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IPL 2021 Schedule, Team, Venue, Time Table, Points Table

IPL 2021 Schedule, Team, Venue, Time Table, Points Table

The Indian Premier League is back! One of the most popular cricket leagues in the world, IPL is set to commence its second leg on September 19, 2021. With a viewership of over 100 million, it reaches more people than any other sports event in India and has been broadcasted live in over 10 countries. It will be played over a period of 4 weeks in the UAE. This year’s edition brings together players from all across the world – including several international superstars. Some are gearing up for their first-ever season. However, many popular names like Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, and Pat Cummins, among others, have retrieved their names from the second leg of the tournament due to personal reasons. Given that the ICC T20 World Cup is around the corner, it seems valid that many international players are opting out of the tournament.

The second leg kicks off with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on Chennai Super Kings at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai, and it promises to be an exciting start to what appears to be an action-packed season. So, get your tickets now, and don’t miss out on this opportunity! Visit cric-life.com for more information.

Meanwhile, let’s take a look at the 2021 IPL match list, schedule, team, venue, timetable, and points table!

IPL 2021 Match List: Resumption Date

Due to the uncontrolled increase of Covid-19 cases in India, the 2021 Indian Premier League was postponed to a later date. Originally, the tournament was scheduled between 9 April 2021 and 30 May 2021. However, on 4 May 2021, the Covid situation in the country went out of hand. With the increased number of Covid-19 victims, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) decided to postpone this year’s IPL season. The new schedule was announced about a month later, on 7 June 2021, with BCCI confirming that the second leg of the tournament will take place in the United Arab Emirates from 19 September 2021.

Upcoming IPL Match List: Latest Schedule

The remaining 31 matches of the tournament will be played between 19 September 2021 and 15 October 2021. Phase 2 will see some nail-biting thrillers as teams are fully prepared and excited to go out and play. Teams have already arrived in the UAE and are in quarantine before the players are allowed to practice. However, the majority of Indian players, including Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, among others will join their respective teams after 14 September 2021 as the Indian team is currently in England for a 5-match test series.

The following is a complete IPL 2021 match list for phase 2 for your reference. Take a close look at it and mark your calendar accordingly.

 Match No.  Day  Date  Fixture   Indian Standard Time (IST)  Gulf Standard Time (GST) Venue 
 30  Sunday  19-Sep-21  CSK vs. MI  07:30 PM  06:00 PM  Dubai
 31  Monday  20-Sep-21  KKR vs. RCB  07:30 PM  06:00 PM  Abu Dhabi
 32  Tuesday  21-Sep-21  PBKS vs. RR  07:30 PM  06:00 PM  Dubai
 33  Wednesday  22-Sep-21  DC vs. SRH  07:30 PM  06:00 PM  Dubai
 34  Thursday  23-Sep-21  MI vs. KKR  07:30 PM  06:00 PM  Abu Dhabi
 35  Friday  24-Sep-21  RCB vs. CSK  07:30 PM  06:00 PM  Sharjah
 36  Saturday  25-Sep-21  DC vs. RR  03:30 PM  02:00 PM  Abu Dhabi
 37  Saturday  25-Sep-21  SRH vs. PBKS  07:30 PM  06:00 PM  Sharjah
 38  Sunday  26-Sep-21  CSK vs. KKR  03:30 PM  02:00 PM  Abu Dhabi
 39  Sunday  26-Sep-21  RCB vs. MI  07:30 PM  06:00 PM  Dubai
 40  Monday  27-Sep-21  SRH vs. RR  07:30 PM  06:00 PM  Dubai
 41  Tuesday  28-Sep-21  KKR vs. DC  03:30 PM  02:00 PM  Sharjah
 42  Tuesday  28-Sep-21  MI vs. PBKS  07:30 PM  06:00 PM  Abu Dhabi
 43  Wednesday  29-Sep-21  RR vs. RCB  07:30 PM  06:00 PM  Dubai
 44  Thursday  30-Sep-21  SRH vs. CSK  07:30 PM  06:00 PM  Sharjah
 45  Friday  01-Oct-21  KKR vs. PBKS  07:30 PM  06:00 PM  Dubai
 46  Saturday  02-Oct-21  MI vs. DC  03:30 PM  02:00 PM  Sharjah
 47  Saturday  02-Oct-21  RR vs. CSK  07:30 PM  06:00 PM  Abu Dhabi
 48  Sunday  03-Oct-21  RCB vs. PBKS  03:30 PM  02:00 PM  Sharjah
 49  Sunday  03-Oct-21  KKR vs. SRH  07:30 PM  06:00 PM  Dubai
 50  Monday  04-Oct-21  DC vs. CSK  07:30 PM  06:00 PM  Dubai
 51  Tuesday  05-Oct-21  RR vs. MI  07:30 PM  06:00 PM  Sharjah
 52  Wednesday  06-Oct-21  RCB vs. SRH  07:30 PM  06:00 PM  Abu Dhabi
 53  Thursday  07-Oct-21  CSK vs. PBKS  03:30 PM  02:00 PM  Dubai
 54  Thursday  07-Oct-21  KKR vs. RR  07:30 PM  06:00 PM  Sharjah
 55  Friday  08-Oct-21  SRH vs. MI  03:30 PM  02:00 PM  Abu Dhabi
 56  Friday  08-Oct-21  RCB vs. DC  07:30 PM  06:00 PM  Dubai
 57  Sunday  10-Oct-21  QUALIFIER 1  07:30 PM  06:00 PM  Dubai
 58  Monday  11-Oct-21  ELIMINATOR  07:30 PM  06:00 PM  Sharjah
 59  Wednesday  13-Oct-21  QUALIFIER 2  07:30 PM  06:00 PM  Sharjah
 60  Friday  15-Oct-21  FINAL  07:30 PM  06:00 PM  Dubai

IPL 2021 Match Venues

The United Arab Emirates is known for its beautiful cricket stadiums that are not only architectural symphonies but enhance the whole atmosphere for spectators. This year, UAE will host a total of 31 matches in the 2021 Indian Premier League. 8 teams will play their remaining matches at their respective venues. The second leg is expected to be bigger than ever, with several new records set and broken. UAE has typically smaller grounds; hence, it is expected to see some huge sixes. The stadiums are ideal for power-hitters like Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni, and Kieron Pollard, among others. There are four venues assigned for the resumption of IPL 2021. Each stadium matches the international cricket standards and will provide both players and spectators with a vibrant experience.

No.  Venue  Capacity 
1 Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Up to 30,000
2 Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi Up to 20,000
3 Sharjah Cricket Association, Sharjah Up to 27,000
4 ICC Academy Ground, Dubai NA

IPL 2021 Points Table

The first phase of IPL 2021 was dramatic because things didn’t turn out how the teams wanted. For starters, Royal Challengers Bangalore was leading the points table and was at the top, but they lost two matches in quick succession and were dragged down to the third position. Everyone’s favorite Sunrisers Hyderabad failed to get the start they wanted and were pushed down to the last in the points table. The first phase was a rollercoaster ride for teams and players. Give a look at the points table and see who’s leading the tournament.

Team  Matches  Won  Lost  Net Run Rate Points 
Delhi Capitals 8 6 2 +0.547 12
Chennai Super Kings 7 5 2 +1.263 10
Royal Challengers Bangalore 7 5 2 -0.171 10
Mumbai Indians 7 4 3 +0.062 8
Rajasthan Royals 7 3 4 -0.190 6
Punjab Kings 8 3 5 -0.368 6
Kolkata Knight Riders 7 2 5 -0.494 4
Sunrisers Hyderabad 7 1 6 -0.623 2

IPL 2021 Teams

Chennai Super Kings:

MS Dhoni (c), C Hari Nishanth, K. Bhagath Varma, M Harisankar Reddy,  Cheteshwar Pujara, K Gowtham, Moeen Ali, KM Asif, Josh Hazlewood, Lungi Ngidi, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, R. Sai Kishore, Karn Sharma, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Robin Uthappa, N. Jagadeesan (wk), Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Virat Kohli (c), K.S. Bharat, Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Rajat Patidar, Sachin Baby, Glenn Maxwell, Harshal Patel, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Pavan Deshpande, AB de Villiers (wk), Josh Philippe (wk), Devdutt Padikkal

Delhi Capitals:

Shreyas Iyer (c), Sam Billings, Tom Curran, M Siddarth, Lukman Meriwala, Vishnu Vinod, Ripal Patel, Umesh Yadav, Steve Smith, Avesh Khan, Ishant Sharma, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Pravin Dubey, Lalit Yadav, Amit Mishra, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Chris Woakes, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Eoin Morgan (c), Pawan Negi, Venkatesh Iyer, Ben Cutting,  Harbhajan Singh, Karun Nair, Vaibhav Arora, Sheldon Jackson, Shakib Al Hasan, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun CV, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk),  Rinku Singh, Rahul Tripathi, Tim Seifert (wk), Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

David Warner (c), Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Kedar Jadhav, Jagadeesha Suchith, Basil Thampi, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, T. Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Jason Holder, Mitchell Marsh, Virat Singh, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar,  Priyam Garg, Wriddhiman Saha (wk),  Sreevats Goswami (wk), Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Kane Williamson

Mumbai Indians:

Rohit Sharma (c),  Arjun Tendulkar,  Marco Jansen, Yudhvir Charak, James Neesham, Piyush Chawla, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Milne, Mohsin Khan, Dhawal Kulkarni, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Anukul Roy, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Aditya Tare (wk), Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Quinton de Kock (wk)

Rajasthan Royals:

Sanju Samson (c), Akash Singh, Kuldip Yadav,  Liam Livingstone, KC Cariappa, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Chris Morris, Shivam Dube, Kartik Tyagi, Jaydev Unadkat, Andrew Tye, Mayank Markande, Shreyas Gopal, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, David Miller,  Riyan Parag, Anuj Rawat, Manan Vohra, Yashasvi Jaiswal

Punjab Kings:

KL Rahul (c), Saurabh Kumar, Fabian Allen, Utkarsh Singh, Jalaj Saxena, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Dawid Malan, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Ishan Porel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, Harpreet Brar, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Deepak Hooda, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Prabsimran Singh,  Mandeep Singh,  Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal

International Players Who Won’t Be a Part of the UAE Leg of IPL 2021

Many international players will be sitting out of the second phase of IPL 2021. Brand names like Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Pat Cummins, and Jofra Archers won’t be a part of this tournament. Ben Stokes (RR) recently revealed that he is taking a break from international cricket to give himself a mental break. On the other hand, Jos Buttler (RR) and his wife are expecting their second child. So, he will be on daddy duty. Similarly, Pat Cummins (KKR) will miss the second leg of the tournament due to the scheduled birth of his child during the same period. Jofra Archer (RR) has been ruled out of the tournament following a stress fracture on his elbow. Another player who has been ruled out of the UAE leg of the IPL is Riley Meredith (PBKS), who is suffering from a side strain.

Aussies Kane Richardson (RCB), Jhye Richardson (PKBS), and Adam Zampa (RCB) won’t participate in the remaining matches as they will be preparing for the upcoming T20 World Cup in September. Daniel Sams (RCB) has opted out of the tournament, citing personal reasons. Lastly, Finn Allen (RCB) will be on national duty for New Zealand, so he will miss the UAE leg of the tournament.

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