Indian Premier League, which started in 2008, has now become one of the most famous cricket league at the international level. Not only the cricket lovers from India but also the fans of this game who religiously love watching every twenty-20 match don’t miss any game of this league. Earning massive recognition in the global arena, India’s domestic cricket tournament is attracting billions of eyeballs and the rate of divulging the attention of worldwide cricket watchers is increasing year by year. Spectacular performances of the young and experienced cricketers seems have charmed a great number of audiences across the globe.
After facing controversial phase in the opening edition, the tournament gained immense fame in the worldwide arena. 2008’s terror attack in India entailed the higher authorities ban the participation of Pakistani cricketers in any sports league of India. After playing in first edition of Indian Premier League, Pakistani cricket players weren’t allowed to play in any season of IPL. The league remained uncontroversial till 2015. In 2016, Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings were banned due to sport-fixing and illegal betting charges framed on some of its cricketers. The two teams served the two-year ban till 2017.
The teams with a huge fan following are all set to make comeback into the league in eleventh season of IPL. Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions had replaced these teams for two editions. As the former teams are going to be in, RPS and GL have been dissolved. The league is about to become the most interesting and perfervid for the Indian cricket lovers who didn’t see their favourite teams in the tournament for two years. As usual, a tremendous crowd-support will be seen in the stadiums at the time of commencement of this tournament.
Excitement and craze for the game is going to last for about two months. 11th season of Indian Premier League is scheduled to start in April 2018. The tournament will entertain the audiences for about 2 months next year. In the fourth week of May, playoffs and final match of the league will be played. Before the beginning of this league of T20 matches, a lavish opening ceremony will be organized where illustrious Bollywood celebs will showcase dance performances and fascinate the mob gathering in the arena of this event.
IPL Match List 2018
|5th April 2017||8 PM||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Hyderabad|
|6th April 2017||8 PM||Rising Pune Supergiants vs Mumbai Indians||Pune|
|7th April 2017||8 PM||Gujarat Lions vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Rajkot|
|8th April 2017||4 PM||Kings XI Punjab vs Rising Pune Supergiants||Indore|
|8th April 2017||8 PM||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils||Bangalore|
|9th April 2017||4 PM||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Lions||Hyderabad|
|9th April 2017||8 PM||Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Mumbai|
|10th April 2017||8 PM||Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Indore|
|11th April 2017||8 PM||Rising Pune Supergiants vs Delhi Daredevils||Pune|
|12th April 2017||8 PM||Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Mumbai|
|13th April 2017||8 PM||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab||Kolkata|
|14th April 2017||4 PM||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians||Bangalore|
|14th April 2017||8 PM||Gujarat Lions vs Rising Pune Supergiants||Rajkot|
|15th April 2017||4 PM||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Kolkata|
|15th April 2017||8 PM||Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab||Delhi|
|16th April 2017||4 PM||Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Lions||Mumbai|
|16th April 2017||8 PM||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rising Pune Supergiants||Bangalore|
|17th April 2017||4 PM||Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Delhi|
|17th April 2017||8 PM||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab||Hyderabad|
|18th April 2017||8 PM||Gujarat Lions vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Rajkot|
|19th April 2017||8 PM||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils||Hyderabad|
|20th April 2017||8 PM||Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians||Indore|
|21st April 2017||8 PM||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions||Kolkata|
|22nd April 2017||4 PM||Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians||Delhi|
|22nd April 2017||8 PM||Rising Pune Supergiants vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Pune|
|23rd April 2017||4 PM||Gujarat Lions vs Kings XI Punjab||Rajkot|
|23rd April 2017||8 PM||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Kolkata|
|24th April 2017||8 PM||Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiants||Mumbai|
|25th April 2017||8 PM||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Bangalore|
|26th April 2017||8 PM||Rising Pune Supergiants vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Pune|
|27th April 2017||8 PM||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Lions||Bangalore|
|28th April 2017||4 PM||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils||Kolkata|
|28th April 2017||8 PM||Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Indore|
|29th April 2017||4 PM||Rising Pune Supergiants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Pune|
|29th April 2017||8 PM||Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians||Rajkot|
|30th April 2017||4 PM||Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils||Indore|
|30th April 2017||8 PM||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Hyderabad|
|1st May 2017||4 PM||Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Mumbai|
|1st May 2017||8 PM||Rising Pune Supergiants vs Gujarat Lions||Pune|
|2nd May 2017||8 PM||Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Delhi|
|3rd May 2017||8 PM||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rising Pune Supergiants||Kolkata|
|4th May 2017||8 PM||Delhi Daredevils vs Gujarat Lions||Delhi|
|5th May 2017||8 PM||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab||Bangalore|
|6th April 2017||4 PM||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rising Pune Supergiants||Hyderabad|
|6th April 2017||8 PM||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils||Mumbai|
|7th April 2017||4 PM||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Bangalore|
|7th April 2017||8 PM||Kings XI Punjab vs Gujarat Lions||Indore|
|8th May 2017||8 PM||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians||Hyderabad|
|9th May 2017||8 PM||Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Indore|
|10th May 2017||8 PM||Gujarat Lions vs Delhi Daredevils||Rajkot|
|11th May 2017||8 PM||Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab||Mumbai|
|12th May 2017||8 PM||Delhi Daredevils vs Rising Pune Supergiants||Delhi|
|13th May 2017||4 PM||Gujarat Lions vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Rajkot|
|13th May 2017||8 PM||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians||Kolkata|
|14th May 2017||4 PM||Rising Pune Supergiants vs Kings XI Punjab||Pune|
|14th May 2017||8 PM||Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Delhi|
|16th May 2017||8 PM||TBD vs TBD||TBD|
|17th May 2017||8 PM||TBD vs TBD||TBD|
|19th May 2017||8 PM||TBD vs TBD||TBD|
IPL Winners List
There has been no single winner of Indian Premier League. Mumbai Indians is the most successful team which has won the championship for three times. Beating the opponents in final matches, Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders lifted the titles twice. Rajasthan Royals Deccan Chargers and Sunrisers Hyderabad have become the champions for only one time in the history of IPL. Below is the list of IPL winners.
- 2008 – Rajasthan Royals
- 2009 – Deccan Chargers
- 2010 – Chennai Super Kings
- 2011 – Chennai Super Kings
- 2012 – Kolkata Knight Riders
- 2013 – Mumbai Indians
- 2014 – Kolkata Knight Riders
- 2015 – Mumbai Indians
- 2016 – Sunrisers Hyderabad
- 2017 – Mumbai Indians
IPL Runners-Up Teams
After loosing the final match of IPL, some teams gained recognition as ‘runners-up’. Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore are the only teams who have been the runners-up for more than one time. On other side, teams like Mumbai Indians, Rising Pune Supergaints and Kings XI Punjab lost one final match each. Below is the list of IPL runners-up teams.
- 2008 – Chennai Super Kings
- 2009 – Royal Challengers Bangalore
- 2010 – Mumbai Indians
- 2011 – Royal Challengers Bangalore
- 2012 – Chennai Super Kings
- 2013 – Chennai Super Kings
- 2014 – Kings XI Punjab
- 2015 – Chennai Super Kings
- 2016 – Royal Challengers Bangalore
- 2017 – Rising Pune Supergiants
IPL 2018 Teams
At the end of tenth season of Indian Premier League, BCCI declared that Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions will be no longer active in the forthcoming season of IPL. The two teams will be replaced by Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals in eleventh edition of IPL. Cancellation of new teams and comeback of the former teams is going to make new edition of league more interesting for the cricket fans. Below is the list of 2018 IPL teams.
- Chennai Super Kings
- Mumbai Indians
- Sunrisers Hyderabad
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Rajasthan Royals
- Kolkata Knight Riders
- Delhi Daredevils
- Kings XI Punjab
IPL 2018 Teams Captains
There wasn’t any consistency in assigning captain for a particular team as the franchises purchased different players in each league. In every tournament, skippers played vital role in the overall performance of his team. With or without the involvement of the captain, guidance and decisions of the team-leader assisted all players in developing self-confidence among themselves. Efficient performance of the team came up with the firm decisions taken by the captain. Below is the list of captains of variant IPL teams.
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni (CSK)
- Rohit Sharma (MI)
- Virat Kohli (RCB)
- Shane Watson (RR)
- Glenn Maxwell (KXIP)
- David Warner (SRH)
- Gautam Gambhir (KKR)
- Zaheer Khan (DD)
IPL 2018 Stadiums
India hosts plenty of cricket stadiums. There ten to eleven prominent cricket stadiums where the T20 matches of Indian Premier League are played. Every team plays two matches against other team. One game is played on its home-ground while the another match it is played at the home-stadium of other team. After every game, IPL teams fly to the cities where they are scheduled to play their next game. Below is the list of IPL stadiums.
- MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
- Eden Garden, Kolkata
- Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi
- M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
- Green Park, Kanpur
- Wankhade Stadium, Mumbai
- Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
- Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium, Hyderabad
Orange Cap Winners
Any batsman, no matter whether he is an Indian or a foreigner, who scores maximum number of runs is honoured with an orange cap. The counting of runs scored by the batsmen is done at the end of every match in the league. After the completion of tournament, total runs scored by the batsmen are counted finally and the orange cap is given to the player who tops the list of highest runs scorer.
- 1st season – Shaun Marsh (616 runs)
- 2nd season – Matthew Hayden (572 runs)
- 3rd season – Sachin Tendulkar (618 runs)
- 4th season – Chris Gayle (608 runs)
- 5th season – Chris Gayle (733 runs)
- 6th season – Michael Hussey (733 runs)
- 7th season – Robin Uthappa (660 runs)
- 8th season – David Warner (562 runs)
- 9th season – Virat Kohli (973 runs)
- 10th season – David Warner (641 runs)
Purple Cap Winners
Any bowler, no matter whether he is a spinner or a pacer, who picks up maximum number of wickets is honoured with a purple cap. The counting of wickets taken by the bowlers is done at the end of every match in the tournament. At the end of league, total wickets picked up by the bowlers are counted finally and the purple cap is given to the player who tops the list of highest wicket takers.
- 1st season – Sohail Tanvir (22 wickets)
- 2nd season – R P Singh (23 wickets)
- 3rd season – Pragyan Ojha (21 wickets)
- 4th season – Lasith Malinga (28 wickets)
- 5th season – Morne Morkel (25 wickets)
- 6th season – Dwayne Bravo (32 wickets)
- 7th season – Mohit Sharma (23 wickets)
- 8th season – Dwayne Bravo (24 wickets)
- 9th season – Bhuvneshwar Kumar (23 wickets)
- 10th season – Bhuvneshwar Kumar (26 wickets)
IPL Auction 2018
The cancellation of Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions as well as the entry of former IPL teams – Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals gave a new identity to IPL 2018 auction. As the players were going to be purchased by different franchise, the auction attracted millions of eyeballs. Cricket fans eagerly awaited for the moment when their favourite cricketer was being purchased by any franchise at the auction event.
IPL Opening Ceremony 2018
Popular Bollywood celebrities are going to be invited for the IPL 2018 opening ceremony. BCCI hasn’t revealed the names yet. But it is expected that the very famous Indian celebs will be performing dance steps and shaking legs on the stage so as to entice the mob gathering crowded in the stadium. Most probably, the ceremony will be held one the day of opening match of the league. Venue, date and time for the same is yet to be confirmed by the higher authorities.
Who Will Win IPL 2018?
It is going to be quite difficult to prejudge and predict the winner of IPL 2018. It is truly tough task to expect any team as a winner of forthcoming edition of the tournament. New players are about to be involved in different teams and a stern competition will be seen among the new-comers as well as the experienced cricketers. Confrontation between the young cricketers will surely entertain the audiences in the upcoming IPL tournament.
How & Where To Watch IPL 2018 Live Stream? IPL 11 TV Channels List & Live Telecast
If you are having a strong desire of catching live happenings of the IPL matches, you should stick to hotstar. The globally reputed online platform streams the live updates with 5 minutes delay for the free members and momentary happenings to the paid users. You can choose to be any kind of member and enjoy watching the live cricket match with your friends and colleagues.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which Channels will Live Stream 2018 IPL?
Well, Star India has grabbed the rights for broadcasting the IPL in India and Asian sub continent. So Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 Hindi will probably live stream IPL 2018. The IPL Live streaming will also be available in HD versions – Star Sports HD 1 & Star Sports HD 1 Hindi.
Where Can I Watch Indian Premier League 2018 Live Stream in India?
Well, IPL has become a popular league in the world and its popularity is increasing day by day. The authorities are continuously trying to reach out to the audience through every possible medium. The people of India can enjoy the IPL 2018 live streaming on TV Channels and on the online platform.
Is Hotstar Live Streaming Free of Cost?
Well, many users came out with this question – Is Hotstar live streaming free of cost? For all those who have same query, here is the answer – People who have premium membership account can enjoy Hostar live streaming while those who browse for free will have to adjust with a streaming with 5 minutes delay.
Where Can I Watch IPL 2018 Live Streaming Online?
As we said earlier, Star Network has grabbed the official broadcasting rights of IPL 2018. They also have a website and an application named Hostar which telecasts all the shows and events broadcasted on Star Network. So all online viewers can enjoy IPL Live Stream on Hotstar Mobile Application or www.hotstar.com.
How To Watch IPL Live Streaming Youtube?
Well, since Star India has grabbed the online rights too, better enjoy IPL Live Streaming on Hotstar than on Youtube. The Hotstar experience will be more better than the IPL Youtube Live Streaming.
Can I watch IPL 2018 Live Stream Online?
Yes, the online users can watch the IPL Live Streaming Online. Nowadays online streaming has increased tremendously that broadcasters are taking special care of live online streaming.