The full schedule of the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) has been released. The IPL 2020 opening match will be played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings on March 29 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The league matches of the season will be held on 17 May and the final match will be played on 24 May. This time, two matches will be played in the IPL on Sunday only, adding another week in the league stage for the 2020 season.
This means that the 13th edition of the IPL will last 50 days, compared to 44 days in the previous year.
In this season of IPL, Kings XI Punjab will play their first match with Delhi Capitals on 30 March.
Punjab hosted their team changes before IPL 2020, with KL Rahul as the new captain to lead the team this year.
The team includes many big names like Chris Gayle, Mohammed Shami, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Sheldon Cottrell and Karun Nair.
The team management signed a masterstroke by signing former Indian head coach Anil Kumble as their coach.
Punjab has made several changes in its team this time. In the auction, Punjab included young players Krishnappa Gowtham, Jagdish Suchit, English all-rounder Chris Jordan and Under-19 Star Ravi Bishnoi.
The pair of KL Rahul and Anil Kumble will guide Kings XI Punjab for their first IPL Trophy in 2020.
Here is a look at the team's schedule for IPL 2020.
Match 1: Delhi Capitals vs. Kings XI Punjab (Delhi, 30th March)
Match 2: Kings XI Punjab vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad (Mohali, 4th April)
Match 3: Kings XI Punjab vs. Mumbai Indians (Mohali, 8th April)
Match 4: Chennai Super Kings vs. Kings XI Punjab (Chennai, 11th April)
Match 5: Kings XI Punjab vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore (Mohali, 14th April)
Match 6: Kings XI Punjab vs. Chennai Super Kings (Mohali, 17th April)
Match 7: Mumbai Indians vs. Kings XI Punjab (Mumbai, 20th April)
Match 8: Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Kings XI Punjab (Kolkata, 23rd April)
Match 9: Kings XI Punjab vs. Kolkata Knight Riders (Mohali, 26th April)
Match 10: Rajasthan Royals vs. Kings XI Punjab (Jaipur, 29th April)
Match 11: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Kings XI Punjab (Bengaluru, 3rd May)
Match 12: Kings XI Punjab vs. Rajasthan Royals (Mohali, 8th May)
Match 13: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs. Kings XI Punjab (Hyderabad, 12th May)
Match 14: Kings XI Punjab vs. Delhi Capitals (Mohali, 16th May)
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