Indian Premier League 2021 (IPL 2021) is set to begin on Friday, April 9 with the clash of new-look RCB against the defending champions Mumbai Indians.
The fourteenth season of the Twenty20 cricket league will bring a total of eight teams that will play matches at six different venues across India.
Each team is set to play at four venues during the league stage. Out of the 56 league matches, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata & Bengaluru will host 10 matches each while Ahmedabad and Delhi will host 8 matches each.
One of the highlights of this edition of the VIVO IPL will be the fact that all matches will be played at neutral venues, no team will play at their home venue. All teams will play at 4 out of 6 venues during the league stage.
IPL live streaming online 2021: MI vs RCB
The BCCI has continued its partnership with Disney+ Hotstar to live stream the IPL 2021 in the country. You can pick either Disney+ Hotstar VIP at Rs. 399 a year or Disney+ Hotstar Premium at Rs. 1,499 a year (Rs. 299 a month) to get live stream access to the forthcoming IPL season.
Of course, the latter offers a list of additional benefits over the former to match with the higher subscription pricing. Credit card users can avail of the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription at an even discounted price of Rs. 365.
Further, telecom operators including Airtel, Vi (Vodafone Idea), and Jio are offering their various prepaid recharge plans with a complimentary annual subscription to the Disney+ Hotstar VIP service to offer you access to IPL 2021.
For TV viewers, IPL 2021 matches will be broadcast live through Star India’s sports channel catalog Star Sports.
IPL 2021 timings
The opening match of IPL 2021 between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore will begin at 7:30 pm IST on April 9.
The afternoon matches will start at 3:30 pm IST, while the evening matches will begin at 7:30 pm IST.
There are total 8 teams participating in the 14th edition of the IPL
- Chennai Super Kings led by M. S. Dhoni
- Mumbai Indians led by Rohit Sharma
- Royal Challengers Bangalore led by Virat Kohli
- Sunrisers Hyderabad led by David Warner
- Punjab Kings led by K. L, Rahul
- Delhi Capitals led by Rishabh Pant
- Kolkata Knight Riders led by Eoin Morgan
- Rajasthan Royals led by Sanju Samson
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indian Squads:
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Virat Kohli (C), AB De Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Daniel Sams, Harshal Patel, Kyle Jamieson, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Daniel Christian, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Suyash Prabhudessai, KS Bharat, Finn Allen.
Mumbai Indians (MI): Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton De Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Chris Lynn, Amolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Singh, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar.