When does the IPL start?

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) is returning for its 16th edition in 2023, with ten franchises competing for glory.

In the upcoming tournament, 74 matches will be played between March and June 2023.

The final will take place on Friday, 2 June, so put that date in your diary!

When does the IPL start?

The 2023 Indian Premier League season gets underway on Friday, 31 March.

With the final taking place on Friday, 2 June, this year's competition has a nine-week window.

63 days of continuous T20 cricket, what a great start to the year!


The 2023 Indian Premier League fixtures are yet to be announced, but we would expect last year's winners Gujarat Titans to feature in Game 1.

Led by Indian superstar Hardik Pandya, the Titans won 10 of their 14 group matches on their way to the IPL title in their first-ever season.

They will likely face last year's runners-up Rajasthan Royals in Game 1 in a replay of the 2022 Final.

The likes of Jos Buttler, Ravi Ashwin, and Trent Boult will be out for revenge in the rematch.

IPL Auction


The 2023 IPL Auction gets underway in December, with franchises looking to finalise their squads for the upcoming event.

This year's auction will take place in Kochi, with 27 English players up for selection.

Find out more about the 2023 Indian Premier League Auction.

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