Do you know what is the greatest thing happening in 2021? Yes right, it is IPL 2021. The cricket fans are already excited about it while the fate of IPL 2021 is decided. The IPL 2021 edition is starting from April 9, 2021, in India. Yes, you heard right, the 14th edition of IPL is returning to India after almost two years.
We are here waiting for the next episode of the Indian Premier League (IPL), after completing the successful journey of IPL 2020. Despite the Pandemic, the organizers and BCCI did an amazing job of conducting IPL in 2020 which helped a lot of small businesses, bloggers, labour, and advertisers in terms of Return of Investment. But the most important thing is that cricket fans never get disappointed. It was a win-win situation for everyone.
IPL 2021 in India
The biggest question was whether the IPL will be held in India or back in UAE in 2021. But now BCCI has decided to make the cash-rich league happen in India in the domestic stadiums. For this purpose, six cities have been chosen. They are – Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bengaluru and Kolkata.
According to resources, BCCI had kept UAE as a backup plan if the COVID situation in India would not go well till the end of March. BCCI had also said that the preferred venue for IPL 2021 will always be the Domestic Stadiums of India.
BCCI is still on edge and watching the whole situation very carefully. Last year we witnessed the successful IPL 2020 in UAE. And only a few franchises had problems in fielding, bowling and batting on the new grounds of UAE.
Now, the final decision has been taken by BCCI to keep the VIVO IPL 2021 limited to India only.
IPL 2021 Broadcast Rights
The 14th edition of IPL will be hosted in INDIA in empty stadiums, which will give a little edge to broadcasters. Like every year, Start Sports is the official broadcast partner of IPL, while Hotstar will cover the live streaming on their App and website.
Hotstar is available in selective countries including India, USA, UK and Canada. During the last IPL, Hotstar’s officials broke the news about its expansion to Singapore. But we haven’t heard any new news about it yet.
On the other hand, Willow TV and YuppTV will also be on board and cover the live IPL on their Cable and Satellite channels.
Indian telecom industry also reaps benefits and spike their profits during every IPL season. Vodafone has launched new packages which include free IPL live streaming with limited data volume. Here are some more live apps to watch IPL 2021 online.
IPL 2021 Final Squads
Here comes the most exciting section of this article. The auction for IPL 2021 has been successfully conducted and hopefully, all the franchises got what they were looking for in the auction.
Below are the lists of players owned by each IPL franchise and will participate in the IPL 2021.
Chennai Super Kings
Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni (C&WK), N Jagadeesan (WK), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa (WK), Suresh Raina, Cheteshwar Pujara, and CH Nishaanth.
Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Bhagat Varma, K Gowtham, and Moeen Ali.
Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Josh Hazlewood, Karn Sharma, KM Asif, Lungi Ngidi, R Sai Kishore, Shardul Thakur, and Harishankar Reddy.
Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer (C), Sam Billings (WK), Steve Smith, and Vishnu Vinod (WK).
Axar Patel, Chris Woakes, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ripal Patel, and Tom Curran.
Amit Mishra, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Pravin Dubey, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddharth, and Umesh Yadav.
KL Rahul (C&WK), Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Prabsimran Singh, and Sarfaraz Khan.
Chris Gayle, Darshan Nalkande, Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar, Dawid Malan, Fabien Allen, Jalaj Saxena, Moises Henriques, Saurabh Kumar, Shahrukh Khan, and Utkarsh Singh.
Arshdeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Ishan Porel, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Jhye Richardson, and Riley Meredith.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Dinesh Karthik (C&WK), Eoin Morgan, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill, Tim Seifert, Karun Nair, and Sheldon Jackson.
Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Ben Cutting, Pawan Negi, Shakib Al Hasan, and Venkatesh Iyer.
Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Harbhajan Singh, and Vaibhav Arora.
Aditya Tare (WK), Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Ishan Kishan (WK), Quinton de Kock (WK), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, and Saurabh Tiwary.
Anukul Roy, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Arjun Tendulkar, James Neesham, Marco Jensen, and Yudhvir Charak.
Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohsin Khan, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, and Piyush Chawla.
Anuj Rawat (WK), David Miller, Jos Buttler (WK), Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (WK), Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Liam Livingstone.
Ben Stokes, Mahipal Lomrar, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, and Shivam Dube.
Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Kartik Tyagi, Mayank Markhande, Shreyas Gopal, Akash Singh, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa, Kuldip Yadav, and Mustafizur Rahman.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Ab de Villiers (WK), Devdutt Padikkal, Joshua Philippe (WK), Virat Kohli (C), KS Bharath, Mohd. Azharudeen (WK), Rajat Patidar, and Sachin Baby.
Harshal Patel, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahmad, Washington Sundar, Daniel Christian, Glenn Maxwell, and Kyle Jamieson.
Adam Zampa, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, and S Prabhudesai.
David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Shreevats Goswami (WK), Virat Singh, and Wriddhiman Saha (WK).
Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Mitchell Marsh, Mohammad Nabi, Vijay Shankar, and Kedar Jadhav.
Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul, T Natarajan, Jagadeesha Suchith, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
IPL 2021 Schedule and Venues
IPL’s first match always starts with the winner and runners up of the last season of IPL. But this year this trend is going to be changed as Mumbai Indians (MI) is meeting head-on with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Chennai. Last year Mumbai Indian won the IPL 2020 final match.
The BCCI has announced the IPL 2021 Schedule already.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to conduct IPL 2021 in six cities. Here is the IPL 2021 venues list Where all matches of IPL are going to be played.
- M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
- Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
- Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
- Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
- M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
- Eden Gardens, Kolkata
There will be 11 double-headers in IPL 2021, the afternoon matches will start at 3:30 PM while evening matches will commence at 7:30 PM IST start. The tournament will be played behind closed doors with no spectators at all.
IPL 2021 is all set to start and it’ll be very interesting to see which team will win the tournament.
Similar to the IPL 2020, the 14th edition of the league is expected to rock the cricket world with thrill and excitement. Thus, stay connected with us to enjoy all the latest updates and cricket news regarding IPL 2021.
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