IPL 2023 Full Schedule Announced: Dhoni's CSK vs Hardik Pandya's GT to kickstart league; Check Match Dates, Venues and Timings Here
IPL 2023 Full Schedule: Chennai Super Kings will take on defending champions Gujarat Titans in the first match at Ahmedabad on March 31
BCCI announced the IPL 2023 schedule on Friday, February 17, and the first match will take place on March 31 between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings at Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad. In IPL 2023, there will be 12 venues where the matches will be played. The tournament is back in home and away format after 3 years. Each of the 10 teams will play 7 matches each away and home in the league this year. It is only fitting that last year's champions Gujarat Titans meet four-time champions Chennai Super Kings at one of the biggest cricket stadius in the world in Ahmedabad.
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MS Dhoni will be playing his last home game on May 16 at Chennai vs Kolkata Knight Riders. Dhoni's CSK will play their second game vs Lucknow Super Giants on April 3, which will also be their first home game. CSK meet their long-time rivals Mumbai Indians on April 8 at Wankhede stadium. The return fixture will be played on May 6 in Chennai.
Check the IPL 2023 full schedule below:
Five-time champions MI will play their first match vs Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 2 M Chinnaswamy stadium. The other big clash will be between MS Dhoni's CSK vs Virat Kohli's RCB on April 17 in Bengaluru.
RCB have never ever won this competition and this year they will be hoping to end this drought. IPL 2023 will have 18 double headers, with the day games starting at 3:30 PM IST and the evening games starting at 07:30 PM IST. Not to forget, two more venues have been added to the roster this year. They are Guwahati and Dharamsala. Rajasthan Royals (RR) will play their first two home games in Guwahati before playing the remainder of their home games in Jaipur. Punjab Kings (PBKS) will play their five home games in Mohali before moving base to Dharamsala for last two home matches against Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals respectively.
BCCI has released the schedule of the Group stages. The fixtures for playoffs and final will be revealed later.