IPL 2023: The 16th season of the Indian Premier League will begin on March 31. An official statement to this effect was also issued on Friday. This season is approaching another milestone.
Josh started the 16th season of IPL. It is known that the schedule of IPL-16 on Friday was also started on BCCI broadcaster Star Sports and Jio TV yesterday (Saturday). The first match of this tournament which will start from March 31 to May 28 will be between Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings.
This league, which has been entertaining Indian cricket fans as well as global cricket lovers for 15 years, is going to reach another milestone in the 2023 season. A thousand matches will be played in this league in the 16th season. May 06 will reach this rare milestone in IPL.
Coincidence or otherwise, this prestigious milestone is happening between two legendary teams. It is noteworthy that it is happening between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians who are the most successful teams in IPL. The 1000th match between Mumbai and Chennai is scheduled to be played at the Chepak Stadium in Chennai on May 6.
The matches between these two teams in IPL are described as ‘El Clasico’. No matter how many matches the other teams play, no matter how exciting the game is, the match between Mumbai and Chennai will not get the same craze. So far 15 seasons have ended in IPL, nine of them. Chennai is leading with four titles and Mumbai with five titles.
The finals were held four times between these two legendary teams. In 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2019, Mumbai – Chennai met in the finals. Chennai won in 2010, followed by Mumbai three times. But last season both these teams were at the bottom of the points table. Let’s see what they will do this season.
This is the last season in IPL for Chennai skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni, who has been the captain of Chennai since 2008, actually wanted to say goodbye to this league last year. In the same order Ravindra Jadeja was given the captaincy but he did not lead the team successfully. Dhoni took the reins of captaincy again in the middle of the tournament. But as the loss that was already due was done, Chennai squatted. It is known that the team is preparing hard to bid farewell to Dhoni in this season.