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IPL 2024 Schedule: Champions CSK to face RCB in season opener in Chennai on March 22

MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings will kick off their title defence with a mouth-watering clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first match of the Indian Premier League 2024 at MA Chidambaram Stadium on March 22.

Written By: Sumeet Kavthale @sumeetkavthale New Delhi Updated on: February 22, 2024 18:29 IST
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IPL 2024 Schedule: Indian Premier League 2024 season will begin on March 22 at Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium where champions Chennai Super Kings will clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore in a high-voltage clash.

IPL unveiled the first phase of the schedule for the first 17 days considering the general election being held in March-April. The first 21 matches will be played from March 22 to April 7 where champions CSK will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore on March 22 and last season's runner-up Gujarat Titans will take on Mumbai Indians on March 24.

Chennai, Mumbai, Mohali, Kolkata, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Visakhapatnam are picked as venues to host the first 21 matches. Delhi's opening two games against Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders will be played in Vizag. Delhi's Arun Jaitley Stadium is set to host the Women's Premier League 2024 games from March 5 to 17 and might host the IPL games after. 

MS Dhoni guided Chennai Super Kings to their record-levelling fifth IPL title after a thrilling win over the 2022 winners Gujarat Titans in the final in Ahmedabad. Both teams will resume their rivalry in Chennai on March 26. Chennai and Mumbai are set to host two games while Bengaluru and Ahmedabad will organise three matches each in the first phase of the schedule.

Mohali is hosting the second match of the tournament between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals on March 23 in an afternoon leg. Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in their first match of the season at home on March 23. Rajasthan Royals are also set to play their first game of the IPL 2024 at home against Lucknow Super Ginats on March 24. 

The focus will be on Gujarat Titans' opening game against Mumbai Indians at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium on March 24. The former captain Hardik Pandya will be returning to Ahmedabad for the first time since his unprecedented move to Mumbai Indians where he was later appointed as the new skipper. 


March 22: CSK vs RCB
March 23: PBKS vs DC; KKR vs SRH
March 24: RR vs LSG; GT vs MI
March 25: RCB vs PBKS
March 26: CSK vs GT
March 27: SRH vs MI
March 28: RR vs DC
March 29: RCB vs KKR
March 30: LSG vs PBKS
March 31: GT vs SRH; DC vs CSK
April 1: MI vs RR
April 2: RCB vs LSG
April 3: DC vs KKR
April 4: GT v PBKS
April 5: SRH vs CSK
April 6: RR vs RCB
April 7: MI vs DC
April 7: LSG vs GT.


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