IPL 2022 will start on March 26th. The two-month-long cricket festival will have its finale on May 29th. This year, there are 10 teams in the Indian Premier League. Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans are the two new teams. The last time IPL had a 10 team event was way back in 2011. The BCCI announced on Friday that all the 10 IPL teams will play 14 league matches each (7 home and 7 away). Each team will play five teams from their group twice and the remaining four teams from the different group only once.
IPL 2022: Ten Teams, Two Groups
The 10 teams are divided into 2 virtual groups of 5 based on a seeding system. It depends on the number of times, the team has the IPL trophy and also the number of final appearances. Based on this, 2 groups are formed.
Group 1: MI (5), KKR (2), RR (1), DC, LSG
Group 2: CSK (4), SRH (1), RCB, PBKS, GT
Mumbai And Pune Will Host IPL
There will be a total of 74 matches including playoffs and final. Each team will play 14 games, (7 home and 7 away). Though this year, the formula will not be relevant as all the matches will be held in Mumbai and Pune. Wankhede Stadium and DY Patil Stadium will host 20 matches each. Brabourne Stadium and MCA International Stadium Pune will host 15 matches each. All the teams will play 4 matches each in Wankhede Stadium and DY Patil Stadium and 3 matches each in Brabourne Stadium and MCA International stadium. The venue for the playoffs and finals is yet to be decided.
The IPL confirmed that this year the tournament will be played between March 26 and May 29. It will start 10 days after India’s home Test series against Sri Lanka is scheduled to end. The teams are already shaped up after the auction and it looks like this year will not have any team as a favorite tag. The mega auction has divided the players of the franchise into a big set of pools. Hardik Pandya will be leading Gujarat Titans and KL Rahul is captaining Lucknow Super Giants.
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