There will be 12 double-headers this season, with the first match starting at 3:30pm IST
IPL 2022 will kick off at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on March 26, when defending champions Chennai Super Kings face last season’s runners-up and former champions Kolkata Knight Riders.
In all, 70 league matches and four playoff games will be staged in 65 days across two cities – Mumbai and Pune. As reported by ESPNcricinfo earlier, the Wankhede, DY Patil and Brabourne Stadiums will host 55 league matches in Mumbai while the MCA Stadium, which is located in the outskirts of Pune, will host the remaining 15 league games.
There will be 12 double-headers this season, with the first match starting at 3:30pm IST. All evening matches will begin at 7:30pm IST.
Mumbai Indians, as an example, will play the other four teams in Group A – Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Super Giants – and Super Kings from Group B two times each. They will play the remaining teams in the other group once each (for a total of 14 games) – these games will be split home and away.
The format is similar to the one used in 2011, when 10 teams featured for the first time.