Indian Premier League (IPL) one of the greatest T20 leagues of cricket world played every year in India in the month of April and May. In the IPL 8 teams are participated. In this T20 League international cricketers from the different countries participates. In 2008 the first season of IPL held when BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) decided to started an Indian based T20 League.
Indian Premier League 2017
Vivo Indian Premier League 2017 will be the 10 th edition of IPL T20. IPL T20 will be played in the month of April and May in the upcoming year 2017. In the Indian Premier League a total of 8 teams to fight in the competition to become the champion of prestigious IPL 2017 trophy. In IPL 2016 season Sunrisers Hyderabad won the cup by beating RCB in the final match.
IPL Players Auction
IPL player’s auction is very special and important part of the popular league T20. IPL 10 season is four months away to start but excitement and buzz among the fans on IPL auction 2017 is already started. The cricketers from all over the world took part in IPL auction and the IPL teams franchises bid huge amount of money on these cricketers. The Indian Premier League 2017 players’ auction will be the final edition under the existing ten year contract. The IPL 2017 player’s auction will be held in December 2016 at Bengaluru. It has been decided that the defending champions SRH (Sunrisers Hyderabad) will host the IPL 2017 opening ceremony and also the final of the IPL 2017. This is the 10 th edition of IPL and bidders will get many new faces to include in a team.
Indian Premier League-IPL Teams
In the 10 th edition of IPL 2017 just like previous edition 8 teams will be playing in this season. In 2017 Vivo IPL, Sunrisers Hyderabad is the title defending champions. Here is the list of 8 teams of IPL 2017.
1. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) is a professional T20 cricket team came into existence in the year of 2013 and since then this team has been playing in the competition in Indian Premier League. In IPL Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise represents the India’s Hyderabad. Kalanithi Maran is the owner of the Sunrisers Hyderabad and also the founder of the Sun TV Channel Networks. The home ground for Sunrisers Hyderabad is the Rajiv Gandhi International cricket Stadium. The head coach of the team is To Moody and currently the captain of the team is David Warner. SRH team qualified 1 st in Champions League T20 in the year of 2013. Although they couldn’t perform well in the competition and they can just managed to get 7 th position in the event out of 12. In CLT20 other two seasons of 2014 and 2015 they didn’t qualify.
2.Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is a professional cricket team of Twenty20 that competes in IPL. RCB is one of the 8 teams in Indian Premier League T20 that was launched in 2008 in the inaugural edition of the tournament. Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise represents India’s city Bangalore in the competition of IPL. The owner of the RCB franchise is Dr. Vijay Mallya. He bid for a team a price of 111.6 USD million which was the 2 nd highest amount of the IPL team after Mumbai Indians 111.9uS$ million. Presently the director of RCB is Siddarth Mallya and Virat Kohli is captaining the team. RCB have got brilliantly terrific performances over the years in Indian Premier League and succeed to reach final 2 times as in 2009 and 2011 but unfortunately both times RCB failed to win the IPL Trophy. Deccan Chargers defeated RCB in the final 2009 and Chennai Super Kings defeated RCB in the final 2011. Royal challengers Bangalore qualified 3 times for the Champions League twenty20 but never won it. In 2009 and 2011 they were runner-up and in 200 they were semi-finalists.
3. Mumbai Indians (MI)
Mumbai Indians (MI) is professional T20 cricket team of Indian Premier League. Mumbai Indians franchise represents India’s city Mumbai in the IPLT20. Mumbai Indians franchise owns by Reliance Industries and the team has been playing in Indian Premier League since 2008. The home ground of MI is Wankhede Stadium and the official slogan for Mumbai Indians is ‘’Duniya Hila Denge Hum”. In IPL MI is one of the most successful teams because MI won 2 IPL Trophies over the years just like Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders have done. In IPL 2013 and 2015 Mumbai Indians are the winner in both editions. Rohit Sharma was the captain in both season and he is still leading the current squad of Mumbai Indians. Sachin Tendulkar was a part of the MI team and played for club between 2008 and 2013. In first 2 seasons of the tournament in 2008 and 2009 Mumbai Indians did not qualify for the Champions League T20. Mumbai Indians played in Champions League Twenty20 for 5 times and succeed to become champions twice in the year of 2011 and 2013.
4. Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) is a professional T20 cricket team in IPL, the team has been playing in IPL since 2008. KXIP franchise represents the Indian state Punjab in the IPL tournament. The home ground of Kings XI Punjab is the Mohali’s PCA stadium. The KXIP team is jointly co-owned by Preity Zinta, a bollywood actress and Wadia Group scion Ness Wadia, Dabur’s Mohit Burman and Karan Paul. KXIP have been one of the most popular teams in IPL, the best season for the team in the tournament was 2014 when Kings 11 Punjab succeeds to reach in the final but didn’t win it and Kolkata Knight Riders defeated them. In IPL 2014 George Bailey was the skipper. Kings 11 Punjab played one edition of Champions League Twenty20 in the year of 2014, when team was runner-up in IPL in that year. CLT20 does not exist after 2014 as the tournament was defunct from the year of 2015.
5. Delhi Daredevils (DD)
Delhi Daredevils (DD) is the professional T20 cricket team in IPL, Delhi Daredevils represents India’s city Delhi in IPL and the official home ground for the Delhi Daredevils is Feroz Shah Kotla Staduim. DD team has been playing in IPLT20 since 2008. In 2008 DD franchise bought by GMR Group for 84 Million USD. DD never won the IPL trophy, eventually they are due to play their 1 st Indian Premier League final since 2008. Delhi Daredevils reached to the semi-finals of first 2 IPL seasons and created their way to playoffs in the year of 2012 but they couldn’t make it through to the final. Currently JP Duminy is captaining Delhi Daredevils in IPL. Delhi Daredevils played Champions League Twnety20 events in 2009 and 2012 but never won the competition. They reached to the semi-final in the year of 2012 season but they lost it.
6. Gujarat Lions
Gujarat Lions is a professional T20 team of IPL and was introduced to replace one of two Indian Premier League franchise wither Rajasthan Royals or Chennai Super Kings. The Gujarat Lions franchise in IPL represents the Indian state Gujarat’s Rajkot city. The Gujarat Lions owned by one of the leading Smartphone manufacturer companies of India “Intex Technologies” for 10 Crore INR in a reverse bid process. In Indian Premier League the official slogan of team is “Jalsa Jeet Ka”. Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium is the home ground of Gujarat Lions, which is situated in Rajkot.
7. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is the professional T20 cricket team in IPL. KKR franchise represent India’s city Kolkata in this tournament. Bollywood stars (SRK) Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawla are the owners of the team. Businessman Jay Mehta also co-owns the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise. The home ground of KKK is the Eden Garden and the official slogan of Kolkata Knight Riders is “Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo”. KKR has been participating in IPL since 2008 in the first season of the tournament. In the first three IPL, KKK failed to qualify in the play-offs. In 2011 IPL season KKR team succeed to make it into play-off but failed to reach into the final. In IPL2012 season Kolkata Knight Riders got success and team not only qualify first time into the final but also won the championship as well. KKR is one of the most successful teams in IPLT20, as they are the winners of two IPL seasons. Apart from KKR, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have won Indian Premier League twice. Gautam Gambhir was the captain in IPL 2012 and KKR team claimed their 1 st Indian Premier League trophy under Gambhir’s captaincy. KKR team also won one more IPL trophy in 2014 under Gautam’s leadership.
In Champions League T20 Kolkata Knight Riders qualified for the event three times, first in the year of 2011 second in 2012 and thirdly in 2014. In 2014 KKR secured second position after losing final against Chennai Super Kings.
8. Rising Pune Supergiants (RPSG)
Rising Pune Supergiants are professional T20 cricket in IPL, the team was launched as the replacement of one of the suspended teams Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings. Team will represents Pune the city of India situated in Maharashtra. Rising Pune Supergiants will also be abbreviated as “RPSG”, it represent RP Sanjive Group, the owner of the Pune franchise.
IPL 2017 Schedule
IPL 2017 Schedule is yet to be announced by the governing council of the IPL. This season of IPL 2017 wills also known as the Vivo IPL 2017 because the Vivo Electronic received the title sponsorship to 2 year after the company of Pepsi terminated the contract back in 2016. The Indian Premier League 2017 as per schedule would be starting from 3 rd April and it continue till 26th May 2017. In the 1 st match of IPL 10 edition will have the IPL5 winner KKR-Kolkata Knight Riders battling against DD-Delhi Daredevils and the final match of the IPL2017 scheduled for 27 th May that would be hosted by the Eden Garden, which is the home ground for KKR- Kolkata Knight Riders owned by SRK-ShahRukh Khan. Throughout the entire IPL2017 championship, there would be 72 matches all total will be played. 8 teams will participate in IPL 2017, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Delhi Daredevils (DD), Rising Pune Supergiants (RPSG), Mumbai Indians (MI), Gujarat Lions, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Sunrsiers Hyderabad (SRH), and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).