The Indian Premier League is an Indian Domestic cricket tournament and is a professional Twenty20 cricket league, contested by eight teams based out of eight different Indian cities. The league was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India in 2007.
The IPL is the most-attended cricket league in the world and in 2014 was ranked sixth by average attendance among all sports leagues. In 2010, the IPL became the first sporting event in the world to be broadcast live on YouTube.The brand value of the IPL in 2019 was ₹475 billion (US$6.7 billion).
Currently, with eight teams, each team plays each other twice in a home-and-away format in the league phase. And the top four teams will qualify for the playoffs. The top two teams from the league phase will play against each other in the first Qualifying match, with the winner going straight to the IPL final and the loser getting another chance to qualify for the IPL final by playing the second Qualifying match. Meanwhile, the third and fourth place teams from the league phase play against each other in an eliminator match, and the winner from that match will play the loser from the first Qualifying match. The winner of the second Qualifying match will move onto the final to play the winner of the first Qualifying match in the IPL Final match, where the winner will be crowned the Indian Premier League champions.
|Mumbai Indians||Mahela Jayawardena||Rohit Sharma|
|Chennai Super Kings||Stephen Fleming||MS Dhoni|
|Delhi Capitals||Ricky Ponting||Shreyas Iyer|
|Punjab Kings||Anil Kumble||KL Rahul|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||Brendon McCullum||Eoin Morgan|
|Rajasthan Royals||N/A||Sanju Samson|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Simon Katich||Virat Kohli|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||Trevor Bayliss||Kane Williamson|