59 days, 7 hours, 15 minutes, 29 secs left until IPL T20 on Saturday, 9th April, 2016
It’s IPL T20 season for the 9th edition formerly known as Indian Premier League sponsored by Pepsi or so called Pepsi IPL 2016.
The 9th edition IPL T20 2016 will be played from April 9th to May 29th. The 2016 IPL will feature two new teams from Pune owned by Sanjiv Goenka and Rajkot owned by Intex Technologies which replace the suspended teams of 2015 IPL T20 Chennai Super kings and Rajasthan Royals.
The title sponsorship for the year 2016 and 2017 has been claimed by VIVO a Chinese manufacturer of Smartphones leaving the Pepsi IPL till 2015. BCCI has shortlisted nine venues to host the 2016 IPL T20 matches which are named as Rajkot, Chennai, Indore, Dharamsala, Nagpur, Ranchi, Cuttack, Pune and Visakhapatnam.
The team list from each individuals were given to the board with exclusion of players from each individual teams and concludes a total of 61 players have been released with big names such as highest paid in IPL history Yuvraj Singh of Delhi, Person who had a good economy known as Dale Steyn, Kevin Pietersen, Indian pacer Ishant Sharma, Dinesh Karthik, Daring Virender Sehwag, Angelo Mathews, Darren Sammy etc.
The new teams were given draft picks to choose players from previous teams and had chosen five players by each team which took place on 15th December 2015. The teams were given 66 crores rupees each for the drafts and were asked to choose 10 players for each team. The next auction starts in the month of February on 6th.
The list of players who were dropped by the team franchises to the 2016 IPL Auction:
1) Delhi Daredevils: Yuvraj Singh, CM Gautam, Domnic Joseph Muthuswamy, Jaydev Unadkat, KK Jiyaz, Kona Srikar Bharat, Manoj Tiwary, Angelo Mathews, Gurinder Sandhu, Marcus Stoinis.
2) Kings XI Punjab: Karanveer Singh, Parvinder Awana, Shivam Sharma, Virender Sehwag, Yogesh Golwakar, Beuran Hendricks, George Bailey, Thisara Perera.
3) Kolkata Knight Riders: Veer Pratap Singh, Aditya Garhwal, KC Cariappa, Sumit Narwal, Vaibhav Rawal, Patrick Cummins, Ryan ten Doeschate, James Neesham, Azhar Mahmood, Johan Botha.
4) Mumbai Indians: Aditya Tare, Abhimanyu Mithun, Pawan Suyal, Pragyan Ojha, Aiden Blizzard, Aaron Finch, Alex Hales, Ben Hilfenhaus, Colin Munro, Josh Hazlewood.
5) Royal Challengers Bangalore: Vijay Zol, Ashok Dinda, Dinesh Karthik, Iqbal Abdullah, Jalaj Saxena, Manvinder Bisla, Sandeep Warrier, Shishir Bhavane, Subramaniam Badrinath, Yogesh Takawale, Nic Maddinson, Darren Sammy, Rilee Rossouw, Sean Abbott.
6) Sunrisers Hyderabad: Chama Milind, Hanuma Vihari, Ishant Sharma, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Prasanth Padmanabhan, Praveen Kumar, Dale Steyn, Kevin Pietersen, Ravi Bopara.
|Dates||9 April 2016 – 29 May 2016|
|Tournament format(s)||Double round robin and playoffs|
It’s IPL T20 season for the 8th edition formerly known as Indian Premier League sponsored by Pepsi or so called Pepsi IPL 2015. The complete tournament will kick start in different cities of the Nation with the defending IPL champions 2014, Kolkata Knight Riders will be hosting the opening game for the event and Mumbai Indians will be facing Kolkata Knight Riders in their first match schedule for IPL 2015. The first match will start on 8th April at home ground of Kolkata Knight Riders Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Pepsi IPL T20 2015 opening nite will be held on Tuesday 7th April 2015 in Kolkata at Salt lake Stadium.
The IPL 2015 will have a total of 60 matches which also includes the final with total 8 teams taking part in the event. No matches will be held in between 12th to 25th in Kolkata following the Municipal Elections in Kolkata.
The IPL 2015 follows a double round robin format and playoffs. Each team has two matches with each other individual team in the tournament with 7 matches played in the home city and the others are played in the opponents stands.
12 venues were been selected to host the IPL 2015 matches with closing as final match in Kolkata.
The IPL ceremony would begin on 7th April with fireworks and is expected to be lot more entertainment or much better than ever before. The opening ceremony contains lot more special actions, cultural events, singing, traditional performances and drama to make this year IPL 2015 as the remarkable opening ceremony. The live ceremony is telecasted around the globe with viewers around the world. The event would boost up with the appearance and star performance from Bollywood as well as Hollywood. The performers of the night at the opening ceremony of IPL 2015 is concluded to be Hrithik Roshan and Shahid Kapoor from Bollywood.
Did You Know : Royal Challengers Bangalore won with 71 runs vs Rajasthan Royals - second biggest in an IPL playoff. Chennai Super Kings had beaten Delhi Daredevils by 86 runs in 2012..
A total of 123 players were retained by franchises before the auction for the 8th edition of IPL 2015 and followed by a transferring of six players across the teams before the auction took place.
In the auction that was held on February 16th in Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils has fetched Yuvraj Singh for 16 cores for a record bid from the last 8 seasons. All teams franchise spent over 87 Crores & 60 Lakhs in auction to receive 67 players.
|Dates||8 April 2015 – 24 May 2015|
|Tournament format(s)||Double round robin and playoffs|
After all the excitement of the Cricket World Cup 2015, it’s now time for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015. The IPL 2015 is going to start on April 8, 2015 and end on May 24, 2015. This year IPL 2015 Title sponsor is Pepsi. Hence, the event will be called Pepsi IPL 2015.
IPL on the Go
If you don’t find time to view the Pepsi IPL 2015 matches at the leisure of your home, you can view them on your Smartphone. Pepsi IPL 2015 has its mobile app for iPhone, Android, and Windows. People who do not use Smartphone can also view the scores.
Why you should use the app? Firstly, one of the best feature of the app is that it is ad free. So, people who have smaller screen size can also view the contents properly. It gives you live ball-to-ball commentary, live video streaming, fixtures results, match reports, interviews with players, live photo stream, and social features
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|Kings XI Punjab||0||2||2||2||4||4||4||4||4||4||4||4||6||6|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||2||2||4||6||6||7||7||9||9||11||13||15||15||15|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||2||2||2||2||4||6||7||9||9||11||13||13||15||16||W|
The Indian Premier League (IPL) was started by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), and Lalit Modi. These series of One Day International (ODI) cricket matches come under the category of “T20” as each side plays a limited number of overs per match equaling to 20. The headquarters of the league is in Mumbai, India. The league consists of 9 teams as of 2013 which are made up of cricket players from all around the world.
With just 20 overs per innings, the IPL T20 cricket matches are among the most high profile and shortest form of cricket. The league is commercially extremely successful with a net worth of $2.99 billion as of 2013.
The IPL teams are formed on the basis of franchise bidding for players. There are five methods of a player being acquired by a franchise. There is an annual auction where the players can sign up. There is a trading window where a player is traded with their consent. The franchise will play the difference between the new and old contract values. In the event that the new contract has more value than the old one, the difference is shared between the franchise which sells the player and the player.
Teams are formed according to the following rules:
|2008||India||DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai||Rajasthan Royals
164 for 7 (20 overs)
|Won by 3 wickets||Chennai Super Kings
163 for 5 (20 overs)
|2009||South Africa||New Wanderers Stadium,Johannesburg||Deccan Chargers
143 for 6 (20 overs)
|Won by 6 runs||Royal Challengers Bangalore
137 for 9 (20 overs)
|2010||India||DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai||Chennai Super Kings
168 for 5 (20 overs)
|Won by 22 runs||Mumbai Indians
146 for 9 (20 overs)
|2011||India||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai||Chennai Super Kings
205 for 5 (20 overs)
|Won by 58 runs||Royal Challengers Bangalore
147 for 8 (20 overs)
|2012||India||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai||Kolkata Knight Riders
192 for 5 (19.4 overs)
|Won by 5 wickets||Chennai Super Kings
190 for 3 (20 overs)
|2013||India||Eden Gardens, Kolkata||Mumbai Indians
148 for 9 (20 overs)
|Won by 23 runs||Chennai Super Kings
125 for 9 (20 overs)
|2014||India||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore||Kolkata T20
200 for 7 (19.3 overs)
|won by 3 wickets||Punjab T20
199 for 4 (20 overs)
|2015||India||Eden Gardens, Kolkata||Mumbai Indians 202/5 (20 overs)||won by 41 runs||Chennai Super Kings 161/8 (20 overs)||8|