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. IPL 13 will start from 19th September and IPL final will be played on 10th November 2020 this year in UAE. There are eight teams in IPL 13 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. Last Year, IPL final was played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians won that nail biting match by 1 runs. Jasprit Bumrah was the man of match in that IPL Final and Andre Russell got man of the tournament award.
Dream11 is the official title sponsor for the IPL 2020 series this year. They won the sponsorship with a price tag of 222 crore rupees. Tata and Unacademy was also in the race to win the title sponsorship of IPL13 but finally Dream11 won the race.
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.
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The matches will be played at three different venues in UAE i.e, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
The tickets for the matches of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 were used to be 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. But due to COVID19, all the IPL matches will be played behined closed door. You can not buy IPL tickets online from any website this year. You have to watch the IPL matches directly from your mobile or computer.
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. You can also watch live stream of Dream11 IPL in your mobile using Hotstar App.
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.
Mumbai Indians have won four IPL tournaments till now, and they are the most successful team in the history of the league.
Three times IPL 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.
IPL 2020 UAE Timings - Most IPL matches will start from 6pm UAE local time.
IPL 2020 India Timings - There is a time different of 1:30 hrs between India and UAE. In India, IPL Matches will start at 2pm and 8pm.
When is IPL 2020 Final
Dream11 IPL 2020 Final match will be played on 10th November 2020 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.