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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.

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IPL 2019: CSK will look to contain Russell as they gear up to clash with KKR

Sports | Apr 08, 2019, 06:27 PM IST

The MS Dhoni led CSK, which beat Kings XI Punjab on Saturday rather convincingly, will be wary of the Dinesh Karthik's KKR.

IPL 2019: Showman Hardik Pandya stars as Mumbai Indians humble Chennai Super Kings by 37 runs

Sports | Apr 04, 2019, 01:09 PM IST

Hardik Pandya was characteristically quirky as well as breathtaking and the highlight was the helicopter shot in front of its synonym, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, as Mumbai Indians humbled Chennai Super Kings by 37 runs in the IPL.

IPL 2019: Shane Warne slams R Ashwin for 'Mankading' Jos Buttler

Sports | Mar 26, 2019, 05:40 PM IST

Spin wizard Shane Warne has come down heavily on R Ashwin for 'Mankading' Jos Buttler in an IPL match. Warne termed Ashwin's action as "disgraceful" and against the spirit of the game.

IPL 2019: Russell, Rana stun Hyderabad as Kolkata win by 6 wickets

Sports | Mar 26, 2019, 05:40 PM IST

Andre Russell smashed an explosive 49 to spoil David Warner's scintillating IPL comeback as Kolkata Knight Riders pulled off a dramatic six-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.

IPL 2019, MI vs DC: Rishabh Pant stars as rejuvenated Delhi smash Mumbai at Wankhede

Sports | Mar 25, 2019, 12:37 PM IST

Mumbai Indians suffered a 37-run loss in their opening game of IPL 2019 as a rechristened Delhi Capitals romped to a victory at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.

Rohit Sharma confirms his batting position for Mumbai Indians ahead of IPL 2019

Sports | Mar 19, 2019, 11:06 PM IST

Rohit Sharma played in the middle-order mostly in IPL 11 with Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav opening the batting.

No one better than Virat Kohli at the moment in all three formats: Virender Sehwag to IndiaTV

Cricket Ki Baat | Aug 24, 2018, 08:44 PM IST

Even international players, when I talk to them in the IPL, they talk about Kohli and want to know what makes him so successful: Sehwag

Age is just a number, fitness matters, says MS Dhoni after leading CSK to 3rd IPL title triumph

Cricket Ki Baat | May 28, 2018, 07:56 PM IST

After CSK lifted their third IPL title on Sunday, skipper MS Dhoni put "fitness" ahead of any other factor for success. CSK hammered Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets, he opined that its the fitness of players which matters the most.

Difficult for India to win series in England without Virat: Virender Sehwag to IndiaTV

Cricket Ki Baat | May 24, 2018, 09:12 PM IST

The shocking news of Virat Kohli's neck injury has put a big question mark over his participation in upcoming India's tour of England. Kohli was scheduled to play for English County side Surrey next month to prepare himself for the England tour.

IPL 2018: Chennai knock Punjab out, Delhi end Mumbai's run

Cricket Ki Baat | May 21, 2018, 08:22 PM IST

Chennai Super Kings ended Kings XI Punjab's IPL playoffs hopes with a five-wicket win and Delhi Daredevils stopped defending champion Mumbai Indians from advancing with an 11-run victory on Sunday.

IPL 2018: Spirited Rajasthan Royals knock out Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore

Cricket Ki Baat | May 20, 2018, 08:07 PM IST

Chasing 165-run target against Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore made a heavy weather of the run chase and got bundled out for 134 runs, with Gopal (4/16) ripping through the top order at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Saturday.

IPL 2018: Brilliant Bumrah outshines Rahul's 94 as Mumbai stay alive for playoffs

Cricket Ki Baat | May 17, 2018, 07:59 PM IST

Defending champions Mumbai Indians pulled off a three-run victory over Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday and stayed in contention for a place in the playoffs.

IPL 2018: Virat Kohli falls while playing football, likely to have injured back

Cricket Ki Baat | May 11, 2018, 08:38 PM IST

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli was seen playing football in a video, but unfortunately, the batsman fell while kicking the football. Take a look

IPL 2018: Never thought I would play for Kings XI Punjab, says KL Rahul

Cricket Ki Baat | May 11, 2018, 08:28 PM IST

KL Rahul is easily among the few standout performers of the ongoing IPL 2018 which has reached its business end. The right-handed batsman has hardly put a foot wrong in the cash-rich league and has scored prolifically for his franchise - KXIP

BCCI names Virat Kohli as India's skipper for Ireland T20Is despite County commitments

Cricket Ki Baat | May 10, 2018, 07:57 PM IST

The Board of Control for Cricket of India (BCCI) has named Virat Kohli as Team India skipper for the Ireland T20Is, however, the 29-year old will be playing for Surrey in County cricket at the time.

KXIP's KL Rahul calls unbeaten 84 against RR his 'most satisfying IPL 2018 knock'

Cricket Ki Baat | May 07, 2018, 08:12 PM IST

Kings XI Punjab opener Lokesh Rahul said he was really satisfied with his match-winning performance against Rajasthan Royals.

IPL 2018: CSK thrash RCB; SRH beat Delhi Daredevils to top table

Cricket Ki Baat | May 06, 2018, 07:51 PM IST

An MS Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings once again added a loss to Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore's tally whereas, Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Delhi Daredevils with ease to top the IPL 2018 table.

Want to be known as classic spinner instead of mysterious one: Kuldeep Yadav

Cricket Ki Baat | Apr 29, 2018, 09:35 PM IST

After cementing his position as India regular in the limited-overs squad, Kuldeep Yadav is now putting in the hard yards to establish his reputation as a classic spinner instead of a mystery one.

IPL 2018: SRH beat MI in low scoring target; Kohli's RCB faces Dhoni's CSK

Cricket Ki Baat | Apr 25, 2018, 07:46 PM IST

The Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Mumbai Indians by 31 runs in a surprisngly low scoring target set by the Kane Williamson side. On the other hand in a high octane clash, the RCB will host CSK at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on April 25.

OMG: Team Rahul Gandhi battles it out against Shah, Modi in IPL (Indian Political League)

Oh My God | Apr 23, 2018, 06:27 PM IST

OMG: Team Rahul Gandhi battles it out against Shah, Modi in IPL (Indian Political League)