IPL 2017: Match Format, Teams And Venues

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IPL 2017 is all set to begin from 5 April 2017

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a Twenty20 league contested during April and May of every year in India. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the founder of the Indian Premier League and it was established in 2007.IPL 2017 is the 10th season of IPL. There are 8 teams in the IPL and the current champion of the IPL is, Sunrisers Hyderabad. The most successful teams till now in all the series of IPL are Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knights Riders, Mumbai Indians and Hyderabad. Till now, ViratKohli is the highest run scorer, he scored 4110 runs and LasithMalinga is the highest wicket taker, he took 143 wickets.

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In the world, IPL is the most-attended cricket league and placed sixth among all sports leagues. It created history when it became the first sporting event in the world to be broadcasted live on YouTube.

Individual Awards

Orange Cap: This cap is awarded for the highest run-scorer during a season of IPL.
Purple Cap: This cap is awarded for the highest wicket taker during a season of IPL.

Current Teams IPL 2017

Team State   Captain Coach Joined
Delhi Daredevils Delhi  Zaheer Khan Paddy Upton 2008
Kings XI Punjab Punjab  Glenn Maxwell VirenderSehwag 2008
Kolkata Knight Riders West Bengal GautamGambhir Jacques Kallis 2008
Mumbai Indians Maharashtra  Rohit Sharma MahelaJayawardene 2008
Royal Challengers Bangalore Bangalore ViratKohli Daniel Vettori 2008
Sunrisers Hyderabad Telangana David Warner Tom Moody 2013
Rising Pune Supergiants Maharashtra Steve Smith Stephen Fleming 2016
Gujarat Lions Gujarat Suresh Raina Brad Hodge 2016


This year ten venues were selected to host the all IPL matches. The opening and the final matches will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad.

Current Teams 2017

Bangalore M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
Delhi Feroz Shah Kotla
Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
Indore Holkar Cricket Stadium
Kanpur Green Park
Mohali Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium
Mumbai Wankhede Stadium
Pune Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium
Rajkot Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium
Kolkata Eden Garden

List of first 10 matches

Date/Time Matches Venues
5 April


Sunrisers Hyderabad v/s Royal Challengers Bangalore Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
6 April


Rising Pune Supergiants v/s Mumbai Indians Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
7 April


Gujarat Lions v/s Kolkata Knight Riders Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
8 April


Kings XI Punjab v/s Rising Pune Supergiants Holkar Stadium, Indore
8 April


Royal Challengers Bangalore v/s Delhi Daredevils M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
9 April


Sunrisers Hyderabad v/s Gujarat Lions Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
9 April


Mumbai Indians v/s Kolkata Knight Riders Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
10 April


Kings XI Punjab v/s Royal Challengers Bangalore Holkar Stadium, Indore
11 April


Rising Pune Supergiants v/s Delhi Daredevils  Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
12 April


Mumbai Indians v/s Sunrisers Hyderabad Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai