumbai IndiansMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Sat Apr 24
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight RidersWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Sun Apr 25
15:30 local | 10:00 GMT
Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan RoyalsWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Sun Apr 25
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi CapitalsMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Mon Apr 26
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight RidersNarendra Modi Stadium,Ahmedabad
Tue Apr 27
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers BangaloreNarendra Modi Stadium,Ahmedabad
Wed Apr 28
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers HyderabadArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Thu Apr 29
15:30 local | 10:00 GMT
Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan RoyalsArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Thu Apr 29
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight RidersNarendra Modi Stadium,Ahmedabad
Fri Apr 30
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers BangaloreNarendra Modi Stadium,Ahmedabad
Sat May 1
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super KingsArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Sun May 2
15:30 local | 10:00 GMT
Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers HyderabadArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Sun May 2
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Punjab Kings vs Delhi CapitalsNarendra Modi Stadium,Ahmedabad
Mon May 3
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers BangaloreNarendra Modi Stadium,Ahmedabad
Tue May 4
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai IndiansArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Wed May 5
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super KingsArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Thu May 6
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab KingsNarendra Modi Stadium,Ahmedabad
Fri May 7
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super KingsArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Sat May 8
15:30 local | 10:00 GMT
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi CapitalsNarendra Modi Stadium,Ahmedabad
Sat May 8
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai IndiansArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Sun May 9
15:30 local | 10:00 GMT
Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab KingsM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Sun May 9
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers HyderabadEden Gardens, Kolkata
Mon May 10
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight RidersM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Tue May 11
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan RoyalsEden Gardens, Kolkata
Wed May 12
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight RidersM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Thu May 13
15:30 local | 10:00 GMT
Mumbai Indians vs Punjab KingsM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Thu May 13
19:30 local | 10:00 GMT
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan RoyalsEden Gardens, Kolkata
Fri May 14
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi CapitalsEden Gardens, Kolkata
Sat May 15
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab KingsM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Sun May 16
15:30 local | 10:00 GMT
Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers BangaloreEden Gardens, Kolkata
Sun May 16
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai IndiansM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Mon May 17
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers HyderabadEden Gardens, Kolkata
Tue May 18
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan RoyalsM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Wed May 19
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab KingsM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Thu May 20
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai IndiansEden Gardens, Kolkata
Fri May 21
15:30 local | 10:00 GMT
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers HyderabadM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Fri May 21
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super KingsEden Gardens, Kolkata
Sat May 22
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan RoyalsM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Sun May 23
15:30 local | 10:00 GMT
Mumbai Indians vs Delhi CapitalsEden Gardens, Kolkata
Sun May 23
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super KingsEden Gardens, Kolkata
Tue May 25
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
TBC vs TBC, Qualifier 1Narendra Modi Stadium,Ahmedabad
Wed May 26
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
TBC vs TBC, EliminatorNarendra Modi Stadium,Ahmedabad
Fri May 28
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
TBC vs TBC, Qualifier 2Narendra Modi Stadium,Ahmedabad
Sun May 30
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT
TBC vs TBC, FinalNarendra Modi Stadium,Ahmedabad

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