The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League is right upon us and we look to offer you all the coverage for this season of the competition that will see the Chennai Super Kings starting off as the defending champions after having won the title on their return in 2018. Get all the details around the IPL squads, tickets, live streaming options and schedule for the 2019 tournament below.
The last season of the Indian Premier League ended in the manner you would expect from a tournament of this magnitude. The Chennai Super Kings came back to a fairy-tale welcome as they won the title by beating Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final.
It will be down to the Mumbai Indians and the rest of the teams, which include Rajasthan and Hyderabad, other than the Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab, to stop the Chennai Super Kings yet again going into this edition of the IPL.
Here’re the various details that you could be looking for this IPL season and we have them nicely packaged and delivered across this website.
2019 IPL Schedule
The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League will be played in April-May 2019 in all probabilities. However, it needs to be seen if the BCCI decides to change the dates around in the build-up to the Cricket World Cup that will be held from May 31. There will be a total of 60 games played in the competition with 56 of them during the league phase and four games during the playoffs.
There are also talks that the 2019 edition of the IPL might not be fully played in India because of general elections in the country. UAE and South Africa have emerged as two viable options.
Last season, the Mumbai Indians featured in the first game of the competition as they took on the Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium, which was followed by a double-header on April 8 and a game on April 9 to round off the first round of the competition. Looking for the rest of the IPL schedule and fixtures – here’s all of it.
Buy 2019 IPL Tickets
Different teams work differently when it comes to selling IPL tickets, whether it’s online or through retail outlets. So whether it’s the Mumbai Indians or Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Daredevils or Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings or Rajasthan Royals or Kolkata Knight Riders or Kings XI Punjab get all your information on how to buy the IPL Tickets for the 2019 edition here.
2019 IPL Squads
All eight squads for the IPL 2019 will be announced at the end of the IPL Auction that will be held in December unlike most previous seasons in which the auction has been held in January. Teams will be allowed to trade and then retain a few of their players going into the auction. The auction would be an interesting one by itself given the close proximity to the World Cup and the IPL squads at the end of it all will be interesting to watch.
That being said, it’s important to note that what’s on paper and how they play on the field will be what decides which IPL team goes on to win the title.
How to watch 2019 IPL Live Streaming
Information on how to watch the live streaming of the 12th edition of the tournament will be released soon but for now, it’s safe to assume that Indian viewers can watch the IPL live on Star Sports on TV and it would be live streamed on Hotstar app online. Also with the kind of innovations brought in, like the Select Dugout, Indian fans would have it brilliant watching the IPL yet again. Other countries can watch the IPL in the following way: