The Indian Premier League (IPL) will resume from September 19 to October 10. This much-anticipated event will be held in the United Arab Emirates. The IPL remaining fixtures will be played in 3 venues. These venues are Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. However, the event organizers will only allow 60 percent capacity. This makes the slots competitive. Should you want to grace the event, book your IPL 2021 tickets now to stand a chance.
The venue changes and fans capacity restriction follow the outbreak of COVID-19 in India, which affected all 8 participating teams and saw the cancellation of the April – May slotted competition.
The 31 matches will be played in 27 days to pave the way for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. To ease the tight schedule, the Board of Control for Cricket in India—BCCI, has placed the fixtures to be played in 10 double-headers, 7 single-headers, and 4 playoffs. This is an event any cricket enthusiast shouldn’t miss.
How will you Book IPL 2021 Tickets?
There are two ways to book these tickets. You can either use online IPL 2021 ticket booking portals or buy at the gate. However, with this limited capacity, you would rather get yours online. When buying online, ensure that you are dealing with an authorized agent. Here is the process of booking online.
- Visit the website you want to use to book the ticket
- Select the team you want to watch
- Select the suitable date to book the ticket
- Click Book Now Button
- Pay to confirm the ticket to finalize the booking
- After successful online booking, take the print for confirmation
- Finally, you will submit Aadhaar number and figure prints while collecting the ticket at the stadium
The websites that is authorized by BBCI and you can use to book your IPL tickets are BookMyShow, Paytm, Insider.in, TicketGenie, and EventsNow. Alternatively, you can buy from the teams’ official website. Follow these links for official online IPL tickets bookings.
- Chennai Super Kings (CSK)Delhi Capitals (DC)
- Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
- Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
- Mumbai Indians (MI)
- Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
- Rajasthan Royals (RR)
- Sunrise Hyderabad (SRH)
For this year, the stakes are high, and there is no clear expected winner yet. Like the past events, this year’s tournament will be electrifying. Below is what to expect.
What to Expect from Phase Two of the 2021 IPL
As at the time the league went on break, Delhi Capitals were topping the league table having played 8 matches, 1 extra than the rest. Having won 3, they lead by 12 points, closely followed by Chennai Super kings at 10 points. Pundits predict that any of the top 4 teams can clinch the title.
The other two top contenders are the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians, who rank in that order on the logs. However, this being a competitive sport that took a long break, anything can happen. More so with how the fixtures are scheduled. It won’t be a surprise for the underdogs to pull a surprise.
Some teams will miss international star players due to tight fixtures. Players like Steve Smith of Delhi Capitals and Glenn Maxwell of Royal Challengers Bangalore have already confirmed their withdrawal from the second phase of IPL 2021. These players are supposed to take part in the IPL and prepare themselves for the ICC T20 World cup. Some of the countries whose players will be affected are Bangladesh, England, Australia, and New Zealand.
The IPL officials are yet to communicate on when the matches will be played, with only knowledge in the public domain being the start and end date. However, the fixtures plan was released.
IPL 2021 Phase 2 Fixtures
The first match—the eliminator, will be the first playoffs. It will pit the IPL teams that ended the previous season in 3rd and 4th positions. The log leaders and the second team will play Qualifier 1. The winner of the match will secure a place in the 2021 IPL final.
Despite this arrangement, the Qualifier 1 loser still stands a chance to make it to the finals through the Qualifier 2 match. Qualifier 2 will be the winner of the eliminator and the aforementioned loser Qualifier 1.
With the tight schedule, upcoming major tournament, missing some players, and playing in a foreign country, only time will tell who will emerge victoriously. Until then, book IPL 2021 tickets online as we wait for the showdown.