IPL 2024 Season Schedule - Phase 1

IPL 2024 Season Schedule - Phase 1

The long-awaited return of the most renowned franchise cricket league is here, as the Indian Cricket Board has unveiled the schedule for IPL 2024. The tournament kicks off with a blockbuster match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings on 22 March 2024. While the dates and times for the remaining matches will be announced later, the first 21 matches promise a thrilling start to IPL 2024, packed with exciting and exceptional games.

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TV- and streaming schedule for the IPL 2024

TVsports.in is your go-to guide when it comes to finding the TV- and streaming channels offering live coverage of the Indian Premier League 2024. The Star Sports Network will broadcast IPL 2024 on TV, while Jio Cinema will provide live streaming on its apps and official website. For comprehensive guidance on how to watch all matches live, visit TVsports.in and the IPL broadcasting schedule.

IPL Fixtures

IPL 2024 Fixtures - Phase 1

Fixture Date Venue Time
CSK vs RCB March 22 Chennai 7:30 PM IST
PBKS vs DC March 23 Mohali 3:30 PM IST
KKR vs SRH March 23 Kolkata 7:30 PM IST
RR vs LSG March 24 Jaipur 3:30 PM IST
GT vs MI March 24 Ahmedabad 7:30 PM IST
RCB vs PBKS March 25 Bengaluru 7:30 PM IST
CSK vs GT March 26 Chennai 7:30 PM IST
SRH vs MI March 27 Hyderabad 7:30 PM IST
RR vs DC March 28 Jaipur 7:30 PM IST
RCB vs KKR March 29 Bengaluru 7:30 PM IST
LSG vs PBKS March 30 Lucknow 7:30 PM IST
GT vs SRH March 31 Ahmedabad 3:30 PM IST
DC vs CSK March 31 Visakhapatnam 7:30 PM IST
MI vs RR April 1 Mumbai 7:30 PM IST
RCB vs LSG April 2 Bengaluru 7:30 PM IST
DC vs KKR April 3 Visakhapatnam 7:30 PM IST
GT vs PBKS April 4 Ahmedabad 7:30 PM IST
SRH vs CSK April 5 Hyderabad 7:30 PM IST
RR vs RCB April 6 Jaipur 7:30 PM IST
MI vs DC April 7 Mumbai 3:30 PM IST
LSG vs GT April 7 Lucknow 7:30 PM IST

Analyzing the Opening Rounds

CSK vs RCB and MI vs GT will be the most challenging opening games for the teams involved. The teams are balanced and it will surely be two hard-fought games where it's hard to predict a winner. PBKS vs DC, KKR vs SRH, and RR vs LSG will be slightly easier games for the teams involved.

The 17th edition of the Indian Premier League will start with one of the most awaited matches of the whole IPL season when Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings go up against each other. In the first 21 matches of IPL 2024, every match is exciting and thrilling. Check out the most awaited matches of IPL 2024 below.

Royal Challengers Bangalore - Chennai Super Kings

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings will play against each other in the first match of IPL 2024. Both teams have an excellent fan base all over the world. Defending champions Chennai Super Kings equaled the record of winning the most IPL titles after winning IPL 2023. The captain of Chennai Super Kings, MS Dhoni, has a crazy fan base all over the world due to his brilliant leadership skills.

Royal Challengers Bangalore has the most loyal fan base, which supports them despite not having the IPL title. Former Captain of Royal Challengers, Virat Kohli, is the main reason the fan base supports RCB even in tough situations. MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli are both big stars of the Indian Cricket Team and after one year, both players will play against each other.

Head-to-Head between RCB and CSK

Chennai Super Kings has an extraordinary record against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL.

  • Total = 31
  • CSK = 20
  • RCB = 10
  • No Result = 1

Gujarat Titans - Mumbai Indians

Five-time champions Mumbai Indian will play its first match of IPL 2024 against IPL 2022 title winner Gujarat Titans. Mumbai India’s recent 3 IPL campaigns were very ordinary as the team has not played any final of IPL since 2020. To boost the performance of Mumbai Indians in IPL, former captain of Gujarat Titans, Hardik Pandya, has returned to his previous franchise, Mumbai Indians, but this time, he will be the captain of MI.

Gujarat Titans showed magnificent performance in 2 seasons it played. Gujarat Titans became the 2nd team in IPL to win the IPL title in its first season. Gujarat Titans lost the final of IPL 2023. After the departure of Hardik Pandya from Gujarat Titans, Shubman Gill was declared the captain of Gujarat Titans. The rivalry between both teams increased after Hardik Pandya left.

Head-to-Head between MI and GT

  • Total = 4
  • GT = 2
  • MI = 2

Chennai Super Kings - Gujarat Titans

The finalists of IPL 2023 will meet each other on March 26. Chennai Super Kings is the very disciplined side of IPL. Chennai Super Kings only failed two times to qualify for the playoffs of the IPL. On the other hand, the Gujarat Titans will be a slightly new side as the captain of the Gujarat Titans has been changed.

Young Indian batter Shubman Gill will now handle the responsibilities of captaincy for Gujarat Titans in IPL 2024. Gujarat Titans finished top in the points table of IPL 2022 and IPL 2023. In IPL 2023, Gujarat Titans became the first franchise to play both finals of its first two seasons of IPL. The rivalry between both teams has got heated after the final of IPL 2023.

Head-to-Head between CSK and GT

  • Total = 5
  • GT = 3
  • CSK = 2

Rajasthan Royal - Delhi Capitals

Champions of IPL 2008, Rajasthan Royals will play its 2nd match of IPL 2024 against Delhi Capitals. The real competition of this match will be between the captain of DC, Rishabh Pant, and fearless batsmen of RR, Yashasvi Jaiswal. Rishabh Pant will make the most awaited comeback in IPL as he got hit by one of the most unfortunate incidents of his life in 2022. Pant is hugely important for Delhi Capitals as he is a wicket-keeper batsman and captain of Delhi Capitals in the IPL.

Yashasvi Jaiswal got the limelight with the awe-inspiring two double centuries against England in the ongoing 5 Test match series against England. Jaiswal also impressed everyone in IPL 2023 with his remarkable innings of 124 against Mumbai Indians. It will be an excellent match-up between these two teams.

Head-to-Head between RR and DC

  • Total = 27
  • RR = 14
  • DC = 13

Author: Ramesh Singh