This year’s IPL is just around the corner and the excitement has already begun. You’re probably looking forward to seeing your favorite teams go head to head and luckily for you, we have all the information you need in this guide.
From this year’s IPL schedule to the teams that will participate as well as their captains, here’s what you should know.
What is the IPL?
The IPL is an Indian professional men’s cricket league that was founded in 2008 by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). This league is the biggest cricket league in the world, and every year it attracts over 20 million viewers.
The IPL is normally played with eight teams but this year two more teams were added. At the end of the tournament, the winning team, the first and second runners up as well as the fourth team takes home a grand prize worth millions of Rupees. Players are also honored with several awards which we will discuss later in this guide.
Current IPL title holders
Chennai Super Kings are the current IPL title holders having won in 2021. This team was founded in 2008 and it’s based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu where it plays its home matches at the M.A Chidambaram Stadium.
Super Kings are captained by the talented Mahendra Singh Dhoni and their coach is the one and only Stephen Fleming. They have won the IPL title four times and they are considered one of the most valuable IPL teams due to their brand value of about ₹732 crore.
IPL 2022 Teams and Captains
There will be ten teams battling for this season’s IPL title. During the Mega Auction, these teams added and eliminated a few players with some like the Delhi Capitals managing to get David Warner for ₹6.5 crores.
Below we’ve listed the teams along with their captains.
|IPL TEAMS 2022||CAPTAINS|
|Mumbai Indians (MI)||Rohit Sharma|
|Chennai Super Kings (CSK)||MS Dhoni|
|Delhi Capitals (DC)||Rishabh Pant|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)||Kane Williamson|
|Rajasthan Royals (RR)||Sanju Samson|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||Virat Kohli|
|Punjabi Kings (PBKS)||Mayank Agarwal|
|Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)||Shreyas Iyer|
IPL 2022 Player List
The 2022 Mega Auction saw many teams retaining their players. However, we were also surprised by the few additions we saw.
Overall, we are confident that all the players chosen will give an exciting performance and we have listed them in the tables below to give you an idea of what to expect come March 26th.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
|Faf du Plessis||A Gautam||Akash Deep|
|S Prabhudessai||David Willey||Chama Milind|
|Virat Kohli||Glen Maxwell||Harshal Patel|
|Anuj Rawat||Mahipal Lomror||Jason Behrendorff|
|Dinesh Karthik||Shahbaz Ahmed||Josh Hazlewood|
|Finn Allen||S Rutherford||Mohammed Siraj|
|Luvnith Sisodia||W Hasaranga||Siddarth Kaul|
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR
|Abhijeet Tomar||Aman Khan||Ashok Sharma|
|Ajinkya Rahane||Andre Rusell||Rasikh Salam Dar|
|Alex Hales||Anukul Roy||Shivam Mavi|
|Nitish Rana||C Karunaratne||Tim Southee|
|Pratham Singh||Mohammad Nabi||Umesh Yadav|
|Ramesh Kumar||Pat Cummins||Sunil Narine|
|Rinku Singh||Venkatesh Iyer||Varun Chakravarthy|
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
|C Hari Nishaanth||Bhagath Varma||Adam Milne|
|Ruturaj Gaikwad||Dwaine Pretorious||Chris Jordan|
|Ambati Rayudu||Dwayne Bravo||Deepak Chahar|
|Devon Conway||Mitchell Santner||KM Asif|
|MS Dhoni||Moeen Ali||M Chaudhary|
|N Jagadeesan||Ravindra Jadeja||R Hangagerkar|
|Robin Uthappa||Shivam Dube||Simarjeet Singh|
Delhi Capitals (DC)
|Ashwin Hebbar||Axar Patel||Anrich Nortje|
|David Warner||Lalit Yadav||Chetan Sakariya|
|Mandeep Singh||Mitchell Marsh||Kamlesh Nagarkoti|
|Prithvi Shaw||Ripal Patel||Khaleel Ahmed|
|Sarfaraz Khan||Rovman Poweli||Lungi Ngidi|
|KS Bharat||Yash Dhull||Mustafizur Rahman|
|Rishabh Pant||Shardul Thakur|
|Tim Seifert||Kuldeep Yadav|
Mumbai Indians (MI)
|Anmolpreet Singh||Arjun Tendulkar||Basil Thampi|
|Dewald Brewis||Daniel Sams||Jasprit Bumrah|
|Rahul Buddhi||Fabien Allen||Jaydev Unadkat|
|Rohit Sharma||Hrithik Shokeen||Riley Meredith|
|Suryakumar Yadav||Jofra Archer||Tymal Mills|
|Aryan Juyal||Kieron Pollard||Mayank Markande|
|Ishan Kishan||Arshad Khan||Murugan Ashwin|
Rajasthan Royals (RR)
|Devdutt Padikkal||Anunay Singh||Kuldeep Sen|
|Karun Nair||Daryl Mitchell||Kuldip Yadav|
|R Van der Dussen||James Neesham||Navdeep Saini|
|Riyan Parag||N Coulter-Nile||Obed McCoy|
|Shimron Hetmyer||R Ashwin||Prasidh Krishna|
|Yashasvi Jaiswal||Shubham Gharwal||Trent Boult|
|Dhruv Jurel||KC Kariappa|
|Jos Buttler||Tejas Baroka|
|Sanju Samson||Yuzvendra Chahal|
|Aiden Markam||Abdul Samad||Bhuvneshwar Kumar|
|Kane Williamson||Abhishek Sharma||Fazalhaq Farooqi|
|Priyam Garg||Glenn Phillips||Kartik Tyagi|
|Rahul Tripathi||Marco Jansen||Saurabh Dubey|
|Ravikumar Samarth||Romario Shephard||T Natarajan|
|Nicholas Pooram||Sean Abbott||Umran Malik|
|Vishnu Vinod||Shashank Singh||Jagadeesha Suchith|
|Washington Sundar||Shreyas Gopal|
Punjabi Kings (PBKS)
|Bhanuka Rjpaksa||Ansh Patel||Arshdeep Singh|
|Mayank Agarwal||Atharva Taide||Baltej Dhanda|
|Prerak Mankad||Benny Howell||Ishan Porel|
|Shahrukh Khan||Harpeet Brar||Kagiso Rabada|
|Shikhar Dhawan||Liam Livingstone||Nathan Ellis|
|Jitesh Sharma||Odean Smith||Sandeep Sharma|
|Jonny Bairstow||Raj Bawa||Rahul Chahar|
|Prabsimran Singh||Rishi Dhawan|
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)
|Evin Lewis||Ayush Badoni||Ankit Rajpoot|
|Manan Vohra||Deepak Hooda||Avesh Khan|
|Manish Pandey||Jason Holder||D Chameera|
|KL Rahul||Karan Sharma||Mark Wood|
|Quinton de Kock||K Gowtham||Mayank Yadav|
|Krunal Pandya||Mohsin Khan|
|Kyle Mayers||Ravi Bishnoi|
|Marcus Stoinis||Shahbaaz Nadeem|
Gujrat Titans (GT)
|Abhinav Manohar||Alzarri Joseph||Lockie Fergusson|
|David Miller||B Sai Sudharshan||Mohammed Shami|
|Gurkeerat Singh||Darshan Nalkande||Pradeep Sangwan|
|Jason Roy||Dominic Drakes||Varun Aaron|
|Shubman Gill||Hardik Pandya||Yash Dayal|
|Matthew Wade||Jayant Yadav||Noor Ahmad|
|Wriddhiman Saha||Rahul Tewatia||R Sai Kishore|
|Vijay Shankar||Rashid Khan|
IPL 2022 Schedule
This year’s IPL is scheduled to begin on March 26 and end on May 29. Seventy-four matches will be played and they are tabulated below.
|Match No||Teams||Date||Time (IST)||Venue|
|1||CSK Vs KKR||26-Mar-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|2||SRH Vs RR||27-Mar-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|3||GT Vs RCB||28-Mar-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|4||DC Vs MI||29-Mar-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|5||LSG Vs PBKS||30-Mar-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|6||KKR Vs SRH||31-Mar-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|7||RR Vs DC||01-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|8||RCB Vs MI||02-Apr-22||3:30 PM||Mumbai|
|9||LSG Vs GT||02-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Pune|
|10||PBKS Vs CSK||03-Apr-22||3:30 PM||Mumbai|
|11||SRH Vs RCB||03-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Pune|
|12||MI Vs GT||04-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|13||DC Vs KKR||05-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|14||CSK Vs RCB||06-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|15||SRH Vs PBKS||07-Apr-22||3:30 PM||Mumbai|
|16||RR Vs KKR||08-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|17||LSG Vs DC||09-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|18||GT Vs CSK||09-Apr-22||3:30 PM||Pune|
|19||DC Vs SRH||10-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|20||RCB Vs RR||10-Apr-22||3:30 PM||Pune|
|21||MI Vs LSG||11-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|22||KKR Vs GT||12-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|23||PBKS Vs RR||13-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|24||MI Vs CSK||14-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|25||KKR Vs RCB||15-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|26||DC Vs PBKS||16-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|27||SRH Vs MI||16-Apr-22||3:30 PM||Pune|
|28||RR Vs GT||17-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|29||CSK Vs LSG||17-Apr-22||3:30 PM||Pune|
|30||DC Vs RCB||18-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|31||LSG Vs CSK||19-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|32||GT Vs SRH||20-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|33||KKR Vs PBKS||21-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|34||RR Vs MI||22-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|35||RCB Vs LSG||23-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|36||GT Vs DC||23-Apr-22||3:30 PM||Pune|
|37||MI Vs PBKS||24-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|38||RR Vs LSG||24-Apr-22||3:30 PM||Pune|
|39||CSK Vs SRH||25-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|40||DC Vs GT||26-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|41||SRH Vs KKR||27-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|42||CSK Vs RR||28-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|43||LSG Vs MI||29-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|44||GT Vs KKR||30-Apr-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|45||SRH Vs DC||30-Apr-22||3:30 PM||Pune|
|46||RCB Vs PBKS||01-May-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|47||KKR Vs CSK||01-May-22||3:30 PM||Pune|
|48||MI Vs DC||02-May-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|49||RCB Vs GT||03-May-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|50||PBKS Vs LSG||04-May-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|51||RR Vs CSK||05-May-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|52||PBKS Vs MI||06-May-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|53||SRH Vs LSG||07-May-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|54||RR Vs RCB||08-May-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|55||CSK Vs DC||08-May-22||3:30 PM||Pune|
|56||GT Vs PBKS||09-May-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|57||MI Vs SRH||10-May-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|58||RCB Vs KKR||11-May-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|59||PBKS Vs DC||12-May-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|60||GT Vs RR||13-May-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|61||KKR Vs MI||14-May-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|62||LSG Vs SRH||14-May-22||3:30 PM||Pune|
|63||PBKS Vs RCB||15-May-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|64||CSK Vs GT||15-May-22||3:30 PM||Mumbai|
|65||LSG Vs KKR||16-May-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|66||MI Vs RR||17-May-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|67||PBKS Vs SRH||18-May-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|68||DC Vs LSG||19-May-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|69||RCB Vs CSK||20-May-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|70||KKR Vs RR||21-May-22||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
IPL 2022 Rules
This year’s IPL will have a format like that of 2011’s IPL, where there are ten teams instead of the usual eight. There are also a few additional rules that have been introduced in this year’s tournament. Below are some of them.
- The tournament will be played by ten teams that will be divided into groups of five.
- In the group stage, each team will play 14 games, battling the other four teams in their group twice. That is one home and one away game.
- At the end of every match, the winning team will be awarded 2 points and the losing team will not receive any points. If there’s a draw or no result, each team will get 1 point.
- After the group stage, the four-game playoff will be held. Here four games will be played. The first will be Qualifier 1 which is held between teams ranked first and second in the group stage.
- The Eliminator stage will follow and this will be held between teams ranked third and fourth in the group stage.
- Next will be qualifier 2 which will be between the losing team of Qualifier 1 and the winner of the Eliminator stage.
- Lastly, the finals will be between the winners of Qualifiers 1 and 2.
Best IPL 2022 live streaming services
We are sure you don’t want to miss out on any action that will unfold during this year’s IPL. So, here are the best IPL live streaming platforms you can join and get all the cricket matches you need.
Disney Hotstar is the best IPL live streaming service in India. Hotstar is in a long-term partnership with IPL, which means all the tournament’s games are available here. And don’t worry about the price. When joining Hotstar, you’ll be presented with affordable plans that you can subscribe to.
This platform presents all their IPL matches in HD quality. You’ll also gain access to commentaries, movies, TV shows, and other international cricket matches.
Sony Liv is a popular Indian streaming platform that offers live IPL matches. With a user-friendly design and excellent streaming quality, Sony Liv is the place to be on March 26th when the first match of the season kicks off.
Apart from the live matches, you’ll also find commentaries, match updates, news, and highlights. All these additional services will ensure you get the best IPL streaming experience this year.
Willow TV is a cricket broadcaster based in the United States. They offer both live and recorded cricket matches and their IPL live streaming platform is also accompanied by match highlights. Willow TV’s website is extremely popular, but they also provide their service through cable and satellite.
You can also download the Willow TV app from Google Play or the Apple Store
Free live IPL streaming sites
If paying a monthly subscription fee to watch this year’s IPL doesn’t appeal to you, you can always find a free live streaming site on the internet. Some of the most popular sites include CricTime, CricHD, and CricFree.
These sites will provide you with high-quality streaming and may also come with live commentaries and match highlights.
IPL 2022 awards
Every year, as the winning team receives an enviable cash prize, players who showed outstanding performance during the tournament also take home a dazzling award.
These awards include the Orange Cap, Purple Cap, Maximum Sixes Award, Most Valuable Player, and Emerging Player of the Year.
- The Orange Cap award is awarded to the leading run-scorer in the tournament.
- While the Purple Cap is presented to the leading wicket-taker.
- The batsman who hits the most sixes is awarded the Maximum Sixes Award.
- And the player with the most number of points by the end of the tournament is presented with the Most Valuable Player award.
- Finally, there is the Emerging Player of the Year which is presented to players who play brilliantly throughout the tournament but have less than 5 Tests, 20 One Day Internationals, and 25 IPL matches.
What is the IPL?
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional men’s Twenty20 cricket league that was founded in 2008 by the BCCI.
How many teams will play in 2022’s IPL season?
This year’s IPL title will be contested by ten teams.
When will the IPL 2022 begin?
This year’s IPL tournament is scheduled to begin on March 26th and end on May 29th.
Where can I live streaming an IPL 2022 match?
You can watch live IPL matches from Disney Hotstar, Willow TV, Sony Live, and free live streaming websites such as CricTime.
Millions of fans in India come together every year to watch these great teams play one another. In fact, it’s not surprising to find fans already predicting who’s going to win this year’s title. With such contagious excitement going around, don’t feel as if you’re left out.
There are plenty of live streaming services available that you can use to watch this year’s IPL matches. And if you choose well, you might get one with live commentaries and match highlights.