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Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli in action against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021. (IPL)
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli in action against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021. (IPL)
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Virat Kohli To Step Down As RCB Skipper After IPL 2021 Concludes

Virat Kohli announced that he will step down as the captain of his IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore after IPL 2021 concludes. Earlier this week, Virat Kohli had announced that he will relinquish his India T20I captaincy after the upcoming T20I World Cup to be staged in the UAE and Oman.

Appointed ahead of the 2013 season as a successor to spinner Daniel Vettori, Virat Kohli will end up with nine seasons at the helm for RCB.

Daniel Vettori, Virat Kohli (BCCI Photo)
Daniel Vettori, Virat Kohli (BCCI Photo)

Virat Kohli To Step Down As RCB Skipper After IPL 2021 Concludes At UAE

So far, the franchise has won 62 out of the 132 matches under him beside 66 losses and 4 no-results. The best season finish under the Indian skipper so far has been a runners-up spot in 2016, a final that RCB lost to SunRisers Hyderabad by 8 runs at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, their home ground. Other than that, the franchise made the playoffs on only two other occasions under Virat Kohli’s leadership: in 2015 and 2020.

Virat Kohli’s eight-year tenure as the RCB skipper wasn’t as fruitful as expected despite having some of the biggest names in the shortest format like AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle. The closest he came to winning the trophy was in 2016, driven by himself with staggering 973 runs, but it eluded him.

“It has been a great and an inspiring journey, captaining a talented bunch of players in the RCB squad,” Kohli said. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the RCB management, coaches, support staff, players, and the entire RCB family, who have been instrumental in the growth of the franchise over the years.”

“It wasn’t an easy decision but one that has been well thought of and in the best interest of this wonderful franchise. The RCB family remains close to my heart as we continue to strive to achieve excellence. As I have mentioned previously in many occasions, I will only play for RCB until my retirement from the game of cricket.”

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

RCB Chairman Prathmesh Mishra said, “Virat Kohli is one of the finest cricketers, and has been a true asset to RCB. His impeccable work ethics and leadership skills has been phenomenal. We respect and support this decision and would like to thank Virat for his incredible contribution to the RCB leadership group. He has left an indelible mark on the franchise and will continue to be a senior member of the team.”

With a mega auction planned ahead of the next edition which will feature 10 teams, RCB will be able to dive into their squad make-up focusing on Virat Kohli as a pure batsman. Virat Kohli, 32, got back to opening for RCB towards the end of last season and it could be a role he looks to fulfil going forward.

Virat Kohli Said Stepping Down As RCB Captain Was Something On His Mind For A While

The announcement of stepping down as RCB skipper comes a few days after Virat Kohli issued a statement to inform that he will step down as India’s T20I captain at the end of the forthcoming T20I World Cup, which will immediately follow the IPL 2021 in UAE and Oman. Virat Kohli though will continue to lead the Indian team in Tests and ODIs.

“Spoke to the management this evening. It was something on my mind for a while. As I recently announced, (I’ll be) stepping down from T20 captaincy as well to manage my workload which has been immense over the last so many years. I want to continue to remain committed to the responsibilities I am fulfilling and I felt I needed this space to refresh, regroup and be absolutely clear in how I want to move forward.”

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Image Credit: Twitter)

“And also understanding that RCB is going to go through a transitional phase with a big auction coming in next year. I made it clear to the management that (smiles) I can’t think of being in any other team than RCB and that’s been my commitment from day one,” Kohli told RCB in his announcement video.

RCB restart this season’s campaign on Monday (September 20) against Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi. Before stepping down, Virat Kohli will be hoping to lead RCB to their maiden IPL title this year. RCB is currently placed third in the league table with 10 points from seven games as they have managed to register five wins before the season was postponed midway through in May due to Covid-19 bio bubble breaches.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (BCCI)
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Virat Kohli Never Sidelined Cricket And Was Always Focused, Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan, the former Indian cricketer has shared his first impression of Virat Kohli as a youngster and said that despite the immense fame that he was amidst, the cricketer’s commitment never dwindled.

Irfan Pathan has shared his first impressions of a young Virat Kohli who broke into the senior cricket circuit in 2008 and enjoyed a lot of praise and recognition since his first season in the inaugural IPL 2008. Virat Kohli made his IPL debut in 2008, for RCB and has been associated with the team since then even captaining the franchise after leading India to a win in the 2008 Under-19 World Cup.

Virat Kohli, Irfan Pathan Image Source: Irfan Pathan, Virat Kohli/ Instagram
Virat Kohli, Irfan Pathan Image Source: Irfan Pathan, Virat Kohli/ Instagram

Irfan Pathan: Virat Kohli Never Sidelined Cricket And Has Always Kept His Focus

Former India cricketer Irfan Pathan has recalled those days when he played alongside a young Virat Kohli, who was later made the captain of the RCB in 2013. Irfan Pathan has remembered how Virat Kohli was all over the news and made it to page 3.

“Whenever I used to see Virat Kohli in the IPL, I only saw one player. Someone who was young, has reached a certain level and is now enjoying himself on and off the field.The next morning when you opened the newspaper, he was everywhere, on Page 3 you see him,” Irfan Pathan said in a video shared by Star Sports on Twitter.

Irfan Pathan (file photo) | Faheem Hussain/SPORTZPICS
Irfan Pathan (file photo) | Faheem Hussain/SPORTZPICS

The former India pacer added that despite the unimaginable amount of fame that Virat Kohli received at a young age, he remained focused on his game and that marks his commitment to the great sport.

“But he never sidelined cricket, and always kept his focus. That’s why you see Virat Kohli has become such a special player. It shows his commitment to the game.”

Virat Kohli was an opener several times in the IPL and may do it again in IPL 2021. In 61 innings, Virat Kohli has amassed over 2300 runs at an average of 47.86, striking at 140.17 as an opener in IPL. His five T20 tons have all come while batting at the top of the order as well. Overall, he is the leading run-scorer in IPL history with 5878 runs in 192 games averaging 38.16.

Virat Kohli Led RCB From 2013 And Has Been A Member Since IPL’s Inaugural Year 2008

The Indian Cricket Team’s Captain, popularly known as the Run Machine, Virat Kohli’s ability and hunger to score hundreds has taken the cricketing fraternity by storm. Ranked among the top 3 in each format is a testimony of how the stylist top-order batsman has evolved over the years.

The flamboyant cricketer was the captain of the Indian team that won the 2008 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup and since then there has been no looking back for King Virat Kohli. He is the new-age cricketer who is aggressive and expresses his mind on the field.

Virat Kohli, RCB
Virat Kohli, RCB

In 2008, Virat Kohli was inducted into the RCB squad and started leading the side in the year 2013. He donned the Orange Cap in IPL 2016. The highest-paid cricketer in IPL, Virat Kohli was the first one to be retained by his franchise ahead of the IPL 2018 Player Auction and will continue to lead his side in IPL 2021.

Virat Kohli scored a maximum of 973 runs which remains the highest in a single season in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League in 2016 to guide his team to the finals of the tournament. The season saw him score as many as four centuries — the most by a player in a single season.  On 28 March 2019, he became the second player to reach 5000 IPL runs after Suresh Raina.

Virat Kohli Entertaining
Virat Kohli Entertaining.
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Top 5 On-Field Moments When Virat Kohli Proved He’s A Solid Entertainer

Be it cricket, the stroke play, the technical shots, the defence, the attack, the chase,  he is amazing. Virat Kohli never disappoints anybody. We all are his fans for his cricket. But this guy is vivacious on the field also. No, we are not talking about his fielding skills, no doubt he is an amazing fielder. We are talking about his other than fielding activities on the ground.

We sometimes have found him interacting people and asking people to chant India India. We sometimes have seen him giving the crowd on their face when they boo him. Sometimes we even caught him imitating a legendary actor like Anil Kapoor. Here is a quick look at top 5 moments when Virat Kohli proved to the crowd, he’s a solid entertainer.

Top 5 On-Field Moments When Virat Kohli Proved He’s A Solid Entertainer

The Gangnam Dance

Virat Kohli Dancing
Virat Kohli Dancing.Image Credits: Getty Images

We’ve seen a lot of versions of the iconic Gangnam dance, but this one certainly takes the cake. Virat unleashed the dancer in himself after Team India clinched the 2013 Champions Trophy in England. Kohli’s version was one of the best victory celebrations of all time, agree?

kohli and gambhir
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Top 10 Confrontations Between Cricketers From The Same Country

Just as it had to change in other aspects, the game of cricket has interestingly evolved from a slow, good-spirited game to a fierce, fast and ever-changing sport. With passion often entangled with aggression, sparks start to fly and temper reaches the flashpoint. This once called Gentleman’s Game has witnessed quite a few confrontations amongst opponents, but you can also find a few occasions when teammates got into disagreements and spats.

Here is a list of ten instances when players from the same country were involved in an altercation.

Top 10 Confrontations Between Cricketers From The Same Country

Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir

Top 10 Confrontations Between Cricketers From The Same Country
Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir. Image Credits: IPL

Things got really ugly in an IPL 2013 match between KKR and RCB when a verbal confrontation between Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli occurred right in the middle of the match. Virat Kohli was caught out in the sweeper cover in the tenth over and KKR captain Gambhir, along with other players converged in the middle to celebrate.

Following an apparent exchange of words between the two, Gambhir suddenly approached angrily towards Kohli, who was still standing at short cover instead of walking back. However, Rajat Bhatia intervened and pushed the two just in time before they could get into a spat, even as the fielders and umpires came to cool the simmering tension. Both Kohli and Gambhir downplayed the event after the end of the match.

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Five Controversies In IPL Over The Years

Five Controversies In IPL Over The Years. The IPL is the world’s richest and most famous T20 league. Right since its inception in 2008, the Indian Premier League has had his fair share of controversies to go with the quality cricket on display.

An abundance of the hullabaloo is perhaps a fitting way to describe Lalit Modi’s brainchild. While top-class cricket is no doubt at the heart of the billion-dollar brand, controversies knowingly or unknowingly have helped raise the IPL’s profile by leaps and bounds.

Five Controversies In IPL Over The Years

1. CSK, RR suspended from IPL for 2 years – spot-fixing scandal

MS Dhoni, CSK, Five Controversies In IPL Over The Years
Image: BCCI

Star-studded Chennai Super Kings and inaugural champions Rajasthan Royals were suspended from the IPL for two years by the Lodha Committee in July last year thanks to their key officials Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra taking part in spot-fixing activities. Meiyappan and Kundra were also banned for life in a bid to clean up the big-ticket tournament hit by a barrage of fixing controversies.

MS Dhoni, Rising Pune Supergiants
MS Dhoni. Image Credits: IPL
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Bowling Well To MS Dhoni Came As A Massive Boost For My Self Confidence: Tabraiz Shamsi

South African Chinaman, Tabraiz Shamsi has said that bowling well to MS Dhoni in the IPL came as a massive boost for his growth and self-confidence. Tabraiz Shamsi made his IPL debut in the year 2016 for the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise. His maiden IPL match was against the Rising Pune Supergiants, wherein, MS Dhoni captained the franchise for two years when CSK was banned due to fixing.

MS Dhoni’s return was much anticipated with the return of IPL 2020 this year as he was back to the field sweating it hard for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). However, the BCCI had to postpone the tournament indefinitely due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. And, this has again given way to speculations on MS Dhoni’s future with Team India.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. Image Credits: BCCI

Now, Tabraiz Shamsi has said that he grew a lot in confidence when he bowled to MS Dhoni in his maiden IPL match against the Rising Pune Supergiants.

Tabraiz Shamsi Opens Up On Bowling To MS Dhoni

Tabraiz Shamsi said that him going well against a player like Dhoni was a perfect response to his critics who always doubted his skills.

“I got picked up in RCB as a replacement player. Team management saw me bowling well in the warm-ups and they picked me for a game. I remember bowling to MS Dhoni towards the backend of the game. I remember this moment clearly because it’s special for me. He’s probably the best finisher the game has ever seen,” he said.

Tabraiz Shamsi
Tabraiz Shamsi. Image Credits: BCCI

“I was handling well and kept him under control. All the people who doubted me and made me feel like I’m not good enough, they can go and catch a hike, because I am here, I am doing well against the best finisher of the game. That’s how my self belief grew. From that moment my mindset changed completely, I don’t need to listen to people who think to bring me down,” Tabraiz Shamsi said while speaking at Red Inker Podcast with Jarrod Kimber.

Speculations Intensify Over IPL 2020 Future

IPL 2020 was scheduled to start from March 29, but due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCCI postponed it until April 15. As the nationwide lockdown extended in India, BCCI suspended IPL 2020 Indefinitely. Now, with the situation worsening, it seems a huge possibility that IPL stands nothing but cancelled this year.

BCCI, IPL 2020, ECB
IPL Trophy. Photo Credit: BCCI.

On April 10, latest reports suggested that the BCCI is probing into the July window to conduct the IPL and it could take place behind closed doors.

However, all hopes once again vanished as the BCCI suspended the Indian Premier League 2020 indefinitely in the light of the coronavirus pandemic. With COVID-19 victims toll rising in India, cricket returning to India seems a possibility far from reality.

RCB vs SRH, IPL 2016, Virat Kohli, David Warner
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On This Day: How Sunrisers Hyderabad Crushed Virat Kohli’s Dream Of IPL Win In 2016

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), having an explosive batting line up, is capable of chasing mammoth targets. Still, they failed to do so in the grand-finale against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) back in IPL 2016. Precisely on this day four years ago, David Warner-led SRH crushed the dream of Virat Kohli to lift the maiden IPL trophy.

SRH set up the target of 208 runs:

David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, IPL, RCB, SRH
David Warner. Photo: BCCI

The captain David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan gave quick-firing start to SRH. The Aussie cricketer, as usual, hit boundaries and every nock and corner of the field. He played a major role to build up the pressure on RCB bowlers after Dhawan lost his wicket for 28 runs. Sooner, in the 14th over, Warner also lost his wicket, scoring 66 runs in 38 balls. He hit eight fours and three-gigantic sixes in his powerful innings.

The middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh(38) and Ben Cutting(39) led the game forward and added 77 runs in the run tally. And with loss of seven wickets, the Hyderbad-based franchise set up the target of 208 runs.

RCB’s miserable end:

Royal Challengers Bangalore, RCB, Virat Kohli, IPL 2020, Coronavirus, Training camp suspended
Virat Kohli. Photo Credit: IPL/BCCI.

The 208 runs target was not a big score for RCB with the likes of Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers and  KL Rahul in their batting line up. However, the SRH’s bowling spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar made tough for them.

The way the Bangalore-based franchise started their game, it looked they had confirmed their victory. But Ben Cuttings changed the game scenario after he picked the wicket of Chris Gayle who scored 76 runs. The Windes cricketer set up a 114-runs partnership with Virat Kohli.

The skipper lost his wicket after just scoring a half-century and from their RCB’s batting line up decline. The stalwart AB de Villiers and Shane Watson failed to score runs while Bhuvneshwar Kumar didn’t leak runs easily. He proved to be the most economical bowler and controlled the run rate of RCB.

At last, RCB lost the game with eight runs with three wickets left in their hand. It was a miserable end for RCB as well as Virat Kohli, who was the highest scorer in that season.

Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers (Image Credit: Twitter)
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COVID-19: AB De Villiers, Virat Kohli Will Raise Money By Auctioning Memorabilia

The very good friends Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) teammates, have decided to raise funds for the needy people through the auction of their bats, gloves and jerseys of their 2016 Green match, where both were involved in records.

The IPL 2020 has been postponed for the indefinite period due to the coronavirus pandemic. Recently during this leisure period, the RCB captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain AB de Villiers met in Instagram live. They recalled the memory of RCB’s historic Green match during the IPL 2016 where the duo set the record partnership in IPL history.

It was the match against Gujarat Lions (GL) at Bengaluru on 14th May 2016 where RCB were sent to bat first. While the opener Chris Gayle (6) departed cheaply, skipper and the other opener Kohli handled that early situation very well along with AB de Villiers. They broke their previous record of 215 runs partnership for the unbroken second wicket (against Mumbai Indians at Mumbai on 10th May 2015). They set the new record of 229 runs partnership for the second wicket during that Green match.

Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, auction
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers (Image Credit: Twitter)

De Villiers said during the latest chat with Kohli, “We have had a few good knocks together, I will never forget that. There is one particular knock I can remember, the one against Gujarat Lions in 2016.”

While De Villiers was not out on 129 runs (52 balls), Kohli (109 runs 55 balls) completed his century in the final over of that innings. RCB scored 248/3 (20 overs), and they won that match by 144 runs as the GL only managed to score 104 (18.4 overs).

Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers (Image Credit: Twitter)

During the latest chat, De Villiers also spoke to set an online auction for their bats, gloves and jerseys of that game to help the needy people.

De Villiers added, “The partnership was an enjoyable one. If I can remember correctly, I got 120-odd and you also got your hundred right at the end where I gave you the strike. That doesn’t happen every day where 2 batsmen get hundreds in the same game. That was also the green game where we did our part to raise awareness about the environment. Then I was thinking we could make a difference. That’s why I told you to get hold of that bat. I know you keep your bats, I also do that.”

“From that particular match, I have the green shirt as well. I remember I got you to sign the shirt, I have also signed the shirt. I have got the shirt and my bat and I am going to get hold of your bat and the gloves. The plan is to get on an online auction platform. I know there are a lot of collectors around the world that wouldn’t mind your bat, I will throw it mine as well.”

Virat Kohli is ready to follow AB de Villiers’ request

Kohli also feels amazing with this gesture, and he is ready to follow De Villiers’ request.

Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, auction
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers (Image Credit: Twitter)

Virat Kohli replied, “That’s amazing the fact that you also share a part of it for India. Quite an amazing gesture. I got the stuff that you asked from me.”

De Villiers also clarified that the entire fund would be shared in India and South Africa with equal ratio.

Sarfaraz Khan, IPL 2020, RCB, 2016
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IPL 2020: Sarfaraz Khan Opens up About his Ouster From RCB Camp in 2016

After making the impactful come back in the 12th edition (IPL 2019) of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Sarfaraz Khan opens up about his ouster from the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) camp back in the IPL 2016. Sarfaraz had a brilliant game in his debut season in IPL 2015 when he was roped in by the Bengaluru-based franchise. However, because of his fitness issues, the Virat Kohli-led side released him.

Recently, the remarkable triple century in the first-class cricket once again saw the Mumbai batsman on the top of his game.

In the Ranji Trophy match against Uttar Pradesh, Sarfaraz scored an unbeaten triple century studded with 38 boundaries.

The 22-year-old youngster has, however, had a very uncertain cricket career till now. With controversies following him close on his heels, Sarfaraz had been in and out of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) several times. He even went to play for Uttar Pradesh but, eventually, returns to his home team.

Former RCB player Sarfaraz Khan sheds light on some interesting facts about IPL 2016:

Sarfaraz Khan, IPL 2020, RCB, 2016
Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

However, after the swashbuckling triple century in the Ranji game, the middle-order batsman has once again proved his worth. Recently, he had revealed some interesting facts from the 2016 IPL season when he was released by the Kohli-led RCB.

Sarfaraz stated that skipper Kohli had been straightforward while giving his reasons on his (Sarfaraz’s) release from the team.

“I was dropped at Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2016 because of my fitness,” he said.

“Virat Kohli told me straightaway while there were no doubts over my skills, my fitness was not letting me get to the next level. He was very honest with me about where I was,” he added.

Sarfaraz Khan, IPL 2020, RCB, 2016
Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

While most would have taken it as otherwise, Sarfaraz took it as a challenge. He worked hard in the gym and got a strict hold on his diet. The right-hander started the struggle to get fit so he could register a healthy comeback.

I knew that is when I had to get fitter. So I started working out, running, doing a lot of cardio. I gave up sweets and tried to improve my eating habits. I won’t say I became obsessed with fitness, but I just made small changes to my diet. If I had two portions of something, I changed it to one portion, and gradually cut down on my intake of junk food,” the right-hander said.

From ‘Panda’ to ‘Macho’ – Sarfaraz Khan happy about his game:

Before the Uttar Pradesh game, Sarfaraz stroke an unbeaten 71 in the game against Karnataka on Jan 3. Recently, the young batsman has been proving good with numbers in the game. And he feels good to not only have a fitting physique but also about bagging good scores.

Further, young Sarfaraz proudly revealed that the ones who called him ‘Panda’ back then, now have nicknamed him as ‘Macho’.

“I felt good not just about my improved fitness but because it helped me score runs and get a lead. At one point, all my team-mates used to call me ‘panda’ because I used to eat a lot. Now, they’ve started calling me ‘macho’. Actually, very few people know it’s my nickname now,” Sarfaraz goes on to add.

Sarfaraz Khan, IPL 2020, RCB, 2016
Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

The budding young Indian cricketer, later, added that he felt hurt when RCB had released him in IPL 2016. But having played an interesting game with the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the IPL 2019, Sarfaraz is quite confident about his game now.

“Being released from RCB hurt me in a way, but I couldn’t do much about it. I had one of the best IPLs so far with Kings XI Punjab last year. I was in the midst of my cooling-off period, so I knew that was my only chance to impress,” he concluded.

The exciting batsman has been retained by KXIP after having one of his best seasons with the team. He amassed a total of 180 runs from the eight games in IPL 2018.

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Indian Premier League 2016: Schedule

Indian Premier League 2016: Schedule

Date Match Venue Time (IST)
LIVE Score/ Results
09/04/2016 Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiants Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 20:00 Scorecard
10/04/2016 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils Eden Gardens, Kolkata 20:00 Scorecard
11/04/2016 Kings XI Punjab vs Gujarat Lions Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali 20:00 Scorecard
12/04/2016 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad .M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 20:00 Scorecard
13/04/2016 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians Eden Gardens, Kolkata 20:00
14/04/2016 Gujarat Lions vs Rising Pune Supergiants Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot 20:00
15/04/2016 Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab Ferozeshah Kotla, Delhi 20:00
16/04/2016 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad 16:00
16/04/2016 Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Lions Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 20:00
17/04/2016 Kings XI vs Rising Pune Supergiants Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali 16:00
17/04/2016 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 20:00
18/04/2016 Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Mumbai Indians Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad 20:00
19/04/2016 Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali 20:00
20/04/2016 Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 20:00
21/04/2016 Gujarat Lions vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot 20:00
22/04/2016 Rising Pune Supergiants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore .MCA International Stadium, Pune 20:00
23/04/2016 Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians Ferozeshah Kotla, Delhi 16:00
23/04/2016 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad 20:00
24/04/2016 Gujarat Lions vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot 16:00
24/04/2016 Rising Pune Supergiants vs Kolkata Knight Riders .MCA International Stadium, Pune 20:00
25/04/2016 Kings XI vs Mumbai Indians Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali 20:00
26/04/2016 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rising Pune Supergiants Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad 20:00
27/04/2016 Delhi Daredevils Vs Gujarat Lions Ferozeshah Kotla, Delhi 20:00
28/04/2016 Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 20:00
29/04/2016 Rising Pune Supergiants vs Gujarat Lions .MCA International Stadium, Pune 20:00
30/04/2016 Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders Ferozeshah Kotla, Delhi 16:00
30/04/2016 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad 20:00
01/05/2016 Gujarat Lions vs Kings XI Punjab Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot 16:00
01/05/2016 Rising Pune Supergiants vs Mumbai Indians .MCA International Stadium, Pune 20:00
02/05/2016 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders .M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 20:00
03/05/2016 Gujarat Lions vs Delhi Daredevils Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot 20:00
04/05/2016 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab Eden Gardens, Kolkata 20:00
05/05/2016 Delhi Daredevils vs Rising Pune Supergiants Ferozeshah Kotla, Delhi 20:00
06/05/2016 Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Lions Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad 20:00
07/05/2016 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rising Pune Supergiants .M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 16:00
07/05/2016 Kings XI Punjab VS Delhi Daredevils Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur 20:00
08/05/2016 Mumbai Indians VS Sunrisers Hyderabad Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 16:00
08/05/2016 Kolkata Knight Riders VS Gujarat Lions Eden Gardens, Kolkata 20:00
09/05/2016 Kings XI Punjab VS Royal Challengers Bangalore Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur 20:00
10/05/2016 Rising Pune Supergiants VS Sunrisers Hyderabad MCA International Stadium, Pune 20:00
11/05/2016 Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Mumbai Indians M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 20:00
12/05/2016 Sunrisers Hyderabad VS Delhi Daredevils Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad 16:00
13/05/2016 Mumbai Indians VS Kings XI Punjab Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 20:00
14/05/2016 Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Gujarat Lions M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 16:00
14/05/2016 Kolkata Knight Riders VS Rising Pune Supergiants Eden Gardens, Kolkata 20:00
15/05/2016 Mumbai Indians VS Delhi Daredevils Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 16:00
15/05/2016 Kings XI Punjab VS Sunrisers Hyderabad Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur 20:00
16/05/2016 Kolkata Knight Riders VS Royal Challengers Bangalore Eden Gardens, Kolkata 20:00
17/05/2016 Rising Pune Supergiants VS Delhi Daredevils MCA International Stadium, Pune 20:00
18/05/2016 Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Kings XI Punjab M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 20:00
19/05/2016 Gujarat Lions VS Kolkata Knight Riders TBC, TBC 20:00
20/05/2016 Delhi Daredevils VS Sunrisers Hyderabad Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium, Raipur 20:00
21/05/2016 Rising Pune Supergiants VS Kings XI Punjab Eden Gardens, Kolkata 16:00
21/05/2016 Gujarat Lions VS Mumbai Indians TBC, TBC 20:00
22/05/2016 Kolkata Knight Riders VS Sunrisers Hyderabad Eden Gardens, Kolkata 16:00
22/05/2016 Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium, Raipur 20:00
Playoff Stages
Date Match Venue Time (IST)
24/05/2016 Qualifier 1: TBC vs TBC M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 20:00
25/05/2016 Eliminator: TBC vs TBC MCA International Stadium, Pune 20:00
27/05/2016 Qualifier 2: TBC vs TBC MCA International Stadium, Pune 20:00
29/05/2016 Final: TBC vs TBC Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 20:00
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