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IPL set to welcome fans after two years

Tickets for the IPL 2021 will be on sale from Thursday, September 16.

IPL Trophy
IPL Trophy (Image Credit ( BCCI/IPL)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has confirmed that limited numbers of fans will be allowed during the second leg of the Indian Premier League, which gets underway on September 19 with a mouthwatering clash between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. The UAE leg will mark the return of fans after the 2019 IPL. Notably, IPL 2020, which was also staged in the UAE was played behind closed doors. Tickets for the IPL 2021 will be on sale from Thursday, September 16.

“IPL 2021 resumes with the five-time champions and current title holders Mumbai Indians taking on three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on September 19. This match will be a momentous occasion as IPL will welcome the fans back to the stadiums after a brief hiatus owing to Covid-19 situation,” the IPL said in a statement.

“Matches will be played at Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi with limited seating available keeping in mind the Covid protocols and UAE government regulations.”

The Indian Premier League was postponed in May after COVID-19 wreaked havoc in India. At the time of suspension, Delhi Capitals occupied first place with six wins in eight games, followed by Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Mumbai Indians as the top four teams. Delhi Capitals’ Shikhar Dhawan is the current holder of the orange cap with 380 runs in eight innings, while Harshal Patel of Royal Challengers Bangalore is the purple cap holder with 17 scalps.

Here’s the schedule:

Match No. Day Date Time (IST) Match Venue
30 Sunday 19 Sep 2021 7:30 PM CSK vs MI Dubai
31 Monday 20 Sep 2021 7:30 PM KKR vs RCB Abu Dhabi
32 Tuesday 21 Sep 2021 7:30 PM PBKS vs RR Dubai
33 Wednesday 22 Sep 2021 7:30 PM DC vs SRH Dubai
34 Thursday 23 Sep 2021 7:30 PM MI vs KKR Abu Dhabi
35 Friday 24 Sep 2021 7:30 PM RCB vs CSK Sharjah
36 Saturday 25 Sep 2021 3:30 PM DC vs RR Abu Dhabi
37 Saturday 25 Sep 2021 7:30 PM SRH vs PBKS Sharjah
38 Sunday 26 Sep 2021 3:30 PM CSK vs KKR Abu Dhabi
39 Sunday 26 Sep 2021 7:30 PM RCB vs MI Dubai
40 Monday 27 Sep 2021 7:30 PM SRH vs RR Dubai
41 Tuesday 28 Sep 2021 3:30 PM KKR vs DC Sharjah
42 Tuesday 28 Sep 2021 7:30 PM MI vs PBKS Abu Dhabi
43 Wednesday 29 Sep 2021 7:30 PM RR vs RCB Dubai
44 Thursday 30 Sep 2021 7:30 PM SRH vs CSK Sharjah
45 Friday 1 Oct 2021 7:30 PM KKR vs PBKS Dubai
46 Saturday 2 Oct 2021 3:30 PM MI vs DC Sharjah
47 Saturday 2 Oct 2021 7:30 PM RR vs CSK Abu Dhabi
48 Sunday 3 Oct 2021 3:30 PM RCB vs PBKS Sharjah
49 Sunday 3 Oct 2021 7:30 PM KKR vs SRH Dubai
50 Monday 4 Oct 2021 7:30 PM DC vs CSK Dubai
51 Tuesday 5 Oct 2021 7:30 PM RR vs MI Sharjah
52 Wednesday 6 Oct 2021 7:30 PM RCB vs SRH Abu Dhabi
53 Thursday 7 Oct 2021 3:30 PM CSK vs PBKS Dubai
54 Thursday 7 Oct 2021 7:30 PM KKR vs RR Sharjah
55 Friday 8 Oct 2021 3:30 PM SRH vs MI Abu Dhabi
56 Friday 8 Oct 2021 7:30 PM RCB vs DC Dubai
57 Sunday 10 Oct 2021 7:30 PM Qualifier 1 Dubai
58 Monday 11 Oct 2021 7:30 PM Eliminator Sharjah
59 Wednesday 13 Oct 2021 7:30 PM Qualifier 2 Sharjah
60 Friday 15 Oct 2021 7:30 PM Final Dubai

Here are the updated squads for the second phase of IPL 2021:

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Squad:

Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Dan Christian, Suyesh Prabhudessai, KS Bharat, Tim David, Dushmantha Chameera, Wanindu Hasaranga

Mumbai Indians (MI) Squad:

Rohit Sharma (C), Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Lynn, Mohsin Khan, Saurabh Tiwary, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neeshan, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Squad:

MS Dhoni (C and WK), Suresh Raina Narayan Jagadeesabn, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, M.Harisankar Reddy, K.Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishaanth, R Sai Kishore, Josh Hazlewood

Delhi Capitals (DC) Squad:

Rishabh Pant (C and WK), Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Ben Dwarshuis, Anrich Nortje, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Lukman Hussain Meriwala, M Siddharth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Pravin Dubey, Vishnu Vinod

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Squad:

Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Pawan Negi, Tim Seifert, Shakib al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Tim Southee

Punjab Kings (PBKS) Squad:

KL Rahul (c and WK), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Prabhsimran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Aiden Markram, Adil Rashid, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar, Nathan Ellis

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Squad:

Kane Williamson, David Warner, Manish Pandey, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, T Natarajan, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Basil Thampi, Jason Holder, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kedar Yadav, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Jason Roy

Rajasthan Royals (RR) Squad:

Sanju Samson (C and WK), Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tyagi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Oshane Thomas, Evin Lewis, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahim, Chetan Sakariya, K.C. Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh, Glenn Phillips

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