The 2020 Indian Premier League will commence in late March. Here’s the IPL 2020 schedule for the league stage.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, the two most successful IPL teams, with seven titles between them, will kick off the 13th edition of the tournament with a match on March 29 in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
IPL 2020 will be played over a span of 57 days, 13 days more than the IPL 2019. The increase in duration is due to a reduction in afternoon matches this season, with just six over the course of the tournament.
The final league stage game will be contested between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai in Bangalore on May 17. The final will be played a week later on May 24.
Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore are one of only three current teams not to have won the IPL
Of the eight teams competing, five have won the title at least once. Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals will be vying for their maiden title in this edition of the IPL.
Mumbai have won the title a record four times, the last of which came in IPL 2019, when they defeated Chennai by one run in a low-scoring thriller in the final. The MS Dhoni-led Chennai are trailing close on Mumbai’s heels with three triumphs, while Kolkata Knight Riders have won the tournament twice.
The date for the inaugural IPL all-star match, which will feature stars from all eight franchisees split into two teams, is yet to be confirmed, although prior reports suggest that it will be held on March 26.
Note: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the IPL has been postponed until April 15 at the earliest.