The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the biggest cricket extravaganza in the world. In this article, we’ll be discussing IPL 2023 dates, teams and defending champions, the first match of the season, the number of matches each team will play, full squads for each team, and how many times each team has won the title. So, buckle up and get ready to join us as we embark on a journey through the world of IPL 2023!
IPL 2023 will be no different! This year, the tournament was set to begin on March 31st, 2023, and will run for just under two months. There are 10 teams taking part, each composed of some of the biggest names in cricket today. The defending champions are Gujrat Titans, who faced off against Chennai Super Kings in the first match of IPL 2023.
How Many Matches Will Each Team Play in IPL 2023?
In the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL), there are 10 teams participating. The teams have been divided into two groups, with each team playing a total of 14 matches. This change in format was introduced to accommodate the two new teams, Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Glints, which joined the IPL in 2022.
Each team will play 14 matches during this season’s tournament; 7 at home and 7 away from home.
Here are the squads for all the 10 teams in IPL 2023:
- Chennai Super Kings:
MS Dhoni (C), Moeen Ali, Bhagath Varma, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Sisanda Magala, Ajay Mandal, Matheesha Pathirana, Dwaine Pretorius, Shaik Rasheed, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell Santner, Subhranshu Senapati, Simarjeet Singh, Nishant Sindhu, Prashant Solanki, Ben Stokes, Maheesh Theekshana. Ruled out: Kyle Jamieson (replaced by Sisanda Magala), Mukesh Choudhary.
- Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Faf du Plessis (C), Akash Deep, Finn Allen, Anuj Rawat, Avinash Singh, Manoj Bhandage, Mohammed Siraj, Michael Bracewell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood, Dinesh Karthik, Siddharth Kaul, Virat Kohli, Mahipal Lomror, Sonu Yadav, Glenn Maxwell, Harshal Patel, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajan Kumar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Himanshu Sharma, Karn Sharma, David Willey, Ruled out: Will Jacks (replaced by Michael Bracewell), Rajat Patidar (replaced by Vijaykumar Vyshak), Reece Topley.
- Mumbai Indians
Rohit Sharma (c), Jofra Archer, Arshad Khan, Jason Behrendorff, Dewald Brevis, Piyush Chawla, Tim David, Raghav Goyal, Cam Green, Ishan Kishan, Duan Jansen, Kumar Kartikeya, Akash Madhwal, Shams Mulani, Ramandeep Singh, Hrithik Shokeen, Tristan Stubbs, Arjun Tendulkar, N Tilak Varma, Vishnu Vinod, Nehal Wadhera, Suryakumar Yadav Ruled out: Jasprit Bumrah
- Kolkata Knight Riders
Nitish Rana (c), Vaibhav Arora, Lockie Ferguson, Harshit Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, N Jagadeesan, Kulwant Khejroliya, Litton Das, Mandeep Singh, Sunil Narine, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Rinku Singh, Tim Southee, Suyash Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy, David Wiese, Umesh Yadav.
- Sunrisers Hyderabad:
Aiden Markram (c), Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Anmolpreet Singh, Harry Brook, Mayank Dagar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Akeal Hosein, Marco Jansen, Kartik Tyagi, Heinrich Klaasen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, Samarth Vyas, T Natarajan, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Sanvir Singh, Glenn Phillips, Adil Rashid, Rahul Tripathi, Umran Malik, Vivrant Sharma, Upendra Yadav, Washington Sundar
- Rajasthan Royals:
Sanju Samson (c), Abdul Basith, M Ashwin, R Ashwin, KM Asif, Trent Boult, Jos Buttler, KC Cariappa, Yuzvendra Chahal, Donovan Ferreira, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel, Obed McCoy, Devdutt Padikkal, Riyan Parag, Kunal Singh Rathore, Joe Root, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Vasisht, Adam Zampa. Ruled out: Prasidh Krishna.
- Delhi Capitals:
David Warner (c), Khaleel Ahmed, Aman Khan, Yash Dhull, Praveen Dubey, Sarfaraz Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Lalit Yadav, Mitchell Marsh, Mukesh Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Vicky Ostwal, Manish Pandey, Ripal Patel, Axar Patel, Rovman Powell, Rilee Rossouw, Chetan Sakariya, Phil Salt, Ishant Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Abhishek Porel.
- Gujarat Titans:
Hardik Pandya (c), KS Bharat, Alzarri Joseph, Josh Little, Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Mohammed Shami, Darshan Nalkande, Noor Ahmad, Urvil Patel, Rashid Khan, Wriddhiman Saha, R Sai Kishore, Sai Sudharsan, Pradeep Sangwan, Vijay Shankar, Mohit Sharma, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Odean Smith, Rahul Tewatia, Matthew Wade, Jayant Yadav, Yash Dayal. Ruled out: Kane Williamson.
- Punjab Kings:
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Rahul Chahar, Sam Curran, Rishi Dhawan, Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Brar, Harpreet Singh, Vidwath Kaverappa, Liam Livingstone, Mohit Ratee, Prabhsimran Singh, Kagiso Rabada, M Shahrukh Khan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Shivam Singh, Sikandar Raza, Atharva Taide, Rj Bawa.
- Lucknow SuperGiants:
KL Rahul (c), Avesh Khan, Ayush Badoni, Quinton de Kock, K Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Prerak Mankad, Kyle Mayers, Amit Mishra, Naveen-ul-Haq, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran, Ravi Bishnoi, Daniel Sams, Karan Sharma, Romario Shepherd, Marcus Stoinis, Swapnil Singh, Jaydev Unadkat, Manan Vohra, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Yash Thakur, Yudhvir Singh.
Defending Champions: Gujarat Titans
Gujrat Titans are the defending champions of IPL 2023, they made the history by winning their maiden IPL season of 2022. They will be led by Hardik Pandya this year around and have some of the biggest names in cricket under their umbrella. Some key players include KS Bharat, Shubman Gill, David Miller, Mohammed Shami, Rashid Khan.
Which Teams Have Won the IPL Most Number of Times?
- Mumbai Indians have won the most IPL titles with a total of 5 championships. The Mumbai Indians won the IPL tournament in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020.
- Chennai Super Kings have won the IPL title 4 times, making them second in line for the most championship wins.
- Kolkata Knight Riders have won the tournament twice, placing them in the third spot for the most championship wins.
- Gujarat Titans and Sunrisers Hyderabad have each won the tournament once, giving them a single championship win each.
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