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IPL 2023: Schedule, venues, format and other frequently asked questions

Updated on: 10 March,2023 06:33 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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The latest season is set to begin in Ahmedabad with a match between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans on March 31, with the final to be played on May 30

IPL 2023: Schedule, venues, format and other frequently asked questions

IPL 2023 (Pic Courtesy: BCCI/IPL)

The stage is set for the 16tth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which returns to India again, a year after Gujarat Titans took everyone by surprise and outclassed Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals in a fairytale debut season. The latest season is set to begin in Ahmedabad with a match between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans on March 31, with the final to be played on May 30. 

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will resume the home and away games this season. The teams have been divided into two groups comprising five teams each. Every team will play 14 league-stage matches, including seven home and away matches. The 16th edition of the IPL will be played across 12 venues over a span of 52 days.

Which teams are participating in IPL 2023?

The following ten franchises are part of the IPL 2023: Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Capitals (DC), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Punjab Kings (PBKS), Mumbai Indians (MI), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Gujarat Titans (GT), Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

Group A: Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals, Lucknow Super Giants, Rajasthan Royals

Group B: Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Punjab Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Gujarat Titans

What is the format of IPL 2023?

As always, all teams play each other twice in the league stage. The top four teams at the end of the league stage will qualify for the playoffs. The top two teams will play each other in the first playoff match, the winner would qualify for the final while the loser would get another opportunity to reach the summit clash. They would play the winner of the Eliminator, which will be played between the third and fourth teams in the points table, to seal their ticket to the final. 

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When and where is the 2023 edition of the IPL taking place?

India will host the cash-rich tournament. Matches will be held at twelve venues across the country – Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Jaipur, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mohali, Lucknow, Dharamshala and Ahmedabad. Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Hyderabad, and Kolkata will host seven matches each during the league stage, with Mohali and Jaipur playing hosts to five games each. Guwahati and Dharamshala will host two games each. Here are the venues for IPL 2023. 


31-Mar-23 – 19.30 – Gujarat Titans v Chennai Super Kings

09-Apr-23 – 15.30 – Gujarat Titans v Kolkata Knight Riders

16-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Gujarat Titans v Rajasthan Royals

25-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Gujarat Titans v Mumbai Indians

02-May-23 – 19.30 – Gujarat Titans v Delhi Capitals

07-May-23 – 15.30 – Gujarat Titans v Lucknow Super Giants

15-May-23 – 19.30 – Gujarat Titans v Sunrisers Hyderabad


01-Apr-23 – 15.30 – Punjab Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders

13-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Punjab Kings v Gujarat Titans

20-Apr-23 – 15.30 – Punjab Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore

28-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Punjab Kings v Lucknow Super Giants

03-May-23 – 19.30 – Punjab Kings v Mumbai Indians


01-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Lucknow Super Giants v Delhi Capitals

07-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Lucknow Super Giants v Sunrisers Hyderabad

15-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Lucknow Super Giants v Punjab Kings

22-Apr-23 – 15.30 – Lucknow Super v Giants Gujarat Titans

01-May-23 – 19.30 – Lucknow Super Giants v Royal Challengers Bangalore

04-May-23 – 15.30 – Lucknow Super Giants v Chennai Super Kings

16-May-23 – 19.30 – Lucknow Super Giants v Mumbai Indians


02-Apr-23 – 15.30 – Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rajasthan Royals

09-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Sunrisers Hyderabad v Punjab Kings

18-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians

24-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Sunrisers Hyderabad v Delhi Capitals

04-May-23 – 19.30 – Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders

13-May-23 – 15.30 – Sunrisers Hyderabad v Lucknow Super Giants

18-May-23 – 19.30 – Sunrisers Hyderabad v Royal Challengers Bangalore


02-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians

10-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Royal Challengers Bangalore v Lucknow Super Giants

15-Apr-23 – 15.30 – Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Capitals

17-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings

23-Apr-23 – 15.30 – Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals

26-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders

21-May-23 – 19.30 – Royal Challengers Bangalore v Gujarat Titans


03-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Chennai Super Kings v Lucknow Super Giants

12-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals

21-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Chennai Super Kings v Sunrisers Hyderabad

30-Apr-23 – 15.30 – Chennai Super Kings v Punjab Kings

06-May-23 – 15.30 – Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians

10-May-23 – 19.30 – Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Capitals

14-May-23 – 19.30 – Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders


04-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Delhi Capitals v Gujarat Titans

11-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Delhi Capitals v Mumbai Indians

20-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Delhi Capitals v Kolkata Knight Riders

29-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Delhi Capitals v Sunrisers Hyderabad

06-May-23 – 19.30 – Delhi Capitals v Royal Challengers Bangalore

13-May-23 – 19.30 – Delhi Capitals v Punjab Kings

20-May-23 – 15.30 – Delhi Capitals v Chennai Super Kings

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05-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Rajasthan Royals v Punjab Kings

08-Apr-23 – 15.30 – Rajasthan Royals v Delhi Capitals


08-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings

16-Apr-23 – 15.30 – Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders

22-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Mumbai Indians v Punjab Kings

30-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals

09-May-23 – 19.30 – Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore

12-May-23 – 19.30 – Mumbai Indians v Gujarat Titans

21-May-23 – 15.30 – Mumbai Indians v Sunrisers Hyderabad


06-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore

14-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad

23-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings

29-Apr-23 – 15.30 – Kolkata Knight Riders v Gujarat Titans

08-May-23 – 19.30 – Kolkata Knight Riders v Punjab Kings

11-May-23 – 19.30 – Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals

20-May-23 – 19.30 – Kolkata Knight Riders v Lucknow Super Giants


19-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Rajasthan Royals v Lucknow Super Giants

27-Apr-23 – 19.30 – Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings

05-May-23 – 19.30 – Rajasthan Royals v Gujarat Titans

07-May-23 – 19.30 – Rajasthan Royals v Sunrisers Hyderabad

14-May-23 – 15.30 – Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore


17-May-23 – 19.30 – Punjab Kings v Delhi Capitals

19-May-23 – 19.30 – Punjab Kings v Rajasthan Royals

What are the match timings for the upcoming IPL?

The night matches begin at 7.30 PM IST, while the day matches will have an afternoon start at 3.30 PM IST. There will be a total of 18 double-headers.

Where can I watch live stream IPL matches in India?

The IPL T20 will be telecast on the Star Sports network. The matches can also be watched on online platform Disney+ Hostar. Mid-Day will also be live-blogging all the matches.

Who are the captains of the participating IPL teams?

The following are the captains of eight IPL franchises.

GT: Hardik Pandya

CSK: MS Dhoni

DC: Rishabh Pant

KKR: Shreyas Iyer

LSG: KL Rahul

MI: Rohit Sharma

RCB: Faf du Plessis

RR: Sanju Samson

SRH: Aiden Markram

PK: Shikhar Dhawan

Who are the past winners of the IPL?

Here's a look at the last 15 IPL winners as well as runners-up:

2008: RR (CSK runners-up)

2009: Deccan Chargers (RCB runners-up)

2010: CSK (MI runners-up)

2011: CSK (RCB runners-up)

2012: KKR (CSK runners-up)

2013: MI (CSK runners-up)

2014: KK (KXIP runners-up)

2015: MI (CSK runners-up)

2016: SRH (RCB runners-up)

2017: MI (Rising Pune Supergiant runners-up)

2018: CSK (SRH runners-up)

2019: MI (CSK runners-up)

2020: MI (DC runners-up)

2021: CSK (KKR runners-up)

2022: Gujarat Titans (RR runners-up)

Here's the complete squad of respective IPL sides:

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

MS Dhoni (C), Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway, Dwaine Pretorius, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Mitchell Santner, Moeen Ali, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Simarjeet Singh, Subhranshu Senapati, Tushar Deshpande, Bhagath Varma, Ajay Mandal, Kyle Jamieson, Nishant Sindhu, Shaik Rasheed, Ben Stokes, Ajinkya Rahane

Delhi Capitals (DC)

Rishabh Pant (C), Aman Khan (T), David Warner, Anrich Nortje, Axar Patel, Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lalit Yadav, Lungisani Ngidi, Mitchell Marsh, Mustafizur Rahman, Pravin Dubey, Prithvi Shaw, Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Vicky Ostwal, Yash Dhull, Rilee Rossouw, Manish Pandey, Mukesh Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Phil Salt

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Glenn Phillips, Kartik Tyagi, Marco Jansen, Rahul Tripathi, T. Natarajan, Umran Malik, Washington Sundar, Mayank Dagar, Upendra Yadav, Sanvir Singh, Samarth Vyas, Vivrant Sharma, Mayank Markande, Adil Rashid, Heinrich Klaasen, Mayank Agarwal, Harry Brook

Punjab Kings (PBKS)

Shikhar Dhawan, Shahrukh Khan, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Raj Angad Bawa, Prabhsimran Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Jitesh Sharma, Baltej Singh Dhanda, Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Nathan Ellis, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Shivam Singh, Mohit Rathee, Vidwath Kaverappa, Harpreet Bhatia, Sikandar Raza, Sam Curran

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Virat Kohli, Akash Deep, Anuj Rawat, David Willey, Dinesh Karthik, Faf Du Plessis (C), Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Rajat Patidar, Shahbaz Ahamad, Siddharth Kaul, Suyash Prabhudessai, Wanindu Hasaranga, Sonu Yadav, Avinash Singh, Rajan Kumar, Manoj Bhandage, Will Jacks, Himanshu Sharma, Reece Topley

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Shreyas Iyer (C), Andre Russell, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana, Lockie Ferguson (T), Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (T), Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur (T), Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Shakib Al Hasan, Mandeep Singh, Litton Das, Kulwant Khejroliya, David Wiese, Suyash Sharma, Vaibhav Arora, N. Jagadeesan

Mumbai Indians (MI)

Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Akash Madhwal, Arjun Tendulkar, Dewald Brevis, Hrithik Shokeen, Ishan Kishan, Jason Behrendorff (T), Jasprit Bumrah, Jofra Archer, Kumar Kartikeya Singh, Mohd. Arshad Khan, N. Tilak Varma, Ramandeep Singh, Tim David, Tristan Stubbs, Raghav Goyal, Nehal Wadhera, Shams Mulani, Vishnu Vinod, Duan Jansen, Piyush Chawla, Jhye Richardson, Cameron Green

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Dhruv Jurel, K.C Cariappa, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Obed Mccoy, Prasidh Krishna, R. Ashwin, Riyan Parag, Sanju Samson (C), Shimron Hetmyer, Trent Boult, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Joe Root, Abdul P A, Akash Vashisht, Murugan Ashwin, KM Asif, Adam Zampa, Kunal Rathore, Donovan Ferreira, Jason Holder

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)

KL Rahul (C), Avesh Khan, Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda, K. Gowtham, Karan Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Kyle Mayers, Manan Vohra, Marcus Stoinis, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Mohsin Khan, Quinton De Kock, Ravi Bishnoi, Yudhvir Charak, Naveen-ul-Haq, Swapnil Singh, Prerak Mankad, Amit Mishra, Daniel Sams, Romario Shepherd, Yash Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Nicholas Pooran

Gujrat Titans (GT)

Hardik Pandya (C), Rashid Khan, Abhinav Sadarangani, Alzarri Joseph, B. Sai Sudharsan, Darshan Nalkande, David Miller, Jayant Yadav, Matthew Wade, Mohammad Shami, Noor Ahmad, Pradeep Sangwan, R. Sai Kishore, Rahul Tewatia, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Yash Dayal, Mohit Sharma, Joshua Little, Urvil Patel, Shivam Mavi, KS Bharat, Odean Smith, Kane Williamson

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