How Many Matches A Team Play In IPL

A total of 74 matches, including the playoffs and the final, will be played in the IPL 2024. The IPL 2024 final will be held at Chennai’s Chepauk on May 26.

How Many Matches A Team Play In IPL
Umaima Saeed

Written by: Umaima Saeed

(Sports Writer)

Fact checked by: Dillip Mohanty

(Sports Editor)

Last updated: 2024-03-27

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most-watched sports tournaments in the world. Since being established in 2008, the league has grown immensely in popularity due to its exciting format, where players from around the world compete in nail-biting matches. IPL matches are not just about cricket; they are about entertainment. With cheerleaders, music, and colourful team jerseys, it's like a festival for cricket fans.

One of the main reasons for its success is the huge amount of money involved. Players are bought and sold crores of rupees in auctions, and sponsors pay hefty amounts to be associated with the league. This money makes IPL one of the richest sports leagues globally.
Despite some controversies, the IPL has maintained its popularity over the years. Its longevity can be attributed to its ability to adapt to changing times, introduce new innovations, and provide fans with high-quality cricket entertainment year after year. 

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IPL Format

The IPL typically runs from March to May each year, overshadowing international cricket tours due to its exclusive window in the ICC Future Tours Programme.

Since its inception in 2008, the IPL has undergone several changes due to franchise suspensions, drops, and renaming. However, the upcoming season will continue to have 10 participating teams, as has been the case for the past two seasons.

The league schedule includes day games starting at 3:30 pm IST and night games at 7:30 pm IST.

Organized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the IPL follows a round-robin group and knockout format. At present, the 10 teams are split into groups of two, with each team participating in 14 matches. While the total number of league matches remains at 14 for all teams, they will not face each other twice as was customary during the IPL's 8-team era.

Under the current arrangement, each team will play five opponents twice and the remaining four teams once, with two matches played at home and two away. These matches are determined by grouping teams based on their total IPL victories and appearances in final matches.

IPL 2024

Teams

Group AGroup B
Mumbai IndiansChennai Super Kings
Kolkata Knight RidersSunrisers Hyderabad
Rajasthan RoyalsGujarat Titans
Delhi CapitalsRoyal Challengers Bangalore
Lucknow Super GiantsPunjab Kings
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The top two teams after the league stage will compete in the first qualifier, while the third- and fourth-placed teams will face off in the eliminator. The winner of the first qualifier advances to the final, while the loser meets the winner of the eliminator in the second qualifier.

A total of 74 matches, including the playoffs and the final, will be played in the IPL 2024. Chennai Super Kings are the defending champions, having secured their fifth title in the previous season.

How Many Matches in IPL 2019

Earlier, eight teams participated in the tournament. The teams were divided into two groups each, with each team playing 14 matches in the home and away format. A total of 60 games, including the playoffs, were played in the IPL 2019, which was won by the Mumbai Indians. 

IPL 2024

Venues

CityGround
AhmedabadNarendra Modi Stadium
BangaloreM. Chinnaswamy Stadium
ChandigarhMaharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur
ChennaiM.A. Chidambaram Chepauk Stadium
DelhiArun Jaitley Stadium
DharamsalaHimachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium
GuwahatiBarsapara Cricket Stadium
HyderabadRajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
JaipurSawai Mansingh Stadium
KolkataEden Gardens
LucknowBharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium
MohaliPunjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium
MumbaiWankhede Stadium
VisakhapatnamDr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium
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IPL 2024 Schedule

The upcoming Lok Sabha elections in India are scheduled to take place from April 19 to June 1, which is why the complete schedule for IPL 2024 has not been released initially. The schedule for the first 21 matches was released first and on 26 March BCCI released the remaining schedule of IPL 2024. The IPL 2024 final will be held at Chennai’s Chepauk on May 26.

The first match of the season will be played between CSK and RCB at the M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on March 22 at 7.30 PM IST. 

New Rules in IPL 2024

Most rules for IPL 2024 are the same as last season. The 'impact player' rule, permitting the utilization of one substitute, remains unchanged. The incoming player must be Indian unless the team hasn't utilized their four overseas players. Reviewing wide and no-ball calls remains permissible.

However, a new rule for IPL 2024 has been introduced: Players can now deliver two bouncers per over, as opposed to one. For the uninitiated, in T20 Internationals, the International Cricket Council (ICC) permits only one short ball, whereas in Test and One Day International (ODI) competitions, two bouncers are allowed.

Additionally, in the IPL 2024, there will be no stop clock rule—a recent change in the ICC playing conditions for all white-ball games. 

FAQs

How many matches a team play in IPL 2023?

A total of 74 matches were played in IPL 2023 between 10 teams, including the playoffs and the final.

How many matches does a team play in the IPL? 

Earlier, a total of 60 matches were played in the IPL. But with the expansion of the tournament to 10 teams, we now have a total of 74 matches, including the playoffs and the final.

How many matches does a team play before playoffs?

A total number of 70 league matches will be played in the IPL 2024, followed by the playoffs and the final. 

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Umaima Saeed

Umaima Saeed

Umaima Saeed is a professional sports writer whose articles have been featured in several leading websites. She writes long-form content on sports, particularly cricket. She has a penchant for telling human-interest stories. Umaima has contributed articles on cricket to more than a dozen publications, both in print and online.

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