IPL 2021 Teams – CSK, MI, KKR, RR, DC, RCB, PBKS, SRH Live updates, Live score streaming, and ball by ball commentary all you need to know – After a long wait, the IPL 2021 will resume action with Phase 2 of the league all set to take centre stage in the UAE on September 19. India’s premier T20 competition was postponed in May, was subsequently shifted to the Gulf country in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will take arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Dubai to kick off the action with all teams evenly poised in the hunt for the playoffs.
A total of 31 matches will be played between the duration of 27 days as the IPL return to the UAE after a successful entire season last year. After the IPL’s “El Clasico” in Dubai, the action shifts to Abu Dhabi where two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) taking on Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Sharjah will be the third and final venue where the games will be played and will host 10 games, with Dubai hosting 13 and Abu Dhabi hosting the other eight.
The IPL 2021 playoffs will begin after the final league stage game, which will be played between RCB and last year’s finalists Delhi Capitals (DC). The first Qualifier will be played on October 10th in Dubai, while the Eliminator and the Qualifier 2 will be played at Sharjah on October 11 and 13 respectively. The final is scheduled to take place in Dubai on October 15th.
|Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
The Chennai Super Kings are a franchise cricket team based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, which plays in the Indian Premier League. Founded in 2008, the team plays its home matches at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
|Rajasthan Royals (RR)
The Rajasthan Royals are a franchise cricket team based in Jaipur, Rajasthan, that plays in the Indian Premier League. Founded in 2008 as one of the initial eight IPL franchises, the team is based at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. The Rajasthan Royals are sometimes considered as the “moneyball” team of the IPL
|Punjab Kings (PBKS)
The Punjab Kings (PBKS) are a franchise cricket team based in Mohali, Punjab, that plays in the Indian Premier League. Established in 2008, the franchise is jointly owned by Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta and Karan Paul. The team plays its home matches at the PCA Stadium, Mohali.
|Delhi Capitals (DC)
The Delhi Capitals are a franchise cricket team that represents the city of Delhi in the Indian Premier League. Founded in 2008 as the Delhi Daredevils, the franchise is jointly owned by the GMR Group and the JSW Group. The team’s home ground is Arun Jaitley Stadium, located in New Delhi.
|Mumbai Indians (MI)
The Mumbai Indians are a franchise cricket team based in the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra, that play in the Indian Premier League. Founded in 2008, the team is owned by India’s biggest conglomerate, Reliance Industries, through its 100% subsidiary IndiaWin Sports.
|Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
The Kolkata Knight Riders are a franchise cricket team representing the city of Kolkata in the Indian Premier League. The franchise is owned by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, actress Juhi Chawla and her spouse Jay Mehta. The home of the Knight Riders is the iconic Eden Gardens stadium.
|Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
The Royal Challengers Bangalore are a franchise cricket team based in Bangalore, Karnataka, that plays in the Indian Premier League. It was founded in 2008 by United Spirits and named after the company’s liquor brand Royal Challenge
|Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
The Sunrisers Hyderabad are a franchise cricket team based in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, that plays in the Indian Premier League. The franchise is owned by Kalanithi Maran of the Sun TV Network and was founded in 2012 after the Hyderabad-based Deccan Chargers were terminated by the IPL.