Indian Premier League will take over the Indian televisions on April 7, 2018. All the matches of this tournament will be shown on multiple channels and digital space. Governing Council of the tournament is also thinking to advance the evening games from 8 pm to 7 pm. Rajeev Shukla is the chairman of IPL who said that the decision has been taken by GC after consulting with the broadcaster.
BCCI is hoping to get the more fans on the ground to earn more income and fame in this season. The opening ceremony of the tournament will be held in Mumbai on April 6 and the first game will be played on 7 April of this year. IPL season 2018, is also known as Indian Premier League 11 that is the professional Twenty20 cricket league.
There’re eight teams participating in this tournament in which each team will play twice in a home- and away. Four top teams will qualify on the basis of aggregate points for the playoffs. Top two teams will compete with each other and the remaining two teams will do the same but the winner of the qualifier will qualify for the final but the losing team will have a chance to qualify for the final by playing the winning team of the Eliminator match. The winner of this subsequent Qualifier 2 match will move forward for the final. The winning team of the final match will be crowned the Indian Premier League.
Mumbai Indians is the defending champion that will play the opening match of the tournament but the opponent will be revealed with after releasing the match schedule this week. Time changing is the other significant decision that is taken by GC and all the matches will begin at 5.30 pm but the night games will be played at 7 pm. It means the second inning of the first match and the first inning of the second match will overlap on doubleheader days.
The venues for all the matches have also been finalized. Kings XI Punjab will play 4 from their 7 home matches in Mohali at their home base but the remaining 3 matches will be played in Indoor. The returning of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals is very interesting. They both are looking now to make a big change in the history of IPL.
Indian Premier League 2018 Schedule
The timetable for the matches of IPL 2018 is announced and the people are waiting for this season of excitement that makes the fans’ feelings and love for cricket at the peak point. IPL 2018 is being expected to have a decent run and the timetable that will be started in April month with the entire fixture of matches that will be over by May 2018.
The broadcaster of the tournament has requested to change the timings of the matches so the request was accepted by GC. Rajeev Shukla said that the game of 4 pm will be played now at 5:30 and the game of 8 pm will be played at 7 pm.
Rajasthan Royals are returning after the suspension of 2 years and the matter is still on the court that will be decided with the venue issue on Wednesday 24 January. Other teams of the tournament are Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad. They all will struggle for the common purpose of winning the IPL trophy of 2018.
Indian Premier League Auction 2018
All the fans and the players are keeping eyes on the proceedings of the IPL because they want to see the teams shaping up. It is being considered one of the biggest IPL auctions in recent times. There’re 578 players who will be under the same roof to go under the hammer with the maximum bidding of Rs 2 crores for the well-known players like Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan.
The auction will be unpredictable as we’ve seen in the past because there are some of the well-known players who are expected to rake in the money. IPL auction will be going to take place on January 27, 28. All the teams will be looking to pick the most popular players who have the ability to change the condition of the match at the time of necessity.
There’re 578 players in total in which there are 360 capped and uncapped Indian players. Uncapped players are those who got no chance to represent India in international cricket. All of the players will be divided into 8 franchises who are keeping eyes to get some exciting Indian players from the domestic and under 19 formats. Here’s the list of the who can get more attraction on auction day.
He scored 546 that are the recorded highest runs in minor cricket when he was of 14 years old. He’s currently leading the Indian Under 19 team and has scored 5 centuries. He also scored 94 runs in the world cup against the Australians.
He’s the right-handed batsman who has scored a century while playing Ranji games for Punjab. He’s also won the award for being the best junior cricketer at the BCCI awards for two years of succession. He also has two fifties in the ongoing world cup.
He’s the bowler who has got the attention of the fans by clocking close to 150 kph against Australia. Fast bowler also has a hat-trick in the one-day domestic match.
He’s also the fast bowler who has finished the season of Ranji Trophy by taking wickets as the second highest wicket-taker with 39 wickets. His best inning figure is 6 for 59.
- Sai Kishore
He already has started playing Ranji trophy; the left-arm spinner has left his marks in the eyes of the people with his emerging talent. He’s the leading wicket-taker with 17 wickets in Tamil Nadu Premier League.
- Gowtham is not the new face; the 29 years old offspinner has played Ranji Trophy with 34 wickets in the season. He’s also the useful batsman who is getting the attention of the fans.
It’s the modern age now and the cricket has become very fast to get the more attraction of the people who want to enjoy the excitements of cricket. IPL 2018 is going to be held in the start of the April. All the moments of the tournament will be excited included auction ceremony, inaugural ceremony and venue ceremony. Fans are waiting with the beats of their hearts for such an amazing and eye catching tournament.
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