Indian Premier League is a cricket tournament popularly known as IPL. IPL 2020 will be the thirteenth season, and the format of this cricket will be Twenty20. It was established by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007. The matches of the team are scheduled during March, April, or May every year. There are eight teams in IPL that represent eight different cities in India. There are a total of 60 matches (56 group matches, 2 quarter-finals, one eliminator, and the Final) to be played in this season between eight teams. Mumbai Indians are the current IPL title holder and also the most successful team of IPL.
IPL 2020 Teams
There are eight teams playing in this season of IPL:
Chennai Super Kings: This is the first team of the eight teams playing in IPL 2020. The team is returning in IPL 2020 after a gap of two years with MS Dhoni as a captain. The other players in the team are Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, and many more.
Delhi Capitals: Out of the eight teams Delhi Capitals is the second team playing in IPL 2020. Earlier, this team was known as Delhi Daredevils, and in 2018, the team changed its name. Shreyas Iyer is the captain of the team. Other players include Rishabh Pant, Chriss Morris, Keemo Paul, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, and many others.
Kings XI Punjab: This team is the third team out of the eight teams that will play in IPL 2020. It will play under the captaincy of K.L. Rahul. The other players in the team are Chris Gayle, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran, David Miller, and many more.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Kolkata Knight Riders is the fourth team in this event. It represents Kolkata city in the IPL. The team has Dinesh Karthik as the captain, and other players of the team include Andre Russel, Chris Lyn, Nitish Rana, Harry Gurney, and others.
Mumbai Indians: Fifth team is Mumbai Indians playing in IPL 2020. The team was founded in 2008 and represents Mumbai city in IPL 2020. The team will play under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. Hardik Pandya, Evin Lewis, Adam Milne, Krunal Pandya Surya Kumar Yadav are some of the players in this team.
Rajasthan Royals: Rajasthan Royals is the sixth team out of eight teams playing in IPL 2020. Steve Smith is the captain of the team this season. Jos Butter, Riyan Parag, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Prashant Chopra, Shreyas Gopal, and many other players are in the team.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: In IPL 2020, the seventh team is Royal Challengers Bangalore. This is the 13th season of this team. The team will play under the mighty captaincy of Virat Kohli, and Moeen Ali, Umesh Yadav, Washington Sundar, AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Parthiv Patel are the other players in the team.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: The eighth team of the season is Sun Risers Hyderabad that will play in IPL 2020. Kane Williamson is the captain of the team representing Hyderabad city in IPL. Other players of the team are Billy Stanlake, David Warner, Manish Pandey, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan Yusuf Pathan, and many more.
IPL 2020 Venue
The matches will be played at following venues in different cities-
Bangalore – M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, which is a home ground of Royal Challengers Bangalore with a capacity of 35,000 people.
Delhi- Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, the stadium is the home ground for Delhi Capitals with a capacity of 41,000 people.
Hyderabad- Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is with a capacity of 55,000 people here, and it is also a home ground for Sun Risers Hyderabad.
Kolkata: Eden Gardens, Kolkata with a capacity of 68,000 people and the home ground of Kolkata Knight Riders.
Jaipur- Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, and is the home ground of Rajasthan Royals with a capacity of 25,000 people.
Mumbai: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai is the home ground of Mumbai Indians with a capacity of 33,000 people.
Mohali: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali is with a capacity of 26,000 people, and it is the home ground of Kings XI Punjab.
Chennai: M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai is with a capacity of 39,000 people and is the home ground of Chennai Super Kings.
IPL 2020 Tickets
The tickets for the matches of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 are available at the official website of the IPL and its partners. Book My Show, Insider.in, Ticket Genie, Events Now, and Paytm are the official partners of IPL. One can buy tickets of IPL directly from their official websites.
IPL T20 Live Streaming
The rights for the broadcast of IPL matches are with Star Sports in India and its subcontinents that include Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, and Nepal. They have IPL media rights for five years i.e., from 2018-2022. Star India offers full coverage of the matches in six different languages that include Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, and Kannada. Doordarshan (DD) too has to air some of the Indian Premier League matches.
IPL 2020 Broadcasters
The broadcaster of IPL will provide the live coverage of the matches of this season. Star Sports will cover India and its subcontinents; Fox Sport will cover Australia, Sky Sports Cricket will cover United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Willow TV will cover USA, Canada, and ESPN will cover the Caribbean. Star Cricket will cover-Singapore, Malaysia Bangalore, Gazi TV covers Bangladesh, Yupp TV includes (MENA, Continental Europe, and Central Asia), Star Cricket includes Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.
Tournaments and the past performances of the IPL Teams
Mumbai Indians have won four matches till now, and they are the most successful team in the history of the league. Three times winner is Chennai Super Kings. Kolkata Knight Riders have bagged the title of IPL twice. Other teams to win the tournaments are Deccan Chargers, Royal challenger Bangalore, and Kings XI Punjab. Mumbai Indians won the last match by defeating Chennai Super Kings just with a single run in the Final of 2019 and thus became the successful team of the IPL.
Over the years, IPL has gained much popularity due to its team and their players.