Cricket’s biggest carnival is back! Get ready for an adrenaline rush, high-voltage action and edge-of-the-seat thrill. Watch your favourite players in action in the biggest cricket event in the UAE. The second phase of the Indian Premier League is back to entertain cricket lovers from September 19 after being suspended in May due to Covid 19. At the time of suspension, 29 of the scheduled 60 matches were played. The UAE will host the second phase of IPL with 31 still left to play between eight franchises for 27 days.
With six wins out of eight matches, last year runner-up Delhi Capitals is leading the points table with 12 points. Delhi lost to Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2020 final and missed the chance of clinching their first title. With high levels of confidence, Delhi looks to gain the upper hand in the remaining league. Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer are in complete control of their skills and look to carry the momentum.
Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore have clenched 10 points each with five wins in 7 matches while vying for the title. While MS Dhoni is calm and composed in his game plan, Virat Kohli’s aggressive approach is yet to manifest. It’s a fight for glory and redemption for Kohli and the team as the IPL trophy is luring them for a long time now. Five-time champion Mumbai Indians have won four of seven matches and are still the favourites. Defending champions will continue to exhibit their dominance. With a perfect blend of hard hitters, all-rounders and match winners, Mumbai is a tough nut to crack.
A couple of wins is what Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings need to climb the points table. With six points each, both teams would look to bounce back. While KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Malan are in brilliant form for Punjab, Sanju Samson and Ben Stokes are Rajasthan match winners. Kolkata Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad would like to kick start the remaining matches in style to keep themselves in the tournament. With a much-needed break, both teams look to turn around the fortunes in the UAE.
Mumbai Indians face off Chennai Super Kings in Dubai International Cricket Stadium on September 19. The remaining matches will be held in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Qualifier 1 is slated on October 10 in Dubai, Sharjah will host Eliminator and Qualifier 2 on October 11 and 13. The battle for the IPL trophy 2021 final is scheduled on October 15 in Dubai on October 15th. Catch all the IPL action live and ball by ball coverage on Star Sports Network, Disney Hotstar. Watch Vivo IPL 2021 Live on YuppTV.