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IPL 2021 Match List, Start Date, Team Players List

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.MatchDateTime (IST)
1MI vs DC11 April8:00 PM
2RCB vs KKR12 April8:00 PM
3CSK vs RR13 April8:00 PM
4KXIP vs SRH14 April8:00 PM
5MI vs CSK15 April8:00 PM
6SRH vs MI16 April8:00 PM
7DC vs KXIP17 April8:00 PM
8MI vs RCB18 April4:00 PM
9RR vs DC18 April8:00 PM
10KKR vs CSK19 April8:00 PM
11RCB vs SRH20 April8:00 PM
12KXIP vs MI21 April8:00 PM
13RR vs KKR22 April8:00 PM
14DC vs RCB23 April8:00 PM
15CSK vs KXIP24 April8:00 PM
16SRH vs RR25 April4:00 PM
17KKR vs MI25 April8:00 PM
18DC vs CSK26 April8:00 PM
19KXIP vs RCB27 April8:00 PM
20MI vs RR28 April8:00 PM
21SRH vs KKR29 April8:00 PM
22KKR vs MI30 April8:00 PM
23RCB vs RR1 May8:00 PM
24DC vs KKR2 May4:00 PM
25CSK vs SRH2 May8:00 PM
26MI vs KXIP3 May8:00 PM
27RR vs SRH4 May8:00 PM
28RCB vs DC5 May8:00 PM
29KKR vs KXIP6 May8:00 PM
30CSK vs MI7 May8:00 PM
31RR vs RCB8 May8:00 PM
32KXIP vs KKR9 May4:00 PM
33SRH vs DC9 May8:00 PM
34CSK vs RCB10 May8:00 PM
35MI vs KKR11 May8:00 PM
36RR vs KXIP12 May8:00 PM
37SRH vs CSK13 May8:00 PM
38MI vs DC14 May8:00 PM
39KKR vs RR15 May8:00 PM
40RCB vs KXIP16 May4:00 PM
41DC vs SRH16 May8:00 PM
42RR vs CSK17 May8:00 PM
43SRH vs RCB18 May8:00 PM
44MI vs CSK19 May8:00 PM
45KXIP vs RR20 May8:00 PM
46CSK vs KKR21 May8:00 PM
47MI vs SRH22 May8:00 PM
48CSK vs DC23 May4:00 PM
49KKR vs RCB23 May8:00 PM
50RR vs MI24 May8:00 PM
51SRH vs KXIP25 May8:00 PM
52DC vs RR26 May8:00 PM
53RCB vs CSK27 May8:00 PM
54KKR vs SRH28 May8:00 PM
55KXIP vs DC29 MAy8:00 PM
56RCB vs MI30 May8:00 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.

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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.

List of all sold players in IPL 2021 Auction (Pic – Twitter)

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

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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

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