IPL 2023 Full Schedule, Groups, Format, and Key Matchups

IPL 2023 full schedule

IPL fans were eagerly waiting for the announcement of the schedule of the upcoming IPL season. The wait is finally over, as the IPL 2023 schedule is finally out. Read the blog till the end to discover the complete schedule, venues, match timings, and match distributions. You will also find the groups and format of the league for this year’s edition. Lastly, we will tell you about the top 5 matchups of IPL 2023.

So, let’s get right into it.


IPL 2023 Teams


The 10 teams that will participate in IPL 16 are:

  1. Chennai Super Kings
  2. Mumbai Indians
  3. Royal Challengers Bangalore
  4. Gujarat Titans
  5. Rajasthan Royals
  6. Delhi Capitals
  7. Kolkata Knight Riders
  8. Lucknow Super Giants 
  9. Sunrisers Hyderabad
  10.  Punjab Kings


IPL 2023 Groups


With the addition of two new teams in the IPL, the total of teams went to 10 in IPL 2022. Like the previous season, two groups have been created for the IPL 16. Both group A and group B have 5 teams each. Let’s take a brief look at both groups:


Group A


  • Mumbai Indians (MI)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
  • Rajasthan Royals (RR)
  • Delhi Capitals (DC)
  • Lucknow Supergiants (LSG)


Group B


  • Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
  • Gujrat Titans (GT)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
  • Punjab Kings (PBKS)


IPL 2023 Format


The purpose of forming groups in the IPL is to limit the total number of matches in the tournament. After the introduction of two new teams in the league, IPL no longer follows the double round-robin format. Each team in the league will play the 5 teams of the other group twice and the other 4 teams of their own group once.

Therefore, all 10 IPL teams will play 14 league matches. The total number of matches in the league stages will be 70. These 70 games will be played across 52 days and will include 18 double-headers. The league phase will be followed by playoffs and the final. So a total of 74 matches will be played in IPL 2023.


Key Dates


The league will kickstart on the 31st of March with a match between Gujrat Titans and Chennai Super Kings. The first double-header of the season will be played on the first of April. The final game of the league phase will be contested between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujrat Titans on the 21st of May. The league will conclude on the 28th of May, as the final will be played that day.


IPL 2023 Full Schedule


Underlying is the complete schedule of the 16th season of the Indian Premier League:

Match #TeamsDateDayMatch Time (Local)Venue
1Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super KingsMar 31Friday19:30Ahmedabad
2Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight RidersApr 1Saturday15:30Mohali
3Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi CapitalsApr 1Saturday19:30Lucknow
4Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan RoyalsApr 2Sunday15:30Hyderabad
5Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai IndiansApr 2Sunday19:30Bengaluru
6Chennai Super Kings vs Lucknow Super GiantsApr 3Monday19:30Chennai
7Delhi Capitals vs Gujarat TitansApr 4Tuesday19:30Delhi
8Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab KingsApr 5Wednesday19:30Guwahati
9Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers BangaloreApr 6Thursday19:30Kolkata
10Lucknow Super Giants vs Sunrisers HyderabadApr 7Friday19:30Lucknow
11Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi CapitalsApr 8Saturday15:30Guwahati
12Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super KingsApr 8Saturday19:30Mumbai
13Gujarat Titans vs Kolkata Knight RidersApr 9Sunday15:30Ahmedabad
14Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab KingsApr 9Sunday19:30Hyderabad
15Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Lucknow Super GiantsApr 10Monday19:30Bengaluru
16Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai IndiansApr 11Tuesday19:30Delhi
17Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan RoyalsApr 12Wednesday19:30Chennai
18Punjab Kings vs Gujarat TitansApr 13Thursday19:30Mohali
19Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers HyderabadApr 14Friday19:30Kolkata
20Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi CapitalsApr 15Saturday15:30Bengaluru
21Lucknow Super Giants vs Punjab KingsApr 15Saturday19:30Lucknow
22Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight RidersApr 16Sunday15:30Mumbai
23Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan RoyalsApr 16Sunday19:30Ahmedabad
24Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super KingsApr 17Monday19:30Bengaluru
25Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai IndiansApr 18Tuesday19:30Hyderabad
26Rajasthan Royals vs Lucknow Super GiantsApr 19Wednesday19:30Jaipur
27Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers BangaloreApr 20Thursday15:30Mohali
28Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight RidersApr 20Thursday19:30Delhi
29Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers HyderabadApr 21Friday19:30Chennai
30Lucknow Super Giants vs Gujarat TitansApr 22Saturday15:30Lucknow
31Mumbai Indians vs Punjab KingsApr 22Saturday19:30Mumbai
32Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan RoyalsApr 23Sunday15:30Bengaluru
33Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super KingsApr 23Sunday19:30Kolkata
34Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi CapitalsApr 24Monday19:30Hyderabad
35Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai IndiansApr 25Tuesday19:30Ahmedabad
36Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight RidersApr 26Wednesday19:30Bengaluru
37Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super KingsApr 27Thursday19:30Jaipur
38Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super GiantsApr 28Friday19:30Mohali
39Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat TitansApr 29Saturday15:30Kolkata
40Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers HyderabadApr 29Saturday19:30Delhi
41Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab KingsApr 30Sunday15:30Chennai
42Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan RoyalsApr 30Sunday19:30Mumbai
43Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers BangaloreMay 1Monday19:30Lucknow
44Gujarat Titans vs Delhi CapitalsMay 2Tuesday19:30Ahmedabad
45Punjab Kings vs Mumbai IndiansMay 3Wednesday19:30Mohali
46Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super KingsMay 4Thursday15:30Lucknow
47Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight RidersMay 4Thursday19:30Hyderabad
48Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat TitansMay 5Friday19:30Jaipur
49Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai IndiansMay 6Saturday15:30Chennai
50Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers BangaloreMay 6Saturday19:30Delhi
51Gujarat Titans vs Lucknow Super GiantsMay 7Sunday15:30Ahmedabad
52Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers HyderabadMay 7Sunday19:30Jaipur
53Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab KingsMay 8Monday19:30Kolkata
54Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers BangaloreMay 9Tuesday19:30Mumbai
55Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi CapitalsMay 10Wednesday19:30Chennai
56Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan RoyalsMay 11Thursday19:30Kolkata
57Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat TitansMay 12Friday19:30Mumbai
58Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Lucknow Super GiantsMay 13Saturday15:30Hyderabad
59Delhi Capitals vs Punjab KingsMay 13Saturday19:30Delhi
60Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers BangaloreMay 14Sunday15:30Jaipur
61Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight RidersMay 14Sunday19:30Chennai
62Gujarat Titans vs Sunrisers HyderabadMay 15Monday19:30Ahmedabad
63Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai IndiansMay 16Tuesday19:30Lucknow
64Punjab Kings vs Delhi CapitalsMay 17Wednesday19:30Dharamsala
65Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers BangaloreMay 18Thursday19:30Hyderabad
66Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan RoyalsMay 19Friday19:30Dharamsala
67Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super KingsMay 20Saturday15:30Delhi
68Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super GiantsMay 20Saturday19:30Kolkata
69Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers HyderabadMay 21Sunday15:30Mumbai
70Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat TitansMay 21Sunday19:30Bengaluru
71TBC vs TBC, Qualifier 1May 23Tuesday19:30Chennai
72TBC vs TBC, Eliminator 1May 24Wednesday19:30Chennai
73TBC vs TBC, Eliminator 2May 26Friday19:30Ahmedabad
74TBC vs TBC, FinalMay 28Sunday19:30Ahmedabad


Match Timings and Distribution of Matches


All the night matches will start at 7:30 PM as per the Indian Standard Time. Meanwhile, all the day games will begin at 3:30 PM IST. Apart from 10 regular venues used in the IPL, a few matches will be played in Guwahati and Dharamsala. The former venue will be the second home venue for Rajasthan Royals, while the latter venue will be the second home for the Punjab Kings. Both venues will host 2 games each.


IPL 2023 Venues


Following are the 10 regular venues for the IPL 2023:

  1. M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
  2. MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
  3. Eden Gardens, Kolkata
  4. Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
  5. Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
  6. Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
  7. Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
  8. Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
  9. Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
  10. Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

All these 10 venues will host 7 matches each. The other two venues, Barsapara Cricket Stadium Guwahati and Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Dharamsala, will both host 2 matches.


Top 5 Matchups in IPL 2023


The Indian Premier League features all the great T20 players from across the world. From all those world-class players, we have chosen the 5 most exciting matchups for IPL 2023. Let’s check them out:


  • Ben Stokes vs. Rashid Khan


Rashid Khan of Gujarat Titans and Ben Stokes of Gujrat Titans are two of the biggest white-ball stars in IPL 2023. The two guys are proven match-winners in the format. Also, the leg spinner against the left-hander sets up the perfect matchup.

Ben Stokes has faced Rashid Khan 6 times in T20 cricket. Rashid has dismissed Stokes thrice in only 21 balls. The southpaw will certainly want to improve his stats against the leggie. Stokes will be CSK’s main middle-order batsman, while Rashid will be GT’s main bowler in the middle overs. So, it’s going to be a fascinating battle to witness.


  • Rohit Sharma vs. Trent Boult


The two former Mumbai Indians will face each other in the next IPL. Trent Boult opens the bowling for Rajasthan Royals, while Rohit Sharma opens the batting for Mumbai Indians. Hitman has had issues against the left-arm pace with the new ball, and Boult will look to exploit that area of his game.

Trent Boult has dismissed Rohit Sharma 4 times in 12 innings. The right-hander has scored 67 runs against him on 48 deliveries. Trent Boult has the upper hand on Rohit Sharma so far in the format. It will be interesting to see whether the Mumbai Indians’ captain can eradicate this weakness or not.


  • Jos Buttler vs. Sam Curran


Jos Butler was the captain of the T20 World Cup 2022 winning team, England. Sam Curran was the Player of the Series in the same tournament as he played under Jos Butler.  Butler will open the batting for Rajasthan Royals, and Sam Curran could be Punjab Kings’ go-to-man against him. Considering Butler bats long and deep in T20 cricket, these two can also face each other in the slog overs.


  • Virat Kohli vs. Yuzvendra Chahal


The former RCB teammates will now be the rivals. Virat Kohli is likely to bat at the one-down position for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Yuzvendra Chahal will likely start his spell for Rajasthan Royals straight after the batting powerplay. Hence we can see them face each other in IPL 2023. So far, Virat has scored 6 runs off 9 balls against Chahal in T20s, and he is yet to be dismissed by him.


  • Harry Brook vs. Wanindu Hasaranga


These two cricketers have faced each other only once in this format before. But what makes this clash a breathtaking one is their style of playing and the amount of talent they possess. Wanindu Hasaranga (from Royal Challengers Bangalore) has 186 T20 wickets to his name with an economy rate of 6.74. Whereas Harry Brook (from Sunrisers Hyderabad) scores runs at a superb strike rate of 148.38. Brook loves to dominate spin, and Hasaranga will be a tough competitor for him.


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