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Hotstar IPL 2021 Schedule, Auction & point table

After the exciting season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, the IPL 2021 schedule is finally announced. The tournament will start on April 9. Fans worldwide are excited for the 2021 season, waiting for the big day of the 14 edition of the IPL. 

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The IPL is a cricket league taking place in India every year. Eight Indian teams usually compete for the title in this league, with overseas players included in the teams’ lists. The tournament attracts viewers from all over the world in the same period except for the last year 2020 due to the Coronavirus crisis. 

If you are a cricket fan waiting for this big event, you certainly have the IPL 2021 schedule now. You only need to figure out how you can watch the league from the comfort of your home.

How to watch IPL 2021 in the USA?

The IPL is a famous sports event with a massive number of viewers from all over the world. In India, Star Sports is the official media network that owns the broadcasting rights of the league. However, the channels of Star Sports are not available in all countries. 

Different TV channels will broadcast this tournament as Fox Sports, BeIN Sport, Now TV, and others. Therefore, you can watch the IPL if you have access to any of these channels. Yet, having no access to any official TV channels that will broadcast the IPL is not a problem. You can still watch the event using on-demand streaming services

Hotstar, now known as Disney+ Hotstarin India, is the digital service of Star Sports in India. It holds the Star Sports channel’s content rights, including all the domestic sports tournaments of India. Hotstar is a subscription-based service working in many countries, including the USA. If you are a USA resident and want to catch this live event, Hotstar IPL live is conveniently available for all cricket fans. You can avail Hotstar IPL offer by using promo code CRICBUZ to get $5 instant discount plus extra benefits.

IPL 2021 schedule

Another option offering the same live watching experience is Willow TV. Willow TV is a paid streaming TV app available for USA residents. It hosts all the cricket tournaments all around the world, and IPL will be one of them. The Willow TV app will broadcast the IPL so you can watch the matches on any of the supported devices.

Hotstar IPL 2021 offer
$5 discount + $20 Acorns Sign up Bonus + $15 Tropocart GC & IPL T shirt to every 15th user of this promo code.
$44.99 $49.99
Valid for a limited time only.

IPL 2021 schedule

The IPL 2021 start date is April 9, 2021. The opening match will be between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore and will take place in Chennai. At the same time, the final match will be on 30 May 2021. So, the duration is 52 days. 

During those days, Teams will play 60 matches per the IPL 2021 schedule in 6 Indian cities. The semi-finals will be played on 25, 26, and 28 May at Narendra Modi Stadium. While the Final is on the last day, 30 May, at the same stadium as well. 

The tournament period is so occupied, as is evident from the IPL 2021 dates. 60 matches in 52 days, which means that two matches will be played one after the other on some days. Here is the complete schedule of IPL 2021.

MATCH NO DAY DATE TIME VENUE HOME AWAY
1 FRI 9-APR-21 07:30 PM CHENNAI MUMBAI INDIANS ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
2 SAT 10-APR-21 07:30 PM MUMBAI CHENNAI SUPER KINGS DELHI CAPITALS
3 SUN 11-APR-21 07:30 PM CHENNAI SUNRISERS HYDERABAD KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
4 MON 12-APR-21 07:30 PM MUMBAI RAJASTHAN ROYALS PUNJAB KINGS
5 TUE 13-APR-21 07:30 PM CHENNAI KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS MUMBAI INDIANS
6 WED 14-APR-21 07:30 PM CHENNAI SUNRISERS HYDERABAD ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
7 THU 15-APR-21 07:30 PM MUMBAI RAJASTHAN ROYALS DELHI CAPITALS
8 FRI 16-APR-21 07:30 PM MUMBAI PUNJAB KINGS CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
9 SAT 17-APR-21 07:30 PM CHENNAI MUMBAI INDIANS SUNRISERS HYDERABAD
10 SUN 18-APR-21 03:30 PM CHENNAI ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
11 SUN 18-APR-21 07:30 PM MUMBAI DELHI CAPITALS PUNJAB KINGS
12 MON 19-APR-21 07:30 PM MUMBAI CHENNAI SUPER KINGS RAJASTHAN ROYALS
13 TUE 20-APR-21 07:30 PM CHENNAI DELHI CAPITALS MUMBAI INDIANS
14 WED 21-APR-21 03:30 PM CHENNAI PUNJAB KINGS SUNRISERS HYDERABAD
15 WED 21-APR-21 07:30 PM MUMBAI KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
16 THU 22-APR-21 07:30 PM MUMBAI ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE RAJASTHAN ROYALS
17 FRI 23-APR-21 07:30 PM CHENNAI PUNJAB KINGS MUMBAI INDIANS
18 SAT 24-APR-21 07:30 PM MUMBAI RAJASTHAN ROYALS KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
19 SUN 25-APR-21 03:30 PM MUMBAI CHENNAI SUPER KINGS ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
20 SUN 25-APR-21 07:30 PM CHENNAI SUNRISERS HYDERABAD DELHI CAPITALS
21 MON 26-APR-21 07:30 PM AHMEDABAD PUNJAB KINGS KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
22 TUE 27-APR-21 07:30 PM AHMEDABAD DELHI CAPITALS ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
23 WED 28-APR-21 07:30 PM DELHI CHENNAI SUPER KINGS SUNRISERS HYDERABAD
24 THU 29-APR-21 03:30 PM DELHI MUMBAI INDIANS RAJASTHAN ROYALS
25 THU 29-APR-21 07:30 PM AHMEDABAD DELHI CAPITALS KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
26 FRI 30-APR-21 07:30 PM AHMEDABAD PUNJAB KINGS ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
27 SAT 1-MAY-21 07:30 PM DELHI MUMBAI INDIANS CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
28 SUN 2-MAY-21 03:30 PM DELHI RAJASTHAN ROYALS SUNRISERS HYDERABAD
29 SUN 2-MAY-21 07:30 PM AHMEDABAD PUNJAB KINGS DELHI CAPITALS
30 MON 3-MAY-21 07:30 PM AHMEDABAD KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
31 TUE 4-MAY-21 07:30 PM DELHI SUNRISERS HYDERABAD MUMBAI INDIANS
32 WED 5-MAY-21 07:30 PM DELHI RAJASTHAN ROYALS CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
33 THU 6-MAY-21 07:30 PM AHMEDABAD ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE PUNJAB KINGS
34 FRI 7-MAY-21 07:30 PM DELHI SUNRISERS HYDERABAD CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
35 SAT 8-MAY-21 03:30 PM AHMEDABAD KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS DELHI CAPITALS
36 SAT 8-MAY-21 07:30 PM DELHI RAJASTHAN ROYALS MUMBAI INDIANS
37 SUN 9-MAY-21 03:30 PM BANGALORE CHENNAI SUPER KINGS PUNJAB KINGS
38 SUN 9-MAY-21 07:30 PM KOLKATA ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE SUNRISERS HYDERABAD
39 MON 10-MAY-21 07:30 PM BANGALORE MUMBAI INDIANS KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
40 TUE 11-MAY-21 07:30 PM KOLKATA DELHI CAPITALS RAJASTHAN ROYALS
41 WED 12-MAY-21 07:30 PM BANGALORE CHENNAI SUPER KINGS KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
42 THU 13-MAY-21 03:30 PM BANGALORE MUMBAI INDIANS PUNJAB KINGS
43 THU 13-MAY-21 07:30 PM KOLKATA SUNRIERS HYDERABAD RAJASTHAN ROYALS
44 FRI 14-MAY-21 07:30 PM KOLKATA ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE DELHI CAPITALS
45 SAT 15-MAY-21 07:30 PM BANGALORE KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS PUNJAB KINGS
46 SUN 16-MAY-21 03:30 PM KOLKATA RAJASTHAN ROYALS ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
47 SUN 16-MAY-21 07:30 PM BANGALORE CHENNAI SUPER KINGS MUMBAI INDIANS
48 MON 17-MAY-21 07:30 PM KOLKATA DELHI CAPITALS SUNRISERS HYDERABAD
49 TUE 18-MAY-21 07:30 PM BANGALORE KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS RAJASTHAN ROYALS
50 WED 19-MAY-21 07:30 PM BANGALORE SUNRISERS HYDERABAD PUNJAB KINGS
51 THU 20-MAY-21 07:30 PM KOLKATA ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE MUMBAI INDIANS
52 FRI 21-MAY-21 03:30 PM BANGALORE KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS SUNRISERS HYDERABAD
53 FRI 21-MAY-21 07:30 PM KOLKATA DELHI CAPITALS CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
54 SAT 22-MAY-21 07:30 PM BANGALORE PUNJAB KINGS RAJASTHAN ROYALS
55 SUN 23-MAY-21 03:30 PM KOLKATA MUMBAI INDIANS DELHI CAPITALS
56 SUN 23-MAY-21 07:30 PM KOLKATA ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
57 TUE 25-MAY-21 07:30 PM AHMEDABAD QUALIFIER 1
58 WED 26-MAY-21 07:30 PM AHMEDABAD ELIMINATOR
59 FRI 28-MAY-21 07:30 PM AHMEDABAD QUALIFIER 2
60 SUN 30-MAY-21 07:30 PM AHMEDABAD FINAL

Cricket Teams

Eight teams will be competing in this tournament. The participating teams are:-

  1. Mumbai Indians
  2. Chennai Super Kings
  3. Rajasthan Royals
  4. Delhi Capitals
  5. Royal Challengers Bangalore
  6. Kolkata Knight Riders
  7. Punjab Kings
  8. Sunrisers Hyderabad. 

Each of the teams has a limit of 25 players either already existing or bought during the auctions. Each team will play with the other seven teams two times. There will be two qualifiers, an eliminator match and the final, making up of 60 matches. 

Mumbai Indians team was the winner of the 2020 and 2019 IPL seasons. They have won 5 seasons since the first season in 2008. So, they ranked for the highest number of IPL wins.

IPL 2021 Auction

The IPL 2021 auction took place on 18 February 2021. The auction took place in Chennai, where the first match will take place as well. 

By the end of the auctions, the eight teams chose 57 players. The allowed maximum number of players that all eight teams can buy during the auctions is 61. 

The auctions were surprising as well as disappointing for many fans. Some of the key players went unsold in the 2021 auctions as Aaron Finch, Sheldon Cottrell, Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Marnus Labuschagne, and Ben Cutting.

To the surprise of many IPL fans, Chris Morris was the most expensive player in this auction,sold at 16.25 crores to Rajasthan Royals. This number is the highest ever paid to any IPL player. Yuvraj Singh was previously the titleholder sold at 16 crores.

Kayle Jamieson was the second most expensive player getting 15 crores from Royal Challengers Bangalore. The same team also took Glenn Maxwell at 14.25 crores. Fans are waiting to see a different performance from Maxwell than that of the last year.

Sachin Baby and Rajat Patidar were the two Indian players that Royal Challengers Bangalore gained during the same base price. Delhi Capitals won Ripal Patel for his base price as well, each at 20 Lakhs.

Hotstar IPL point table

The IPL 2021 point table is a significant concern for all IPL fans during the tournament period;fans are concerned with their team’s points and their position in the game. The Hotstar IPL point table is updated continuously during the game time with the number of wins, losses, ties, and total plays of each team. You can see your team’s performance and follow-up with their progress on this point table.

Conclusion

While we are waiting for the mega event and following the IPL 2021 news, the BCCI has some surprising news for the next season as well. Some news is saying that it is possible to see 10 teams instead of 8 in the next year. Other news is adding that each team may be allowed 5 overseas players instead of 4. This may add more thrill and excitement to the tournament. Either way, we are all waiting to see excellent performance from all players.

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