IPL 2018 Time Table, Captains Of Teams 

29 Mar, 2018 22:04 IST|Sakshi
IPL 2018 Time Table, Captains Of Teams

On Wednesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) released the full schedule of the eleventh edition of India’s annual showpiece cricket event, the Indian Premier League. The IPL 2018 will conduct 60 matches in 9 cities over a spectacular spree of 51 days, starting April 7, 2018.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Ajinkya Rahane led-Rajasthan Royals are back into the business after serving two year bans. The champions of the inaugural edition of the competition, Rajasthan Royals will miss the services of their supposed-to-be-captain Steve Smith, who faces ban after the recent ball-tampering scandal in the third South Africa-Australia Test match in Cape Town. Steve Smith’s SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) counter-part David Warner will also miss this season’s IPL due to a similar ban from international cricket.

Also Read: Top 10 Ball Tampering Incidents In Cricket History

CSK will lock horns with defending champions Mumbai Indians on the inaugural day of the IPL 2018 in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are to face hosts Kolkata Knight Riders the next day, before the Delhi Daredevils (DD) play Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) the next day.

Full Schedule of the IPL 2018

Match 1: Saturday, April 7, 2018:

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings
8 PM, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Match 2: Sunday, April 8, 2018:

Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab
4 PM, Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi

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Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore
8PM, Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Match 4: Monday, April 9, 2018:

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rajasthan Royals
8 PM, Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

Match 5: Tuesday, April 10, 2018:

Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders
8 PM, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Match 6: Wednesday, April 11, 2018:

Rajasthan Royals v Delhi Daredevils
8 PM, Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Match 7: Thursday, April 12, 2018:

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians
8 PM, Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

Match 8: Friday, April 13, 2018:

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab
8 PM, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Match 10: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Mumbai Indians v Delhi Daredevils
4 PM, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

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Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad
8 PM, Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Match 11: Sunday, April 15, 2018:

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals
4 PM, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

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Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings
8 PM, Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore

Match 13: Monday, April 16, 2018:

Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Daredevils
8 PM, Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Match 14: Tuesday, April 17, 2018:

Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore
8 PM, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Match 15: Wednesday, April 18, 2018:

Rajasthan Royals v Kolkata Knight Riders
8 PM, Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Match 16: Thursday, April 19, 2018:

Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad
8 PM, Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore

Match 17: Friday, April 20, 2018:

Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals
8 PM, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Match 18 & 19: Saturday, 21st April, 2018:

Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab
4 PM, Eden Gardens, Kolkata

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Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils
8 PM, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Match 20 & 21: Sunday, April 22, 2018:

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Chennai Super Kings
4 PM, Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

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Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians
8 PM, Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Match 22: Monday, April 23, 2018

Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils
8 PM, Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore

Match 23: Tuesday, April 24, 2018:

Mumbai Indians v Sunrisers Hyderabad
8PM, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Match 24: Wednesday, April 25, 2018:

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings
8 PM, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Match 25: Thursday, April 26, 2018:

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kings XI Punjab
8 PM, Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

Match 26: Friday, April 27, 2018:

Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders
8 PM, Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi

Match 27: Saturday, April 28, 2018:

Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians
8 PM, M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Match 28 & 29: Sunday, April 29, 2018:

Rajasthan Royals v Sunrisers Hyderabad
4 PM, Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

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Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders
8 PM, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Match 30: Monday, April 30, 2018:

Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils
8 PM, M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Match 31: Tuesday, May 1, 2018:

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians
8 PM, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Match 32: Wednesday, May 2, 2018:

Delhi Daredevils v Rajasthan Royals
8 PM, Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi

Match 33: Thursday, May 3, 2018:

Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings
8 PM, Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Match 34: Friday, May 4, 2018:

Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians
8 PM, IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

Match 35 & 36: Saturday, May 5, 2018:

Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore
4 PM, M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

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Sunrisers Hyderabad v Delhi Daredevils
8 PM, Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

Match 37 & 38: Sunday, May 6, 2018:

Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders
4 PM, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

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Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals
8 PM, IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

Match 39: Monday, May 7, 2018:

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Royal Challengers Bangalore
8 PM, Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

Match 40: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Rajasthan Royals v Kings XI Punjab
8 PM, Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Match 41: Wednesday, May 9, 2018:

Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians
8 PM, Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Match 42: Thursday, May 10, 2018:

Delhi Daredevils v Sunrisers Hyderabad
8 PM, Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi

Match 43: Friday, May 11, 2018:

Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings
8 PM, Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Match 44 & 45: Saturday, May 12, 2018:

Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders
4 PM, IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

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Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore
8 PM, Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, New Delhi

Match 46 & 47: Sunday, May 13, 2018:

Chennai Super Kings v Sunrisers Hyderabad
4 PM, M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

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Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals
8 PM, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Match 48: Monday, May 14, 2018:

Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore
8 PM, IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

Match 49: Tuesday, May 15, 2018:

Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals
8 PM, Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Match 50: Wednesday, May 16, 2018:

Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab
8 PM, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Match 51: Thursday, May 17, 2018:

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad
8 PM, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Match 52: Friday, May 18, 2018:

Delhi Daredevils v Chennai Super Kings
8 PM, Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi

Match 53 & 54: Saturday, May 19, 2018:

Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore
4 PM, Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

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Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders
8 PM, Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

Match 55 & 56: Sunday, May 20, 2018:

Delhi Daredevils v Mumbai Indians
4 PM, Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi

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Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab
8 PM, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Qualifier 1: Tuesday, May 22, 2018:

TBC v TBC*
8 PM, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Eliminator: Wednesday, May 22, 2018:

TBC v TBC
8 PM, TBC, TBC

Qualifier 2: Friday, May 25, 2018:

TBC v TBC
8 PM, TBC, TBC

Final: Sunday, May 27, 2018:

TBC v TBC
8 PM, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

(*TBC - To Be Confirmed)

Of all the 60 matches that are to be played in the IPL this season, 48 matches would start at 8 pm, whereas 12 matches are to start in the afternoon, i.e, at 4 pm.

After playing seven matches each in the group stage, the top four teams among the eight would advance to the playoff stage, where the teams will contest in Qualifier 1, Eliminator and Qualifier 2 for a spot in the IPL Final, that is scheduled to be played on 27th of May. Last year, Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians clinched the trophy for the record third time in IPL history.

With a comeback to the IPL arena, the CSK fanfare is basking on their glorious past under their highly successful captain, MS Dhoni. The former India captain drove the CSK to title victory on two occasions, consecutively in 2010 and 2011.

The Kolkata Knight Riders look to turn the tide in a bid to taste the IPL victory for the third time this season, with newly appointed captain Dinesh Karthik in added confidence from his last-ball six against Bangladesh in the Nidahas Trophy Final, when his scintillating innings of 29 runs from eight balls handed India the deserved trophy honours.

IPL Team And Captains:

Chennai Super Kings - Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Rajasthan Royals - Ajinkya Rahane

Sunrisers Hyderabad - Kane Williamson

Delhi Daredevils - Gautam Gambhir

Royal Challengers Bangalore - Virat Kohli

Kings XI Punjab - Ravichandran Ashwin

Kolkata Knight Riders - Dinesh Karthik

Mumbai Indians - Rohit Sharma

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