Cricket Schedule of IPL 2011. Fixtures of IPL 2011 has been announced. The first schedule match of IPL 2011 between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings begins Apr 8, 2011 onwards. Keep viewing southdreamz.com for latest updates on Cricket Schedule and Fixtures of upcoming IPL 2011.
It’s not just a mere marketing exaggerated marketing gimmick for DLF Indian Premiere League 2011, but quite the truth, as during the IPL Season, the television transforms into one big magnet attracting everybody as if like iron chips. Yes, that is the IPL mania. With winters, summers and monsoons, we now have an IPL season when come snow, hail or rain, its only cricket shining everywhere.
“8 April se 51 din ke liye Bharat Band Rahega !”
From the very first season, IPL attracted a lot of attention and lately, a lot of controversies as well with corruption charges on IPL founder, Lalit Modi. But IPL being the kind of phenomenon that it is, will continue despite whatsoever adversities. The format for IPL4 has changed with the addition of two new teams of Kochi and Pune, to the existing eight and increase in number of matches played.
The DLF IPL 2011 auction, held in January in Bangalore, was quite power packed with some unexpected happenings and exorbitant sums. While Gautam Gambhir, formerly part of Delhi Daredevils, became the highest priced player after being paid a handsome sum of 2.4 million US$, Sourav Ganguly, our very own dada, had to face the humiliation of being picked up by any team, coming in face of dismal performance of his team Kolkata Knight Riders, in the last seasons. A total of 460 players participated, out of which 360 got selected for a cumulative amount of $90million. DLF IPL 2011 is going to be the first IPL minus the grandeur of Lalit Modi and is going to be the very first for Chirayu Amin, present chief of IPL. Hence, questions are bound to be raised regarding the success of IPL4, but if the auctioning process which is the first step in IPL is anything to go by, then it would not be wrong to say that a lot of those questions have already been silenced.
IPL4 fixtures have been made public and the net is swamped with their reports. IPL4 would be played across India and the IPL T20 schedule which is 51 day long, is pretty hectic, considering the number of extra matches that would have to be played with the entry of two new teams. Defending champions Chennai Super Kings’ home ground, Chennai, will be hosting both the opening and the final match of DLF Indian Premier League, 2011. The matches would begin on 8 April and extend to 28 May, with 70 matches to be played in total. Each team will play a total of 14 games, 7 at home and 7 away from home.
Following is the list of teams, who would be sweating it out in DLF Indian Premiere League 2011:
- Chennai Super Kings
- Mumbai Indians
- Delhi Daredevils
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Deccan Chargers
- Kolkata Knight Riders
- Rajasthan Royals
- Kings XI Punjab
- Kochi Tuskers Kerala (New Addition)
- Sahara Pune Warriors (New Addition)
Indian Premiere League is a marvel, a festival that brings all the Indians together and makes the world take notice. DLF Indian Premiere League2011 promises to be bigger and better, with the festival patakas guaranteed!
IPL 2011 Schedule | IPL 4 Schedule | Indian Premier League 2011 Time Table
|Apr 8, 2011||14:30||20:00||Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 1st IPL||Chennai|
|Apr 9, 2011||10:30||16:00||Deccan Chargers vs Rajasthan Royals, 2nd IPL||Hyderabad|
|Apr 9, 2011||14:30||20:00||Kochi Tuskers Kerala vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 3rd IPL||Kochi|
|Apr 10, 2011||10:30||16:00||Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians, 4th IPL||Delhi|
|Apr 10, 2011||14:30||20:00||Pune Warriors vs Kings XI Punjab, 5th IPL||Navi Mumbai|
|Apr 11, 2011||14:30||20:00||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Deccan Chargers, 6th IPL||Kolkata|
|Apr 12, 2011||10:30||16:00||Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils, 7th IPL||Jaipur|
|Apr 12, 2011||14:30||20:00||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, 8th IPL||Bangalore|
|Apr 13, 2011||10:30||16:00||Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings, 9th IPL||Mohali|
|Apr 13, 2011||14:30||20:00||Pune Warriors vs Kochi Tuskers Kerala, 10th IPL||Navi Mumbai|
|Apr 14, 2011||14:30||20:00||Deccan Chargers vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 11th IPL||Hyderabad|
|Apr 15, 2011||10:30||16:00||Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 12th IPL||Jaipur|
|Apr 15, 2011||14:30||20:00||Mumbai Indians vs Kochi Tuskers Kerala, 13th IPL||Mumbai|
|Apr 16, 2011||10:30||16:00||Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 14th IPL||Chennai|
|Apr 16, 2011||14:30||20:00||Deccan Chargers vs Kings XI Punjab, 15th IPL||Hyderabad|
|Apr 17, 2011||10:30||16:00||Pune Warriors vs Delhi Daredevils, 16th IPL||Navi Mumbai|
|Apr 17, 2011||14:30||20:00||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, 17th IPL||Kolkata|
|Apr 18, 2011||14:30||20:00||Kochi Tuskers Kerala vs Chennai Super Kings, 18th IPL||Kochi|
|Apr 19, 2011||10:30||16:00||Delhi Daredevils vs Deccan Chargers, 19th IPL||Delhi|
|Apr 19, 2011||14:30||20:00||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals, 20th IPL||Bangalore|
|Apr 20, 2011||10:30||16:00||Mumbai Indians vs Pune Warriors, 21st IPL||Mumbai|
|Apr 20, 2011||14:30||20:00||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kochi Tuskers Kerala, 22nd IPL||Kolkata|
|Apr 21, 2011||14:30||20:00||Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals, 23rd IPL||Mohali|
|Apr 22, 2011||10:30||16:00||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 24th IPL||Kolkata|
|Apr 22, 2011||14:30||20:00||Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, 25th IPL||Mumbai|
|Apr 23, 2011||14:30||20:00||Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab, 26th IPL||Delhi|
|Apr 24, 2011||10:30||16:00||Deccan Chargers vs Mumbai Indians, 27th IPL||Hyderabad|
|Apr 24, 2011||14:30||20:00||Rajasthan Royals vs Kochi Tuskers Kerala, 28th IPL||Jaipur|
|Apr 25, 2011||14:30||20:00||Chennai Super Kings vs Pune Warriors, 29th IPL||Chennai|
|Apr 26, 2011||14:30||20:00||Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 30th IPL||Delhi|
|Apr 27, 2011||10:30||16:00||Pune Warriors vs Chennai Super Kings, 31st IPL||Navi Mumbai|
|Apr 27, 2011||14:30||20:00||Kochi Tuskers Kerala vs Deccan Chargers, 32nd IPL||Kochi|
|Apr 28, 2011||14:30||20:00||Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 33rd IPL||Delhi|
|Apr 29, 2011||10:30||16:00||Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians, 34th IPL||Jaipur|
|Apr 29, 2011||14:30||20:00||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Pune Warriors, 35th IPL||Bangalore|
|Apr 30, 2011||10:30||16:00||Kochi Tuskers Kerala vs Delhi Daredevils, 36th IPL||Kochi|
|Apr 30, 2011||14:30||20:00||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab, 37th IPL||Kolkata|
|May 1, 2011||10:30||16:00||Rajasthan Royals vs Pune Warriors, 38th IPL||Jaipur|
|May 1, 2011||14:30||20:00||Chennai Super Kings vs Deccan Chargers, 39th IPL||Chennai|
|May 2, 2011||10:30||16:00||Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab, 40th IPL||Mumbai|
|May 2, 2011||14:30||20:00||Delhi Daredevils vs Kochi Tuskers Kerala, 41st IPL||Delhi|
|May 3, 2011||14:30||20:00||Deccan Chargers vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 42nd IPL||Hyderabad|
|May 4, 2011||10:30||16:00||Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, 43rd IPL||Chennai|
|May 4, 2011||14:30||20:00||Pune Warriors vs Mumbai Indians, 44th IPL||Navi Mumbai|
|May 5, 2011||10:30||16:00||Kochi Tuskers Kerala vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 45th IPL||Kochi|
|May 5, 2011||14:30||20:00||Deccan Chargers vs Delhi Daredevils, 46th IPL||Hyderabad|
|May 6, 2011||14:30||20:00||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab, 47th IPL||Bangalore|
|May 7, 2011||10:30||16:00||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings, 48th IPL||Kolkata|
|May 7, 2011||14:30||20:00||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils, 49th IPL||Mumbai|
|May 8, 2011||10:30||16:00||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kochi Tuskers Kerala, 50th IPL||Bangalore|
|May 8, 2011||14:30||20:00||Kings XI Punjab vs Pune Warriors, 51st IPL||Mohali|
|May 9, 2011||14:30||20:00||Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, 52nd IPL||Jaipur|
|May 10, 2011||10:30||16:00||Deccan Chargers vs Pune Warriors, 53rd IPL||Hyderabad|
|May 10, 2011||16:30||22:00||Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians, 54th IPL||Mohali|
|May 11, 2011||14:30||20:00||Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 55th IPL||Jaipur|
|May 12, 2011||14:30||20:00||Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils, 56th IPL||Chennai|
|May 13, 2011||14:30||20:00||Kochi Tuskers Kerala vs Kings XI Punjab, 57th IPL||Indore|
|May 14, 2011||10:30||16:00||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 58th IPL||Bangalore|
|May 14, 2011||14:30||20:00||Mumbai Indians vs Deccan Chargers, 59th IPL||Mumbai|
|May 15, 2011||14:30||20:00||Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils, 60th IPL||Dharmasala|
|May 15, 2011||14:30||20:00||Kochi Tuskers Kerala vs Rajasthan Royals, 61st IPL||Indore|
|May 16, 2011||14:30||20:00||Pune Warriors vs Deccan Chargers, 62nd IPL||Navi Mumbai|
|May 17, 2011||14:30||20:00||Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 63rd IPL||Dharmasala|
|May 18, 2011||14:30||20:00||Chennai Super Kings vs Kochi Tuskers Kerala, 64th IPL||Chennai|
|May 19, 2011||14:30||20:00||Pune Warriors vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 65th IPL||Navi Mumbai|
|May 20, 2011||14:30||20:00||Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, 66th IPL||Mumbai|
|May 21, 2011||10:30||16:00||Kings XI Punjab vs Deccan Chargers, 67th IPL||Dharmasala|
|May 21, 2011||14:30||20:00||Delhi Daredevils vs Pune Warriors, 68th IPL||Delhi|
|May 22, 2011||10:30||16:00||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, 69th IPL||Bangalore|
|May 22, 2011||14:30||20:00||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians, 70th IPL||Kolkata|
|May 24, 2011||14:30||20:00||TBC vs TBC, Qualifier 1 IPL||Mumbai|
|May 25, 2011||14:30||20:00||TBC vs TBC, Eliminator IPL||Mumbai|
|May 27, 2011||14:30||20:00||TBC vs TBC, Qualifier 2 IPL||Chennai|
|May 28, 2011||14:30||20:00||TBC vs TBC, Final IPL||Chennai|
Chennai Super Kings The defending champions, and also the winners of the Champions league T20, are still lead by the Indian World Cup winning captain MS Dhoni and if the temperament of their leader is anything to go by then they will be again a tough team to beat in the competition.
Last year’s runners up and a team that impressed everybody with their performance during the competition will again be title contenders. They have retained almost every player that performed in their previous stints, apart from pace spearhead Zaheer Khan.
Lead by opener Gautam Gambhir, the team looks a balanced one when compared with the last three squads that were there in the previous editions. The experience of Jacques Kallis and Brett Lee should help the team, while Ryan ten Doeschate could be another one to watch out for.
Delhi, too, has made a lot of changes in the squad but they still have Virender Sehwag and David Warner in the batting department, while the presence of Irfan Pathan should be handy with the ball.
The team who won the opening edition of the Indian Premier League is lead by the spin king Shane Warne. Apart from Warne, who is one of the most important members of the team, the squad also includes swashbuckling batsmen Ross Taylor and all-rounders Shane Watson and Paul Collingwood.
Winners of the second edition, the Chargers in the fourth year are not lead by dynamic wicket-keeper batsmen Adam Gilchrist, who is now in Kings XI Punjab. The team however will depend on wicket-keeper batsmen Kumara Sangakara in the batting, while Dale Steyn will be the one to watch out for with the ball.
Kings XI Punjab
After not being successful in the last two IPL seasons the side will be lead by Adam Gilchrist who was instrumental in winning the title for the Deccan Chargers.
However, the side will miss the local lad and man of the tournament in the World Cup –Yuvraj Singh who will play for Sahara Pune Warriors now.
Another team that has been consistent in performance in the previous two editions should continue its good run this time too.
Lead by New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori the team has an experienced captain. However, the most important addition to the squad is pacer Zaheer Khan who played a key role in winning the World Cup and was also the joint highest wicket taker in tournament.
Sahara Pune Warriors
An unknown entity and playing their first IPL, the team, however, has the man of the tournament during the World Cup. Yuvraj Singh’s form with the bat and ball is the biggest positive. The squad also includes Graeme Smith and Kiwi batsman Jesses Ryder.
The second team which will be playing the tournament for the first time should be the underdogs. The squad however does have Muthiah Muralidharan and VVS Laxman, whose experience should be of help for the team.