IPL 2023, the sixteenth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), is all set to start on March 31st, 2023, with the defending champions Gujarat Titans facing off against Chennai Super Kings in Ahmedabad. With the addition of two new teams, Lucknow Super Glints and Gujarat Titans, there will be ten teams in the tournament, and a total of 74 matches, including 70 league matches, two quarterfinals, one eliminator, and the final match, will be played in 12 different cities in India.
The BCCI has adopted a “home-and-away” concept, with each team playing seven home and seven away matches in the league stage. The tournament will last for 52 days, and there will be 18 doubleheaders. Tata Group is the title sponsor for IPL seasons 2022 and 2023, and hence, IPL16 is also known as “TATA IPL 2023”.
The teams that will participate in the IPL 2023 are Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Capitals (DC), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Punjab King (PBKS), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Mumbai Indians (MI), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), and Gujarat Titans (GT). Each team can have a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 25 players, including a maximum of six overseas players.
The current squads for IPL 2023 have been announced, and all the teams will have the opportunity to complete their squads on December 23.
All ten teams in IPL 2023 and their Captains.
|Chennai Super Kings (CSK)||Mahendra Singh Dhoni|
|Mumbai Indians (MI)||Rohit Sharma|
|Rajasthan Royals (RR)||Sanju Samson|
|Gujarat Titans (GT)||Hardik Pandya|
|Punjab Kings (PBSK)||Shikhar Dhawan|
|Lucknow Super Joints (LSG)||KL Rahul|
|Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)||Shreyas Iyer|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||Faf du Plessis|
|Sunrise Hyderabad (SRH)||Aiden Markram|
|Delhi Capitals (DC)||David Warner|
The IPL 2023 auction took place on December 23 in Kochi, and there was no mega-auction this year. However, teams could still trade in players and release players from their squad. The franchise’s purse value increased by Rs 5 crore, and teams could add players to their squads based on their remaining purse value.
The IPL is more than just a cricket tournament; it’s a celebration of entertainment. With the participation of top-notch Bollywood celebrities, the league exudes extravagance and charm. The upcoming opening ceremony of IPL 2023 is poised to be a spectacular event, featuring awe-inspiring performances by some of the most prominent music icons.
In conclusion, IPL 2023 promises to be an exciting season for cricket fans with a total of 74 matches, the home-and-away concept, and the addition of two new teams. It will be fascinating to see which players each team adds to their squads and how they perform in the tournament.