IPL 2025 Schedule: Time Table, Teams, Auction Details, Match List

Cricket fans, get ready for another season of high-voltage action! This IPL would be special for a lot of reasons. Firstly, IPL legend Rohit Sharma can possibly find a new team after serving Mumbai Indians for more than a decade.

Also, The ICC T20 World Cup just concluded, and many players, both Indian and of other nationalities enjoyed the limelight at the highest stage of the game. Saurabh Netravalkar, Andre Ghouz, Fazal al Faruqi, Harry Brook, etc, are some great examples. Franchises would be looking out for them.

The wait for the much-anticipated TATA IPL 2025 schedule is finally over. This article provides a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about the TATA IPL 2025 Schedule.

Reliving IPL 2024

Before diving into the TATA IPL 2025 Schedule, let’s take a moment to reminisce about the thrilling IPL 2024. The Kolkata Knight Riders, led by the explosive batting of Sunil Narine and the fiery bowling of Mitchell Starc, emerged victorious. They were of course joined by their former skipper Gautam Gambhir but this time as a mentor.

They defeated the strong Rajasthan Royals team under Sanju Samson which had the likes of Jos Buttler and Trent Boult.

Young talents like Abhishek Sharma and Riyan Parag impressed everyone with their exceptional skills, putting pressure on established players. Travis Head was deadly in those flat Indian pitches and Virat Kohli once again topped the Orange Cap list. However, fate did not change much for his team RCB which once again failed to reach the finals of the IPL.

This season was a batter’s paradise, with scores exceeding 250 runs becoming commonplace. The entire tournament was a nail-biting affair, with last-over finishes and close encounters keeping fans on the edge of their seats.

IPL 2025 Schedule 

The curtain has fallen on the IPL 2024 season, and excitement is already building for the next edition. However, with a mega-auction looming large, discussions are currently focused on two key aspects:

Retention Policy and Player Retention: The retention policy for the mega-auction is in question. Franchises are strategizing which players to keep and build their teams around.

Scheduling Conflicts with Other T20 Leagues: The proliferation of T20 leagues worldwide has created a logistical nightmare – scheduling these tournaments to avoid clashes for players participating in multiple leagues.

While the IPL traditionally occurs during the Indian summer (late March to May), a potential conflict arises with the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The PSL, held in February-March 2024, is scheduled for April-May 2025. With the IPL dates still unconfirmed, this overlap in dates could lead to player participation uncertainties for those involved in both leagues.

For reference, here’s a historical breakdown of IPL season dates to show the usual timeframe:

IPL Dates by Season (Year – Dates)

    • 2024: March 22 – May 26
    • 2023: March 31 – May 30
    • 2022: March 26 – May 29
    • 2021: April 9 – May 2 & September 19 – October 15 (due to COVID-19)
    • 2020: September 19 – November 10 (due to COVID-19)

The potential scheduling conflict with the PSL highlights the challenges the BCCI faces in finalizing the IPL 2025 schedule. This, along with the mega-auction and player retention decisions, will be key areas to watch in the coming months as excitement for the next edition of the IPL builds.

Here are the details about the tentative TATA IPL 2025 match list:

March & April Month IPL 2025 Time Table

DATEMATCHVenueTime (IST)
22 MarCSK vs RCBChennai8:00 PM
23 MarPBKS vs DCMohali3:30 PM
23 MarKKR vs SRHKolkata7:30 PM
24 MarRR vs LSGJaipur3:30 PM
24 MarGT vs MIAhmedabad7:30 PM
25 MarRCB vs PBKSBengaluru7:30 PM
26 MarCSK vs GTChennai7:30 PM
27 MarSRH vs MIHyderabad7:30 PM
28 MarRR vs DCJaipur7:30 PM
29 MarRCB vs KKRBengaluru7:30 PM
30 MarLSG vs PBKSLucknow7:30 PM
31 MarGT vs SRHAhmedabad3:30 PM
31 MarDC vs CSKVizag7:30 PM
01 AprMI vs RRMumbai7:30 PM
02 AprRCB vs LSGBengaluru7:30 PM
03 AprDC vs KKRVizag7:30 PM
04 AprGT vs PBKSAhmedabad7:30 PM
05 AprSRH vs CSKHyderabad7:30 PM
06 AprRR vs RCBJaipur7:30 PM
07 AprMI vs DCMumbai7:30 PM
07 AprLSG vs GTLucknow7:30 PM
08 AprCSK vs KKRChennai7:30 PM
09 AprPBKS vs SRHMohali7:30 PM
10 AprRR vs GTJaipur7:30 PM
11 AprMI vs RCBMumbai7:30 PM
12 AprLSG vs DCLucknow7:30 PM
13 AprPBKS vs RRMohali7:30 PM
14 AprKKR vs LSGKolkata3:30 PM
14 AprMI vs CSKMumbai7:30 PM
15 AprRCB vs SRHBengaluru7:30 PM
16 AprKKR vs RRKolkata7:30 PM
17 AprGT vs DCAhmedabad7:30 PM
18 AprPBKS vs MIMohali7:30 PM
19 AprLSG vs CSKLucknow7:30 PM
20 AprDC vs SRHDelhi7:30 PM
21 AprKKR vs RCBKolkata3:30 PM
21 AprPKBS vs GTMohali7:30 PM
22 AprRR vs MIJaipur7:30 PM
23 AprCSK vs LSGChennai7:30 PM
24 AprDC vs GTDelhi7:30 PM
25 AprSRH vs RCBHyderabad7:30 PM
26 AprKKR vs PBKSKolkata7:30 PM
27 AprDC vs MIDelhi3:30 PM
27 AprLSG vs RRLucknow7:30 PM
28 AprGT vs RCBAhmedabad3:30 PM
28 AprCSK vs SRHChennai7:30 PM
29 AprKKR vs DCKolkata7:30 PM
30 AprLSG vs MILucknow7:30 PM

May Month IPL 2025 Time Table

01 MayCSK vs PBKSChennai3:30 PM
02 MaySRH vs RRHyderabad7:30 PM
03 MayMI vs KKRMumbai3:30 PM
04 MayRCB vs GTBengaluru7:30 PM
05 MayPBKS vs CSKDharamshala3:30 PM
05 MayLSG vs KKRLucknow7:30 PM
06 MayMI vs SRHMumbai7:30 PM
07 MayDC vs RRDelhi7:30 PM
08 MaySRH vs LSGHyderabad7:30 PM
09 MayPBKS vs RCBDharamshala7:30 PM
10 MayGT vs CSKAhmedabad3:30 PM
11 MayKKR vs MIKolkata7:30 PM
12 MayCSK vs RRChennai3:30 PM
12 MayRCB vs DCBengaluru7:30 PM
13 MayGT vs KKRAhmedabad7:30:PM
14 MayDC vs LSGDelhi7:30 PM
15 MayRR vs PBKSGuwahati7:30 PM
16 MaySRH vs GTHyderabad7:30 PM
17 MayMI vs LSGMumbai7:30 PM
18 MayRCB vs CSKBengaluru7:30 PM
19 MaySRH vs PBKSHyderabad3:30 PM
19 MayRR vs KKRGuwahati7:30 PM

IPL 2025 Playoffs 

May 21Qualifier 1 – 1st Position Team on League Stage vs 2nd Position Team of League StageNarendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad7:30 PM
May 22Eliminator – Loser of Qualifier 1 vs Winner of Qualifier 2M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai7:30 PM
May 24Qualifier 2 – Loser of Qualifier 1 vs Winner of EliminatorRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad7:30 PM
May 26Final – Winner of Qualifier 2 vs Winner of Qualifier 1M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai7:30 PM

Note: This is the tentative schedule. The official one is yet to be announced by the BCCI. Follow us to receive full updates about the same.

IPL 2025 Auction

The excitement for IPL 2025 doesn’t stop there. The upcoming season will witness a mega auction, where all franchises will have the opportunity to revamp their squads.  Speculations are rife about the participation of legendary players like MS Dhoni. With a purse of INR 100 Crore at their disposal, each team will strive to build a well-rounded squad through strategic acquisitions.

Traditionally set by the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), these rules will significantly impact team strategies. While official confirmation is pending, reports suggest the familiar 3+1 format might be retained.

This format allows franchises to hold onto a maximum of three players. This strategic decision is a double-edged sword. Another layer of strategy added to the 3+1 format is the “Right-to-Match” (RTM) card. This card allows franchises to essentially buy back a released player from their previous squad by matching the highest bid from another team. It’s a valuable tool to retain key players.

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IPL 2025 Teams and Captains

Below is the list of the teams and captains participating in the IPL Schedule 2025.

SR NoIPL TeamIPL Team Captain
1Chennai Super Kings (CSK)R Gaikwad
2Mumbai IndiansHardik Pandya
3Rajasthan RoyalsSanju Samson
4Kolkata Knights RidersShreyas Iyer
5Punjab KingsShikhar Dhawan
6Sunrisers HyderabadPat Cummins
7Delhi CapitalsRishabh Pant
8Royal Challengers BangaloreFaf Du Plessis
9Lucknow Super JointsKL Rahul
10Gujarat TitansShubman Gill

IPL 2025 Venues

CityStadiumHome Team
MumbaiWankhede StadiumMumbai Indians (MI)
ChennaiM.A. Chidambaram StadiumChennai Super Kings (CSK)
KolkataEden GardensKolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
DelhiArun Jaitley StadiumDelhi Capitals (DC)
BengaluruM. Chinnaswamy StadiumRoyal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
HyderabadRajiv Gandhi International StadiumSunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
AhmedabadNarendra Modi StadiumGujarat Titans
JaipurSawai Mansingh StadiumRajasthan Royals (RR)
MohaliPCA StadiumPunjab Kings (PBKS)
LucknowEkana Cricket StadiumLucknow Super Giants (LSG)
IPL 2025 Schedule

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So, mark your calendars for the opening match on April 1st, which is expected to be held at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.  The tentative match list features 84 enthralling matches, culminating in the grand finale on May 26th. Be sure to stay tuned for the official time table announcement from the BCCI.

FAQs About IPL 2025

Q: When will the first match of IPL 2025 be played?

A: The first match is expected to be played on April 1st.

Q: How many matches will be played?

A: The BCCI is considering an increase from 78 matches in IPL 2024 to 84 matches in IPL 2025.

Q: Will MS Dhoni play in IPL 2025?

A: MS Dhoni’s retirement plans remain undisclosed, but fans are hopeful for another season after his strong performance in the previous season.