All About IPL 2020: Matches, Teams, Schedules & Many More

After huge speculations about conducting the IPL game this year, finally, the Indian Premier League (IPL)2020 fixture was announced on Sunday by the IPL Governing Council.  The thirteenth season of the IPL was supposed to begin from March 29. However, it was postponed by the Cricket council body BCCI due to Covid-19. The game has been shifted to UAE due to the Covid-19 pandemic in India. It is the second time that the tournament is being held outside India. 

IPL 2020

The tournaments will kick-start with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on runners-up Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi on September 19. In addition to IPL, the upcoming T20 game has been set to be held in UAE in the three venues of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.  

As the first match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings set to begin on September 19, all players of Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have undergone the Covid-19 test. All of them got negative tests. The entire Chennai team, who are in quarantine, can now start practice. However, the two Chennai players Deepak Chahar and Ruturaj Gaikwad who got tests positive last week are residing in a separate hotel and they will be tested two more times. After two tests, they’ll be allowed to practice. Chennai players have started practicing from Friday.

It’s believed that according to sources the BCCI President Sourav Ganguly will be touring to Dubai to assess the current situations and look after the preparations and commencement of IPL 2020. Seven Indian Commentators for IPL have been shortlisted by the BCCI for IPL that begins from September 19.

All Australian players along with opener David Warner are certain to play in IPL 2020 if the T20 World Cup is postponed due to the novel Covid-19 pandemic. The international cricket council body ICC has to decide the schedule of the T20 match while considering the IPL 2020 match. It is expected, according to sources, that the T20 match may be postponed.

New Zealand all-rounder Ben Stokes is unlikely to play for Rajasthan Royals for the first few matches as he is currently in his hometown New Zealand.  As Ben Stokes’s father was diagnosed with brain cancer, he may not play for the first few games for Rajasthan Royals.

Key points to note concerning IPL 2020 schedule:

  1.       All the evening games will commence at 6 PM (UAE time) at 7:30 PM Indian Standard Time.
  2.       A total of 56 matches will be held in Abu Dhabi. Out of which 24 matches will be played in Dubai, 20 in Abu Dhabi, and 12 in Sharjah.
  3.       There will be 10 doubleheaders with the first match beginning at 3:30 PM Indian Standard Time.
  4.       The league phase runs across 46 days. 
Match No.
Matches Date/ Day IST Time Venue
1 Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 19th September/ Saturday 7:30 PM IST ABU DHABI
2 Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) 20th September/ Sunday 7:30 PM IST DUBAI
3 Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 21st September/ Monday 7:30 PM IST DUBAI
4 Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 22nd September/ Tuesday 7:30 PM IST SHARJAH
5 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI) 23rd September/ Wednesday 7:30 PM IST ABU DHABI
6 Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 24th September/ Thursday 7:30 PM IST DUBAI
7 Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC) 25th September Friday 7:30 PM IST DUBAI
8 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) 26th September 2020/ Saturday 7:30 PM IST ABU DHABI
9 Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) 27th September/ Sunday 7:30 PM IST SHARJAH
10 Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI) 28th September/ Monday 7:30 PM IST DUBAI
11 Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) 29th September/ Tuesday 7:30 PM IST ABU DHABI
12 Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 30th September/ Wednesday 7:30 PM IST DUBAI
13 Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI) 1st October/ Thursday 7:30 PM IST ABU DHABI
14 Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) 2nd October/ Friday 7:30 PM IST DUBAI
15 Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) 3rd October/ Saturday 3:30 PM IST ABU DHABI
16 Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 3rd October/ Saturday 7:30 PM IST SHARJAH
17 Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) 4th October/ Sunday 3:30 PM IST SHARJAH
18 Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 4th October/ Sunday 7:30 PM IST DUBAI
19 Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC) 5th October/ Monday 7:30 PM IST DUBAI
20 Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) 6th October/ Tuesday 7:30 PM IST ABU DHABI
21 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 7th October/ Wednesday 7:30 PM IST ABU DHABI
22 Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) 8th October/ Thursday 7:30 PM IST DUBAI
23 Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC) 9th October/ Friday 7:30 PM IST SHARJAH
24 Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 10th October/ Saturday 3:30 PM IST ABU DHABI
25 Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 10th October/ Saturday 7:30 PM IST DUBAI
26 Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) 11th October/ Sunday 3:30 PM IST DUBAI
27 Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC) 11th October/ Sunday 7:30 PM IST ABU DHABI
28 Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 12th October/ Monday 7:30 PM IST SHARJAH
29 Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 13th October/ Tuesday 7:30 PM IST DUBAI
30 Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) 14th October, Wednesday 7:30 PM IST DUBAI
31 Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) 15th October/ Thursday 7:30 PM IST SHARJAH
32 Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 16th October/ Friday 7:30 PM IST ABU DHABI
33 Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 17th October/ Saturday 3:30 PM IST DUBAI
34 Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 17th October/ Saturday 7:30 PM IST SHARJAH
35 Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 18th October/ Sunday 3:30 PM IST ABU DHABI
36 Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) 18th October/ Sunday 7:30 PM IST DUBAI
37 Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) 19th October/ Monday 7:30 PM IST ABU DHABI
38 Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC) 20th October/ Tuesday 7:30 PM IST DUBAI
39 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 21st October/ Wednesday 7:30 PM IST ABU DHABI
40 Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) 22nd October/ Thursday 7:30 PM IST DUBAI
41 Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI) 23rd October/ Friday 7:30 PM IST SHARJAH
42 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC) 24th October/ Saturday 3:30 PM IST ABU DHABI
43 Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) 24th October/ Saturday 7:30 PM IST DUBAI
44 Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 25th October/ Sunday 3:30 PM IST DUBAI
45 Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI) 25th October/ Sunday 7:30 PM IST ABU DHABI
46 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) 26th October/ Monday 7:30 PM IST SHARJAH
47 Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC) 27th October/ Tuesday 7:30 PM IST DUBAI
48 Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 28th October/ Wednesday 7:30 PM IST ABU DHABI
49 Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 29th October/ Thursday 7:30 PM IST DUBAI
50 Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) 30th October/ Friday 7:30 PM IST ABU DHABI
51 Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI) 31st October/ Saturday 3:30 PM IST DUBAI
52 Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) 31st October/ Saturday 7:30 PM IST SHARJAH
53 Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) 1st November/ Sunday 3:30 PM IST ABU DHABI
54 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) 1st November/ Sunday 7:30 PM IST DUBAI
55 Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 2nd November/ Monday 7:30 PM IST ABU DHABI
56 Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Mumbai Indians (MI) 3rd November/ Tuesday 7:30 PM IST SHARJAH
FINAL 10th November/ Sunday 7:30 PM IST TBD

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