IPL 6 – IPL 2013 Schedule, Teams, Venue & Players

KKR Vs DD play opener at Eden

21 ipl logo new IPL 6   IPL 2013 Schedule, Teams, Venue & PlayersEden Gardens to host the inaugural match of the sixth edition of Indian Premier League between IPL 5 champions Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils on April 3, 2013.

According to iplt20.com, the official site Sunrisers Hyderabad would draw a lot of attention in the sixth edition of the cash-rich league after joining the IPL family this October.

Sunrisers will face Pune Warriors India on Apr 5, 2013 in their IPL debut.

The format for Pepsi IPL will be the same as the fifth edition, while all the nine teams will play the other eight teams twice (home and away). Top four teams at the end of the round-robin stage would qualify for the Playoffs.

Ranchi and Dharamsala, hosting international ODI matches earlier in 2013, will be hosting two matches each in the sixth edition of IPL.

“The countdown to PEPSI IPL 2013 has begun. We are poised to witness a competition that will be as, if not more, spectacular, than its predecessors. The greatest cricketers on this planet will join forces with the stars of the future, to deliver some exhilarating cricket for their respective teams. The teams will play hard, but fair, and the most consistent of the lot will be crowned the PEPSI IPL 2013 Champion on 26 May 2013,” Rajeev Shukla, Chairman, IPL, said.

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

  1. Chennai Super Kings
  2. Mumbai Indians
  3. Delhi Daredevils
  4. Royal Challengers Bangalore
  5. Sunrisers
  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. Pepsi Indian Premiere League 2013 promises to be bigger and better, with the festival patakas guaranteed!

IPL 2013  FIXTURE & SCHEDULE

 Date
 Time      Match             Teams                    Venue
 Apr 3  8 PM       1  KKR Vs DD  Eden Gardens, Kolkata
 Apr 4  8 PM       2  RCB Vs MI  M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
 Apr 5  8 PM       3  SRH Vs PWI  Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
 Apr 6  4 PM       4  DD Vs RR  Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
 Apr 6  8 PM       5  CSK Vs MI  MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
 Apr 7  4 PM       6  PWI Vs KXIP  Subrata Roy Sahara Cricket Stadium, Pune
 Apr 7  8 PM       7  SRH Vs RCB  Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
 Apr 8  8 PM       8  RR Vs KKR  Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
 Apr 9  8 PM       9  MI Vs DD  Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
 Apr 10  8 PM      10  KXIP Vs CSK  Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
 Apr 11  4 PM      11  RCB Vs KKR  M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
 Apr 11  8 PM      12  PWI Vs RR  Subrata Roy Sahara Cricket Stadium, Pune
 Apr 12  8 PM      13  DD Vs SR  Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
 Apr 13  4 PM      14  MI Vs PWI  Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
 Apr 13  8 PM      15  CSK Vs RCB  MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
 Apr 14  4 PM      16  KKR Vs SRH  Eden Gardens, Kolkata
 Apr 14  8 PM      17  RR Vs KXIP  Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
 Apr 15  8 PM      18  CSK Vs PWI  MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
 Apr 16  4 PM      19  KXIP Vs KKR  Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
 Apr 16  8 PM      20  RCB Vs DD  M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
 Apr 17  4 PM      21  PWI Vs SRH  Subrata Roy Sahara Cricket Stadium, Pune
 Apr 17  8 PM      22  RR Vs MI  Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
 Apr 18  8 PM      23  DD Vs CSK  Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
 Apr 19  8 PM      24  SRH Vs KXIP  Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
 Apr 20  4 PM      25  KKR Vs CSK  Eden Gardens, Kolkata
 Apr 20  8 PM      26  RCB Vs RR  M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
 Apr 21  4 PM      27  DD Vs MI  Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
 Apr 21  8 PM      28  KXIP Vs PWI  Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
 Apr 22  8 PM      29  CSK Vs RR  MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
 Apr 23  4 PM      30  RCB Vs PWI  M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
 Apr 23  8 PM      31  KXIP Vs DD  Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
 Apr 24  8 PM      32  KKR Vs MI  Eden Gardens, Kolkata
 Apr 25  8 PM      33  CSK Vs SRH  MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
 Apr 26  8 PM      34  KKR Vs KXIP  Eden Gardens, Kolkata
 Apr 27  4 PM      35  RR Vs SRH  Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
 Apr 27  8 PM      36  MI Vs RCB  Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
 Apr 28  4 PM      37  CSK Vs KKR  MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
 Apr 28  8 PM      38  DD Vs PWI  Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
 Apr 29  4 PM      39  RR Vs RCB  Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
 Apr 29  8 PM      40  MI Vs KXIP  Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
 Apr 30  8 PM      41  PWI Vs CSK  Subrata Roy Sahara Cricket Stadium, Pune
 May 1  4 PM      42  SRH Vs MI  Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
 May 1  8 PM      43  DD Vs KKR  Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
 May 2  4 PM      44  CSK Vs KXIP  MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
 May 2  8 PM      45  PWI Vs RCB  Subrata Roy Sahara Cricket Stadium, Pune
 May 3  8 PM      46  KKR Vs RR  Eden Gardens, Kolkata
 May 4  4 PM      47  SRH Vs DD  Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
 May 4  8 PM      48  RCB Vs KXIP  M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
 May 5  4 PM      49  MI Vs CSK  Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
 May 5  8 PM      50  RR Vs PWI  Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
 May 6  8 PM      51  RCB Vs SRH  M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
 May 7  4 PM      52  RR Vs DD  Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
 May 7  8 PM      53  MI Vs KKR  Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
 May 8  8 PM      54  SRH Vs CSK  Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
 May 9  4 PM      55  KXIP Vs RR  Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
 May 9  8 PM      56  PWI Vs KKR  Subrata Roy Sahara Cricket Stadium, Pune
 May 10  8 PM      57  DD Vs RCB  Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
 May 11  4 PM      58  PWI Vs MI  Subrata Roy Sahara Cricket Stadium, Pune
 May 11  8 PM      59  KXIP Vs SRH  Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
 May 12  4 PM      60  KKR Vs RCB  JSCA International Cricket Stadium, Ranchi
 May 12  8 PM      61  RR Vs CSK  Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
 May 13  4 PM      62  DD Vs KXIP  Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
 May 13  8 PM      63  MI Vs SRH  Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
 May 14  8 PM      64  KKR Vs PWI  JSCA International Cricket Stadium, Ranchi
 May 15  4 PM      65  CSK Vs DD  MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
 May 15  8 PM      66  MI Vs RR  Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
 May 16  8 PM      67  KXIP Vs RCB  HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala
 May 17  8 PM      68  SRH Vs RR  Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
 May 18  4 PM      69  KXIP Vs MI  HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala
 May 18  8 PM      70  PWI Vs DD  Subrata Roy Sahara Cricket Stadium, Pune
 May 19  4 PM      71  RCB Vs CSK  M Chidambaram Stadium, Bangalore
 May 19  8 PM      72  SRH Vs KKR  Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
                                            PLAY OFF WEEK
 May 21  8 PM  QUALIFIER 1  Top 1 Team Vs Top 2 Team  MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
 May 22  8 PM  ELIMINATOR  Top 3 Team Vs Top 4 Team  MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
 May 24  8 PM  QUALIFIER 2  Winner of Eliminator Vs Loser of Q1  Eden Gardens, Kolkata
 May 26  8 PM     FINAL  Winner of Q1 Vs Winner of Q2  Eden Gardens, Kolkata

The sixth season of the IPL is all set to kick off on the 3rd of April at the Eden Gardens between home team Kolkata Knight Riders and the Delhi Daredevils. The format however, remains the same with every one of the nine teams playing each other on home and away basis.

Amidst all the controversy that the Deccan Chargers were surrounded by, there is a new team that had risen from the ashes – Sunrisers! The Hyderabad team that was bought by Sun Network for 85.05 crore per year for the next 5 years, is the second most expensive team in the IPL after the Sahara Pune Warriors. The brand ambassador of the team is the local boy – VVS Laxman while Krishnamachari Srikkanth will be mentor and strategic analyst. Kings XI Punjab’s former coach, Tom Moody was named coach of the Sunrisers.

The Sunrisers have retained 20 of the Deccan Chargers’ players: Kumar Sangakkara (captain), Cameron White, Dale Steyn, Chris Lynn, Jean-Paul Duminy, Juan Theron, Abhishek Jhunjunwala, Akash Bhandari, Akshath Reddy, Amit Mishra, Anand Rajan, Ankit Sharma, Bharat Chipli, Biplab Samantray, Shikhar Dhawan, Veer Pratap Singh, Parthiv Patel, Ashish Reddy, DB Ravi Teja and Ishant Sharma. The team is looking at picking up some Pakistani players in the auction that would be held sometime in February, citing the need of allrounders. The Sunrisers kick off their maiden campaign with a home-game against the Pune Warriors on April 5th.

The preliminary-round will end on May 19th and the top 4 teams will then head into the playoffs. The Eliminator and the Qualifier will be played on the 21st and 22nd of May, respectively, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

KXIP will play their last two home games at the HPCA Stadium in Dharmashala, like in the previous seasons. Also, the newly-constructed stadium at Ranchi – the JSCA International Stadium will host KKR’s last two games.

The next set of auction will be held on the 3rd of February.