Indian Premier League 2021 is all set to roll out in full grandeur and glory in September. The upcoming IPL edition marks the 13th season the much-awaited annual T20 cricket league. The Indian Premier League 2021 will commence on September 19 and conclude on November 10. A total of 8 teams will participate in the coming edition of IPL. Mumbai Indians is the defending champs of IPL 2021.
The Dream11 IPL 2021 auction is scheduled for January at Kolkata. Australian star bowler Pat Cummins is the most expensive player to be purchased ever in IPL. Kolkata Knight Riders signed up Cummins with a whooping amount of 15.5 crores INR. On the other hand, Piyush Chawla is the highest expensive player to be bought in IPL among the Indian players. Chennai Super Kings roped in Chawla with a solid 6.75 crores INR.
The IPL 2021 schedule has already been announced. The 13th edition of the League will kick-start on September 19 with defending camps Mumbai Indians taking on 3-times IPL champion Chennai Super Kings at the former’s home ground Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. The group stage matches will be carried till November 3. The last match of the group stage is scheduled between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians. The match will be hosted at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The IPL board is yet to release the fixtures of the Playoffs. But they have announced the date and venue of the IPL 2021 final- November 10 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
IPL 2021 Teams
The upcoming season of the Indian Premier League will be played with 8 IPL 2021 teams. Here is a list of participating teams of the Indian Premier League.
Mumbai Indians holds the record of being the only team to be the 5 times IPL champions and is also the defending champion of IPL 2021. The current squad will be led by Rohit Sharma while Mahela Jayawardene has been appointed as the head coach of the team. Mumbai Indians will be commencing the 13th edition of the League with the inaugural match of the IPL 2021 at their homeground (Sheikh Zayed Stadium), playing against Chennai Super Kings. The franchise is owned by Reliance Industries.
The 3-times IPL champs, Chennai Super Kings will be led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Stephen Fleming is the head coach of the team. The franchise is owned by India Cements. CSK will start its IPL 2021 season with the inaugural match of the upcoming edition, playing against Mumbai Indians.
The 2-times Indian Premier League champions, Kolkata Knight Riders will be led by Dinesh Karthik and Brendon McCullum is the head coach of the squad. The team is owned by Red Chillies Entertainment and Mehta Group. The team will have its first match in IPL 2021 on September 23, against Mumbai Indians at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
The Bangalore-based team is owned by United Spirits Limited. The Royals will be led by Indian national cricket team captain Virat Kohli and Simon Katich is the head coach of the squad. The RCB will have their first match in IPL 2021 against Sunrisers Hyderabad on September 21 at Dubai Cricket Stadium.
The Delhi-based franchise will be spearheaded by Shreyas Iyer while Ricky Ponting is the head coach of the squad. The team is owned by GMR Group and JSW Group. Delhi Capitals will have their first match in the IPL 2021 against Kings XI Punjab, on September 29 , at Dubai Cricket Stadium.
Kings XI Punjab is to be led by KL Rahul while Mike Hesson is the head coach of the squad. The franchise is owned by Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta, Mohit Burman and Karan Paul. The team will have their first match in the IPL 2021 against Delhi Capitals, on September 20 at Dubai Cricket Stadium.
The maiden IPL champion is to be led by Steve Smith while Shane Warne is the head coach and mentor of the team. The squad is owned by Manoj Badale and Lachlan Murdoch. The team will have their first match in the IPL 2021 against Chennai Super Kings, on September 29 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
The Hyderabad-based franchise is the 2016 IPL champion. The team will be led by Kane Williamson while Trevor Bayliss is the head coach of the team. Sunrisers Hyderabad is owned by Sun TV Network. The team will have its first match in the IPL 2021 against Royal Challengers Bangalore on September 21 at Dubai Cricket Stadium.
IPL 2021 Best players
Here is a list of best IPL 2021 players from each team-
- Rajasthan Royals– Steve Smith, Sanju Samson and Robin Uthappa.
- Kolkata Knight Riders– Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Subhman Gill.
- Kings XI Punjab- Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Glenn Maxwell.
- Sunrisers Hyderabad– Kane Williamson, David Warner, Priyam Garg
- Chennai Super Kings-Shane Watson, MS Dhoni, Piyush Chawla
- Mumbai Indians-Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya.
- Delhi Capitals– Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravichandran Ashwin.
- Royal Challengers Bangalore– Virat Kohli, Aaron Finch, Chris Morris.
IPL 2021 Venues
The Dream11 IPL 2021 will be played across 3 venues, located in the major cities of UAE. Here is a list of IPL 2021 venues.
- Sharjah Cricket Stadium
- Dubai International Cricket Stadium
- Sheikh Zayed Stadium
IPL 2021 tickets
You can buy IPL 2021 tickets online right from the comfort of your home. Tickets will be released a few weeks ahead of the commencement of the League. You will be able to buy online IPL 2021 tickets from-
Official websites of IPL teams
Otherwise, you can also buy tickets directly from the IPL 2021 stadiums.
IPL 2021 Broadcasters & Live Streaming
The esteemed media channel Star Sports is the principal IPL 2021 broadcaster. Fans will be able to watch the matches live on various sub-channels of Star Sports in both English and Hindi versions.
IPL 2021 online live streaming will be conducted by Hotstar, IPLT20, Star Sports and BCCITV.