Vivo IPL 2018: It All Begins – Game On, IPL Fans?


Vivo IPL 2018 | Photo By Ramesh NG from Bangalore, INDIA - IPL 2014 RR vs RCB 11th May 2014, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link
Vivo IPL 2018 | By Ramesh NG from Bangalore, INDIA - IPL 2014 RR vs RCB 11th May 2014, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

Vivo IPL 2018 Begins

Vivo IPL 2018 Begins: Last ball-thrillers, spectacular knocks, nail-biting finishes and cheering crowds – it is that time of the year again and the fans couldn’t be more excited. The 11th season of Indian Premier League is all set to begin on 7th April. Plans have been made, and work set aside as fans get ready for the thrilling IPL evenings. Eight teams, a million fans, and this IPL season already promises to be a most exciting one.

Over the past year, we have seen a great deal of both domestic and international cricket. And I believe it is safe to say – that the game has definitely been evolving. In fact, The Hindu terms 2017 as the ‘best year ever’ for Indian cricket. With that in mind, as fans move into another year of watching cricket, expectations are definitely high.

  • 1 League
  • 8 Teams
  • 100 Commentators
  • 6 Languages
  • Millions of Fans

With less than a week to go for the tournament to kick off, here’s looking at everything you need to know about the 11th IPL season.

Everything You Need to Know

Know the Captains

The most exciting part before IPL 2018 begins is finding out the captains and the teams. Well, here you are!

Rajasthan Royals
Ajinkya Rahane has now been appointed as the Royals captain and is all excited to lead the team in the 11th edition of the IPL. #RoyalsofCricket


Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings will once again be led by none other than MS Dhoni. #WhistlePodu


Royal Challengers Bangalore
The Royal Challengers Bangalore captain will be Virat Kohli. #PlayBold


Kolkata Knight Riders
Dinesh Karthik, who recently enthralled the fans with a last-ball six in the Nidahas Trophy final, is all set to lead the Knights this IPL. #KKRHaiTaiyaar


Kings XI Punjab
The Kings XI Punjab will be led by Ravichandran Ashwin. #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi


Delhi Daredevils
Gautam Gambhir is all set to lead the Delhi Daredevils this IPL season. #DilDilli


Sunrisers Hyderabad
The Sunrisers Hyderabad will be led by Kane Williamson. #OrangeArmy

Mumbai Indians
The popular Mumbai Indians will once again be led by Rohit Sharma. Mumbai Indians are so far the most successful team in IPL #CricketMeriJaan


The Teams

Vivo IPL 2018 Teams

Chennai Super KingsDelhi DaredevilsKings XI PunjabKolkata Knight RidersMumbai IndiansRajasthan RoyalsRoyal Challengers BangaloreSunrisers Hyderabad
Ambati RayuduAbhishek SharmaAaron FinchAndre RussellAditya TareAjinkya RahaneAB de VilliersBasil Thampi
Asif K MAmit MishraAkshdeep NathApoorv Vijay WankhadeAkila DhananjayaAnkit SharmaAniket ChoudharyBhuvneshwar Kumar
Chaitanya BishnoiAvesh KhanAndrew TyeCameron DelportAnukul RoyAnureet SinghAnirudha Ashok JoshiBipul Sharma
Deepak ChaharChris MorrisAnkit Singh RajpootChris LynnBen CuttingAryaman Vikram BirlaBrendon McCullumCarlos Brathwaite
Dhruv ShoreyColin MunroAxar PatelDinesh KarthikEvin LewisBen LaughlinChris WoakesChris Jordan
Dwayne BravoDaniel ChristianBarinder Singh SranIshank JaggiHardik PandyaBenjamin StokesColin De GrandhommeAlex Hales
Faf Du PlessisGautam GambhirBen DwarshuisJavon SearlessIshan KishanDarcy ShortKulwant KhejroliyaDeepak Hooda
Harbhajan SinghGlenn MaxwellChris GayleKamlesh NagarkotiJason BehrendorffDhawal KulkarniM AshwinKane Williamson
Imran TahirGurkeerat Singh MannDavid MillerKuldeep YadavJasprit BumrahDushmantha ChameeraManan VohraManish Pandey
Kanishk SethHarshal PatelKarun NairMitchell JohnsonJean-Paul DuminyJatin SaxenaMandeep SinghMohammad Nabi
Karn SharmaJason RoyKL RahulSunil NarineKieron PollardJaydev UnadkatMoeen AliRashid Khan Arman
Kedar JadhavJayant YadavManoj TiwaryNitish RanaKrunal PandyaJofra ArcherMohammed SirajRicky Bhui
Kshitiz SharmaKagiso RabadaManzoor DarPiyush ChawlaMayank MarkandeJos ButtlerNathan Coulter-NileSachin Baby
Lungisani NgidiManjot KalraMarcus StoinisRanganath Vinay KumarMohsin KhanKrishnappa GowthamNavdeep SainiSandeep Sharma
Mark Wood Mohammed ShamiMayank AgarwalRinku SinghMustafizur RahmanMahipal LomrorParthiv PatelShakib Al Hasan
Mitchell SantnerNaman OjhaMayank DagarRobin UthappaNidheesh M D DinesanMidhun SPavan DeshpandeShikhar Dhawan
Monu SinghPrithvi ShawMohit SharmaShivam MaviPat CumminsPrashant ChopraPawan NegiShreevats Goswami
MS DhoniRahul TewatiaMujeeb ZadranShubman GillPradeep SangwanRahul TripathiQuinton de KockSiddarth Kaul
Murali VijayRishabh PantPardeep SahuTom CurranRahul ChaharSanju SamsonSarfaraz KhanSyed Khaleel Ahmed
N JagadeesanSandeep LamichhaneRavichandran AshwinRohit SharmaShreyas GopalTimothy SoutheeSyed Mehdi Hasan
Ravindra JadejaSayan GhoshYuvraj SinghSaurabh TiwaryStuart BinnyUmesh YadavT Natarajan
Sam BillingsShahbaz NadeemSharad LumbaZahir Khan PakteenVirat KohliTanmay Agarwal
Shane WatsonShreyas IyerSiddhesh Dinesh LadHeinrich KlaasenWashington SundarWriddhiman Saha
Shardul ThakurTrent BoultSuryakumar YadavYuzvendra ChahalYusuf Pathan
Suresh RainaVijay ShankarTajinder Dhillon

Schedule

It all begins on 7th April, and the opening match is between the all-time-favourites Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. The final will be held on 27th May at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. All in all, we’ll get to see some great cricketing action over next few weeks.

IPL Fixtures 2018

Date, TimeTeamvTeam
7th April, 8:00 pmMIvCSK
8th April, 4:00 pmDDvKXIP
8th April, 8:00 pmKKRvRCB
9th April, 8:00 pmSRHvRR
10th April, 8:00 pmCSKvKKR
11th April, 8:00 pmRRvDD
12th April, 8:00 pmSRHvMI
13th April, 8:00 pmRCBvKXIP
14th April, 4:00 pmMIvDD
14th April, 8:00 pmKKRvSRH
15th April, 4:00 pmRCBvRR
15th April, 8:00 pmKXIPvCSK
16th April, 8:00 pmKKRvDD
17th April, 8:00 pmMIvRCB
18th April, 8:00 pmRRvKKR
19th April, 8:00 pmKXIPvSRH
20th April, 8:00 pmCSKvRR
21st April, 4:00 pmKKRvKXIP
21st April, 8:00 pmDDvRCB
22nd April, 4:00 pmSRHvCSK
22nd April, 8:00 pmRRvMI
23rd April, 8:00 pmKXIPvDD
24th April, 8:00 pmMIvSRH
25th April, 8:00 pmRCBvCSK
26th April, 8:00 pmSRHvKXIP
27th April, 8:00 pmDDvKKR
28th April, 8:00 pmCSKvMI
29th April, 4:00 pmRRvSRH
29th April, 8:00 pmRCBvKKR
30th April, 8:00 pmCSKvDD
1st May, 8:00 pmRCBvMI
2nd May, 8:00 pmDDvRR
3rd May, 8:00 pmKKRvCSK
4th May, 8:00 pmKXIPvMI
5th May, 4:00 pmCSKvRCB
5th May, 8:00 pmSRHvDD
6th May, 4:00 pmMIvKKR
6th May, 8:00 pmKXIPvRR
7th May, 8:00 pmSRHvRCB
8th May, 8:00 pmRRvKXIP
9th May, 8:00 pmKKRvMI
10th May, 8:00 pmDDvSRH
11th May 8:00 pmRRvCSK
12th May, 4:00 pmKXIPvKKR
12th May, 8:00 pmDDvRCB
13th May, 4:00 pmCSKvSRH
13th May, 8:00 pmMIvRR
14th May, 8:00 pmKXIPvRCB
15th May, 8:00 pmKKRvRR
16th May, 8:00 pmMIvKXIP
17th May, 8:00 pmRCBvSRH
18th May, 8:00 pmDDvCSK
19th May, 4:00 pmRRvRCB
19th May, 8:00 pmSRHvKKR
20th May, 4:00 pmDDvMI
20th May, 8:00 pmCSKvKXIP
22nd May, 7:00 pm
Qualifier 1
SRHvCSK
23rd May, 7:00 pm
Eliminator
KKRvRR
25th May, 7:00 pm
Qualifier 2
SRHvKKR
27th May, 7:00 pm
Final
CSKvTBD

Where to Watch

All Vivo IPL 2018 matches will be telecast live on Star Sports.

Hotstar will also live stream the matches.

Live scores may be followed here.

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