IPL 2023 Schedule, Match Date, Fixtures, Venues & Events


IPL 2022 was the first ever 10-team IPL, and it turned out to be a massive success. Similarly, the excitement for the IPL 2023 schedule cannot be contained. Let us take a sneak peek into the 2022 season before going ahead with the IPL 2023 schedule and players list.

IPL 2023 Schedule

The new entrants Gujarat Titans, led by Hardik Pandya did not take much time to get their hands on the prized trophy. The titans from Gujarat defeat Rajasthan Royals comfortably to win their first-ever IPL season. Batting first, the Royals could manage only 130 runs which Gujarat Titans chased without breaking a sweat.

English batsman Jos Buttler was the top run scorer in the tournament with 867 runs with a massive average of 58. Leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal topped the bowling charts with 27 wickets with an economy of 7.75.

IPL 2023 schedule will be much more exciting. We expect to hear soon about the IPL schedule 2023 from BCCI. The Indian Premier League has already made news with the upcoming auction. IPL 2023 schedule and the player list will be finalized soon.

IPL 2023 schedule

The Indian Premier League usually begins somewhere in the last week of March and runs until the last week of May. As per the previous seasons, we can expect the tentative dates for the IPL kick-off to be around March 25 and the finals to be conducted on May 28 2023. Once we have the official announcement from the BCCI we will update the IPL 2023 schedule.

The first match of the IPL schedule 2023 will be played between last year's finalists, Gujarat Titans, and Rajasthan Royals. The venue for the opening match will be the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

BCCI added two new teams in the last season of the IPL – Gujarat Titans and Lucknow SuperGiants. Hence, IPL 2023 schedule will have the same 74 matches including the league stage followed by the playoffs. The teams will be divided into two groups.

Group A:

  • Mumbai Indians
  • Rajasthan Royals
  • Lucknow SuperGiants
  • Delhi Capitals
  • Kolkata Knight Riders

Group B

  • Gujrat Titans
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Chennai Super Kings
  • Punjab Kings

In the new format, every team plays twice against the teams in the same group and the team in the same row from the other group. They play one match with the remaining teams.

IPL Schedule 2023 – Venues

Every team plays home and away matches. Here is the list of venues for the respective IPL teams. If you are an ardent cricket fan, do not miss the opportunity to cheer your home team from the stadium. The atmosphere is electric and it’s an experience worth cherishing.

Gujarat Titans (GT) Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Mumbai Indians (MI) Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Delhi Capitals (DC) Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Punjab Kings (PBSK) Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
Sunrise Hyderabad (SRH) Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Lucknow Super Joints (LSG) BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

Matches during the IPL 2022 were only conducted in the Mumbai-Pune belt. But the IPL 2023 schedule is expected to be played in “Home-Away” format.

IPL Schedule 2023 – Teams and Captains

Gujarat Titans (GT) Hardik Pandya
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mumbai Indians (MI) Rohit Sharma
Delhi Capitals (DC) Rishabh Pant
Punjab Kings (PBSK) Mayank Agrawal
Sunrise Hyderabad (SRH) Abdul Samad / Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Shreyas Iyer
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Faf du Plessis
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Sanju Samson
Lucknow Super Joints (LSG) KL Rahul

Apart from Sunrisers Hyderabad, we do not expect any captaincy changes in the remaining franchises.

IPL 2023 Schedule – Players List

The IPL trading windows have closed and the teams have released the retained player list.

Chennai Super Kings

Let's begin with CSK. Here's the list of players from the CSK squad. CSK have parted ways with the veteran Dwayne Bravo before the upcoming IPL auctions. The kings will be desperately looking to groom the next skipper after MS Dhoni throws the towel on his cricketing career.

Purse remaining – 20.45 cr

CSK Squad: MS Dhoni (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Tushar Deshpande, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Deepak Chahar, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Chowdhary.

Mumbai Indians

This is what the MI squad looks like after they let go of so many players. The four-time champs let go of one of the most loyal players to the franchise – Kieron Pollard. He will still be associated with the franchise as their batting coach. Considering last year's performance, Mumbai needs to make some serious amends to the squad.

Purse remaining – 20.55 cr

MI Squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Jasprit Bumrah, Arjun Tendulkar, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal, Jofra Archer, Arshad Khan.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB looks solid on paper, as usual. Here's the IPL 2023 schedule players list for the Royal Challengers. Royal Challengers Bangalore have retained its core. The team has two overseas slots to fill in. They might look to buy back Sherfane Rutherford from the auction pool at a lower price.

Also read -> Who is the Owner of RCB in IPL? 

Purse remaining – 13.2cr

RCB Squad: Faf du Plessis (Captain), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep, Suyash Prabhudessai.

Gujarat Titans

The defending champions let go of one of their best performer – Lockie Ferguson which came as a huge surprise. They will look to spend big money on a fast bowler who can replace Lockie Ferguson.

Purse remaining – 19.25 cr

The defending champions look in good shape too. Check the IPL 2023 schedule players list in the GT squad.

Hardik Pandya (Captain), Shubman Gill, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, R Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharsan.

Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR's IPL 2023 schedule players list looks like below. KKR has released the most number of players before the upcoming auctions. Some big names include the likes of Pat Cummins, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, etc. They have traded Lockie Ferguson from Gujarat Titans.

Purse remaining – 7.05 cr

KKR Squad: Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunrisers Hyderabad is in dire need of a rebuild. They let go of their skipper and beloved Kane Williamson. SRH not only need a captain but also an experienced core team who can help them win big matches. Here's SRH's IPL 2023 schedule players list.

Purse remaining – 42.25 cr

SRH Squad: Aiden Markram, Abdul Samad, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips, Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik, Kartik Tyagi.

Rajasthan Royals

The Royals look good under captain Sanju Samson. They have not done any changes to the core team. They might look for some bargain buys in the forthcoming auctions.

Purse remaining – 13.2 cr

RR Squad: Sanju Samson (Captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Prasidh Krishna, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, KC Cariappa, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy.

Lucknow SuperGiants

Lucknow SuperGiants have four overseas slots to fill. They will be on the lookout for an overseas fast bowler on priority. The spin option would come in handy for the Lucknow SuperGiants

Also read -> LSG Owner 2022

Purse remaining – 23.25 cr

Here's the list of LSG players before the auction.

KL Rahul (captain), Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Manan Vohra, Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Mayank Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood.

Punjab Kings

It came as a huge shock when Punjab Kings released their skipper Mayank Agarwal. Odeon Smith, who played some match-winning knocks, was also released. Kings will be hunting for an opener to fill the void of Mayank Agarwal. PBKS will look to feel the discrepancies in the following squad.

Purse remaining – 32.2 cr

PBKS Squad: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Shahrukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan.

Delhi Capitals

DC squad already looks settled. Here's the list of players in their squad. The only notable change for Delhi Capitals is that they have released Shardul Thakur from the squad. The core remains intact. However, they would love an additional middle-order batsman in their squad.

Purse remaining – 19.45 cr

DD Squad: Rishabh Pant (Captain), David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Yash Dhull, Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Khaleel Ahmed, Aman Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Vicky Ostwal, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman.

IPL teams should have a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 25 players, with a maximum of six overseas players. Once the auction is conducted, BCCI will announce the IPL schedule and players list on their official website.