2008 saw the establishment of the Indian Premier League (IPL), a professional Twenty20 (T20) cricket league in India. Teams from important Indian cities compete in the league based on a round-robin group and knockout system.
The IPL, created by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has grown to be the world’s most lucrative and well-known cricket league. Matches typically start in the late afternoon or early evening so that at least some games are played at night under floodlights to maximize the television audience for international broadcasts. Initially, league games were played on a home-and-away basis amongst all teams. Still, with the anticipated growth to 10 clubs (split into two groups of five) in 2011, that structure was modified so that some teams’ matches would only be played once. The top four teams compete in three play-offs, with one losing team getting a second chance to advance to the final.
Jos Buttler scored a century, and Yuzvendra Chahal recorded the season’s only hat-trick in a high-scoring match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) on April 18.
On April 6, Cummins gave KKR a remarkable victory over its archrival Mumbai Indians in his first game of the year (MI).
When playing the Punjab Kings, Rahul Tewatia enjoys it very much (PBKS). When Sheldon Cottrell of PBKS bowled an over in 2020, Tewatia, then a member of RR, pounded him for five sixes to help his team win the match.
On April 21, Mahendra Singh Dhoni halted time during a game against MI. Opposition captain Rohit would have believed his team was destined for victory with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) needing 42 runs from three overs, but Dwaine Pretorius and Dhoni ruined the celebration.
Umran Malik of the SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) delivered the second-fastest delivery in IPL history against the Delhi Capitals (DC) at 157 mph, breaking the speed record. He exceeded the 2020 record of 156.22 kmph set by Anrich Nortje from Delhi.
Source:The time of India
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