IPL 2019 is just around the corner, and cricket fans just cannot control their excitement. The game of excitement is to begin, and players from overseas are to come to India and ay their game. The game this time won’t be against countries but among states and it will, like always be a delight to watch, which state bags the prize and trophy. Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians have got the trophy to themselves in the previous seasons, and this time it would be an absolute delight to watch, whether it is one of these three or any other team who takes the trophy home.
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IPL 2019: Opening Ceremony
IPL (Indian Premier League) has always had that huge, grand ceremony. But this time, BCCI has decided not to conduct an opening ceremony for IPL. As a tribute to the martyrs of Pulwama Attack, the cricket association will be donating the opening ceremony money to the funds for the family of martyrs. So, there isn’t going to be any grand ceremony, like IPL always had.
IPL 2019 Teams
Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bangalore are the prominent teams of IPL with the leading cricketers as the captains of the team. However, the teams have gone through a name change this season, and they are extremely remarkable to be noted. Delhi is one of the major teams that underwent a name change for IPL this season.
The major teams that are contesting in IPL 2019 include Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Mumbai Indians. The game is to be held between these teams, and one of these is going to get the trophy home.
IPL 2019 Match Fixtures
The game is to begin on 23rd March, and the date of finals hasn’t been announced yet. There is a delay in the schedule of the match owing to the election. The proper schedule of the game is mentioned here below
|No. of Matches||Teams||Date||Time|
|1||Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||23rd March||8:00 PM|
|2||Kolkata Vs Hyderabad||24th March||4:00 PM|
|3||Mumbai Indians Vs Delhi Capitals||24th March||8:00 PM|
|4||Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)||25th March||8:00 PM|
|5||Delhi Capitals Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)||26th March||8:00 PM|
|6||Kolkata Vs Kings XI Punjab||27th March||8:00 PM|
|7||Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)||28th March||8:00 PM|
|8||Hyderabad Vs Rajasthan||29th March||8:00 PM|
|9||Kings XI Punjab Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)||30th March||4:00 PM|
|10||Delhi Capitals Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)||30th March||8:00 PM|
|11||Hyderabad Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||31st March||4:00 PM|
|12||Chennai Vs Rajasthan||31st March||8:00 PM|
|13||Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Delhi Capitals (DC)||1st April||8:00 PM|
|14||Rajasthan Vs Bangalore||2nd April||8:00 PM|
|15||Mumbai Indians Vs Chennai Super Kings||3rd April||8:00 PM|
|16||Delhi Vs Hyderabad||4th April||8:00 PM|
|17||Bangalore Vs Kolkata||5th April||8:00 PM|
|18||Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)||13th April||4:00 PM|
|19||Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Delhi Daredevils (DD)||13th April||8:00 PM|
|20||Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)||14th April||4:00 PM|
|21||Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Mumbai Indians (MI)||14th April||8:00 PM|
|22||Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)||15th April||8:00 PM|
|23||Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)||16th April||8:00 PM|
|24||Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)||17th April||8:00 PM|
|25||Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)||18th April||8:00 PM|
|26||Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)||19th April||8:00 PM|
|27||Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)||20th April||4:00 PM|
|28||Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)||20th April||8:00 PM|
|29||Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)||21st April||4:00 PM|
|30||Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)||21st April||8:00 PM|
|31||Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)||22nd April||8:00 PM|
|32||Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)||23rd April||8:00 PM|
|33||Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)||24th April||8:00 PM|
|34||Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)||25th April||8:00 PM|
|35||Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||26th April||8:00 PM|
|36||Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)||27th April||4:00 PM|
|37||Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)||27th April||8:00 PM|
|38||Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)||28th April||4:00 PM|
|39||Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||28th April||8:00 PM|
|40||Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)||29th April||8:00 PM|
|41||Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)||30th April||8:00 PM|
|42||Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)||1st May||8:00 PM|
|43||Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)||2nd May||8:00 PM|
|44||Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)||3rd May||8:00 PM|
|45||Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)||4th May||4:00 PM|
|46||Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||4th May||8:00 PM|
|47||Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)||5th May||4:00 PM|
|48||Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)||5th May||8:00 PM|
|49||Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)||6th May||8:00 PM|
|50||Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)||7th May||8:00 PM|
|51||Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)||8th May||8:00 PM|
|52||Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)||9th May||8:00 PM|
|53||Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)||1st May||8:00 PM|
|54||Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)||2nd May||4:00 PM|
|55||Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)||2nd May||8:00 PM|
|56||Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||3rd May||4:00 PM|
|57||Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)||3rd May||8:00 PM|
|58||Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)||4th May||8:00 PM|
|59||Qualifier-1||6th May||8:00 PM|
|60||Eliminator||8th May||8:00 PM|
|61||Qualifier-2||10th May||8:00 PM|
|62||FINAL||12th May||8:00 PM|
**Officially some of these dates are yet to be finalized. Furthermore dates and grounds will be decided as per the win rate and teams. But, it is to be noted that Chennai is the only team to have been hosting both, the first match and final match of IPL this season.
IPL 2019 Final List of Players
A whopping sum of Rs 106.80 crore was spent to get the players in respective teams. The players as listed according to their teams Inc
- Mumbai Indians
Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Evin Lewis, Siddhesh Lad, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Anikil Sudhakar You, Jason Behrendorff, Rahul Chahar, Been Cutting, Aditya Tare, Ishan Kishan, Rasikh Salam, Anmolpreet Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Barinder Sran, Lasith Malinga, Adam Milne, Mitchell McClengahan, Pankaj Jaiswal and Quinton de Kock.
- Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, Shane Watson, Harbhajan Singh, Monu Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Lungisani Ngidi, Monu Kumar, Shardul Thakur, KM Asif, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma, N Jagadeesan, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Billings, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Mohit Sharma, and David Willey.
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Pawan Negi, Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sunday, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Parthiv Patel, Prayas Barman, Himmat Singh, Akshdeep Nath, Shivam Dube, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shimron Hetmyer, Milind Kumar, Heinrich Klaasen and Marcus Stoinis.
- Delhi Capitals
Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Colin Ingram, Manjot Kalra, Jalaj Saxena, Sherfane Rutherford, Hanuma Vihari, Colin Munro, Ishant Sharma, Nathu Singh, Trent Boult, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Bandaru Ayyapppa, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Chris Morris, Ankush Bains and Rishabh Pant.
- Kolkata Knight Riders
Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubham Gill, Rinku Singh, Chris Lynn, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Dinesh Karthik, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Anrich Nortje, Harry Gurney, Lockie Ferguson, Yarra Prithviraj, Carlos Brathwaite and Prasidh Krishna.
- Rajasthan Royals
Steven Smith, Ajinkya Rahane, Dhawal Kulkarni, Aryaman Birla, Rahul Tripathi, Stuart Binny, Mahipal Lomror, Jaydev Unadkat, S Midhun, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Prashant Chopra, Sanju Samson, Shashank Singh, Riyan Parag, Liam Livingston, Manan Vohra, Shubham Ranjane, Ashton Turner, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas and Ish Sodhi.
- Kings XI Punjab
David Miller, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Chris Gayle, Andrew The, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Lokesh Rahul, PrabhSimran Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Moises Henriques, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalanda, Murugan Ashwin, Varun Chakravarthy, Hardus Viljoen, Mohammed Shami, Sam Curran, Nicholas Pooran and Mandeep Singh.
- Sunrisers Hyderabad
David Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Deepak Hooda, Ricky Bhui, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Yusuf Pathan, Shaking Al Hasan, Billy Stanlake, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddharth Kaul, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi, Mohammad Nabi, Shreevats Goswami, Wriddhiman Saha, Martin Guptill, Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem, and Jonny Bairstow.
Well, IPL 2019 is definitely a game to watch out for. So, better prepare yourselves.