The 14th edition of the IPL is now almost 1 month away to kick start. Recently, Chennai hosted the mini-auction ahead of the season where a total of 57 players were bought by the 8 franchises. Fans are eagerly waiting for the IPL 2021 match list date. Now the start date list of the upcoming season of the cash-rich league is almost here. BCCI has announced that India will host the tournament from April to June. However, only 2 or three venues will host the whole season.
The start date of IPL 2021 is 11 April while the final match is likely to play on 6 June. As 8 franchises will participate in the season a total of 60 matches to be played throughout the 2 months period. 56 out of these will be league matches while the rest 4 matches will be playoffs and the final. Initially, there were talks of increasing the number of teams from 8 to 10. However, the IPL governing council will consider the idea from 2022.
So far BCCI has not yet announced the date on which it will announce the match list of IPL 2021. But here is the tentative schedule of the tournament. So far we know that Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals may lock the horns in the opening match of the season while the final may take place at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. The timing of matches will be 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM.
IPL 2021 Match List (Tentative; Subject to Change)
|Match No.||Match||Date||Time (IST)|
|1||MI vs DC||11 April||8:00 PM|
|2||RCB vs KKR||12 April||8:00 PM|
|3||CSK vs RR||13 April||8:00 PM|
|4||KXIP vs SRH||14 April||8:00 PM|
|5||MI vs CSK||15 April||8:00 PM|
|6||SRH vs MI||16 April||8:00 PM|
|7||DC vs KXIP||17 April||8:00 PM|
|8||MI vs RCB||18 April||4:00 PM|
|9||RR vs DC||18 April||8:00 PM|
|10||KKR vs CSK||19 April||8:00 PM|
|11||RCB vs SRH||20 April||8:00 PM|
|12||KXIP vs MI||21 April||8:00 PM|
|13||RR vs KKR||22 April||8:00 PM|
|14||DC vs RCB||23 April||8:00 PM|
|15||CSK vs KXIP||24 April||8:00 PM|
|16||SRH vs RR||25 April||4:00 PM|
|17||KKR vs MI||25 April||8:00 PM|
|18||DC vs CSK||26 April||8:00 PM|
|19||KXIP vs RCB||27 April||8:00 PM|
|20||MI vs RR||28 April||8:00 PM|
|21||SRH vs KKR||29 April||8:00 PM|
|22||KKR vs MI||30 April||8:00 PM|
|23||RCB vs RR||1 May||8:00 PM|
|24||DC vs KKR||2 May||4:00 PM|
|25||CSK vs SRH||2 May||8:00 PM|
|26||MI vs KXIP||3 May||8:00 PM|
|27||RR vs SRH||4 May||8:00 PM|
|28||RCB vs DC||5 May||8:00 PM|
|29||KKR vs KXIP||6 May||8:00 PM|
|30||CSK vs MI||7 May||8:00 PM|
|31||RR vs RCB||8 May||8:00 PM|
|32||KXIP vs KKR||9 May||4:00 PM|
|33||SRH vs DC||9 May||8:00 PM|
|34||CSK vs RCB||10 May||8:00 PM|
|35||MI vs KKR||11 May||8:00 PM|
|36||RR vs KXIP||12 May||8:00 PM|
|37||SRH vs CSK||13 May||8:00 PM|
|38||MI vs DC||14 May||8:00 PM|
|39||KKR vs RR||15 May||8:00 PM|
|40||RCB vs KXIP||16 May||4:00 PM|
|41||DC vs SRH||16 May||8:00 PM|
|42||RR vs CSK||17 May||8:00 PM|
|43||SRH vs RCB||18 May||8:00 PM|
|44||MI vs CSK||19 May||8:00 PM|
|45||KXIP vs RR||20 May||8:00 PM|
|46||CSK vs KKR||21 May||8:00 PM|
|47||MI vs SRH||22 May||8:00 PM|
|48||CSK vs DC||23 May||4:00 PM|
|49||KKR vs RCB||23 May||8:00 PM|
|50||RR vs MI||24 May||8:00 PM|
|51||SRH vs KXIP||25 May||8:00 PM|
|52||DC vs RR||26 May||8:00 PM|
|53||RCB vs CSK||27 May||8:00 PM|
|54||KKR vs SRH||28 May||8:00 PM|
|55||KXIP vs DC||29 MAy||8:00 PM|
|56||RCB vs MI||30 May||8:00 PM|
IPL 2021 Team Players List
Post Auction, all 8 franchises have a well balanced squad. KXIP had spent the most money as they bought 8 players for 34.4 crore. Their most expensive buy was Aussie pacer Jhye Richardson who bagged the contract for 14 crore. KL Rahul will continue the capatain’s duties for Punjab. Currently Rohit Sharm-led Mumbai Indians is the strongest side. The defending champions have strengthened their bench power by buying key players like Nathan Coulter Nile and Jimmy Neesham.
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad bought only 3 players as they had retained most of their players. MS Dhoni’s CSK has brought in 6 players including Cheteshawar Pujara and Moeen Ali. While RCB have a better squad as compared to previous season. The Bangalore-team spent 29 crore only on Glenn Maxwell and Kyle Jamieson. Here below is the full list of IPL 2021 team players before the announcement of match list date.
SRH, KKR, PKS, RCB Squads
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Sreevats Goswami (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Virat Singh, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T. Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert (wk), Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Varun CV, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi.
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (c&wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen , Saurabh Kumar.
Royal Challengers Bagalore: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Philippe (wk), AB de Villiers (wk), Pavan Deshpande, Washington Sundar, Daniel Sams, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Kane Richardson, Harshal Patel, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Daniel Christian, Suyash Prabhudessai, K.S. Bharat.
MI, CSK, DC, RR Squads
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare (wk), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar.
Chennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, N. Jagadeesan (wk), Robin Uthappa, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, R. Sai Kishore, Mitchell Santner, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Josh Hazlewood, KM Asif, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, M Harisankar Reddy, K. Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishanth
Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddarth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (c&wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Manan Vohra, Anuj Rawat, Riyan Parag, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande, Jofra Archer, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh