Delhi Capitals’ search for an elusive Indian Premier League title will restart in 2021 with a match against Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai on 10 April.
With teams playing their group stage matches at neutral venues this season, DC will be posted in Mumbai for their first three games.
Interestingly, DC and CSK will have two matches remaining when KKR and SRH are done with the 14 matches of their group stage campaign. Their next two matches will be in Chennai, followed by four at the new stadium in Ahmedabad. The Shreyas Iyer-led franchise will move to Kolkata for their last five matches.
DC had their best season in IPL last year, finishing runners-up after a defeat against MI in the final. The IPL 2020 title clash will, incidentally, be their 14th match.
IPL 2021 will begin on April 9 in Chennai. The tournament was held in the United Arab Emirates in 2020, but its 14th edition this year will be played across six Indian venues.
“The IPL this year at home will be played behind closed doors to begin with and a call on allowing spectators will be taken at a later stage of the tournament,” Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Jay Shah said in a statement.
Ahmedabad will host the playoffs as well as the final on May 30. The eight teams will play all their matches at neutral venues, with no one having home advantage. Out of the 56 league matches, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore will host 10 matches each, while Ahmedabad and Delhi will share eight games each. The league will kick off in Chennai with a clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
IPL 2021 DC Schedule
DC squad for IPL 2021
|Shreyas Iyer||Amit Mishra||Rishabh Pant||Axar Patel|
|Ajinkya Rahane||Avesh Khan||Sam Billings||R Ashwin|
|Prithvi Shaw||Ishant Sharma||Vishnu Vinod||Marcus Stoinis|
|Shikhar Dhawan||Kagiso Rabada||Lalit Yadav|
|Shimron Hetmyer||Pravin Dubey||Chris Woakes|
|Steve Smith||Anrich Nortje||Tom Curran|
|Umesh Yadav||Ripal Patel|
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