IPL 2022 games: New format and groups explained from schedule matrix

Keeping track of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 schedule will not be easy! The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Friday 25th February that the new 10-team season will start on 26th March and the final will be played on 29th May.

The board also confirmed that four venues in Mumbai and Pune will host up to 70 league games, 14 more than IPL 2021 which had just 8 teams. The decision to host the games at a single hub (Mumbai-Pune corridor) was made to avoid air travel and avoid the risk of Covid-19 infection.

Indiatoday.in explains the new IPL 2022 format and the schedule matrix which caused a stir among cricket fans.

How many games will be played at IPL 2022?

A total of 74 games will be played at IPL 2022 from March 26th to May 29th. 70 league games are played in Mumbai and Pune. The BCCI announced on Friday that the venues for the 4 playoff games, including the final, will be determined at a later date.

Each team will play 14 games in the league phase.

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What are the venues for IPL 2022?

3 stadiums in Mumbai and 1 stadium in Pune will host all 70 league games between them.

Venue

number of matches

Mumbai – Wankhede Stadium

20 games

Mumbai – Brabourne Stadium (CCI)

15 games

Mumbai – DY Patil Stadium

20 games

Pune – MCA International Stadium

15 games

All teams will play

4 games each at Wankhede Stadium and DY Patil Stadium.

3 games each at Brabourne Stadium (CCI) and MCA International Stadium, Pune.

IPL 2022: NEW GAME FORMAT EXPLAINED

The 10 teams in IPL 2022, including the new sides Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Gujarat Titans (GT), were drawn into 2 groups of 5 teams each.

How were the teams divided into 2 groups?

In contrast to football competitions, the BCCI did not rely on a draw, but divided the 10 teams into groups according to the number of titles won and the number of finals reached.

The teams have been split into two virtual groups, with Mumbai Indians, the most successful team, leading Group A. Chennai Super Kings with 4 titles, Group B

IPL 2022: GROUPS (number of titles won in curly brackets)

S.NO Group A S.No Group B
1 MI (5) 2 CSK (4)
3 KKR (2) 4 SRH (1)
5 HR (1) 6 RCB
7 direct current 8th PBKS
9 LSG 10 GT

How many games will one team play against another team at IPL 2022?

Since each team is scheduled to play 14 games in the league stage, a team plays twice with the teams in its group and with the team in the same row in the second group. For example, in the table above, MI and CSK are in the same row even though they are in different groups.

With the other teams in the second group, they only play once during the season.

TEAM WISE Matches for IPL 2022 (LEAGUE LEVEL)

MI plays

KKR, RR, DC, LSG and CSK twice. You will play GT, PBKS, RCB and SRH once

CSK will play

SRH, RCB, PBKS, GT and MI* twice. They play once against KKR, RR, DC and LSG.

KKR plays

MI, RR, DC, LSG and SRH twice. You play CSK, RCB, PBKS and GT once.

SRH will play

CSK, RCB, PBKS, GT and KKR twice. They play once against MI, RR, DC and LSG

RR plays

MI, KKR, DC, LSG and RCB twice. You play CSK, SRH, PBKS and GT once.

RCB plays

CSK, SRH, PBKS, GT and RR twice. They play once against MI, KKR, DC and LSG.

DC plays

MI, KKR, RR, LSG and PBKS twice. You play CSK, SRH, RCB and GT once.

PBKS is playing

CSK, SRH, RCB, GT and DC twice. They play once against MI, KKR, RR and LSG.

The LSG will play

MI, KKR, RR, DC and twice GT. They play once against CSK, SRH, RCB and PBKS.

GT plays

CSK, SRH, RCB, PBKS and LSG twice. You play MI, KKR, RR and DC once.

SCHEDULE MATRIX FOR IPL 2022

team —>

MI

KKR

RR

direct current

LSG

CSK

SRH

RCB

PBKS

GT

in total

Opponents | season ->

2022

2022

2022

2022

2022

2022

2022

2022

2022

2022

MI

0

2

2

2

2

2

1

1

1

1

14

KKR

2

0

2

2

2

1

2

1

1

1

14

RR

2

2

0

2

2

1

1

2

1

1

14

direct current

2

2

2

0

2

1

1

1

2

1

14

LSG

2

2

2

2

0

1

1

1

1

2

14

CSK

2

1

1

1

1

0

2

2

2

2

14

SRH

1

2

1

1

1

2

0

2

2

2

14

RCB

1

1

2

1

1

2

2

0

2

2

14

PBKS

1

1

1

2

1

2

2

2

0

2

14

GT

1

1

1

1

2

2

2

2

2

0

14

Total games / team

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

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