The excitement of IPL 2013 has been growing in the last few weeks and it is finally here. There have been some changes in the off season especially with the addition of the Sunrisers. Will the Kolkota Knight Riders win it again, or will Sachin be able to bring the Mumbai Indians the championship using his godlike powers. In any case, the buzz around this IPL indicates it will set new records once again.
The tournament sets to kick off April 3rd and conclude on May 26th. The first match will be between the defending champs, Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils. It will be held at 8pm IST on Wednesday April 3rd and will be held at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
KKR will have to do without Brendon McCullum and James Pattinson for the opening game. McCullum is relied upon for his batting ability and Pattison, to a lesser extent, for his skills as a bowler. Delhi Daredevils have had their own setbacks as well. They will be missing Virender Sehwag, Morne Morkel, Kevin Pieteson and Jesse Ryder. It was just announced that Sehwag has been ruled out of the opening game because of back spasms. Morkel, who is currently finishing the finals of the Ram Slam T20 in S. Africa, will also miss the first game. Pieterson will miss IPL 2013 entirely due to a knee injury, and Ryder is out for an unknown time due to injuries he sustained from an assault at Christchurch bar. It will be interesting to see what effect this has on the tournament opener. Either way, we can’t wait for it to begin!!
You can catch Sachin’s first match of IPL 2013 on April 4th when the Mumbai Indians take on the Royal Challengers.
Another highly anticipated match is the third match held on April 5th between the newly inaugurated team the Sunrisers Hyderbad and the Pune Warriors India.
For a full listing of IPL 2013 fixtures, see below.
Who Will Win IPL 2013?
If anyone asks who will win the tournament and who is your favorite team, these are often the same answer and for good reason, fans expect their team to win! However, if we take a look at the odds offered at cricket betting sites, we find who the numbers guys think will win according to the odds.
www.Bet365.com has odds favoring the Chennai Super Kings at 5.00 to win the tournament. Followed closely by Mumbai Indians, Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders and Bangalore Royal Challengers all with odds of 6.00.
The bottom of the pack rounds off with Pune Warriors (10.00), Punjab Kings XI (13.00), Hyderbad Sunrisers (15.00) and Rajasthan Royals (17.00).
Did we mention we were excited?? We wish all of the teams luck!
IPL 2013 Fixtures
|1||3-Apr||20:00||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils||Kolkata|
|2||4-Apr||20:00||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians||Bangalore|
|3||5-Apr||20:00||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Pune Warriors||Hyderabad|
|4||6-Apr||16:00||Delhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals||Delhi|
|5||6-Apr||20:00||Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians||Chennai|
|6||7-Apr||16:00||Pune Warriors vs Kings XI Punjab||Pune|
|7||7-Apr||20:00||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Hyderabad|
|8||8-Apr||20:00||Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Jaipur|
|9||9-Apr||16:00||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Bangalore|
|10||9-Apr||20:00||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils||Mumbai|
|11||10-Apr||20:00||Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings||Mohali|
|12||11-Apr||16:00||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Bangalore|
|13||11-Apr||20:00||Pune Warriors vs Rajasthan Royals||Pune|
|14||12-Apr||20:00||Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Delhi|
|15||13-Apr||16:00||Mumbai Indians vs Pune Warriors||Mumbai|
|16||13-Apr||20:00||Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Chennai|
|17||14-Apr||16:00||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Kolkata|
|18||14-Apr||20:00||Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab||Jaipur|
|19||15-Apr||20:00||Chennai Super Kings vs Pune Warriors||Chennai|
|20||16-Apr||16:00||Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Mohali|
|21||16-Apr||20:00||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils||Bangalore|
|22||17-Apr||16:00||Pune Warriors vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Pune|
|23||17-Apr||20:00||Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians||Jaipur|
|24||18-Apr||20:00||Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings||Delhi|
|25||19-Apr||20:00||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab||Hyderabad|
|26||20-Apr||16:00||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings||Kolkata|
|27||20-Apr||20:00||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals||Bangalore|
|28||21-Apr||16:00||Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians||Delhi|
|29||21-Apr||20:00||Kings XI Punjab vs Pune Warriors||Mohali|
|30||22-Apr||20:00||Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals||Chennai|
|31||23-Apr||16:00||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Pune Warriors||Bangalore|
|32||23-Apr||20:00||Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab||Delhi|
|33||24-Apr||20:00||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians||Kolkata|
|34||25-Apr||20:00||Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Chennai|
|35||26-Apr||20:00||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab||Kolkata|
|36||27-Apr||16:00||Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Jaipur|
|37||27-Apr||20:00||Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Mumbai|
|38||28-Apr||16:00||Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Chennai|
|39||28-Apr||20:00||Delhi Daredevils vs Pune Warriors||Raipur|
|40||29-Apr||16:00||Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Jaipur|
|41||29-Apr||20:00||Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab||Mumbai|
|42||30-Apr||20:00||Pune Warriors vs Chennai Super Kings||Pune|
|43||1-May||16:00||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians||Hyderabad|
|44||1-May||20:00||Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Raipur|
|45||2-May||16:00||Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab||Chennai|
|46||2-May||20:00||Pune Warriors vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Pune|
|47||3-May||20:00||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals||Kolkata|
|48||4-May||20:00||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils||Hyderabad|
|49||5-May||16:00||Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings||Mumbai|
|50||5-May||20:00||Rajasthan Royals vs Pune Warriors||Jaipur|
|51||6-May||20:00||Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Mohali|
|52||7-May||16:00||Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils||Jaipur|
|53||7-May||20:00||Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Mumbai|
|54||8-May||20:00||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings||Hyderabad|
|55||9-May||16:00||Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals||Mohali|
|56||9-May||20:00||Pune Warriors vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Pune|
|57||10-May||20:00||Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Delhi|
|58||11-May||16:00||Pune Warriors vs Mumbai Indians||Pune|
|59||11-May||20:00||Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Mohali|
|60||12-May||16:00||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Ranchi|
|61||12-May||20:00||Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings||Jaipur|
|62||13-May||20:00||Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Mumbai|
|63||14-May||16:00||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab||Bangalore|
|64||14-May||20:00||Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils||Chennai|
|65||15-May||16:00||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Pune Warriors||Ranchi|
|66||15-May||20:00||Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals||Mumbai|
|67||16-May||20:00||Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils||Dharmasala|
|68||17-May||20:00||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals||Hyderabad|
|69||18-May||16:00||Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians||Dharmasala|
|70||18-May||20:00||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings||Bangalore|
|71||19-May||16:00||Pune Warriors vs Delhi Daredevils||Pune|
|72||19-May||20:00||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Hyderabad|
|Qualifier 1 IPL||21-May||20:00||TBC vs TBC||Chennai|
|Eliminator IPL||22-May||20:00||TBC vs TBC||Chennai|
|Qualifier 2 IPL||24-May||20:00||TBC vs TBC||Kolkata|
|Final IPL||26-May||20:00||TBC vs TBC||Kolkata|