What’s in store this IPL:
60 thrilling matches will be played in 51 days.
3-time winners Mumbai Indians and the most successful IPL side will be looking to increase their winning count to 4.
2-time winners Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders will be playing to win this time.
1-time winner Rajasthan Royals back from a 2-year ban will be looking at ending their losing streak at the trophy
Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils, Sunrisers Hyderabad & Kings XI Punjab will be looking to win their first IPL trophy this year.
Qualifier 1 will be played on May 22 at Wankhede, Mumbai
Eliminator will be played on May 23 in Pune
Qualifier 2 will be played on May 25 in Pune
Final will be played on May 27 at Wankhede, Mumbai
Heavy Weights in IPL:
Suresh Raina has scored the most runs 4,450 & has also played the most matches 161 in IPL
Lasith Malinga has the highest wicket taker record with 154 wickets taken
Chris Gayle has the record of top scorer in a match with 175* in 2013 against Pune Warriors
Stars to Watch Out for this IPL:
Virat Kohli RCB’s captain is the only player to have spent 11 years with one franchise, has been very close to winning the title once but still looking for his first IPL title
M S Dhoni CSK’s captain, back to CSK after 2 years with Pune franchise. Would he be able to come back to his explosive yet cool form that he is known for is what needs to be seen
R Ashwin KXIP’s captain currently out of India’s ODI side will be eager to prove a point
Andre Russell West Indies allrounder will be a key player for KKR though he is back from a doping ban