KKR Vs DD play opener at Eden
Eden 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.
Following is the list of teams, who would be sweating it out in Pepsi Indian Premiere League 2011:
- Chennai Super Kings
- Mumbai Indians
- Delhi Daredevils
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Kolkata Knight Riders
- Rajasthan Royals
- Kings XI Punjab
- 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
|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.