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IPL 2024

The IPL 2024, which began on March 22, concluded on May 26 with the Kolkata Knight Riders winning their third IPL title by defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets in Chennai.

Mitchell Starc delivered what could be considered the best ball of the tournament, showcasing KKR's formidable bowling attack. The pitch, offering seam movement for at least seven overs followed by some spin, proved too challenging for Sunrisers Hyderabad, who were bowled out for the lowest score ever in an IPL final, 113. KKR chased down the target with ease, finishing with 57 balls to spare, thanks to Venkatesh Iyer's explosive 52 off 26 balls.

Sunil Narine became the first player to win the Most Valuable Player award in the IPL three times (2012, 2018, 2024). Virat Kohli won the Orange Cap for the second time in his IPL career, while the Purple Cap went to Harshal Patel, also for the second time.

KKR topped the points table with 20 points, while SRH and RR secured the second and third positions with 17 points each. RCB, riding on six consecutive victories and accumulating 14 points, claimed the fourth spot in the IPL 2024 playoffs.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Capitals (DC), and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) finished IPL 2024 with 14 points each, placing them fifth, sixth, and seventh respectively. The Gujarat Titans, last year's runner-up and one-time champion, ended the season in eighth position with 12 points. Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians followed in ninth and tenth positions on the points table.

The Qualifier 1 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad was played on May 21 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, with KKR emerging victorious. The Eliminator match between RCB and RR took place on May 22 at the same venue. The Qualifier 2 on May 24 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai was won by Sunrisers Hyderabad after defeating Rajasthan Royals.

From record-breaking innings to last-ball dramas, each league game in IPL 2024 has added to the excitement and spectacle of India's premier T20 tournament.

IPL 2024 kicked off on March 22, with Chennai Super Kings taking on Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the opener at MA Chidambaram Stadium. An initial schedule of IPL 2024 from March 22 to April 7 was announced on February 22, as the BCCI were waiting for the Election Commission of India to announce dates for the general elections, which would now be held in seven phases from April 19 to June 1. It was speculated that the later part of the tournament may move out of India because of the general elections in the country. However, BCCI, on March 25 confirmed that all the 74 matches will be played in India.

The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will host the first qualifier and the eliminator on May 21 and May 22 respectively. The MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai will host the second qualifier on May 24, followed by the final on May 26. The last league game of IPL 2024 will be played in Guwahati on May 19, between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders.

IPL 2024: total matches, teams

The 17th edition of IPL will have 74 matches in total with 10 teams taking part and they are Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bengaluru, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Gujarat Titans, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals, Lucknow Super Giants and Punjab Kings.

IPL 2024 format

The 10 teams have been divided into two groups, with each team playing 14 games in the league stage. The top two teams in the points table clash in qualifier 1, while the third and fourth placed teams play the eliminator. The winner of the eliminator plays against the loser of the first qualifier in qualifier 2. The winners of qualifier 1 and 2, lock horns in the final.

IPL 2024 match timings

Most of the fixtures in IPL 2024 are evening games starting at 7:30 pm, while on double-header days, the first match starts at 3:30 pm.

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