IPL 2018 match schedule: First Match Play Between Mumbai and Chennai

The 11th season of Indian Premier League will see 51 matches be played across nine cities. In the opening fixture, defending champions Mumbai Indians will take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) who return to the tournament after serving a two-year suspension.

The tournament begins on Saturday, April 7. The final will be played once again at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday, May 27. This season sees the two-year spell of temporary inclusions Rising Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions come to an end. At the same time, it sees the return of Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings.

IPL 2018 match schedule

The tournament also follows a two-day marathon auction that was held in January and saw a number of big names switching allegiances.The first match of the season sees defending champions Mumbai Indians take on Chennai Super Kings. It is a repeat of the 2011 final that the Super Kings won to lift the trophy for the first time.

The IPL Auctions were held in January in which England allrounder Ben Stokes once again emerged as the costliest buy. Stokes was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 12.5 crore. The franchise also spent Rs 11.5 crore to buy Indian seamer Jaydev Unadkat, who became the costliest Indian at the auction.

All teams would play their home games at their traditional venues while Kings XI Punjab would play the first three games in Mohali and the remaining four in Indore.Wankhede Stadium will be hosting the final this time around between the winner of Qualifier 1 and the winner of Qualifier 2, on May 27.

The upcoming edition of the cash-rich league will feature 12 matches that will be played at 4:00 PM IST and 48 matches will start at 8:00 PM IST.

Vivo IPL 2018 Full Match Schedule

07-Apr Mumbai Indians vs CSK Mumbai 20:00
08-Apr DD vs Kings XI Punjab Delhi 16:00
KKR vs RCB Kolkata 20:00
09-Apr SRH vs RR Hyderabad 20:00
10-Apr CSK vs KKR Chennai 20:00
11-Apr RR vs DD Jaipur 20:00
12-Apr SRH v Mumbai Indians Hyderabad 20:00
13-Apr RCB v Kings XI Punjab Bengaluru 20:00
14-Apr Mumbai Indians v DD Mumbai 16:00
KRK v SRH Kolkata 20:00
15-Apr RCB v Rajasthan Royals Bengaluru 16:00
Kings XI Punjab v CSK Indore 20:00
16-Apr KKR v Delhi Daredevils Kolkata 20:00
17-Apr Mumbai Indians v RCB Mumbai 20:00
18-Apr Rajasthan Royals v KKR Jaipur 20:00
19-Apr Kings XI Punjab v SRH Indore 20:00
20-Apr CSK v Rajasthan Royals Chennai 20:00
21-Apr KRK v Kings XI Punjab Kolkata 16:00
Delhi Daredevils v RCB Delhi 20:00
22-Apr SRH v CSK Hyderabad 16:00
RR v Mumbai Indians Jaipur 20:00
23-Apr Kings XI Punjab v DD Indore 20:00
24-Apr Mumbai Indians v SRH Mumbai 20:00
25-Apr RCB v CSK Bengaluru 20:00
26-Apr SRH v Kings XI Punjab Hyderabad 20:00
27-Apr DD v KKR Delhi 20:00
28-Apr CSK v Mumbai Indians Chennai 20:00
29-Apr RRv SRH Jaipur 16:00
RCB v KKR Bengaluru 20:00
30-Apr CSK v Delhi Daredevils Chennai 20:00
01-May RCB v Mumbai Indians Bengaluru 20:00
02-May DD v Rajasthan Royals Delhi 20:00
03-May KKR v CSK Kolkata 20:00
04-May KXIP v Mumbai Indians Mohali 20:00
05-May CSK v RCB Chennai 16:00
SRH v Delhi Daredevils Hyderabad 20:00
06-May Mumbai Indians v KKR Mumbai 16:00
Kings XI Punjab v RR Mohali 20:00
07-May SRH v RCB Hyderabad 20:00
08-May RR v Kings XI Punjab Jaipur 20:00
09-May KKR v Mumbai Indians Kolkata 20:00
10-May Delhi Daredevils v SRH Delhi 20:00
11-May Rajasthan Royals v CSK Jaipur 20:00
12-May Kings XI Punjab v KKR Mohali 16:00
RCB v Delhi Daredevils Bengaluru 20:00
13-May CSK v SRH Chennai 16:00
Mumbai Indians v RR Mumbai 20:00
14-May Kings XI Punjab v RCB Mohali 20:00
15-May KKR v Rajasthan Royals Kolkata 20:00
16-May Mumbai Indians v KXIP Mumbai 20:00
17-May RCB v SRH Bengaluru 20:00
18-May Delhi Daredevils v CSK Delhi 20:00
19-May Rajasthan Royals v RCB Jaipur 16:00
SHR v KKR Hyderabad 20:00
20-May DD v Mumbai Indians Delhi 16:00
CSK v Kings XI Punjab Chennai 20:00
22-May Qualifier 1 – TBC v TBC Mumbai 20:00
23-May Eliminator – TBC v TBC Venue not decided
25-May Qualifier 2 – TBC v TBC Venue not decided
27-May Final Mumbai 20:00

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