The IPL 2019 season is set to begin on March 23. Defending champions Chennai Super Kings will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the season opener at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. All eight squads possess plenty of firepower in them to put on what should be an enthralling season.
This year’s IPL is definitely going to very different from the previous editions as new-look teams and new players lock horns for the coveted title. VIVO IPL 2019 will begin earlier than the previous tournaments thanks to the Lok Sabha Elections which is starting from April 11.
The final is scheduled to be played in the second week of May. The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) on Tuesday, March 19 announced the full schedule of the league games in which they have managed to keep the home and away format along with the IPL.
Although the playoff schedule is not out yet, the final will in Chennai on May 12.
All the eight teams had a great opportunity to bolster their squad and with some big bucks spent on young talent during the IPL auctions late last year. While defending champions Chennai Super Kings retained most of their players, teams like Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab have looked at revamping their team completely.
The Delhi unit has even made an image makeover and looks to hit the reset button when the season kicks off.
Let’s take a look at the full schedule of the Indian Premier League 2019:
1. Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Overseas: Faf du Plessis, Sam Billings, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi (ruled-out), Imran Tahir,
Indian: MS Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, M Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Mohit Sharma, Ruturaj Gaikwad
2. Delhi Capitals (DC)
Overseas: Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, Colin Ingram (Rs 6.40 crore), Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul,
Indian: Shikhar Dhawan,Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Manjot Kalra, Hanuma Vihari, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Ankush Bains , Nathu Singh, Jalaj Saxena, Bandaru Ayyappa, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem
3. Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
Overseas: Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, David Miller, Moises Henriques, Nicholas Pooran, Sam Curran, Hardus Viljoen,
Indian: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, Ravichandran Ashwin, Varun Chakaravarthy, Mohammad Shami, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin
4. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Overseas: Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Carlos Brathwaite, Joe Denly, Lockie Ferguson, Anrich Nortje, Harry Gurney,
Indian: Dinesh Karthik (C), Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shrikant Mundhe
5. Mumbai Indians (MI)
Overseas: Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff, Lasith Malinga,
Indian: Rohit Sharma (C), Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh (Rs 80 lakh), Barinder Sran, Pankaj Jaiswal, Rasikh Salam
6. Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Overseas: Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Ashton Turner, Liam Livinstone ,Oshane Thomas
Indian: Ajinkya Rahane, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S. Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Shashank Singh, Shubham Rajane, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag
7. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Overseas: AB de Villiers, Tim Southee, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Shimron Hetmyer, Heinrich Klassen
Indian: Virat Kohli (C), Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Siraj, Devdutt Padikkal, Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh, Himmat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman, Mandeep Singh
8. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Overseas: Billy Stanlake, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Shakib-Al-Hasan, Jonny Bairstow, Martin Guptill
Indian: Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Khaleel Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha