IPL 2021 Schedule, Fixtures, Date, Timings, Venues: MI to face RCB in opener

Journalist : Mahendra Kudiya, Gaondastak.com

IPL 2021 Schedule, Fixtures, Venue, Start Date, Match Timings, Time Table: The season will kickstart on April 9 in Chennai with a clash between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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IPL 2021 Schedule, Fixtures, Venue, Start Date, Match Timings:

After nearly two years, the Indian Premier League will return home with Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata hosting the marquee event.

The season will kickstart on April 9 in Chennai with a high-octane clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.


The world’s largest cricket stadium – Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad – will host the playoffs as well as the final on May 30. The newly-built stadium that hosted India’s second pink ball fixture at home last month will host its first-ever IPL.

Each team is set to play at four venues during the league stage of IPL 2021.

Out of the 56 league matches, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru will host 10 matches each while Ahmedabad and Delhi will host 8 matches each. All the matches this season will be played at neutral venues.


There will be a total of 11 double-headers where six teams will play three afternoon matches and two teams will play two afternoon matches. The afternoon games are slated for a 3:30 PM IST start while the evening games will have a 7:30 PM IST start.


After hosting the tournament safely and successfully in the UAE last year with all safety protocols in place, the BCCI is confident of hosting the IPL at home with health and safety of players and all people involved being paramount.


The fixtures of the tournament have been mapped in a way that every team will travel only three times during the league stage, thus reducing commute and minimising risk. The IPL 2021 will be played behind closed doors to begin with and a call on allowing spectators will be taken at a later stage of the tournament.

IPL 2021 Schedule

April 9th, 2021, Friday, 07:30 PM: Mumbai Indian vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai
April 10th, 2021, Saturday, 07:30 PM: Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals in Mumbai
April 11th, Sunday, 2021, 07:30 PM: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai
April 12th, Monday, 07:30 PM: Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings in Mumbai
April 13th, Tuesday, 07:30 PM: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians in Chennai
April 14th, 2021, Wednesday, 07:30 PM: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai
April 15th, 2021, Thursday, 07:30 PM: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals in Mumbai
April 16th, 2021, Friday, 07:30 PM: Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai
April 17th, 2021, Saturday, 07:30 PM: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in Chennai
April 18th, 2021, Sunday, 03:30 PM: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Mumbai
April 18th, 2021, Sunday, 07:30 PM: Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings in Mumbai
April 19th, 2021, Monday, 07:30 PM: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals in Mumbai
April 20th, 2021, Tuesday, 07:30 PM: Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians in Chennai
April 21st, 2021, Wednesday, 03:30 PM: Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in Chennai
April 21st, 2021, Wednesday, 07:30 PM: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai
April 22nd, 2021, Thursday, 07:30 PM: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals in Mumbai
April 23rd, 2021, Friday, 07:30 PM: Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians in Chennai
April 24th, 2021, Saturday, 07:30 PM: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Mumbai
April 25th, 2021, Sunday, 03:30 PM: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mumbai
April 25th, 2021, Sunday, 07:30 PM: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals in Mumbai
April 26th, 2021, Monday, 07:30 PM: Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Ahmedabad
April 27th, 2021, Tuesday, 07:30 PM: Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ahmedabad
April 28th, 2021 Wednesday, 07:30 PM Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in Delhi
April 29th, 2021, Thursday, 03:30 PM: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals in Delhi
April 29th, 2021, Thursday, 07:30 PM: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Ahmedabad
April 30th, 2021, Friday, 07:30 PM: Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ahmedabad
May 1st, 2021, Saturday, 07:30 PM: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings in Delhi
May 2nd, 2021, Sunday, 03:30 PM: Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in Delhi
May 2nd, 2021, Sunday, 07:30 PM: Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals in Ahmedabad
May 3rd, 2021, Monday, 07:30 PM: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ahmedabad
May 4th, 2021, Tuesday, 07:30 PM: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians in Delhi
May 5th, 2021, Wednesday, 07:30 PM: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings in Delhi
May 6th, 2021, Thursday, 07:30 PM: Royal Challengers vs Bangalore Punjab Kings in Ahmedabad
May 7th, 2021, Friday, 07:30 PM: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings in Delhi
May 8th, 2021, Saturday, 03:30 PM: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals in Ahmedabad
May 8th, 2021, Saturday, 07:30 PM: Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians in Delhi
May 9th, 2021, Sunday, 03:30 PM: Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings in Bangalore
May 9th, 2021, Sunday, 07:30 PM: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in Kolkata
May 10th, 2021, Monday, 07:30 PM: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Bangalore
May 11th, 2021, Tuesday, 07:30 PM: Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals in Kolkata
May 12th, 2021, Wednesday, 07:30 PM: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Bangalore
May 13th, 2021, Thursday, 03:30 PM: Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings in Bangalore
May 13th, 2021, Thursday, 07:30 PM: Sunriers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals in Kolkata
May 14th, 2021, Friday, 07:30 PM: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals in Kolkata
May 15th, 2021, Saturday, 07:30 Pm Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings in Bangalore
May 16th, 2021, Sunday, 03:30 PM: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in Kolkata
May 16th, 2021, Sunday, 07:30 PM: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians in Bangalore
May 17th, 2021, Monday, 07:30 PM: Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in Kolkata
May 18th, 2021, Tuesday, 7:30 PM: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals in Bangalore
May 19th, 2021, Wednesday, 07:30 PM: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings in Bangalore
May 20, 2021, Thursday, 07:30 PM: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians in Kolkata
May 21st, 2021, Friday, 03:30 PM: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in Bangalore
May 21st, 2021, Friday, 07:30 PM: Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings in Kolkata
May 22nd, 2021, Saturday, 07:30 PM: Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals in Bangalore
May 23rd, 2021, Sunday, 03:30 PM: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals in Kolkata
May 23rd, 2021, Sunday, 07:30 PM: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings in Kolkata
May 25th, 2021, Tuesday, 07:30 PM: Qualifier 1 in Ahmedabad
May 26th, 2021, Wednesday, 07:30 PM: Eliminator in Ahmedabad
May 28th, 2021, Friday, 07:30 PM Qualifier 2 in Ahmedabad
May 30th, Sunday, 07:30 PM: Final in Ahmedabad