The 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), to be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), starts on September 19. The cash-rich T20 cricket league, featuring some of the hottest talents in the world, was originally scheduled to start on March 29, but the coronavirus pandemic forced the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to postpone it. And, the league was subsequently moved to the UAE. (More Cricket News)
The BCCI, in its press release dated August 2, finally confirmed the dates for the IPL 13. It also said that "the 53-day tournament will witness 10-afternoon matches starting at 15:30 IST while the evening matches will start at 19:30 IST."
The decision to move the league out of India was taken during IPL's Governing Council meeting, held via video-conference. But the board is yet to announce the fixture for the tournament.
All you need to know about IPL 2020:
Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Capitals (DC), Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Mumbai Indians (MI), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH).
Rajasthan Royals - 2008, Deccan Chargers - 2009, Chennai Super Kings - 2010, 2011, 2018; Kolkata Knight Riders - 2012, 2014; Mumbai Indians - 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019; Sunrisers Hyderabad - 2016.
How and where to watch?
Live Streaming: Disney+Hotstar, JioTV
TV Listing: Star Sports Network, bEAN Sports in the UAE
Venues: Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah
Start times: Afternoon matches start at 3:30 PM IST (2:00 PM local), evening matches start at 7:30 PM IST (6:00 PM local)
Important dates: First match - September 19; Final match - November 10; Arrival in UAE - August 20 to 24.
Most runs for Orange Cap: Virat Kohli (5412 runs)
Most centuries: Chris Gayle (6)
Most sixes: Chris Gayle (326)
Most fours: Shikhar Dhawan (524)
Highest score: Chris Gayle (175 not out)
Best strike rate: Andre Russell (186.41)
Most wickets for Purple Cap: Lasith Malinga (170)
Best bowling figures: Alzarri Joseph (6/12)
Best bowling average: Kagiso Rabada (17.93)
Best economy rate: Rashid Khan (6.55)
Most dots: Harbhajan Singh (1,249)
Most hat-tricks: Amit Mishra (3)
Most maiden overs: Praveen Kumar (14)
Most catches by a fielder: Suresh Raina (102)
Most catches by a wicketkeeper: Dinesh Karthik (101)
Most stumpings: MS Dhoni (38)
Most matches played so far: Suresh Raina (193)
Highest score: Royal Challengers Bangalore (263/5) against Pune Warriors India
Lowest score: Royal Challengers Bangalore (49 all out) against Kolkata Knight Riders
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla,
Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Murali Vijay, Francois Du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, KM Asif, Narayan Jagadeesan, Monu Kumar, RutuRaj Gaikwad, R. Sai Kishore.
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson, Ankit Rajpoot, Rahul Tewatia, Robin Uthappa, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mayank Markande, Kartik Tyagi, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Aniruddha Joshi, Akash Singh.
Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul, Sheldon Cottrell, Krishnappa Gowtham, Karun Nair, Mohammed Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, Ravi Bishnoi, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Hardus Viljoen, Prabhsimran Singh, Deepak Hooda, Jimmy Neesham, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Jagadeesha Suchith, Murugan Ashwin, Tajinder Singh, Ishan Porel.
Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Chris Woakes, Prithvi Shaw, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan, Keemo Paul, Mohit Sharma, Harshal Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Tushar Deshpande, Lalit Yadav.
Mumbai Indians: Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Rohit Sharma, Sherfane Rutherford, Surya Kumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Saurabh Tiwary, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Mohsin Khan.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarti, Rahul Tripathi, Nikhil Naik, Pravin Tambe, M Siddharth.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dubey, Umesh Yadav, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Dale Steyn, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Isuru Udana, Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahamad, Pavan Deshpande.
SunRisers Hyderabad: Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Kane Williamson, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Priyam Garg, Virat Singh, Wriddhiman Saha, Mohammad Nabi, Shreevats Goswami, Basil Thampi, Abhishek Sharma, Fabian Allen, T Natarajan, Sandeep Bavanaka, Sanjay Yadav, Abdul Samad.