IPL 2020: Match Schedule, Teams, Previous Winners, Venues in UAE

Published September 20th, 2020 - 03:16 GMT
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Even as no cricket fans are allowed inside the stadiums due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the 2020 IPL commenced in the UAE with thunderous roars of the virtual audience that recreated the frenzied IPL atmosphere on the first match on Saturday.

This is only the second time the IPL is being played outside India after its 2009 tournament in South Africa. The tournament was initially scheduled to commence on March 29, 2020, but was postponed due to the pandemic.

Matches will be played in three cities in the UAE - Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, while the final match will be played on November 10, 2020.

What is the IPL?

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India. The Indian Cricket League (ICL) was founded in 2007. There are eight teams which represent eight cities in India, namely:

Mumbai Indians

Chennai Super Kings

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Kolkata Knight Riders

Delhi Capitals

Kings XI Punjab

Sunrises Hyderabad

Rajasthan Royals

How many players are in an IPL team?

There are 25 players in a team, the team captains have to submit a list of 11 players and four substitute fielders to the match referee before the toss or the game begins.

Why is the IPL so popular?

The IPL is the most-attended cricket league globally and ranks sixth among all sports leagues. The IPL was the first sporting event in the world to be broadcasted live on Youtube. According to BCCI, the 2015 IPL season contributed 11.5 million to the GDP in India. In 2016, the IPL was one of the most viewed events globally, with over 100 million viewers. The IPL has also become an excellent platform for brands to market their products.

One of the reasons it is so popular is because it closely connected to Bollywood, whether it be team ownership or close relationships. Also, the strategic time out concept and three-hour matches allow viewers to take a break without missing any of the action.

What is the new schedule for IPL 2020?

There are a total of 60 matches scheduled to be played in the 2020 IPL, there as many as ten double-headers (two different games being played on the same day).

Afternoon games are scheduled to commence at 15:30 IST and evening games are scheduled to begin at 19:30 IST. In previous years IPL evening games started at 20:00 IST; however, this year the matches are expected to start 30 minutes earlier.

The final match is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. This is the first time that a final game will be played on a weekday. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has carefully considered the time frame between matches as well as the bio-secure environment.

What are bio-secure bubbles?

Bio-secure bubbles will be implemented for IPL 2020 in order to contain the spread of Covid-19. This means that the movement of everyone who is engaged in the tournament, including the players, support staff and match officials, will be limited.

The BCCI has arranged different hotels for each franchise, and all players have to follow social distancing rules in their respective dressing rooms.

Cricketers will not be permitted to visit family or friends outside the team's bio-secure environment. All protocols and rules will apply to the player's family, e.g. limit themselves in a bio-secure bubble.

In an official statement released by the BCCI: "Anyone who breaches bio-secure protocols will have to self-isolate for seven days and return two negative tests on days 6 and 7".

England bowler Jofra Archer was dropped from the second Test because he breached bio-security protocols by stopping at his flat while en route to a venue. Pakistan's Mohammed Hafeez broke the bubble by interacting with a family member outside the bubble and was asked to self-isolated for five days.

Will fans be allowed to attend matches at the stadiums?

At the initial stage of IPL 2020, both the BCCI and the UAE government have advised that no fans will attend matches. However, at a later stage, the government may allow a limited number of people to attend matches with proper social distancing measures in place.

What is the BCCI Covid-19 testing protocols for IPL 2020?

According to the BCCI rules for Covid-19 tests and results, every player and support staff has to test negative as many as five times before training commences in the UAE camps. Each Covid-19 Test will be conducted on every fifth-day.

Should there be a positive Covid-19 test result, a 14-day quarantine period is mandatory.

The BCCI is spending an estimate of $1.4 Million on Covid-19 tests during the IPL 2020. All players have to undergo a Covid-19 RT-PCR Test twice before flying to the UAE. After that, they undergo a 14-day quarantine after arriving in the UAE. During this period three Covid-19 tests will be conducted. Players and support staff can only enter the bio-secure bubble with their respective team once they have tested negative for Covid-19.

Some teams have taken the responsibility of ensuring their players' health by taking preventative measures. Mumbai Indians have opted for the "Smart Ring" tracking device to monitor their players' health.

Who were the previous IPL winners?

Mumbai Indians - 2019

Chennai Super Kings - 2018

Mumbai Indians - 2017

Sunrises Hyderabad - 2016

Mumbai Indians - 2015

Kolkata Knight Riders - 2014

Mumbai Indians - 2013

Kolkata Knight Riders - 2012

Chennai Super Kings - 2011

Chennai Super Kings - 2010

Deccan Chargers - 2009

Rajasthan Royals - 2008

IPL 2020 team coaches:

Chennai Super Kings -Stephen Fleming

Delhi Capitals - Ricky Pointing

Kings XI Punjab - Anil Kumble

Kolkata Knight Riders - Brendon McCullum

Mumbai Indians Mahela Jayawardene

Rajasthan Royals - Andrew McDonald

Royal Challengers Bangalore - Simon Katich

Sunrises Hyderabad - Trevor Bayliss

IPL 2020 team captains:

Chennai Super Kings - MS Dhoni

Delhi Capitals - Shreyas Iyer

Kings XI Punjab - KL Rahul

Kolkata Knight Riders - Dinesh Karthik

Mumbai Indians - Rohit Sharma

Rajasthan Royals - Steven Smith

Royal Challengers Bangalore - Virat Kohli

Sunrises Hyderabad - Trevor Bayliss

Player of the series throughout the years:

2008 - Shane Watson

2009 - Adam Gilchrist

2010 - Sachin Tendulkar

2011 - Chris Gayle

2012 - Sunil Narine

2013 - Shane Watson

2014 - Glenn Maxwell

2015 - Andre Russell

2016 - Virat Kohli

2017 - Ben Stokes

2018 - Sunil Narine

2019 - Andre Russell

Newcomers

Riyan Parag - Rajasthan Royals

Josh Philippe - Royal Challenger Bangalore

Ali Khan - Kolkata Knight Riders

Yashasvi Jaiswal - Rajasthan Royals

Kartik Tyagi - Rajasthan Royals

Tom Banton - Kolkata Knight Riders

IPL match schedule:

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - Match 1

Mumbai Indians vs. Chennai Super Kings

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Sunday, September 20, 2020 - Match 2

Delhi Capitals vs. Kings XI Punjab

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Monday, September 21, 2020 - Match 3

Sunrises Hyderabad vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - Match 4

Rajasthan Royals vs. Chennai Super Kings

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - Match 5

Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Mumbai Indians

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - Match 6

Kings XI Punjab vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Friday, September 25, 2020 - Match 7

Chennai Super Kings vs. Delhi Capitals

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - Match 8

Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Sunrises Hyderabad

Times:19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Sunday, September 27, 2020 - Match 9

Rajasthan Royals vs. Kings XI Punjab

Time:19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Monday, September 28, 2020 - Match 10

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Mumbai Indians

Time19:30 IST (14:00 GMT

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Duba

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - Match 11

Delhi Capitals vs. Sunrises Hyderabad

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - Match 12

Rajasthan Royals vs. Kolkata Knight Riders

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - Match 13

Kings XI Punjab vs. Mumbai Indians

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT 13)

Location: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Friday, October 2, 2020 - Match 14

Chennai Super Kings vs. Sunrises Hyderabad

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - Match 15

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Rajasthan Royals

Time: 15:30 IST (10:00 GMT) 14:00

Location: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 16

Delhi Capitals vs. Kolkata Knight Riders

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - Match 17

Mumbai Indians vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad

Time: 15:30 IST (10:00 GMT)

Location: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Match 18

Kings XI Punjab vs. Chennai Super Kings

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Monday, October 5, 2020 - Match 19

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Delhi Capitals

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - Match 20

Mumbai Indians vs. Rajasthan Royals

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - Match 21

Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Chennai Super Kings

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - Match 22

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs. Kings XI Punjab

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Friday, October 9, 2020 - Match 23

Rajasthan Royals vs. Delhi Capitals

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Saturday, October 10, 2020 - Match 24

Kings XI Punjab vs. Kolkata Knight Riders

Time: 15:30 IST (10:00 GMT)

Location: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 25

Chennai Super Kings vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Sunday, October 11, 2020 - Match 26

Sunrises Hyderabad vs. Rajasthan Royals

Time: 15:30 IST (10:00 GMT)

Location: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 27 Mumbai

Indians vs. Delhi Capitals

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Monday, October 12, 2020 - Match 28

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Kolkata Knight Riders

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - Match 29

Sunrises Hyderabad vs. Chennai Super Kings

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - Match 30

Delhi Capitals vs. Rajasthan Royals

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - Match 31

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Kings Punjab

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Friday, October 16, 2020 - Match 32

Mumbai Indians vs. Kolkata Knight Riders

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - Match 33

Rajasthan Royals vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore

Time: 15:30 IST (10:00 GMT)

Location: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 34

Delhi Capitals vs. Chennai Super Kings

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Sunday, October 18, 2020 - Match 35

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs. Kolkata Knight Riders

Time: 15:30 IST (10:00 GMT)

Location: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 36

Mumbai Indians vs. Kings XI Punjab

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Monday, October 19, 2020 - Match 37

Chennai Super Kings vs. Rajasthan Royals

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - Match 38

Kings XI Punjab vs. Delhi Capitals

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - Match 39

Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - Match 40

Rajasthan Royals vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Friday, October 23, 2020 - Match 41

Chennai Super Kings vs. Mumbai Indians

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Saturday, October 24, 2020 - Match 42

Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Delhi Capitals

15:30 IST (10:00 GMT)

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 43

Kings XI Punjab vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - Match 44

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Chennai Super Kings

Time: 15:30 IST (10:00 GMT)

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 45

Rajasthan Royal vs. Mumbai Indians

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Monday, October 26, 2020 - Match 46

Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Kings XI Punjab

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - Match 47

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs. Delhi Capitals

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - Match 48

Mumbai Indians vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - Match 49

Chennai Super Kings vs. Kolkata Knight Riders

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Friday, October 30, 2020 - Match 50

Kings XI Punjab vs. Rajasthan Royals

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Saturday, October 31, 2020 - Match 51

Delhi Capitals vs. Mumbai Indians

Time: 15:30 IST (10:00 GMT)

Location: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match 52

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - Match 53

Chennai Super Kings vs. Kings Vi Punjab

Time: 15:30 IST (10:00 GMT)

Location: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 54

Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Rajasthan Royals

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Monday, November 2, 2020 - Match 55

Delhi Capitals vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - Match 56

Sunrises Hyderabad vs. Mumbai Indians

Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Location: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Match 57

1st placed team vs. 2nd placed team

Match 58

3rd placed team vs. 4TH ranked team

Match 59

The loser of Qualifier 1 vs. Winner of Eliminator

Match 60

Winner of Qualifier 1 vs. Winner of Qualifier 2

IPL fun facts:

  • Ms Dhoni has the highest winning percentage in IPL history
  • The salary cap of the entire team is $12 million
  • Under-19 players cannot be picked unless they have previously played First class or List A cricket
  • Virat Kohli is the highest-paid player in the IPL
  • The Orange Cap is awarded to the top run-scorer in the IPL during a season
  • The Purple Cap is awarded to the top wicket-taker in the IPL during a season
  • The Most Valuable Player award was called "man of the tournament" until 2012
  • Chris Gayle holds the record for most sixes scored
  • Shikhar Dhawan holds the record for most fours scored
  • Andre Russell has the best batting strike rate
  • Kagiso Radaba has the best bowling average
  • Virat Kohli holds the record for most runs/Orange cap
  • Suresh Raina holds the record for the best batting strike in an innings
  • Latish Malinga holds the record for most wickets/Purple Cap
  • 19416 many runs were completed in the 2019 IPL
  • 785 sixes were obtained during the 2019 IPL
  • 111M was the distance of the longest six in the 2019 IPL
  • The fastest ball bowled in the 2019 IPL was 154.25(km/h)
  • Eight overseas players are allowed in the 2020 IPL
  • Mumbai Indians have won 100 matches
  • Shreyes Iyer is the youngest captain in the IPL
  • Chris Gayle has scored the most centuries
  • Rohit Sharna has won the most IPL titles
  • Bollywood actress Preity Zinta owns the team Kings XI Punjab
  • Red Chilies Entertainment and Mehta Group own the team Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Chris Gayle holds the record for the highest individual score in the IPL
  • KL Rahul holds the record for the fastest fifties (innings)
  • Chris Gayle holds the record for the fastest centuries (innings)
  • Basil Thampi holds the record for most runs conceded (innings)
  • Rashid Khan holds the record for best bowling economy rates
  • Disney hotstar is the official digital streaming partner of the 2020 IPL
  • Star Sports is the official broadcaster of the 2020 IPL
  • Suresh Raina holds the record for the best bowling strike rate in an innings
  • Kagiso Rabada holds the record for the best bowling strike rate in a tournament
  • Praveen Kumar holds the record for most maiden overs bowled
  • Sunil Narine holds the record for most four wickets in an innings
  • Harbhajan Singh holds the record for most dots - 1249
  • 186.41 is the best betting strike rate to date
  • IPL 2020 ticket prices range from 340 Rupees to 8000 Rupees (AED 17 - 400)
  • Pat Cummins was the most expensive player purchased by the Kolkata Knight Riders at the players' auction for the 2020 season
  • The players' auction for the 2020 season was held in KolkataSri Lanka offered to host the 2020 IPL tournament
  • 17 hat-tricks have taken place in the IPL history

Basics of cricket

Cricket is played with two teams of 11 players each. Each team takes turns batting and playing the field. The batter is a batsman and the pitcher is a bowler. The bowler tries to knock down the bail of the wicket. A batsman prevents the bowler from hitting the wicket by hitting the ball.

Two batsmen are on the pitch at the same time. A game begins with the team captains flipping a coin to see which side will bat first. The winner of the toss can elect to bat first or to take the field first.

Types of Matches

There are main types of cricket matches that are played on a professional level.

Test match: A test match can last up to five days. Both teams will go through their batting lineup twice for a total of four innings.

One-day match: Each team bats once with 50 overs each. This type of match only lasts a day.

Twenty20: Each team only faces 20 overs and the match lasts approximately three hours.

Batting

The striker will be taking pitches from the bowler while the other batsmen, the non-striker, will be at the other end of the pitch. The remainder of the team will wait off the field for their turn to bat.

Bowls will be delivered to the striker in an attempt to get them out. When this happens, they are replaced by another batsmen.

Bowling

The bowler is the one who bowls the ball to the batsman.

The fielding team will disperse around the field to positions designed to either stop runs from being scored or to get the batsmen out. The bowler will take the ball and bowl it to a batsman at the wicket (stumps in the ground that designate where the batsman should be).

The goal of the bowler will be to prevent runs from being scored by getting the batsman out. This is referred to as a dismissal in cricket.

When one bowler has delivered six balls, it is called an over.

Basic cricket terms:

Innings: The duration it takes for a team to bat. A test match has four innings with each team coming up to bat twice.

Wicket: This refers to the three stumps at the end of a pitch. A batsman will bat in front of the wicket to protect it. Their goal is to prevent the ball from hitting the wicket.

Run: Scoring in cricket.

Dismissal: This refers to the end of a batman's batting period.

Scoring in Cricket

Here are the main methods to score a run-in cricket.

Single: A run is scored if they make it to the opposing side; both batsmen must be aware of when this can be done on the field. Double or triple singles are possible as well.

Boundary: When a batsman hits the ball to the field's perimeter, their team is awarded six runs. There is no need to run in a boundary hit.

Extras: These refer to points awarded from penalties that are done by the fielding team. This happens when a bowler delivers a wide (an illegal delivery that is too high or wide) or no-ball.

Scoring

The batsmen can run between the wickets after the ball is hit. A run is scored each time they change places on the pitch. The team with the highest number of runs (typically in the hundreds) wins the match.

6: A ball hit out of the field on a fly.

4: A ball hit out of the field on a bounce.

Bowled out: Bowler knocks over the wicket with a bowl.

Caught out: Fielder catches a batted ball on the fly

Runout: Fielder catches the ground ball and throws it at the wicket, knocking it down before the batsman gets there.

Leg before wicket: Batsman's body interferes with a bowled ball that would hit the wicket.

Cricket ball

The core is built with string, has raised seams and the circumference is approximately 9 inches.

Cricket bat

The bat is made of wood, with a maximum width of 4.25 inches and a maximum length of 38 inches.

Popular cricket terms:

Bumper or bouncer: A short-pitched ball targeted at head height.

Bunny: Lower order batsman who is easy to dismiss.

Dibbly-dobbly: A medium to the slow-moving bowler.

Googly or Wrong'un: A ball from the leg spinner which spins the other way.

Howzat: What fielders yell when they are appealing for a wicket.

Jaffa: Unplayable ball.

No Ball: Illegal delivery which adds one run in the batting teams favor

Quack or Duck: When a batsman is dismissed without scoring.

Ramp: When the ball is intentionally guided over the top of the wicket keeper and slips from fast-paced bowling.

Waft: An unconvincing shot where the batsman waves the bat at the ball without making contact.

Yorker: A full pitched ball aimed at the batsman's toes or on the crease line.

Zooter: A leg-spin delivery which skids through low and quick

Season - The respective edition of the IPL tournament

Final - The details of the final match of the IPL tournament

Winner - The team winning the final match of the IPL tournament and the run scored

Winning margin - The runs/wickets by which the winning team won the final match

Runner-up - The team who loses the final match of the IPL tournament

Final venue - The stadium which hosted the final match of the tournament

Number of teams - The number of teams that participated in the tournament

Player of the series - The most valuable player of the tournament


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