IPL 2024
IPL 2024 Schedule For First 21 Games Unveiled: CSK And RCB To Kick Off The Season On March 22
By CricShots - Feb 22, 2024 6:05 pm
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The anticipation for the IPL 2024 season is building up as the initial schedule for the tournament has been released. Defending champions Chennai Super Kings are set to clash with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on March 22. The tournament’s partial schedule covers the first 21 matches from March 22 to April 7, with the IPL final expected on May 26.

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Interestingly, a tight schedule is in play, with just five days between the IPL final and the opening match of the men’s T20 World Cup scheduled in the USA and the Caribbean from June 1. The second half of the IPL 2024 schedule will be finalized once the Election Commission of India announces the dates for the national elections, expected in April and May.

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The released schedule includes four double-headers, with two on the opening weekend. Punjab Kings will host Delhi Capitals on March 23, followed by Kolkata Knight Riders taking on Sunrisers Hyderabad at Eden Gardens. On March 24, Rajasthan Royals will face Lucknow Super Giants, while Mumbai Indians, led by Hardik Pandya, will play an away game against Gujarat Titans, his former team.

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Notably, Delhi Capitals won’t play any games at their home ground, Feroz Shah Kotla, during the March 22-April 7 period. Both of their matches will be held at the ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam. This decision stems from the Delhi and District Cricket Association expressing concerns about the time needed to prepare the venue after hosting 11 Women’s Premier League matches until March 17.

KKR is slated to play only three matches, while other franchises will play four. Punjab Kings might play their home games at a new venue in Mullanpur, on the outskirts of Chandigarh.Β The opening day of the tournament will mark MS Dhoni’s return to action after undergoing knee surgery post the previous season.

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MS Dhoni, who led CSK to victory over Titans in a rain-affected final, hasn’t played competitive cricket since.Β The upcoming IPL season will feature Hardik Pandya’s return to Mumbai Indians, this time as captain. Rishabh Pant is also set to make a comeback after recovering from a car accident in December 2022. With a total of 74 games, including four playoff matches, IPL 2024 promises an action-packed season for cricket enthusiasts.

MATCHDATEDAYTIME (PM)VENUE
CSK vs RCB22-MarFRI6:30CHENNAI
PBKS vs DC23-MarSAT2:30MOHALI
KKR vs SRH6:30KOLKATA
RR vs LSG24-MarSUN2:30JAIPUR
GT vs MI6:30AHMEDABAD
RCB vs PBKS25-MarMON6:30BENGALURU
CSK vs GT26-MarTUE6:30CHENNAI.
SRH vs MI27-MarWED6:30HYDERABAD
RR vs DC28-MarTHU6:30JAIPUR
RCB vs KKR29-MarFRI6:30BENGALURU
LSG vs PBKS30-MarSAT6:30LUCKNOW
GT vs SRH31-MarSUN2:30AHMEDABAD
DC vs CSK6:30VIZAG
MI vs RR1-AprMON6:30MUMBAI
LSG vs RCB2-AprTUE6:30BENGALURU
KKR vs DC3-AprWED6:30VIZAG
PBKS vs GT4-AprTHU6:30AHMEDABAD
CSK vs SRH5-AprFRI6:30HYDERABAD
RCB vs RR6-AprSAT6:30JAIPUR
DC vs MI7-AprSUN2:30MUMBAI
GT vs LSG6:30LUCKNOW