In this article, we enlist the IPL 2021 teams, full schedule, format, complete squads, and venues. The cricket fans are getting ready for the IPL 2021, which will be the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians (MI) are also ready to defend their title, who have won both the last two IPL trophies.
India will host the complete IPL 2021. All the eight existing teams will participate in this tournament while the tournament is totally unchanged from the previous editions. This IPL 2021 will run between 9th April to 30th May 2021 while six venues in six different cities will host this tournament.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this tournament will begin behind closed doors. Though the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is wishing to open the match venues for cricket fans at least in the late moment of the forthcoming IPL 2021, there is no certainty of this fan gathering.
IPL 2021 Teams (with best results)
Mumbai Indians (MI): Defending champions; 5-time IPL champions (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020)
Chennai Super Kings (CSK): 3-time IPL champions (2010, 2011 and 2018)
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): 2-time IPL champions (2012 and 2014)
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH): IPL 2016 winners
Rajasthan Royals (RR): Inaugural IPL winners (2008)
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): 3-time IPL runners-up (2009, 2011 and 2016)
Delhi Capitals (DC): IPL 2020 runners-up
Punjab Kings (PBKS): IPL 2014 runners-up
IPL 2021 Venues
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium (Chennai)
Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai)
Narendra Modi Stadium (Ahmedabad) – This venue will also host all the four playoffs matches in the IPL 2021
Arun Jaitley Stadium (Delhi)
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru)
Eden Gardens (Kolkata)
IPL 2021 Formats
League Stage: Double round-robin format where each team will meet all other teams twice. At the end of the league stage, the top four teams in the final points table will advance for the playoffs.
Qualifier 1: The final points table topper will face the second positioned team in the same points table. The winners of this match will directly qualify for the final of this tournament. Meanwhile, the losers of this match will wait for Qualifier 2.
Eliminator: The third and fourth positioned teams in the final points table will meet in this round. The winners of this match will advance for Qualifier 2 while the losers of this match will say goodbye to this tournament.
Qualifier 2: The winners of the Eliminator will face the losers of Qualifier 1 will meet in this knock-out match. The winners of this game will qualify for the final and the losers of this match will end their journey in this competition.
Final: The winners of Qualifier 1 and Qualifier 2 will face each other in this final. While the winners of this match will win the trophy of this tournament, the losers of this game will end this tournament as the runners-up.
IPL 2021 Complete Schedule
|Match no.||Date||Team vs Team||Venue||Time (IST)|
|1||9th April 2021||MI vs RCB||Chennai||19:30|
|2||10th April 2021||CSK vs DC||Mumbai||19:30|
|3||11th April 2021||SRH vs KKR||Chennai||19:30|
|4||12th April 2021||RR vs PBKS||Mumbai||19:30|
|5||13th April 2021||KKR vs MI||Chennai||19:30|
|6||14th April 2021||SRH vs RCB||Chennai||19:30|
|7||15th April 2021||RR vs DC||Mumbai||19:30|
|8||16th April 2021||PBKS vs CSK||Mumbai||19:30|
|9||17th April 2021||MI vs SRH||Chennai||19:30|
|10||18th April 2021||RCB vs KKR||Chennai||15:30|
|11||18th April 2021||DC vs PBKS||Mumbai||19:30|
|12||19th April 2021||CSK vs RR||Mumbai||19:30|
|13||20th April 2021||DC vs MI||Chennai||19:30|
|14||21st April 2021||PBKS vs SRH||Chennai||15:30|
|15||21st April 2021||KKR vs CSK||Mumbai||19:30|
|16||22nd April 2021||RCB vs RR||Mumbai||19:30|
|17||23rd April 2021||PBKS vs MI||Chennai||19:30|
|18||24th April 2021||RR vs KKR||Mumbai||19:30|
|19||25th April 2021||CSK vs RCB||Mumbai||15:30|
|20||25th April 2021||SRH vs DC||Chennai||19:30|
|21||26th April 2021||PBKS vs KKR||Ahmedabad||19:30|
|22||27th April 2021||DC vs RCB||Ahmedabad||19:30|
|23||28th April 2021||CSK vs SRH||Delhi||19:30|
|24||29th April 2021||MI vs RR||Delhi||15:30|
|25||29th April 2021||DC vs KKR||Ahmedabad||19:30|
|26||30th April 2021||PBKS vs RCB||Ahmedabad||19:30|
|27||1st May 2021||MI vs CSK||Delhi||19:30|
|28||2nd May 2021||RR vs SRH||Delhi||15:30|
|29||2nd May 2021||PBKS vs DC||Ahmedabad||19:30|
|30||3rd May 2021||KKR vs RCB||Ahmedabad||19:30|
|31||4th May 2021||SRH vs MI||Delhi||19:30|
|32||5th May 2021||RR vs CSK||Delhi||19:30|
|33||6th May 2021||RCB vs PBKS||Ahmedabad||19:30|
|34||7th May 2021||SRH vs CSK||Delhi||19:30|
|35||8th May 2021||KKR vs DC||Ahmedabad||15:30|
|36||8th May 2021||RR vs MI||Delhi||19:30|
|37||9th May 2021||CSK vs PBKS||Bengaluru||15:30|
|38||9th May 2021||RCB vs SRH||Kolkata||19:30|
|39||10th May 2021||MI vs KKR||Bengaluru||19:30|
|40||11th May 2021||DC vs RR||Kolkata||19:30|
|41||12th May 2021||CSK vs KKR||Bengaluru||19:30|
|42||13th May 2021||MI vs PBKS||Bengaluru||15:30|
|43||13th May 2021||SRH vs RR||Kolkata||19:30|
|44||14th May 2021||RCB vs DC||Kolkata||19:30|
|45||15th May 2021||KKR vs PBKS||Bengaluru||19:30|
|46||16th May 2021||RR vs RCB||Kolkata||15:30|
|47||16th May 2021||CSK vs MI||Bengaluru||19:30|
|48||17th May 2021||DC vs SRH||Kolkata||19:30|
|49||18th May 2021||KKR vs RR||Bengaluru||19:30|
|50||19th May 2021||SRH vs PBKS||Bengaluru||19:30|
|51||20th May 2021||RCB vs MI||Kolkata||19:30|
|52||21st May 2021||KKR vs SRH||Bengaluru||15:30|
|53||21st May 2021||DC vs CSK||Kolkata||19:30|
|54||22nd May 2021||PBKS vs RR||Bengaluru||19:30|
|55||23rd May 2021||MI vs DC||Kolkata||15:30|
|56||23rd May 2021||RCB vs CSK||Kolkata||19:30|
The top four teams (1st positioned team, 2nd positioned team, 3rd positioned team and 4th positioned team) in the final points table will qualify for the IPL 2021 Playoffs.
|Playoffs||Date||Team vs Team||Venue||Time (IST)|
|Qualifier 1||25th May 2021||1st positioned team vs 2nd positioned team||Ahmedabad||19:30|
|Eliminator||26th May 2021||3rd positioned team vs 4th positioned team||Ahmedabad||19:30|
|Qualifier 2||28th May 2021||Qualifier 1 losers vs Eliminator winners||Ahmedabad||19:30|
|Final||30th May 2021||Qualifier 1 winners vs Qualifier 2 winners||Ahmedabad||19:30|
IPL 2021 Complete Squads
Mumbai Indians (MI): Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton De Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Chris Lynn, Amolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Singh, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar.
Delhi Capitals (DC): Rishabh Pant (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ishant Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Praveen Dubey, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddharth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings.
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH): David Warner (C), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Virat Singh, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Jason Roy (overseas replacement for Mitchell Marsh), Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddharth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Shahbaz Nadeem, Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Jagadeesha Suchith.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Virat Kohli (C), AB De Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Daniel Sams, Harshal Patel, Kyle Jamieson, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Daniel Christian, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Suyash Prabhudessai, KS Bharat, Finn Allen (overseas replacement for Josh Philippe).
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Gurkeerat Singh (replacement of Rinku Singh), Rahul Tripathi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Andre Russell, Tim Seifert, Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Harbhajan Singh, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi.
Punjab Kings (PBKS): KL Rahul (C), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Prabhsimran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Dawid Malan, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Fabian Allen.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK): MS Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Faf Du Plessis, Deepak Chahar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Narayanan Jagadeesan, Lungi Ngidi, Shardul Thakur, Ambati Rayudu, R Sai Kishore, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, KM Asif, Krishnappa Gowtham, Moeen Ali, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Verma, C Hari Nishanth, Robin Uthappa.
Rajasthan Royals (RR): Sanju Samson (C), Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Chris Morris, Shivam Dube, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh.