IPL 2023 Start Date, Host Country, Venues, Auction, Team, Captains All you need to know: The fifteenth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) came to end a few nights ago with debutant franchise, Gujarat Titans (GT) emerging as the winners. Gujarat defeated Rajasthan in the summit clash by seven wickets and registered their name in history books.
While the two new sides maintained their inflated performances throughout the tournament, fan favourites Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians recorded their lowest points. Notably, IPL 2022 became the first season when none of the Chennai Super Kings or Mumbai Indians managed to qualify for the playoffs.
Nevertheless, all the teams would now shift their focus to the next edition of the league which will be IPL 2023. This article will aim to provide you with all the basic information regarding the IPL 2023 Start Date, Host Country, Venues, Auction, Team, Captains etc.
IPL 2023 Start Date:
Though the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) hasn’t released any official information as of now, still it would be safe to say that the IPL 2023 will be played in its scheduled window only. The time period of over two months will be reserved from April to May for the lucrative Indian Premier League.
IPL 2023 Host Country:
Due to the covid restrictions, BCCI had to move IPL out of India in 2020 and 2021, however, the tournament was back to its motherland in 2022. After two years of long wait, IPL returned back to the Indian stadiums with the attendance of fans.
It won’t be wrong to say that IPL feels homely only when it’s held in India with the support of the Indian crowd. Crazy scenes were witnessed throughout the IPL 2022 as fans joined in large numbers to support their favourite teams.
Moreover, IPL moves out of India only when there is an emergency. In 2009 and 2014 the BCCI decided to shift the tournament to South Africa and UAE respectively as the dates clashed with general elections in the country.
This brings us to the conclusion that until and unless there is some emergency, the IPL 2023 will be held in India only.
IPL 2023 Venues:
As the IPL 2023 will be held in India, a specified number of venues will be used to stage the matches. It’s expected that this time home and away matches will be held so that each team gets to play in front of their home crowd.
Here is the list of teams and their home ground which will be used in the IPL 2022:
|Team Name||Home Ground|
|Chennai Super Kings||Chepauk Stadium, Chennai|
|Mumbai Indians||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangaluru|
|Rajasthan Royals||Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Rajasthan|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
|Punjab Kings||Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium, Mohali|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, HYD|
|Delhi Capitals||Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi|
|Gujarat Titans||Narendra Modi Stadium, Gujarat|
|Lucknow Super Giants||Ekana Stadium, Lucknow|
IPL 2023 Auction Details:
Unlike IPL 2022, the BCCI will conduct a mini-auction for IPL 2023. Franchises will release a few players from their 2022 squad and then just like a normal auction process the players will be picked from the auction table by the teams according to the need of a franchise.
Importantly, there will be no upper cap on the player retention. If a franchise wants, they can retain all of their previous squad, and if they want they can release as many players they want.
IPL 2023 Teams and Captains:
10-teams participated in the recently concluded Tata IPL 2022. The next edition of the tournament will also have 10 teams competing to get the coveted IPL glory.
Down below is the list of all teams and their respective captains –
|Team Name||Captain (as in IPL 2022)|
|Chennai Super Kings||MS Dhoni|
|Mumbai Indians||Rohit Sharma|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Faf du Plessis|
|Punjab Kings||Mayank Agarwal|
|Rajasthan Royals||Sanju Samson|
|Delhi Capitals||Rishabh Pant|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||Shreyas Iyer|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||Kane Williamson|
|Gujarat Titans||Hardik Pandya|
|Lucknow Super Giants||KL Rahul|