The Indian Premier League was established in 2008 by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The league follows the T20 cricket format and currently comprises ten teams from three states and ten cities across India.
Whether you are a cricket fan or punter, the IPL remains one of the cricket events you don’t want to miss out on. It is one of the most viewed sports leagues globally, delivering top-quality cricket games and offering endless betting opportunities.
Indian Premier League 2023, also known as the TATA IPL 16 for sponsorship reasons, is the next big edition of the league. Hence we’ve put together this comprehensive article to explore everything you need to know about Indian Premier League matches 2023.
History of the Indian Premier League
Following India’s success in the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup, the BCCI launched the Indian Premier League, a franchise-based Twenty20 cricket league, on September 13, 2007. The inaugural season began in April 2008, with a star-stunned ceremony in New Delhi.
Lalit Modi, BCCI vice-president who championed the Indian Premier League campaign, explained every detail of the league, including prize money, franchise income scheme, and team composition restrictions.
The league’s format at inception drew inspiration from the NBA in the United States and European football, especially the English Premier League.
At the inception, there was an agreement that a seven-man governing council comprised of former India players and BCCI executives would oversee the affairs of the IPL. The board also concluded that the top two teams in the league would qualify for the Champions League Twenty20 the same year.
An auction was held on January 24, 2008, to choose the proprietors of the new league, with the total base costs of the franchises costing roughly $400 million. The winning bids and locations where the teams will be headquartered were announced at the end of the auction, and they include the following:
It is also worth noting that Pakistani players have been banned from participating in the league because of Pakistan’s involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks.
Modifications and Expansion
Two new franchises, Kochi Tuskers Kerala and Pune Warriors India joined the eight founding franchises of the Indian Premier League on March 21, 2010, just shortly before the 2011 season. However, Kochi Tuskers Kerala was disbanded in November 2011 due to a breach of the BCCI’s regulations.
Similarly, the BCCI ruled in September 2012 that the 2009 winners, the Deccan Chargers, would be terminated due to the team’s inability to find new owners. The Decan chargers were replaced in an auction the following month as Sun TV Network emerged as the winner for the Hyderabad license. This gave rise to a new team name, Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The Pune Warriors India quit the league in May 2013 due to financial disagreements with the BCCI. Also, the pioneer season champions, Rajasthan Royals, and two-time champions, Chennai Super Kings, were suspended for two seasons in June 2015 due to their involvement in an illegal betting scam. Consequently, an auction was held to determine the replacement for the suspended teams for those two seasons. The emerging teams were the Gujarat Lions and the Rising Pune Supergiant.
Following the dissolution of the two replacement franchises and the reinstatement of the suspended ones in 2017, the total number of teams in the league went back to eight. However, the league experienced a significant modification in August 2021 with the announcement that two new franchises will join the league beginning with the 2022 season. These added teams are the Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans, increasing the number of participating teams to ten.
Below is the group division of the IPL match list 2023:
|Group A||Group B|
|Mumbai Indians||Gujarat Titans|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||Punjab Kings|
|Rajasthan Royals||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|Delhi Capitals||Chennai Super Kings|
|Lucknow Super Giants||Sunrisers Hyderabad|
Impact of the Indian Premier League on Indian Cricket
Although cricket has always been the most popular sport, if not a religion, in India, it is undeniable that the establishment of the Indian Premier League has revolutionized the state of the sport in the country.
Following its establishment in 2008, the league has become the most prominent cricket league and one of the most viewed sports leagues globally. In its recently concluded 2022 edition, the league drew a whopping 229 million TV viewers in its first week. Also, with several international cricket stars in the league, it is safe to say it has drawn the whole world’s attention to Indian cricket.
The reason for the prominence of the league is not far-fetched. For starters, the league is heavily funded. In fact, it is considered the second most valuable sports league globally, with its players enjoying colossal prize money, salaries, and attractive sponsorship deals. Therefore, it is no surprise that the league is flocked by some of the world’s finest cricket players.
According to Duff & Phelps, the league’s brand value in 2019 was $5.9 billion. Also, according to the BCCI, the 2015 season of the league contributed US$140 million to the Indian economy’s GDP.
Beyond India, the league has also inspired several other cricket leagues across several countries. Seeing the success of the Indian Premier League, these countries went to set up their own T20 leagues, increasing the worldwide prominence of the sport. Examples of these leagues include:
- Bangladesh Premier League (BPL)
- Pakistan Super League (PSL)
- Australian Big Bash League
- Afghanistan Premier League
- Carribean Premier League
Indian Premier League 2023 Format
The IPL is played in the Twenty20 (T20) format, one of the major three formats of cricket recognized by the International cricket Council (ICC). The other two formats are the One-Day Internationals and Test cricket, the oldest format.
In the T20 cricket format, the two teams involved get one inning each in a match, with a cap of 20 overs. A Twenty20 IPL match often lasts approximately two and a half hours, with an official 10-minute break between each inning and each inning lasting roughly 70 minutes. This format of the sport was created specifically by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to be substantially shorter than the other two.
The idea of T20 cricket was to make an explosive, action-packed, and fast-paced version of the sport that would appeal to more people, especially the younger people who find the other formats too long and tedious. Also, the ECB wanted to create a cricket match with almost the same duration as other major team sports.
With the new ten-team slot introduced in the 15th season of the Indian Premier League in 2021, the Round-Robin format, where eight teams play each other twice in 14 games, was abolished. Instead, two virtual groups, A and B, of five teams were added, similar to the 2011 season when ten teams were likewise involved.
The group stage will see each team play against every other team in its group twice and once against the teams in the other group, making 14 matches for each team. The top four teams after the league stage will advance to the playoffs.
The first Qualifying IPL match in the playoffs pits the top two teams from the league phase against one another, with the victor advancing directly to the league final. The loser of the first qualifying match gets a second shot into the finals by playing in the second qualifying IPL match against the winner of the eliminator match.
The third-place team from the league phase plays the fourth-place team in an elimination game, and the winner faces the loser of the first qualifying game in the second qualifying match. The winner of this second qualifying match makes it to the finals.
IPL 2023 Teams
The Indian Premier League is home to some of the best cricket teams in the world. Let’s get into the list of teams to expect in the IPL league 2023:
Owned by CVC Capital Partners, Gujarat Titans (GT) is an IPL franchise from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. This team was founded in 2021, and they play their home games at Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera.
The Hardik Pandya-led team is the current league champions, having won last season, which, surprisingly, was their debut season. Gujarat became the second club in IPL history to win in their debut season after the Rajasthan Royals.
The Mumbai Indians (MI) is an IPL franchise cricket team from Mumbai, Maharashtra, founded in 2008. Now captained by Rohit Sharma, the team is the most successful in the league, having won five titles. India’s largest conglomerate, Reliance Industries, owns the Mumbai Indians through its wholly-owned subsidiary, IndiaWin Sports.
The Mumbai Indians became the first franchise to surpass the $100 million mark in brand value in 2017. In 2019, the club’s value was approximately $115 million, the highest among others in the league.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is an IPL cricket team from Bangalore, Karnataka. United Spirits founded the club in 2008 and named it after the company’s whiskey brand, Royal Challenge.
The Royal Challengers have finished second three times between 2009 and 2016. The Faf du Plessis-led squad owns the records for the lowest and highest totals in the league—49 and 263/5, respectively.
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is an IPL cricket franchise from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The club, founded in 2008, plays its home games at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium. Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited holding company, a subsidiary of India Cements Limited, owns the team.
The Super Kings have won four times (in 2021, 2018, 2010, and 2011) and have the best IPL match victory percentage (58.98%) of any other team. They have the most appearances in the finals (nine) and playoffs (eleven). The Super Kings’ brand value in 2019 is reported to be over $104 million, making them one of the most valued franchises in the league. The team is currently under the captainship of Ravindra Jadeja.
Lucknow Super Giants
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) is a cricket franchise from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The Lucknow franchise was founded in 2021 and debuted in the Indian Premier League in 2022, qualifying for the playoffs under the captainship of KL Rahul.
The RPSG Group, who sponsored the Rising Pune Supergiant franchise between 2016 and 2017, owns the club. LSG home games are held at Lucknow’s BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) is an Indian Premier League franchise cricket team from Jaipur, Rajasthan. The club, founded in 2008 as one of the first eight pioneer franchises, plays its home games at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
Despite being cast off as a title contender by the public and the media, the club won the league’s inaugural season. The Royals also finished second in the 2013 Champions League T20. Sanju Samson currently leads the team as captain.
Previously known as the Delhi Daredevils, the Delhi Capitals ([DC] is an IPL team from Delhi. The GMR Group and the JSW Group jointly control the franchise. The club’s home stadium is Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. The Capitals reached their first final in 2020.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is an IPL team representing the city of Kolkata. Bollywood star actress Juhi Chawla, her husband Jay Mehta, and Shah Rukh Khan co-own the franchise. The Knight Riders host their home games in the Eden Gardens stadium.
The Shreyas Iyer-led team, which has grown in popularity due to its celebrity owners, advanced to the playoffs for the first time in 2011. They won the league in 2012 after defeating Chennai Super Kings in the finals and replicated the feat against Kings XI Punjab in 2014. The Knight Riders have the longest winning run of any Indian T20 squad.
Punjab Kings (PBKS) is an IPL team from Mohali, Punjab. The franchise was founded by Ness Wadia, Mohit Burman, Preity Zinta, and Karan Paul in 2008 as the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). The team’s home games are held at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. Since 2010, they have also played some home games at Dharamsala or Indore. Except for the 2014 season, when they finished runners-up, the Mayank Agarwal-led team has only made one previous postseason trip in 13 years.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) is an Indian cricket franchise from Hyderabad, Telangana. The franchise was formed in 2012 after the IPL suspended the Hyderabad-based Deccan Chargers. The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, which has a capacity of 55,000, is their principal home venue.
The squad made its debut appearance in 2013, reaching the playoffs and finishing fourth. The Sunrisers won their first title in 2016, topping the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final by eight runs. Since 2016, the squad has qualified for the tournament’s playoff stage every season. They reached the finals in 2018 but lost to Chennai Super Kings. The Kane Williamson-led squad is regarded as one of the greatest bowling teams in the league because of its ability to defend low totals.
Indian Premier League2023 Match Schedule
Indian Premier League 2023 is slated to start on March 25 and run until May 28, 2023. Below is a detailed table showing the IPL match list, dates, times, and venues:
|25-Mar-2023||7:30 PM||KKR vs. CSK|
|26-Mar-2023||7:30 PM||MI vs. DC|
|26-Mar-2023||7:30 PM||RCB vs. PBKS|
|27-Mar-2023||7:30 PM||LSG vs. GT|
|28-Mar-2023||7:30 PM||RR vs. SRH|
|29-Mar-2023||7:30 PM||KKR vs. RCB|
|30-Mar-2023||7:30 PM||CSK vs. LSG|
|31-Mar-2023||7:30 PM||PBKS vs. KKR|
|01-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||RR vs. MI|
|01-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||DC vs. GT|
|02-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||PBKS vs. CSK|
|03-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||LSG vs. SRH|
|04-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||RCB vs. RR|
|05-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||MI vs. KKR|
|06-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||DC vs. LSG|
|07-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||PBKS vs. GT|
|08-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||SRH vs. CSK|
|08-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||MI vs. RCB|
|09-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||DC vs. KKR|
|09-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||LSG vs. RR|
|10-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||GT vs. SRH|
|11-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||RCB vs. CSK|
|12-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||PBKS vs. MI|
|13-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||GT vs. RR|
|14-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||KKR vs. SRH|
|15-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||LSG vs. MI|
|15-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||RCB vs. DC|
|16-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||SRH vs. PBKH|
|16-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||CSK vs. GT|
|17-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||KKR vs. RR|
|18-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||RCB vs. LSG|
|19-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||PBKS vs. DC|
|20-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||CSK vs. MI|
|21-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||RR vs. DC|
|22-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||GJ vs. KKR|
|22-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||SRH vs. RCB|
|23-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||MI vs. LSG|
|24-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||CSK vs. PBKS|
|25-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||RR vs. RCB|
|26-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||SRH vs. GT|
|27-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||KKR vs. GT|
|28-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||LSG vs. PBKS|
|29-Apr-2302||7:30 PM||RCB vs. GT|
|29-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||MI vs. RR|
|30-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||LSG vs. DC|
|30-Apr-2023||7:30 PM||CSK vs. SRH|
|01-May-2023||7:30 PM||RR vs. KKR|
|02-May-2023||7:30 PM||PBKS vs. GT|
|03-May-2023||7:30 PM||CSK vs. RCB|
|04-May-2023||7:30 PM||SRH vs. DC|
|05-May-2023||7:30 PM||MI vs. GT|
|06-May-2023||7:30 PM||RR vs. PBKS|
|06-May-2023||7:30 PM||KKR vs. LSGF|
|07-May-2023||7:30 PM||RCB vs. SRH|
|07-May-2023||7:30 PM||DC vs. CSK|
|08-May-2023||7:30 PM||KKR vs. MI|
|09-May-2023||7:30 PM||GT vs. LSG|
|10-May-2023||7:30 PM||DC vs. RR|
|11-May-2023||7:30 PM||MI vs. CSK|
|12-May-2023||7:30 PM||PBKS vs. RCB|
|13-May-2023||7:30 PM||SRH vs. KKR|
|14-May-2023||7:30 PM||GT vs. CSK|
|14-May-2023||7:30 PM||RR vs. LSG|
|15-May-2023||7:30 PM||DC vs. PBKS|
|16-May-2023||7:30 PM||SRH vs. MI|
|17-May-2023||7:30 PM||LSG vs. KKR|
|18-May-2023||7:30 PM||GT vs. RCB|
|19-May-2023||7:30 PM||CSK vs. RR|
|20-May-2023||7:30 PM||DC vs. MI|
|21-May-2023||7:30 PM||PBKS vs. SRH|
|TBD||7:30 PM||QUALIFIER 1|
|TBD||7:30 PM||QUALIFIER 2|
Star Sports Network has secured the TV broadcasting rights to the IPL 2023, so you know where to watch the IPL match score live. On the other hand, Viacom18 (Voot App) won the digital rights to live stream the events. This means IPL live streams may not be shown on the OTT app Disney+ Hotstar this year.
Indian Premier League 2023 Venues
The Indian Premier League 2023 will take place in more than ten locations across India in a “home and away” arrangement. Here are all the venues where the IPL match list will be played:
- Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur
- M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
- Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
- Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
- Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi
- Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
- Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
- D Y Patil Sports Stadium, Mumbai
- Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi
- Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohal
- Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
- M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
- Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.
The Indian Premier League is a yearly T20 league that began in India in 2008 and has evolved to become one of the major sports leagues globally. The league has significantly boosted the action-filled T20 cricket format in India and beyond. Following the success of the Indian Premier League, numerous cricketing nations established their T20 tournaments, which millions of cricket fans enjoy today.
The Indian Premier League, under the current chairmanship of Brijesh Patel, runs between March and May annually, with an exclusive schedule in the ICC Future Tours Calendar.