IPL 2023 – The 16th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will commence today, March 31, with a high-voltage encounter between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Gujarat Titans (GT). The opening ceremony will take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and will feature musical performances by Arijit Singh, Tamannaah Bhatia, Rashmika Mandana, Katrina Kaif, and Tiger Shroff.
The IPL 2023 tournament will be played across 12 venues in India, with the final scheduled to take place on May 28 at the same venue as the opening ceremony. The tournament will return to its customary home-and-away schedule in India, with each team playing a total of 14 games. Matches will be played on two timings, with day games starting at 3:30 PM IST and night games commencing at 7:30 PM IST.
IPL 2023 Venues
The venues for IPL 2023 are Mohali, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Jaipur, Mumbai, Guwahati (Royals’ second home), and Dharamsala (Kings’ second home).
IPL 2023 : Tamanna and Arjit Singh set to enthrall fans at the opening ceremony
The IPL 2023 opening ceremony is set to be a star-studded affair, with the popular actress Tamanna and the sensational singer Arjit Singh confirmed to perform. Fans can expect a mesmerizing experience as Tamanna will showcase her dancing skills, while Arjit’s soulful voice will add to the excitement of the occasion. Their presence is sure to make the IPL 2023 opening ceremony an unforgettable experience for cricket and entertainment enthusiasts alike.
IPL 2023 Team Groups
The teams will be divided into two groups, with Group A comprising Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, and Lucknow Super Giants, while Group B comprises Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Punjab Kings, and Gujarat Titans.
IPL 2023 Today’s Match
Defending champions GT will take on four-time champions CSK in the opening match of IPL 2023. The match will witness a battle of two generations of Indian cricket. On one side will be CSK skipper MS Dhoni, who led Indian cricket to new heights of success in the late 2000s to early 2010s, clinching the inaugural ICC T20 World Cup (2007), ICC Cricket World Cup (2011), and ICC Champions Trophy (2013) and becoming the only skipper to win these three major titles. On the other side is GT skipper Hardik Pandya, who was pushed into superstardom after leading GT to the title in their debut season. Pandya has also led India to some wins at the international level in the shorter format and is making a case for himself as a future white-ball skipper.
Broadcasting and Streaming
The opening ceremony and all matches of IPL 2023 will be broadcast live on Star Sports. The matches can be streamed live on the Jio Cinema app for free. According to Zee Business, viewers watching the match from abroad can watch via DAZN. In the UK, fans can watch the match via ITV, which will broadcast it on a free-to-air basis.
IPL 2023 – Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings Squads
GT Squad: Abhinav Manohar, Shubman Gill, Kane Williamson, Hardik Pandya(c), Rahul Tewatia, Matthew Wade(w), Rashid Khan, Shivam Mavi, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami, Yash Dayal, Srikar Bharat, Wriddhiman Saha, Sai Sudharsan, Urvil Patel, Vijay Shankar, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Odean Smith, Jayant Yadav, Joshua Little, Darshan Nalkande, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma, Pradeep Sangwan.
CSK Squad: Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwaine Pretorius, Deepak Chahar, Simarjeet Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Subhranshu Senapati, Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Mitchell Santner, Bhagath Varma, Tushar Deshpande, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ajay Jadav Mandal, Prashant Solanki, Akash Singh.
IPL 2023 promises to be an exciting season with top-notch cricketing action, star-studded performances, and a return to its traditional home-and-away schedule in India. Fans from across the globe will be tuning in to watch their favorite teams battle it out in what is widely regarded as the world’s biggest cricketing extravaganza. With the opening match between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans already underway, cricket enthusiasts can gear up for a thrilling two months of T20 cricket.