IPL or Indian Premier League is a professional T20 (Twenty20) cricket league which is conducted in India from April to May month of every year. The players from all the country are divided into eight teams that represent Indian cities and states. The Board of Control founds this T20 cricket league for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The 2019 IPL teams are all set after the auction that happened in Jaipur. According to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the match was supposed to start from 23rd March 2019. The opening match of India at the 2019 Cricket World was postponed from 2nd to 5th June 2019. According to a decision made by BCCI, there should be a 15-day mandatory gap between India’s subsequent international fixture and Indian Premier League. These are the words of Lodha Committee.
Here are the details of the eight franchises of the 12th season of the IPL league.
Chennai Super Kings
The Chennai Super Kings is a cricket team based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Mahendra Singh Dhoni captains the team. The other team members include Suresh Raina, M Vijay, Sam Billings, David Wille, Shane Watson, Imran Tahir, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, N Jagadeesan, Monu Kumar, Faf du Plessis, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Kedar Jadhav, Harbhajan Singh, KM Asif, Dhruv Shorey, Shardul Thakur, Chaitanya Bishnoi. This year the team bought two members – Mohit Sharma and Ruturaj Gaikwad with Rs 5Cr and Rs 20Lakh respectively. The CSK has lifted the IPL title thrice.
Delhi Capitals are a cricket team belongs to Delhi that is captained by Shikhar Dhawan. Other members include Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult. The team bought ten members by spending Rs 17.80 Cr this year, including Colin Ingram, Axar Patel, Hanuman Vihari, etc.
Kings XI Punjab
This Kings XI Punjab cricket team for Punjab that is captained by KL Rahul. Other members include Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujejeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, David Miller, and Ravichandran Ashwin, Mandeep Singh. This year the team spent Rs 32.50 Cr and bought 13 members, including Varun Chakaravarthy, Sam Curran, Nicolas Pooran, Mohammed Shami, Sarfaraz Khan, Prabhsimran Singh, Moises Henriques, etc.
Kolkata Knight Riders
This KKR cricket team going to play for Kolkata, West Bengal that is captained by Dinesh Karthik. Other members include Robin Uthappa, Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Rinku Singh, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, Nitish Rana, Kamlesh Nagarkot.
This year the team spent Rs 9.15 Cr and bought eight members, including Carlos Brathwaite, Joe Denly, Nikhil Naik, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Anrich Nortje, Lockie Ferguson, Lockie Ferguson, Shrikant Mundhe.
Mumbai Indians is a cricket team based in Mumbai that is captained by Rohit Sharma. Other members include Hardik Pandya, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Chahar, Adam Milne, Ben Cutting, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Jason Behrendorff, Siddhesh Lad, Mitchell McClenaghan, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard.
This year the team spent Rs 7.60 Cr and bought six members, including Barinder Singh Sran, Lasith Malinga, Yuvraj Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Pankaj Jaiswal, and Rasikh Dar.
The RR cricket team captained by Ajinkya Rahane. Other members include Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S. Midhun, Stuart Binny, Prashant Chopra, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror. This year the team spent Rs 13.80 Cr and bought nine members, including Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, etc.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The Royal Challengers Bangalore cricket team based Karnataka that is captained by Virat Kohli. Other members include AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Nathan Coulter-Nile Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Marcus Stoinis.
This 2019 year the team spent Rs 16.35 Cr and bought nine members, including Shivam Dube, Shimron Hetmyer, Himmat Singh, Akshdeep Nath, etc.
The Sunrises Hyderabad cricket team captained by Kane Williamson. Other members include Basil Thampi, Deepak Hooda, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma, Shreevats Goswami, Yusuf Pathan, David Warner, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Ricky Bhui, etc. This year the team spent Rs 4.40 Cr and bought three members, including Jonny Bairstow, Martin Guptill, and Wriddhiman Saha.
As per the rule of BCCI, this year also, the official broadcaster of the IPL 2019 will be Star India. The first match of IPL 2019 will be held on 23rd March 2019 from 8:00 PM. The match will be held between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) at M.A. Chidambaram Chepauk Stadium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The finale of IPL 2019 will be held on 12th May 2019 at Wankhede Stadium Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Hope to see a great match this year. All the best to all the supporters and teams. Rock On!