The most famous T20 league is back once again with yet another season. In the year 2017 the Indian Premiere League will be turning 10. This year the IPL turns even better as new players are introduced to the 8 teams making it bigger and better. This year the Indian Premiere League will feature 8 teams from different cities. The team list this year will be the most successful team of IPL Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challenger Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Daredevils, reigning champions Sunrisers Hyderabad and two teams who will be playing their 2nd season which are the Gujarat Lions and the Rising Pune Supergiant.
This year around teams have made several changes in the squad, the teams have bought new players in auction. The Pune Supergiants have made different changes one of the major being replacing their captain with Steven Smith. Even before the start of the tournament it has started gaining attention. On the other hand the defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad also has gained attention as they failed to buy any new player in the auctions. As the start comes near the teams look strong and ready to fight pundits have come up with their favorites for this year and the team to beat this year can be Pune Supergiants as they have the correct mix of T20 player.
The tournament starts from the 1st week of April with Sunrisers Hyderabad taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore. All the 8 teams will be playing against each other in the league in home and away format. In total these teams will be going through 56 matches playing against each other for all vital points to qualify for the next round. In the next round only 4 teams out of 8 teams will be moving to fight for the ultimate championship. The top 2 teams will have an upper hand as they will get two shots to qualify for the final and the 3rd and 4th place teams will be going through two knockout stages that is eliminating two teams to reach the final to be played on 14th of May.
This year the tournament will be played in two new cities that is the Indore cricket stadium and Green Park city in Kanpur. Indore will be a new hometown for the Kings XI Punjab and Kanpur will be the home ground for Gujarat Lions. In this way every year new cities keep on getting the IPL fever by hosting matches and adding more people to the fun. You can book IPL 2017 tickets online from the official website iplt20.com. Before buying your tickets make sure to read all rules and regulation of match venue and make sure to visit stadium 20-30mins earlier.