The schedule for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League was released earlier today, with Mumbai Indians hosting the Chennai Super Kings in the opening fixture of the tournament. The league stage of the IPL is extended by a week this year, as the double-headers on Saturdays have been scrapped - a first in IPL's history.
Delhi Capitals will begin their campaign in IPL 2020 on the second day of the tournament, as they take on Kings XI Punjab at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
The Delhi franchise, led by Shreyas Iyer, reached the play-offs of the tournament last year after years of disappointing performances in the IPL. The side was rechristened ahead of the 2019 season and was renamed from Delhi Daredevils. There was also a change in ownership, as Parth Jindal's JSW Group acquired stakes in the franchise.
Jindal is also the current chairman of Delhi Capitals.
In the auctions led for the 2020 season, the Capitals acquired Jason Roy, Chris Woakes, Alex Carey, Shimron Hetmyer, Mohit Sharma, Tushar Deshpande, Marcus Stoinis, and Lalit Yadav. Chris Morris, Colin Munro and Colin Ingram were among the notable players released by the franchise.
Here's the full schedule of Delhi Capitals:
March 30, Monday: Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab - 8:00 PM in Delhi
April 3, Friday: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals - 8:00 PM in Kolkata
April 5, Sunday: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals - 8:00 PM in Jaipur/Guwahati
April 10, Friday: Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - 8:00 PM in Delhi
April 13, Monday: Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings - 8:00 PM in Delhi
April 19, Sunday: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders - 4:00 PM in Delhi
April 22, Wednesday: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals - 8:00 PM in Bengaluru
April 26, Sunday: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals - 8:00 PM in Hyderabad
May 1, Friday: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals - 8:00 PM in Mumbai
May 3, Sunday: Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - 8:00 PM in Delhi
May 6, Wednesday: Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians - 8:00 PM in Delhi
May 10, Sunday: Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals - 4:00 PM in Chennai
May 13, Wednesday: Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals - 8:00 PM in Delhi
May 16, Saturday: Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals - 8:00 PM in Mohali