Royal Challengers Bangalore
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kings XI Punjab
Chennai Super Kings
The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) kicked off with a clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 29 March. Eight teams are participating in 2019 IPL including Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore , Delhi Capitals (DC), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Mumbai Indians (MI), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Kings XI Punjab, who will be fighting for the coveted trophy.
All eight sides will compete against each other in the league phase. Every side will play seven games at home during the league and 14 in total. The top four teams at the end of league phase will qualify for the playoffs. During the league stage, two points are awarded to a side for a win and one in case of a washout. Mumbai Indians have been the most successful IPL team with four trophy wins followed by CSK who have three crowns in their bag. KKR have won the cash-rich league two times while SRH and RR have won the title once. The now-defunct franchise Deccan Chargers won the IPL title in 2009.