IPL 2023 will tentatively start on 25th March 2023 and end on 28th May 2023. Right before IPL 2022, the BCCI included two more teams (new), so there will be ten teams playing against each other in the upcoming season of IPL 2023.
This year, the playoff format will be the same, and you will witness 74 league matches in total. In this article, you’ll get valuable and updated insights into the IPL 2023 format, timetable, schedule, teams, all-team captain list, venues, and more.
A Little Backup Before Getting Started
The BCCI sold the broadcasting rights and authority for IPL 2023 to 2027 in June 2022 for INR 48,390 crore. This is why IPL is now considered the second most worthwhile tournament in the world.
The BCCI, right before the IPL, announced the Impact Player Rule. According to this rule, four impact or substitute players can be included in the squad of a team, keeping aside the playing eleven.
Overview of IPL 2023
As you know, IPL or the Indian Premier League is among the most popular and widely streamed cricket tournaments in the world.
If you’re a cricket enthusiast and love to watch IPL matches, the good news awaits you. That’s because the latest season of IPL – 2023 – will start in March, right after India’s tour of Australia. However, the BCCI and the IPL site haven’t made any official announcement yet.
The 16th season of IPL – IPL 2023 – will feature ten teams, including the defending champion Gujarat Titans. The official sponsor of this year’s IPL is TATA, and that’s why this season is also called the TATA IPL 2023. 991 players signed up for the 2023 auction, and only 405 cricketers got selected.
Punjab Kings purchased Sam Curran for INR 18.5 crores, making him the most expensive player this season. Mumbai Indians made the highest bid for Cameron Green, making him the second most expensive player of the tournament.
Unlike the last season, IPL 2023 is expected to organize more games, and the tournament will feature a double-round style playoff all over the country.
IPL 2023: List of Teams & Their Respective Captains
Earlier, only 8 teams used to play in the IPL tournament. However, in the past few years, there have been ten teams participating in this tournament. This season – IPL 2023 – will also feature the same ten teams. Here is a comprehensive list of all the teams who will take part in the year’s IPL 2023.
So, let’s take a look at all these teams and their respective captains.
- Chennai Super Kings (CSK) | Captain - Mahendra Singh (MS) Dhoni
- Punjab Kings (PBKS) | Captain - Mayank Agarwal
- Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) | Captain - Shreyas Iyer
- Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) | Captain - Kane Williamson
- Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) | Captain - KL Rahul
- Rajasthan Royals (RR) | Captain - Sanju Samson
- Mumbai Indians (MI) | Captain - Rohit Sharma
- Delhi Capitals (DC) | Captian - Rishab Pant
- Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) | Captain - Faf Du Plessis
- Gujarat Titans (GT) | Captain - Hardik Pandya
About IPL Schedule 2023
The 16th season of IPL, also known as Tata IPL 2023, is all set to begin from March end. Buckle up if you’re an IPL fan because the greatest cricket tournament in the world is ready to entertain the fans from the last week of March till the end of May 2023.
This year’s IPL will feature 74 league matches between ten teams. The inaugural opening game of this season will tentatively take place between the Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings.
IPL 2023 Probable Match Venues
It’s more than clear that this year, IPL will be hosted in the country where it all began – India. IPL 2023 will follow the original home and away play format, where matches will be held at different venues across the country. However, the BCCI has not made any official announcement about it. If it happens, the probable venues for IPL 2023 will be as follows:
- Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
- Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
- Uppal (Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium), Hyderabad
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
- Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
- MA Chidambaram Stadium), Chennai
- M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
- Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
- Eden Gardens, Kolkata
- Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium, Mohali
IPL 2023 League Format
BCCI is yet to reveal the league format for the latest season of IPL – IPL 2023. However, it is expected that IPL 2023 will follow the format of the last year, which is 74 total league matches comprising the playoffs.
If that happens, a total of 70 matches will take place in the league stage. All ten teams will get to play 14 matches each – 7 matches away and seven matches at home ground. Two teams on top of the points table will play Qualifier 1, and the winning team will play directly in the Final.
The losing team in Qualifier 1 will get another chance to make it to the Finals by playing in Qualifier 2. In Qualifier 2, the losing team will play against the winning team from the Eliminator round.
IPL 2023: Broadcasting Rights
The official live-streaming platform of the IPL 2023 is Star Sports Network. They will broadcast each and every match of this upcoming IPL season. However, the digital live-streaming rights of the IPL 2023 are owned by Viacom 18.
The best news awaits all IPL fans! You can watch every match of Tata IPL 2023 on your smartphone, tablet, or other gadgets for free via the Jio TV app.
Gujarat Titans – Defending Champions of IPL 2023
Gujarat Titans – one of the newest additions to the IPL franchise – is the winner of the IPL 2023 and the defending champion this year. Led by the Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya, this is a good team with some of the best players in its squad.
Winner Prediction For IPL 2023
We will definitely update you with the winning prediction for this year’s IPL. However, to give the best possible prediction, we will have to wait for the BCCI announcements, oversee the team and player performances for some matches, and later analyze them thoroughly.
Only after that can we present you with the most accurate prediction. So, keep checking our website to stay updated about the IPL 2023 winner prediction.