IPL Twenty20 2016 Season 9 Begins from 9th April




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.

8 Captains of IPL 9 2016 (cricket win tips free, cricketbettingtipsfree.com,cbtf,cwtf,cricket..)

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.

Team Logos of IPL 9, 2016 (Rediff Blogs)

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.

Captains S. Raina, JP Duminy, G Gambhir, D Miller, R Sharma, MS Dhoni, V Kohli, and D Warner (www.ipl2016liveupdates.com)

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).

8 Brilliant Captains of 8 IPL Teams of Season 9, 2016 (India.com)


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.

Committee Members of IPL 9 (Zee News)

10 Venues


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 Cup, Pune Warriors and Gujarat Lions Introduced (India.com)



IPL 9 Twenty20 Time Schedule

Date Match Timing Fixture Venue
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!

Stunning IPL 9 Trophy (www.sportskeeda.com)


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.

Vivo IPL Season 9 2016 (Pinterest)

Stay tuned for more updates! 🙂




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