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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. 

Hotstar IPL 2021 offer
$5 discount + $15 Tropocart Gift Card
$44.99 $49.99
Valid in the USA only.

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 + $15 Tropocart Gift Card
$44.99 $49.99
Valid in the USA 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 NODAYDATETIMEVENUEHOMEAWAY
1FRI9-APR-2107:30 PMCHENNAIMUMBAI INDIANSROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
2SAT10-APR-2107:30 PMMUMBAICHENNAI SUPER KINGSDELHI CAPITALS
3SUN11-APR-2107:30 PMCHENNAISUNRISERS HYDERABADKOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
4MON12-APR-2107:30 PMMUMBAIRAJASTHAN ROYALSPUNJAB KINGS
5TUE13-APR-2107:30 PMCHENNAIKOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERSMUMBAI INDIANS
6WED14-APR-2107:30 PMCHENNAISUNRISERS HYDERABADROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
7THU15-APR-2107:30 PMMUMBAIRAJASTHAN ROYALSDELHI CAPITALS
8FRI16-APR-2107:30 PMMUMBAIPUNJAB KINGSCHENNAI SUPER KINGS
9SAT17-APR-2107:30 PMCHENNAIMUMBAI INDIANSSUNRISERS HYDERABAD
10SUN18-APR-2103:30 PMCHENNAIROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALOREKOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
11SUN18-APR-2107:30 PMMUMBAIDELHI CAPITALSPUNJAB KINGS
12MON19-APR-2107:30 PMMUMBAICHENNAI SUPER KINGSRAJASTHAN ROYALS
13TUE20-APR-2107:30 PMCHENNAIDELHI CAPITALSMUMBAI INDIANS
14WED21-APR-2103:30 PMCHENNAIPUNJAB KINGSSUNRISERS HYDERABAD
15WED21-APR-2107:30 PMMUMBAIKOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERSCHENNAI SUPER KINGS
16THU22-APR-2107:30 PMMUMBAIROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORERAJASTHAN ROYALS
17FRI23-APR-2107:30 PMCHENNAIPUNJAB KINGSMUMBAI INDIANS
18SAT24-APR-2107:30 PMMUMBAIRAJASTHAN ROYALSKOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
19SUN25-APR-2103:30 PMMUMBAICHENNAI SUPER KINGSROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
20SUN25-APR-2107:30 PMCHENNAISUNRISERS HYDERABADDELHI CAPITALS
21MON26-APR-2107:30 PMAHMEDABADPUNJAB KINGSKOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
22TUE27-APR-2107:30 PMAHMEDABADDELHI CAPITALSROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
23WED28-APR-2107:30 PMDELHICHENNAI SUPER KINGSSUNRISERS HYDERABAD
24THU29-APR-2103:30 PMDELHIMUMBAI INDIANSRAJASTHAN ROYALS
25THU29-APR-2107:30 PMAHMEDABADDELHI CAPITALSKOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
26FRI30-APR-2107:30 PMAHMEDABADPUNJAB KINGSROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
27SAT1-MAY-2107:30 PMDELHIMUMBAI INDIANSCHENNAI SUPER KINGS
28SUN2-MAY-2103:30 PMDELHIRAJASTHAN ROYALSSUNRISERS HYDERABAD
29SUN2-MAY-2107:30 PMAHMEDABADPUNJAB KINGSDELHI CAPITALS
30MON3-MAY-2107:30 PMAHMEDABADKOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERSROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
31TUE4-MAY-2107:30 PMDELHISUNRISERS HYDERABADMUMBAI INDIANS
32WED5-MAY-2107:30 PMDELHIRAJASTHAN ROYALSCHENNAI SUPER KINGS
33THU6-MAY-2107:30 PMAHMEDABADROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALOREPUNJAB KINGS
34FRI7-MAY-2107:30 PMDELHISUNRISERS HYDERABADCHENNAI SUPER KINGS
35SAT8-MAY-2103:30 PMAHMEDABADKOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERSDELHI CAPITALS
36SAT8-MAY-2107:30 PMDELHIRAJASTHAN ROYALSMUMBAI INDIANS
37SUN9-MAY-2103:30 PMBANGALORECHENNAI SUPER KINGSPUNJAB KINGS
38SUN9-MAY-2107:30 PMKOLKATAROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORESUNRISERS HYDERABAD
39MON10-MAY-2107:30 PMBANGALOREMUMBAI INDIANSKOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
40TUE11-MAY-2107:30 PMKOLKATADELHI CAPITALSRAJASTHAN ROYALS
41WED12-MAY-2107:30 PMBANGALORECHENNAI SUPER KINGSKOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
42THU13-MAY-2103:30 PMBANGALOREMUMBAI INDIANSPUNJAB KINGS
43THU13-MAY-2107:30 PMKOLKATASUNRIERS HYDERABADRAJASTHAN ROYALS
44FRI14-MAY-2107:30 PMKOLKATAROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALOREDELHI CAPITALS
45SAT15-MAY-2107:30 PMBANGALOREKOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERSPUNJAB KINGS
46SUN16-MAY-2103:30 PMKOLKATARAJASTHAN ROYALSROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
47SUN16-MAY-2107:30 PMBANGALORECHENNAI SUPER KINGSMUMBAI INDIANS
48MON17-MAY-2107:30 PMKOLKATADELHI CAPITALSSUNRISERS HYDERABAD
49TUE18-MAY-2107:30 PMBANGALOREKOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERSRAJASTHAN ROYALS
50WED19-MAY-2107:30 PMBANGALORESUNRISERS HYDERABADPUNJAB KINGS
51THU20-MAY-2107:30 PMKOLKATAROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALOREMUMBAI INDIANS
52FRI21-MAY-2103:30 PMBANGALOREKOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERSSUNRISERS HYDERABAD
53FRI21-MAY-2107:30 PMKOLKATADELHI CAPITALSCHENNAI SUPER KINGS
54SAT22-MAY-2107:30 PMBANGALOREPUNJAB KINGSRAJASTHAN ROYALS
55SUN23-MAY-2103:30 PMKOLKATAMUMBAI INDIANSDELHI CAPITALS
56SUN23-MAY-2107:30 PMKOLKATAROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORECHENNAI SUPER KINGS
57TUE25-MAY-2107:30 PMAHMEDABADQUALIFIER 1
58WED26-MAY-2107:30 PMAHMEDABADELIMINATOR
59FRI28-MAY-2107:30 PMAHMEDABADQUALIFIER 2
60SUN30-MAY-2107:30 PMAHMEDABADFINAL

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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