Indian Premier League, better known as IPL is the most awaited tournaments of cricket every year. It was started in the year 2008 and is played every year in the months of April and May. This T20 tournament is like a cricket carnival which witnesses huge spectators across the globe.
IPL 2018 is all set to start on 7th of April 2018 and this eleventh season seems to be much more exciting due to the returns of two top teams such as CSK and RR after two years. The other six teams of this year of IPL are Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils. The teams are to meet twice-one in their home ground and one in the opposition’s home ground. The team in top four based on their points will be heading towards the playoffs and be competing in the Qualifier matches. The winner team of the first Qualifier match will directly head to the finals whereas the losing team will have second chance to get to the finals by meeting against the winner team of qualifier 2.
The first match of the tournament is to be played on 7th April 2018 in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings and the final will be held on the same ground on May 27th. The matches are to be played at 8 PM IST on weekdays and on Saturdays and Sundays at 4 PM and 8 PM IST.
IPL 2018 teams:
Mumbai Indians- Mumbai Indians will be defending their IPL Champion Title under the captainship of Rohit Sharma. Their key players to watch out for during this IPL are Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya and Pat Cummins.
Chennai Super Kings- Chennai Super Kings returning after two years under their captain M S Dhoni. Their Key players include Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson and Faf Du Plesis.
Sunrisers Hyderabad- Sunrisers Hyderabad will try to repeat their performance of 2016 IPL Season where they were the champions. The team is captained by David Warner of Australia. Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Willaimson, and Manish Pandey are the players to play a major role in team’s performance.
Kings XI Punjab- The team is captained by Ravichandran Ashwin. Aaron Finch, David Miller, and Marcus Stonnis are the players to watch out for.
Kolkata Knight Riders- Dinesh Karthik is the captain of the team. Mitchell Starc and Shubman Gill are among the key players of the team. Delhi Daredevils- Gautam Gambhir after returning to the team is captaining the side. Glenn Maxwell, Risabh Pant, and Prithvi Shaw are its top players during this season.
Royal Challengers Bangalore- The team is in the safe hands of Virat Kohli who himself is in his prime perform at the present moment. Its other major players include AB de Villiers, Chris Woakes and Quinton De Kock.
Rajasthan Royals- The side is led by Steve Smith and its return after two years with its key players like Ben Stokes and Ajinkya Rahane also makes this team to watch out for in the coming season.
YuppTV has bragged the digital broadcast of IPL 2018 live streaming in Malaysia, Australia, Singapore, Europe (except UK) South East Asia and South America. YuppTV has also made facility to watch the live action of IPL 2018 season on mobile apps and web browsers. The viewers can also watch the live streaming of matches on Internet enabled devices.