IPL live match: Best free and premium streams in 2023

Looking for the best IPL live match streams? Then look no further, because we have got you covered with the best free IPL streams as well as premium options to watch IPL match today live.

As the IPL 2023 heads into its playoff season, teams are prepared for the final showdown. Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings play the Qualifier in Chennai while Mumbai Indians and Lucknow Super Giants play the eliminator at the Chepauk a day later. The loser from the Qualifier 1 will play the winner from the eliminator in Qualifier 2 while the winner of Qualifier 1 goes directly to the final.

As these remaining matches play out, we break down all the best ways to watch today IPL match live, with an over view of all the latest IPL streaming and TV options available.

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What time is today IPL match live? 

  • The night matches of the IPL 2023 will be streaming at 7:30 PM IST
  • The day-night matches of the IPL 2023 will be streaming at 3:30 PM IST 

Which TV channels have IPL live match coverage?

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The Indian Premier League is one of the biggest sporting events in the world, making it obvious that big media houses would be desperate to acquire the rights to live stream the IPL. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) sold the television and digital rights separately for the first time ever and earned INR 48,390 crore for the 2023-27 cycle. 

Disney Star, who had paid INR 16,347.50 crore for both TV and digital rights in 2017-22 cycle, could only retain the IPL live match television rights this time for INR 23,575 crore. Viacom 18, who had successfully streamed the recent Fifa World Cup on the Jio Cinema app for free, bagged the digital rights for IPL match live coverage. They made a winning bid of INR 23,578 crore. 

That means that if you're based in India, and want to watch the IPL match today live, then you have two different options. It all depends on whether you're watching the old fashioned way, or streaming IPL online.

How to watch today IPL match live?

Where to watch IPL live match in India and the subcontinent?

There are a couple of options you can watch IPL match today live in India with four playoff games remaining. Jio Cinema has revolutionized the way cricket enthusiasts experience live tournaments by offering free streaming across the country. The platform will provide viewers with an immersive viewing experience in stunning 4K resolution (Ultra HD) along with an array of exciting features. With the Jio Cinema app, users can customize their viewing experience by selecting their preferred camera angles for the matches.

The convenience of the Jio Cinema app extends beyond mobile phones, as it is compatible with computers and TVs as well. This means that viewers can enjoy the live matches on screens of various sizes and platforms. To cater to a diverse audience, Jio Cinema will offer live streaming of the tournament in 12 different languages, including Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, and Tamil, ensuring that fans from various regions can enjoy the matches in their preferred language.

Television viewers can also catch the action-packed matches of IPL 2023 on the Star Sports Network. Star Sports will broadcast the tournament across its TV channels, providing coverage in both English and regional languages. Moreover, neighboring countries such as Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Maldives will also be able to watch the matches on Star Sports, bringing the excitement of IPL to a wider audience.

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Where to watch IPL match live in the UK?

Fans in the United Kingdom and Ireland can watch the IPL 2023 matches live on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event. The viewers can also stream matches on the DAZN application.

Where to watch IPL 2023 live in the US and Canada?

For those in the United States and Canada, you can watch the tournament live on Willow TV. 

Where to watch IPL live match in the Middle East?

The people in the Middle East can watch the matches live on Times Internet. Noon application will stream the matches live in the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Egypt. 

Where to watch IPL 2023 in Australia, South Africa and other countries? 

Cricket fans in Australia can watch today IPL match live on Fox Sports. For South African fans, SuperSport had acquired the rights to broadcast the tournament. Sky Sports NZ has the rights to televise matches in New Zealand while the people in the Caribbean can watch the matches live on Flow Sports.

For those in Pakistan, Geo Super has the broadcast rights for the 2023 edition. Fans in Bangladesh can watch the tournament live on Gazi TV and Channel 9 while Ariana Television Network will cover the league in Afghanistan.

StarHub TV+ has the rights for IPL 2023 in Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong.

Where to watch today IPL match live in Europe, South America and Asia?

Yupp TV is one of the largest platforms with Indian TV channels. Over 99 countries across Europe, South America and Asia such as Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Brazil, Argentina, China and Thailand. 

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Where to buy tickets for IPL 2023 

For all the rise of the television and digital industry, there's nothing that can match the experience of witnessing the matches live in the stadium. For those of you, tickets for the IPL 2023 are available to purchase on various platforms such as franchise websites, BookMyShow and PayTM Insider. 

The 2023 season will have a total of 74 matches played in 10 stadiums across India. Ticket pricing for matches varies depending on the game's location and the home stadium of the franchises. 

How does the IPL 2023 format work? 

The Indian Premier League is in its sixteenth season with 10 teams competing for the coveted championship. The two-month long tournament begins on March 31 and concludes on May 28, with live matches streaming throughout. 

IPL 2023 will have 10 teams split into two virtual groups, where each team will play the four teams in the same group once and face the five teams from the other group on two occasions. Each team will play 14 group matches with the top four teams heading into the playoffs. 

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Gujarat Titans are the defending champions, having won the title last year by defeating Rajasthan Royals in the final. The two virtual groups are as follows:

Group A Group B
Mumbai Indians Chennai Super Kings
Kolkata Knight Riders Sunrisers Hyderabad
Rajasthan Royals Gujarat Titans
Delhi Capitals Royal Challengers Bangalore
Lucknow Super Giants Punjab Kings

The tournament returns to home-and-away format, which means each team will play seven group matches at their home venue and remaining seven away from home. 

The Indian Premier League has also introduced some interesting playing conditions for this season. The most exciting one is the ‘Impact Player' substitute. Teams can not substitute any Indian player with another Indian player at any point in the match. The impact player rule applies to overseas players only if the team has started the match with three or less overseas players in the line-up.