The Indian Premier League (IPL), officially called the Vivo Indian Premier League, is a glitzy and glamorous professional Twenty20 Cricket league in India which started in 2008. There are eight teams representing eight different Indian cities, namely Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals. The league was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and was a brainchild of Lalit Modi. The league, in its 10 years of existence, developed into the world's biggest and the richest T20 league. IPL also has an exclusive window in International Cricket Council's Future Tours Programme. The format of the league is divided into two halves - Round Robin and Qualifiers. Each of the eight teams will play each other twice in a home and away round robin format in the league phase. After the end of the league phase, the top two teams from the league phase will play against each other in 1st Qualifier for a place in the final. However, the team which loses in the 1st Qualifier will get another chance for the IPL by playing the second qualifying match (Winner of the Eliminator match between third and fourth place teams). The winner of the second qualifier will play the final match against the winner of the first qualifier.read more
Chennai Super Kings on Friday clinched their fourth Indian Premier League title after beating Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in the summit clash on Friday.
Mumbai Indians claimed undisputed supremacy in the IPL by securing their fourth title with a narrow one-run win over Chennai Super Kings in a pulsating final on Sunday.
In a dead rubber, Delhi Daredevils prevailed victorious over second-placed Chennai Super Kings as the bowlers did a brilliant job to restrict the batsmen, defeating them by 34 runs at Kotla.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have been running riot after making an impressive comeback in the IPL as AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali gave RCB a win against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Bengaluru.
Defending champions MI scored an imposing 210 for 6, riding on 19-year-old Kishan's 21-ball 62, studded with five fours and six sixes, and then bowled KKR out for 108 in 18.1 overs.
Sent into bat, Sunrisers managed a modest 146 but came back strongly after the break riding on yet another gutsy bowling display to restrict RCB to 141 for six.
In a thriller of a contest, Delhi Daredevils came out victorious as they defeated Rajasthan Royals by 4 runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla.
With this win, RCB have now moved to the fifth place in the table with six points while Mumbai are now seventh with just four points from eight matches.
Inspired by half-centuries from new skipper Iyer and Shaw, DD finally ended their three-match losing streak with a 55-run thumping win over KKR.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni once again showed his prowess was not on the wane as he blazed his way to a 34-ball 70 and powered Chennai Super Kings to a five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League
Shreyas Iyer tried his bit with 57 off 45 balls, but that was not enough, as the trio of Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye and Mujeeb ur Rahman picked up two wickets apiece to derail Delhi Daredevils' chase.
Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav claimed three wickets each as Kolkata Knight Riders thrashed Delhi Daredevils by 71 runs at Eden Gardens on Monday.
Skipper Kane Williamson scored a brilliant half-century to lead Sunrisers Hyderabad to an easy 5-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 11th edition of IPL at Eden Gardens.
Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma flew to Bengaluru to cheer for husband Virat Kohli and the Royal Challengers Bangalore team during an IPL match yesterday.
We wish this gorgeous diva a very Happy Birthday!
IPL has not only helped hundreds of cricketers establish themselves as T20 players but has also been surrounded by some exceptional facts and incidents, some of which are actually jaw-dropping. Lets take a look at some of them.
Four of the top five run scorers are the captains of their respective teams. Here is a list of the top five batsmen of IPL 9 till date.