IPL 5 – IPL 2012 Schedule, Teams, Venue & Players

The 2012 IPL Season will get underway in Chennai on April 4. The nine-team T20 tournament will conclude on May 27. In total, 72 matches will be played over the 54 days.

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The IPL 2012 will be played at 12 venues – New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Dharamsala, Cuttack, Vizag, Kolkata, Jaipur, Mohali. In case Hyderabad is unable to host a few matches, Cuttack will get a chance.

The Final will be held in Chennai on May 27. The play-offs would be hosted by Bangalore and Chennai. Kochi Tuskers Kerala is not part of IPL 2012, as it was terminated by the BCCI.

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Following is the list of teams, who would be sweating it out in DLF Indian Premiere League 2011:

  1. Chennai Super Kings
  2. Mumbai Indians
  3. Delhi Daredevils
  4. Royal Challengers Bangalore
  5. Deccan Chargers
  6. Kolkata Knight Riders
  7. Rajasthan Royals
  8. Kings XI Punjab
  9. Sahara Pune Warriors

Indian Premiere League is a marvel, a festival that brings all the Indians together and makes the world take notice. DLF Indian Premiere League2012 promises to be bigger and better, with the festival patakas guaranteed!

IPL 2012 – Fixture & Schedule

DAY DATE MATCH TIME TEAM TEAM VENUE
Wed 04-Apr 1 8pm Chennai Super Kings Mumbai Indians Chennai
Thu 05-Apr 2 8pm Kolkata Knight Riders Delhi Daredevils Kolkata
Fri 06-Apr 3 4pm Mumbai Indians Pune Warriors India Mumbai
4 8pm Rajasthan Royals Kings XI Punjab Jaipur
Sat 07-Apr 5 4pm Royal Challengers Bangalore Delhi Daredevils Bangalore
6 8pm Deccan Chargers Chennai Super Kings Vizag
Sun 08-Apr 7 4pm Rajasthan Royals Kolkata Knight Riders Jaipur
8 8pm Pune Warriors India Kings XI Punjab Pune
Mon 09-Apr 9 8pm Deccan Chargers Mumbai Indians Vizag
Tue 10-Apr 10 4pm Royal Challengers Bangalore Kolkata Knight Riders Bangalore
11 8pm Delhi Daredevils Chennai Super Kings Delhi
Wed 11-Apr 12 8pm Mumbai Indians Rajasthan Royals Mumbai
Thu 12-Apr 13 4pm Chennai Super Kings Royal Challengers Bangalore Chennai
14 8pm Kings XI Punjab Pune Warriors India Mohali
Fri 13-Apr 15 8pm Kolkata Knight Riders Rajasthan Royals Kolkata
Sat 14-Apr 16 4pm Delhi Daredevils Deccan Chargers Delhi
17 8pm Pune Warriors India Chennai Super Kings Pune
Sun 15-Apr 18 4pm Kolkata Knight Riders Kings XI Punjab Kolkata
19 8pm Royal Challengers Bangalore Rajasthan Royals Bangalore
Mon 16-Apr 20 8pm Mumbai Indians Delhi Daredevils Mumbai
Tue 17-Apr 21 4pm Rajasthan Royals Deccan Chargers Jaipur
22 8pm Royal Challengers Bangalore Pune Warriors India Bangalore
Wed 18-Apr 23 8pm Kings XI Punjab Kolkata Knight Riders Mohali
Thu 19-Apr 24 4pm Deccan Chargers Delhi Daredevils Hyderabad / Cuttack
25 8pm Chennai Super Kings Pune Warriors India Chennai
Fri 20-Apr 26 8pm Kings XI Punjab Royal Challengers Bangalore Mohali
Sat 21-Apr 27 4pm Chennai Super Kings Rajasthan Royals Chennai
28 8pm Delhi Daredevils Pune Warriors India Delhi
Sun 22-Apr 29 4pm Mumbai Indians Kings XI Punjab Mumbai
30 8pm Deccan Chargers Kolkata Knight Riders Hyderabad / Cuttack
Mon 23-Apr 31 8pm Rajasthan Royals Royal Challengers Bangalore Jaipur
Tue 24-Apr 32 4pm Pune Warriors India Delhi Daredevils Pune
33 8pm Kolkata Knight Riders Deccan Chargers Kolkata
Wed 25-Apr 34 4pm Kings XI Punjab Mumbai Indians Mohali
35 8pm Royal Challengers Bangalore Chennai Super Kings Bangalore
Thu 26-Apr 36 8pm Pune Warriors India Deccan Chargers Pune
Fri 27-Apr 37 8pm Delhi Daredevils Mumbai Indians Delhi
Sat 28-Apr 38 4pm Chennai Super Kings Kings XI Punjab Chennai
39 8pm Kolkata Knight Riders Royal Challengers Bangalore Kolkata
Sun 29-Apr 40 4pm Delhi Daredevils Rajasthan Royals Delhi
Sun 29-Apr 41 8pm Mumbai Indians Deccan Chargers Mumbai
Mon 30-Apr 42 8pm Chennai Super Kings Kolkata Knight Riders Chennai
Tue 01-May 43 4pm Deccan Chargers Pune Warriors India Hyderabad
44 8pm Rajasthan Royals Delhi Daredevils Jaipur
Wed 02-May 45 8pm Royal Challengers Bangalore Kings XI Punjab Bangalore
Thu 03-May 46 8pm Pune Warriors India Mumbai Indians Pune
Fri 04-May 47 8pm Chennai Super Kings Deccan Chargers Chennai
Sat 05-May 48 4pm Kolkata Knight Riders Pune Warriors India Kolkata
49 8pm Kings XI Punjab Rajasthan Royals Mohali
Sun 06-May 50 4pm Mumbai Indians Chennai Super Kings Mumbai
51 8pm Royal Challengers Bangalore Deccan Chargers Bangalore
Mon 07-May 52 8pm Delhi Daredevils Kolkata Knight Riders Delhi
Tue 08-May 53 4pm Pune Warriors India Rajasthan Royals Pune
54 8pm Deccan Chargers Kings XI Punjab Hyderabad
Wed 09-May 55 8pm Mumbai Indians Royal Challengers Bangalore Mumbai
Thu 10-May 56 8pm Rajasthan Royals Chennai Super Kings Jaipur
Fri 11-May 57 8pm Pune Warriors India Royal Challengers Bangalore Pune
Sat 12-May 58 4pm Kolkata Knight Riders Mumbai Indians Kolkata
59 8pm Chennai Super Kings Delhi Daredevils Chennai
Sun 13-May 60 4pm Rajasthan Royals Pune Warriors India Jaipur
61 8pm Kings XI Punjab Deccan Chargers Mohali
Mon 14-May 62 4pm Royal Challengers Bangalore Mumbai Indians Bangalore
63 8pm Kolkata Knight Riders Chennai Super Kings Kolkata
Tue 15-May 64 8pm Delhi Daredevils Kings XI Punjab Delhi
Wed 16-May 65 8pm Mumbai Indians Kolkata Knight Riders Mumbai
Thu 17-May 66 4pm Kings XI Punjab Chennai Super Kings Dharamsala
67 8pm Delhi Daredevils Royal Challengers Bangalore Delhi
Fri 18-May 68 8pm Deccan Chargers Rajasthan Royals Hyderabad
Sat 19-May 69 4pm Kings XI Punjab Delhi Daredevils Dharamsala
70 8pm Pune Warriors India Kolkata Knight Riders Pune
Sun 20-May 71 4pm Deccan Chargers Royal Challengers Bangalore Hyderabad
72 8pm Rajasthan Royals Mumbai Indians Jaipur

PLAY OFF WEEK

Tue 22-May QUALIFIER 1 8pm First Placed Team Second Placed Team Bangalore
Wed 23-May ELIMINATOR 8pm Third Placed Team Fourth Placed Team Bangalore
Fri 25-May QUALIFIER 2 8pm Winner of Eliminator Loser of Qualifier 1 Chennai
Sun 27-May FINAL 8pm Winner of Qualifier 1 Winner of Qualifier 2 Chennai

Please note that this schedule may be subject to change for any reason as may be required in the sole opinion of BCCI-IPL.

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.

Mumbai Indians

Last year’s runners up and a team that impressed everybody with their performance during the competition will again be title contenders.

Kolkata Knight Riders

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 Daredevils

New 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.

Rajasthan Royals

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.

Deccan Chargers

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 Singhwho will play for Sahara Pune Warriors now.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

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 CupYuvraj Singh’s form with the bat and ball is the biggest positive. The squad also includes Graeme Smith and Kiwi batsman Jesses Ryder.