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IPL 2020 (Indian Premier League 2020)

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the most popular professional Twenty20 cricket league across the world. Since its first edition in 2008, it is the fastest rising sporting league worldwide. As per the data shared by Star India, a record of over 462 million people watched the last edition of this league. Hence, IPL has been enticing the world's top cricketers, owners and sponsors to be a part of it. Dream 11 IPL 2020 Schedule, Fixtures, Team, Venue, Time Table, Point Table, Ranking & Winning Prediction.

IPL 2020 Schedule

December 19, 2019: Cummins costliest overseas player

The 2020 Indian Premier League Auction took place in Kolkata on December 19, 2019. Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins emerged as the costliest overseas player bought by Kolkata Knight Riders in a massive Rs.15.50 crores. At the same time, Piyush Chawla is the most expensive Indian player purchased by the Chennai Super Kings in Rs. 6.75 crores. Mobile manufacturer Vivo will be the sponsor of this edition. This smartphone company has got sponsorship rights for five years until 2022.

December 30, 2019: IPL kick-starts on March 29

The cash-rich cricket league will kick off on March 29, 2020, when Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with last year's champion Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The final will be held on May 24, 2020. Mumbai Indians has the distinction of winning this prestigious league maximum four times. In this edition, eight teams will rub their shoulders in a nearly two-month-long tournament.

Important facts about IPL

Most successful team - Mumbai Indians (4 titles)
Highest wicket-taker - Lasith Malinga (170)
Most prolific run-scorer - Virat Kohli (5412)
Most catches - Suresh Raina (102)
Most catches (wicketkeeper) - Dinesh Karthik (101)
Fastest fifty - KL Rahul (14 balls)
Fastest hundred - Chris Gayle (30 balls)
Highest sixes - Chris Gayle (326)

January 2, 2020: Battle for buying players

Marathon discussion took place in December last year for the auction of the players. All eight teams tried their best to bring the best possible players on their side. A fierce battle took place among the teams in the bidding for getting the cricketers. Overall, 338 cricketers went under the hammer. Almost all the big names will be seen in action in the 2020 IPL. The T20 world cup will commence in Australia later this year. Therefore IPL is the best destination for players to compete and improve their skills in the shortest format of the game. Some of the players from the other countries are sold at a hefty amount in the IPL auction. Hence the high amount has put extra pressure on them to give a top-quality performance to justify their worth

August 20, 2020: Dream 11 replaces Vivo as the title sponsor

Fantasy gaming platform Dream 11 acquired the title sponsorship for the IPL 2020 replacing the Chinese mobile company Vivo. Dream 11 became the highest bidder for the title rights, outbidding educational platforms like Unacademy and BYJU’S.

September 6, 2020: BCCI releases IPL 2020 fixtures

The BCCI has released the IPL 2020 schedule on September 6, 2020. All the eight teams will compete for the much-coveted IPL title in UAE. In the opening match, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will start the season's blockbuster proceedings. The much delayed 2020 edition of the IPL starts on September 19 without its glitz and glamour, as there would be no grand opening ceremony, in-stadium media coverage or spectators in the stadium.

IPL 2020 in UAE

All the matches in the 13th edition of IPL will be held behind closed doors, across the three venues in the United Arab Emirates. IPL which starts on September 19, 2020, will last up to November 10, 2020. The three venues for as many as 60 IPL matches are Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, and Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. IPL, which generally starts in late March was postponed this year due to a nationwide lockdown in the wake of the COVID-19 virus. Then BCCI decided to shift the venue to the UAE.

Last Updated on : September 19,2020