IPL 2022 schedule: new format and groups explained from schedule matrix

Following the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 schedule will not be easy! The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Friday February 25 that the new season with 10 teams will start on March 26 and the final will be played on May 29.

The board has also confirmed that four venues in Mumbai and Pune will host up to 70 league matches, 14 more than the IPL 2021 which had only 8 teams. The decision to play the matches in a single hub (the Mumbai-Pune corridor) was taken to avoid air travel in a bid to avoid the risk of Covid-19 infection.

Indiatoday.in explains the new IThe PL 2022 format and the schedule matrix which caused a flurry among cricket fans.

How many matches will be played in IPL 2022?

There will be a total of 74 matches in IPL 2022 from March 26 to May 29. 70 league games will be played in Mumbai and Pune. The BCCI indicated on Friday that the places of the 4 play-off matches, including the final, will be decided at a later date.

Each team will play 14 matches in the league stages.

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What are the venues for IPL 2022?

3 stadiums in Mumbai and 1 stadium in Pune will host the 70 league matches between them.

Location

Number of matches

Bombay – Wankhede Stadium

20 games

Bombay – Brabourne Stadium (CCI)

15 games

Mumbai – DY Patil Stadium

20 matches

Pune – MCA International Stadium

15 games

All teams will play

4 matches each at Wankhede Stadium and DY Patil Stadium.

3 matches each at Brabourne Stadium (CCI) and MCA International Stadium, Pune.

IPL 2022: THE NEW FIXTURE FORMAT EXPLAINED

The 10 teams of IPL 2022 including new teams Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Gujarat Titans (GT) have been split into 2 groups of 5 teams each.

How were the teams divided into 2 groups?

The BCCI did not opt ​​for a draw unlike football competitions but groups the 10 teams according to the number of titles they have won and the number of finals they have reached.

The teams have been divided into two virtual groups with Mumbai Indians being the most successful team, headliner of Group A. Chennai Super Kings, with 4 titles, headliner of Group B.

IPL 2022: GROUPS (Nb of titles won in accolades)

S.NO group A S. No Group B
1 MI (5) 2 CSK (4)
3 KKR (2) 4 SRH (1)
5 RR (1) 6 BCR
7 CC 8 PBK
9 KJV ten GT

How many matches will a team play against another team in IPL 2022?

Since each team is set to play 14 games in the league stages, a team will play twice with the teams in its group and with the team in the same row in the second group. For example, in the table above, MI and CSK are in the same row although they are in different groups.

Together with the rest of the teams in the second group, they will only play once during the season.

TEAM MEETING FOR IPL 2022 (LEAGUE STAGE)

MI will play

KKR, RR, DC, LSG and CSK twice. They will play GT, PBKS, RCB and SRH once

CSK will play

SRH, RCB, PBKS, GT and MI* twice. They will play KKR, RR, DC and LSG once.

KKR will play

MI, RR, DC, LSG and SRH twice. They will play CSK, RCB, PBKS and GT once.

SRH will play

CSK, RCB, PBKS, GT and KKR twice. They will play MI, RR, DC and LSG once

RR will play

MI, KKR, DC, LSG and RCB twice. They will play CSK, SRH, PBKS and GT once.

RCB will play

CSK, SRH, PBKS, GT and RR twice. They will play MI, KKR, DC and LSG once.

DC will play

MI, KKR, RR, LSG and PBKS twice. They will play CSK, SRH, RCB and GT once.

PBKS will play

CSK, SRH, RCB, GT and DC twice. They will play MI, KKR, RR and LSG once.

LSG will play

MI, KKR, RR, DC and GT twice. They will play CSK, SRH, RCB and PBKS once.

GT will play

CSK, SRH, RCB, PBKS and LSG twice. They will play MI, KKR, RR and DC once.

SCHEDULE MATRIX FOR IPL 2022

Team—>

MID

KKR

RR

CC

KJV

CSK

SSR

BCR

PBK

GT

Total

Opponent | Season ->

2022

2022

2022

2022

2022

2022

2022

2022

2022

2022

MID

0

2

2

2

2

2

1

1

1

1

14

KKR

2

0

2

2

2

1

2

1

1

1

14

RR

2

2

0

2

2

1

1

2

1

1

14

CC

2

2

2

0

2

1

1

1

2

1

14

KJV

2

2

2

2

0

1

1

1

1

2

14

CSK

2

1

1

1

1

0

2

2

2

2

14

SSR

1

2

1

1

1

2

0

2

2

2

14

BCR

1

1

2

1

1

2

2

0

2

2

14

PBK

1

1

1

2

1

2

2

2

0

2

14

GT

1

1

1

1

2

2

2

2

2

0

14

Total matches / team

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

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