When does the 2021 Indian Premier League restart?

Posted: 17 September 2021 3:47 pm
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After a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2021 Indian Premier League is ready to resume.

SUMMARY: IPL 2021 is exclusive to Fox Cricket. Unless you're already a Foxtel customer, your best option is to watch live on Kayo Sports. You can watch for free using this 14-day trial.

Season 14 of the world's biggest cricket league, the Indian Premier League, is set to explode back into life after the tournament was halted in May when coronavirus ravaged its way through host nation India. There were 29 games completed before COVID-19 started to spread through the IPL teams, ultimately causing the suspension of the season.

The remaining 31 games of the 60-game season will be played in the UAE with game 1 of the resumption scheduled for Monday 20 September. Just 4 Australians – Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis and David Warner – will take part in the restart.

When is the 2021 IPL season?

IPL 14 began on 1 March 2021 and managed 29 games before the decision was made to suspend the tournament. The recommencement is scheduled to begin at 12am AEST on Monday 20 September between the Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians in Dubai.

How to watch the 2021 IPL

This season's competition is being broadcast by Fox Cricket. That means Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports are your options. With the length of its free trial, pricing and coverage of more than 50 sports, we think Kayo Sports is the way to go. We have a full viewing guide to the 2021 IPL season.

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Stream IPL 2021 on Kayo Sports

If you are yet to take Kayo for a test-drive, it has a 14-day free trial for new users. After the trial, subscriptions are $25 per month for the Basic option, where you can watch games on 2 screens or devices. The Premium option is $10 more per month and gives you 3 screens.

All up, Kayo has access to more than 50 sports and we have put together a full review of the service for you. It also has a number of special features, such as Kayo Minis, SplitView, where you can watch 4 sports at once, plus Interactive Stats and a Key Moments Timeline.

The platform is compatible with Android, iOS, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Android TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later), Sony Bravia TVs, Mac and PC as well as Chromecast or AirPlay.

On top of the IPL, Kayo has Australian Test cricket, BBL and WBBL, every Australian ODI and T20I plus international series like India's matches.

2021 Indian Premier League ladder.

The top 4 teams when the IPL season was halted. Image: Kayo Sports

Where is the 2021 Indian Premier League being played?

As mentioned, the tournament gets underway on Monday AEST in Dubai in the UAE. There are 3 venues hosting matches for the rest of this IPL season.

They are the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah and Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium. The 3 host cities are the 3 largest cities in the UAE.

Live stream every IPL match on Kayo Sports: Start your 14-day FREE trial now

When are the finals of IPL 2021?

The season restarts with Delhi Capitals on top of the IPL table with 6 wins from 8 matches. The Chennai Super Kings (2nd) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (3rd) are each 5-2 from 7 matches, the Super Kings with a much better net run rate. The Mumbai Indians are in fourth position with a 4-3 record.

There are 8 teams in the IPL. Each team takes part in a 14-match group stage (2 games against each of the other 7 teams) in a bid to qualify for finals.

The finals begin with qualifier 1 on Monday 11 October. 2 other finals follow on 12 and 14 October, both played in Sharjah, before the final of IPL 2021 takes place in Dubai at 1am AEST on Saturday 16 October 2021.

Main image: Kayo Sports

Keen to know about more sports streaming? Check out our full guide here. If you're still not sure who to stream with, we've got a Foxtel vs Kayo comparison so you can decide which suits you best.

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