IPL Schedule 2019
After all the hype and noise finally, IPL Schedule for the 12th edition (1st 17 matches) was announced on Tuesday 19th February 2019. There were some rumors that IPL 2019 may hold outside India due to the Lok Sabha 2019 elections. But finally, in March BCCI released the full schedule except playoffs to be played entirely in India.
Indian Premier League will follow the same home and away matches pattern like always. All 8 franchises remain the same as there is no change in that. Only Delhi Daredevils (Previous Name) changed the name to Delhi Capitals with the new logo on 4th December 2018.
VIVO IPL Teams 2019
IPL teams are as follows:
VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL 2019) will start from 23rd March to cover entire April till 5th May. Playoffs of IPL 12 with dates and their venues will be announced later. Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings will compete with Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore to start the IPL. CSK are the current IPL Defending champions.
Some prominent and well-known players which remained unsold in IP Auction are Brendon McCullum, Alex Hales, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Mushfiqur Rahim. All the franchises tried their best to pick young Indian talent. Jaydev Unadkat and uncapped Varun Chakravarthy both were the most expensive players and sold at 8.2 crores. The most expensive Foreign Player was Sam Curran who sold at 7.2 crores.
Every team has its fan base which belongs to all the cities of India regardless of the city on which that team has a name. People support the teams due to their favorite player(s) in a particular team. For example, Chennai has almost the biggest fan base due to MS Dhoni while RCB gets its support due to Kohli and de Villiers.
VIVO IPL Schedule
BCCI put up great efforts for IPL to remain in India despite Lok Sabha General Elections 2019 and all the uncertainty. They announce the whole schedule except IPL playoffs. The dates and hosting venues of playoffs will be announced later to avoid any conflict with election dates. Below is the Indian Premier League Schedule:
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