All the seasons of Indian Premier League till last year have always been exciting to watch, and this year too will be thrilling Twenty20 matches, and the more the days will be nearer to the semi-finals, the matches will gradually turn into high-voltage with all the cricketers in full energetic form. Season 9 of IPL Twenty 20 is scheduled to be played from Saturday, 9th April to Sunday 29th May in 10 cities across the country.
Eight teams will play in the Vivo IPL T20 Tournament 2016 including: Mumbai Indians, Rising Pune Supergiants, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Gujarat Lions, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Total of 60 matches will be played in this IPL season’s T20 competition, involving 56 group stage matches and four play-off matches.
IPL 9 will add two new franchises, Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions based in Pune and Rajkot cities. Both these teams are replacing Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals that have been suspended for 2 years up till 2017. In the year 2007, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had established IPL Twenty20 cricket league, and this has been the ninth successful season. 2016 will be the first IPL season to make use of LED stumps.
According to the 2016 IPL schedule, the opening match encounter will be played between 2 times IPL (2013 & 2015) champions Mumbai Indians and one of new participating team, Rising Pune Supergiants at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai sharp from 8.00 PM IST timing on 9th April.
Before the start of the match, IPL 9 2016 will have its grand opening ceremony from 7.30 PM IST timing. Bollywood celebrities like Katrina Kaif, Jacqueline Fernadez, and Ranveer Singh are performing on the stage with great enthusiasm. Few of the popular English pop band TBC girls are performing too. The captains of all the 8 teams will come on the stage to sign the IPL 9 board.
All the cricket fans can watch Live telecast of opening ceremony programs followed by matches on Sony Six, Sony ESPN, and Set Max TV channels, and Live streaming on Sonyliv.com (official website).
Eight Team Squads of IPL 9
Team Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Parthiv Patel (W), Akshay Wakhare, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Hardik Pandya, J Suchith, Jasprit Bumrah, Nitish Rana, R Vinay Kumar, Shreyas Gopal, Siddhesh Lad, Unmukt Chand, Corey Anderson, Mitchell McClenaghan, Kieron Pollard, Lendl Simmons, Lasith Malinga, Marchant de Lange, Jos Buttler, Nathu Singh, Tim Southee, Krunal Pandya, Kishore Pramod Kamath, Deepak Punia, Jitesh Sharma.
Team Rising Pune Supergiants: MS Dhoni (C) (W), R Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith, Faf du Plessis, Mitchell Marsh, M. Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Kevin Pietersen, Irfan Pathan, Thisara Perera, Rajat Bhatia, Ashok Dinda, Scott Boland, Peter Handscomb, Rudra Pratap Singh, Adam Zampa, Ishwar Chandra Pandey, Deepak Chahar, Jaskaran Singh, Baba Aparajith, Ankush Bains, Ankit Sharma.
Team Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (C), Robin Uthappa (W), Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Piyush Chawla, Sheldon Jackson, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Brad Hogg, Chris Lynn, Shakib Al Hasan, Morne Morkel, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, John Hastings, Jason Holder, Colin Munro, Rajagopal Sathish, Manan Ajay Sharma.
Team Delhi Daredevils: JP Duminy (C), Quinton de Kock (W), Amit Mishra, Jayant Yadav, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammad Shami, Saurabh Tiwary, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreyas Iyer, Zaheer Khan, Albie Morkel, Imran Tahir, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pawan Negi, Christopher Morris, Sanju Samson, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, Joel Paris, Sam Billings, Chama Milind, Pratyush Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Akhil Arvind Herwadkar, Pawan Suyal.
Team Kings XI Punjab: David Miller (C), Wriddhiman Saha (W), Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Axar Patel, Anureet Singh, Gurkeerat Sing, Manan Vohra, Murali Vijay, Nikhil Naik, Rishi Dhawan, Sandeep Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Mohit Sharma, Kyle Abbott, K.C. Cariappa, Marcus Stoinis, Farhaan Behardien, Pardeep Sahu, Armaan Jaffer, Swapnil Singh.
Team Gujarat Lions: Suresh Raina (C), Ravindra Jadeja, Brendon McCullum (W), Dwayne Bravo, James Faulkner, Praveen Kumar, Dale Steyn, Dinesh Karthik, Dwayne Smith, Dhawal Kulkarni, Aaron Finch, Eklavya Dwivedi, Andrew Tye, Ishan Kishan, Jaydev Shah, Shadab Jakati, Pravin Tambe, Pradeep Sangwan, Amit Mishra, Shivil Kaushik, Akshdeep Nath, Sarabjit Ladda, Umang Sharma, Paras Dogra.
Team Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (W), David Wiese, Adam Milne, Chris Gayle, Mitchell Starc, Abu Nechim, Harshal Patel, Kedar Jadhav, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Sreenath Aravind, Varun Aaron, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Kane Richardson, Samuel Badree, Travis Head, Praveen Dubey, Vikramjeet Malik, Akshay Karnewar, Iqbal Abdullah, Sachin Baby, Vikas Tokas.
Team Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (C), Naman Ojha (W), Moises Henriques, Eoin Morgan, Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Ashish Reddy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Bipul Sharma, Karn Sharma, KL Rahul, Parvez Rasool, Ricky Bhui, Shikhar Dhawan, Siddharth Kaul, Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra, Deepak Hooda, Mustafizur Rahman, Aditya Tare, Barinder Singh Sran, Ben Cutting, Vijay Shankar, Abhimanyu Mithun, Tirumalasetti Suman.
Ten venues have been chosen to host the cricket tournament of IPL 9.
Bangalore will be hosting the Qualifier 1; Pune will be hosting the Eliminator match, and Qualifier 2; and Mumbai will be hosting the Final.
Bangalore: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
Mohali: Punjab Cricket Association Stadium
Delhi: Feroz Shah Kotla
Rajkot: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium
Pune: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium
Nagpur: Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium
Mumbai: Mumbai Indians
Hyderabad: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
Raipur: Raipur International Cricket Stadium
Kolkata: Eden Gardens
IPL 9 Twenty20 Time Schedule
|9 April 2016||8 PM IST||Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiants||Mumbai|
|10 April 2016||8 PM IST||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils||Kolkata|
|11 April 2016||8 PM IST||Kings XI Punjab vs Gujarat Lions||Mohali|
|12 April 2016||8 PM IST||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Bengaluru|
|13 April 2016||8 PM IST||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians||Kolkata|
|14 April 2016||8 PM IST||Gujarat Lions vs Rising Pune Supergiants||Rajkot|
|15 April 2016||8 PM IST||Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab||Delhi|
|16 April 2016||4 PM IST||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Hyderabad|
|8 PM IST||Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Lions||Mumbai|
|17 April 2016||4 PM IST||Kings XI Punjab vs Rising Pune Supergiants||Mohali|
|8 PM IST||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils||Bengaluru|
|18 April 2016||8 PM IST||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians||Hyderabad|
|19 April 2016||8 PM IST||Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Mohali|
|20 April 2016||8 PM IST||Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Mumbai|
|21 April 2016||8 PM IST||Gujarat Lions vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Rajkot|
|22 April 2016||8 PM IST||Rising Pune Supergiants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Pune|
|23 April 2016||4 PM IST||Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians||Delhi|
|8 PM IST||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab||Hyderabad|
|24 April 2016||4 PM IST||Gujarat Lions vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Rajkot|
|8 PM IST||Rising Pune Supergiants vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Pune|
|25 April 2016||8 PM IST||Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians||Mohali|
|26 April 2016||8 PM IST||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rising Pune Supergiants||Hyderabad|
|27 April 2016||8 PM IST||Delhi Daredevils vs Gujarat Lions||Delhi|
|28 April 2016||8 PM IST||Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Mumbai|
|29 April 2016||8 PM IST||Rising Pune Supergiants vs Gujarat Lions||Pune|
|30 April 2016||4 PM IST||Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Delhi|
|8 PM IST||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Hyderabad|
|1 May 2016||4 PM IST||Gujarat Lions vs Kings XI Punjab||Rajkot|
|8 PM IST||Rising Pune Supergiants vs Mumbai Indians||Pune|
|2 May 2016||8 PM IST||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Bengaluru|
|3 May 2016||8 PM IST||Gujarat Lions vs Delhi Daredevils||Rajkot|
|4 May 2016||8 PM IST||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab||Kolkata|
|5 May 2016||8 PM IST||Delhi Daredevils vs Rising Pune Supergiants||Delhi|
|6 May 2016||8 PM IST||SUnrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Lions||Hyderabad|
|7 May 2016||4 PM IST||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rising Pune Supergiants||Bengaluru|
|8 PM IST||Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils||Nagpur|
|8 May 2016||4 PM IST||Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Mumbai|
|8 PM IST||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions||Kolkata|
|9 May 2016||8 PM IST||Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Nagpur|
|10 May 2016||8 PM IST||Rising Pune Supergiants vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Pune|
|11 May 2016||8 PM IST||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians||Bengaluru|
|12 May 2016||8 PM IST||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils||Hyderabad|
|13 May 2016||8 PM IST||Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab||Mumbai|
|14 May 2016||4 PM IST||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Lions||Bengaluru|
|8 PM IST||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rising Pune Supergiants||Kolkata|
|15 May 2016||4 PM IST||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils||Mumbai|
|8 PM IST||Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Nagpur|
|16 May 2016||8 PM IST||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Kolkata|
|17 May 2016||8 PM IST||Rising Pune Supergiants vs Delhi Daredevils||Pune|
|18 May 2016||8 PM IST||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab||Bengaluru|
|19 May 2016||8 PM IST||Gujarat Lions vs Kolkata Knight Riders||TBC|
|20 May 2016||8 PM IST||Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Raipur|
|21 May 2016||4 PM IST||Rising Pune Supergiants vs Kings XI Punjab||Pune|
|8 PM IST||Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians||TBC|
|22 May 2016||4 PM IST||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Kolkata|
|8 PM IST||Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Raipur|
|24 May 2016||8 PM IST||Qualifier 1||Bengaluru|
|25 May 2016||8 PM IST||Eliminator||Pune|
|27 May 2016||8 PM IST||Qualifier 2||Pune|
|29 May 2016||8 PM IST||Final||Mumbai|
Best wishes to all the 8 teams to give excellent shots and make the IPL 9 rocking. Cheerleaders will be cheering their individual teams in full swing, and so as the huge audiences in the stadiums. May the best team win the tournament and win the stunning cup!
So guys and girls, get ready to watch the new season matches of 2016 on Sony Six, Sony ESPN, and Set Max television channels (4 PM afternoon, & 8 PM IST evening). You can also get IPL 9 match updates on Cricbuzz. You can even install http://www.sonyliv.com/ from Google Store and watch Live streaming of all the matches.
Stay tuned for more updates! 🙂
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