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Updated January 2023

Cricket is more than just a game in India. For many, it is a celebration of the country itself, as the sport serves as a source of national pride and unity, with the Indian national cricket team often seen as a symbol of the country. The Indian Premier League (IPL) perfectly embodies the country’s dedication to cricket and has grown over the years to become one of India’s favourite sports traditions. 

This year’s much anticipated IPL matches have been scheduled between March and April. Here is everything you need to know about IPL 2023: the teams playing, match dates, auction details and more. 

IPL 2023

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional Twenty20 (T20) cricket league in India, featuring teams from major cities of the countries. It is one of the most popular T20 leagues in the world and features top players from India and other countries. The league is organized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and is played annually, typically in the months of March and April. IPL 2023 will be the sixteenth season of the premier league, which first began in 2007. 

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IPL 2023 teams 

The teams that will be competing this year are as follows:

  • Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
  • Delhi Capitals (DC)
  • Gujarat Titans (GT)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
  • Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)
  • Mumbai Indians (MI)
  • Punjab Kings (PBKS)
  • Rajasthan Royals (RR)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

IPL 2023 schedule

While the match dates for this year’s T20 are yet to be announced, here are the tentative dates released so far:

Date Match
25 March 2023 KKR vs CSK
26 March 2023 MI vs DC
26 March 2023 RCB vs PBKS
27 March 2023 LSG vs GT
28 March 2023 RR vs SRH
29 March 2023 KKR vs RCB
30 March 2023 CSK vs LSG
31 March 2023 PBKS vs KKR
1 April 2023 RR vs MI
1 April 2023 DC vs GT
2 April 2023 PBKS vs CSK
3 April 2023 LSG vs SRH
4 April 2023 RCB vs RR
5April 2023 MI vs KKR
6 April 2023 DC vs LSG
7 April 2023 PBKS vs GT
8 April 2023 SRH vs CSK
8 April 2023 MI vs RCB
9 April 2023 DC vs KKR
9 April 2023 LSG vs RR
10 April 2023 GT vs SRH
11 April 2023 RCB vs CSK
12 April 2023 PBKS vs MI
13 April 2023 GT vs RR
14 April 2023 KKR vs SRH
15 April 2023 LSG vs MI
15 April 2023 RCB vs DC
16 April 2023 SRH vs PBKH
16 April 2023 CSK vs GT
17 April 2023 KKR vs RR
18 April 2023 RCB vs LSG
19 April 2023 PBKS vs DC
20 April 2023 CSK vs MI
21 April 2023 RR vs DC
22 April 2023 GJ vs KKR
22 April 2023 SRH vs RCB
23 April 2023 MI vs LSG
24 April 2023 CSK vs PBKS
25 April 2023 RR vs RCB
26 April 2023 SRH vs GT
27 April 2023 KKR vs GT
28 April 2023 LSG vs PBKS
29 April 2302 RCB vs GT
29 April 2023 MI vs RR
30 April 2023 LSG vs DC
30 April 2023 CSK vs SRH
1 May 2023 RR vs KKR
2 May 2023 PBKS vs GT
3 May 2023 CSK vs RCB
4 May 2023 SRH vs DC
5 May 2023 MI vs GT
6 May 2023 RR vs PBKS
6 May 2023 KKR vs LSGF
7 May 2023 RCB vs SRH
7 May 2023 DC vs CSK
8 May 2023 KKR vs MI
9 May 2023 GT vs LSG
10 May 2023 DC vs RR
11 May 2023 MI vs CSK
12 May 2023 PBKS vs RCB
13 May 2023 SRH vs KKR
14 May 2023 GT vs CSK
14 May 2023 RR vs LSG
15 May 2023 DC vs PBKS
16 May 2023 SRH vs MI
17 May 2023 LSG vs KKR
18 May 2023 GT vs RCB
19 May 2023 CSK vs RR
20 May 2023 DC vs MI
21 May 2023 PBKS vs SRH
TBD Qualifier 1
TBD Eliminator
TBD Qualifier 2
8 May 2023 Final

 

IPL 2023 auction 

The IPL 2023 Player Auction saw a total of 80 players sold and INR 1,67,00,00,000 spent collectively amongst the ten franchises in Kochi, Kerala. The auction was heavily dominated by the all-rounders, who were in massive demand. English all-rounder Sam Curran, who was the buzz of the town even before his name went under the hammer, smashed an all-time record and became the most expensive player in the history of IPL auctions.

The all-rounder announced his return to the Punjab Kings with a topmost bid of INR 18.50 Crore. Meanwhile, Cameron Green and Ben Stokes earned big after being bought by Mumbai Indians for INR 17.5 crore and Chennai Super Kings for 16.25 crore, respectively.

Indian batting star Mayank Agarwal made his way to the Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 8.25 crore, along with English batter Harry Brook who made merry at the auction too. Pace sensation Shivam Mavi became the most expensive bowler after defending champions Gujarat Titans acquired his services for INR 6 crores. 

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