IPL 2021: Full schedule, fixtures and where to watch live streaming in India

Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore kicks off the T20 extravaganza’s latest edition on April 9 in Chennai. Watch IPL 2021 live!

By Utathya Nag ·

The Indian Premier League (IPL) returns for its 14th edition from April 9. Reigning and a record five-time champions Mumbai Indians, captained by Rohit Sharma, face Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in the blockbuster opening match at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

While the last edition of the T20 cricket tournament was held in UAE due to COVID-19 concerns, IPL 2021 is all set to be played in India. Watch the IPL 2021 live in India!

Six neutral venues – Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Delhi and Bengaluru - will play host to the league matches but the eliminators, qualifiers and final will be hosted exclusively at the newly-inaugurated Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad.

The final will be played on May 30.

Most of the matches start from 7:30 PM IST with the exception of the 11 doubleheaders. On the days there are two matches scheduled, the first starts at 3:30 PM IST.

There have been some big personnel changes in this season’s teams compared to last season. During the IPL 2021 auction, South African all-rounder Chris Morris became the most expensive player in IPL history with his Rs 16.25 crore worth move from Royal Challengers Bangalore to Rajasthan Royals.

Aussie all-rounder Glenn Maxwell shifting camp to Royal Challengers Bangalore from the Punjab Kings (formerly Kings XI Punjab) was another headline maker. His move was worth Rs 14.25 crores.

IPL 2021 T20 cricket tournament format

The eight participating teams – Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings (previously Kings XI Punjab) – will engage each other twice in a round-robin format during the league phase.

Each team, however, will play at only four out of the six venues during their league fixtures.

The top four teams at the end of the league matches move onto the IPL playoffs. The top two face off in Qualifier 1 with the winner progressing directly to the final.

The third and fourth-placed teams play each other in the Eliminator and the winner of the match faces off against the loser of Qualifier 1 in Qualifier 2. The winner of the Qualifier 2 becomes the second team in the final.

Where to watch IPL 2021 live in India?

IPL 2021 will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD TV channels in India.

It will also be telecast live in regional languages on Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports Tamil, Star Sports Telugu, Star Sports Kannada and Star Sports Bangla TV channels in India.

Live streaming of IPL 2021 will be on the Disney+ Hotstar and Jio TV in India.

IPL 2021 full schedule, fixtures and match start times

All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)

Friday, April 9

Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - 7:30 PM IST (Chennai)

Saturday, April 10

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Delhi Capitals (DC) - 7:30 PM IST (Mumbai)

Sunday, April 11

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) - 7:30 PM IST (Chennai)

April 12, Monday

Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Punjab Kings (PBKS) - 7:30 PM IST (Mumbai)

Tuesday, April 13

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Mumbai Indians (MI) - 7:30 PM IST (Chennai)

Wednesday, April 14

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - 7:30 PM IST (Chennai)

Thursday, April 15

Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Delhi Capitals (DC) - 7:30 PM IST (Mumbai)

Friday, April 16

Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) - 7:30 PM IST (Mumbai)

Saturday, April 17

Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) - 7:30 PM IST (Chennai)

Sunday, April 18

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) - 3:30 PM IST (Chennai)

Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Punjab Kings (PBKS) - 7:30 PM IST (Mumbai)

Monday, April 19

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) - 7:30 PM IST (Mumbai)

Tuesday, April 20

Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Mumbai Indians (MI) - 7:30 PM IST (Chennai)

Wednesday, April 21

Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) - 3:30 PM IST (Chennai)

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) - 7:30 PM IST (Mumbai)

Thursday, April 22

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) - 7:30 PM IST (Mumbai)

Friday, April 23

Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Mumbai Indians (MI) - 7:30 PM IST (Chennai)

Saturday, April 24

Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) - 7:30 PM IST (Mumbai)

Sunday, April 25

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - 3:30 PM IST (Mumbai)

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Delhi Capitals (DC) - 7:30 PM IST (Chennai)

Monday, April 26

Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) - 7:30 PM IST (Ahmedabad)

Tuesday, April 27

Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - 7:30 PM IST (Ahmedabad)

Wednesday, April 28

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) - 7:30 PM IST (Delhi)

Thursday, April 29

Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) - 3:30 PM IST (Delhi)

Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) - 7:30 PM IST (Ahmedabad)

Friday, April 30

Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - 7:30 PM IST (Ahmedabad)

Saturday, May 1

Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) - 7:30 PM IST (Delhi)

Sunday, May 2

Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) - 3:30 PM IST (Delhi)

Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Delhi Capitals (DC) - 7:30 PM IST (Ahmedabad)

Monday, May 3

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - 7:30 PM IST (Ahmedabad)

Tuesday, May 4

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Mumbai Indians (MI) – 7:30 PM IST (Delhi)

Wednesday, May 5

Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) – 7:30 PM IST (Delhi)

Thursday, May 6

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Punjab Kings (PBKS) – 7:30 PM IST (Ahmedabad)

Friday, May 7

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) – 7:30 PM IST (Delhi)

Saturday, May 8

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Delhi Capitals (DC) – 3:30 PM IST (Ahmedabad)

Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Mumbai Indians (MI) – 7:30 PM IST (Delhi)

Sunday, May 9

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Punjab Kings (PBKS) – 3:30 PM IST (Bengaluru)

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) – 7:30 PM IST (Kolkata)

Monday, May 10

Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 7:30 PM IST (Bengaluru)

Tuesday, May 11

Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) – 7:30 PM IST (Kolkata)

Wednesday, May 12

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 7:30 PM IST (Bengaluru)

Thursday, May 13

Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Punjab Kings (PBKS) – 3:30 PM IST (Bengaluru)

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) – 7:30 PM IST (Kolkata)

Friday, May 14

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Delhi Capitals (DC) – 7:30 PM IST (Kolkata)

Saturday, May 15

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Punjab Kings (PBKS) – 7:30 PM IST (Bengaluru)

Sunday, May 16

Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 3:30 PM IST (Kolkata)

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Mumbai Indians (MI) – 7:30 PM IST            (Bengaluru)

Monday, May 17

Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) – 7:30 PM IST (Kolkata)

Tuesday, May 18

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) – 7:30 PM IST (Bengaluru)

Wednesday, May 19

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Punjab Kings (PBKS) – 7:30 PM IST (Bengaluru)

Thursday, May 20

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Mumbai Indians (MI) – 7:30 PM IST (Kolkata)

Friday, May 21

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) – 3:30 PM IST (Bengaluru)

Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) – 7:30 PM IST (Kolkata)

Saturday, May 22

Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) – 7:30 PM IST (Bengaluru)

Sunday, May 23

Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Delhi Capitals (DC) – 3:30 PM IST (Kolkata)

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) – 7:30 PM IST (Kolkata)

Tuesday, May 25

Qualifier 1 – 7:30 PM IST (Ahmedabad)

Wednesday, May 26

Eliminator – 7:30 PM IST (Ahmedabad)

Friday, May 28

Qualifier 2 – 7:30 PM IST (Ahmedabad)

Sunday, May 30

IPL 2021 Final – 7:30 PM IST (Ahmedabad)