IPL Live Streaming 2017: Hotstar to be the official sponsor
The Live Streaming of (IPL) Indian Premier League 2017, one of the top cricketing competitions in the world, has been scheduled for the 5th of April, 2017. The opening match of the tournament will be played by Royal Challengers Bangalore and the reigning champions, Sunrisers Hyderabad. The league stages will continue till Sunday, 14th of May. After its conclusion, the playoffs will take place between the 16th and the 19th of May. The final has been scheduled for the 21st of May in Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium.You can watch IPL 2017 Live Streaming by downloading the same for Android, iOS and Windows platform.
The IPL 2017 Tickets
Those who are interested in watching the T20 matches live can go ahead and purchase IPL 10 tickets from any one of three online ticket sellers: Eventsnow, BookMyShow and Ticketgenie. Apart from these online sellers, it is also possible to purchase the IPL tickets 2017 from retail stores. The tickets will be available in a wide range of retail stores in the 8 cities where the IPL matches are going to be played. Fans can also purchase the tickets from the stadium box office of all venues where the matches are going to take place.
Looking Back at IPL 2016
The IPL tournament in 2016 was easily one of the most exciting in the franchise’s history. It marked the entry of two new teams, Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions. They replaced Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, who are now barred from playing in the tournament. Of course, ultimately, it is all about the spectacle of the fast-paced T20 game and IPL 2016 didn’t disappoint. In fact, there was no shortage of entertaining moments in the competition.Fans can full also Watch IPL Live Streaming 2017 on Sony Six HD, Set Max, Youtube.
Before the start of IPL 2017, take a look back at the previous year’s competition to whet up your appetite for some fantastic cricketing action.
The Entry of 2 Teams
In 2015, two IPL teams were banned from participating in the tournament as the result of an inquiry into a spot-fixing scandal. These two teams were Rajasthan Royals, based in Jaipur, and Chennai Super Kings, based in Chennai. For the next two editions of IPL, these two teams would not be able to play at all.
To ensure that there would be enough teams contesting the tournament, two temporary teams were formed. They are Gujarat Lions, based in Rajkot, and Rising Pune Supergiants, based in Pune although they play at Vishakhapatnam.
Both teams boasted of a strong squad and they did manage to start off pretty well. However, during the tournament, it became easily noticeable to everyone which team was the better one. Gujarat Lions managed to retain their composure and momentum during the league stages. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to last and the Lions lost the two chances they had for qualifying for the final.
On the other hand, Pune Supergiants proved to be a disappointment. They did manage to start convincingly by defeating Mumbai Indians, the defending champions, by 9 wickets. After that, their performance went down the hill as they lost four matches consecutively. While Ashoke Dinda’s inclusion in the squad helped them win against Hyderabad, their overall performance didn’t improve much. They lost the following two matches again. The team also lost players to injuries, affecting their performance. They finished 7th in the table.
The Other Teams
Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians failed to qualify as well. For Kings XI Punjab, this has become a regular occurrence over the last few years. In 2016, they ended their run at the bottom of the table. It remains to be seen if this is the year that they finally manage to break their jinx
Delhi Daredevils entered IPL 2016 after releasing quite a number of players including Yuvraj Singh, one of their most expensive purchases. Overall, their performance was a considerable improvement over their display in 2015. Although the team did not get off to a great start, they still managed to put in some good effort. They ended the season at the 6th position.
As for Mumbai Indians, they also had a rocky start to IPL 2016. However, they did try hard to keep up their performance. Unfortunately for the former champions, it wasn’t enough to get them through to the playoffs. In fact, they just lost out on getting through due to just a few points.
The Qualified Teams
As for the other teams, their performance was certainly commendable. After all, they did manage to reach the playoffs. Of these four, Kolkata Knight Riders played quite well. However, it wasn’t enough to help them proceed any further. They were knocked out by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the first playoff itself.
Royal Challengers Bangalore was quite amazing in IPL 2016. After winning their first match, they failed to take full advantage of the next few matches. In fact, there was a time when many believed that Bangalore would be eliminated. However, the team bounced back under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. The Kohli’s batting performance was a treat to watch. In spite of their late resurgence in the tournament, the team was handed a defeat in the finals against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
One of the most consistent performances in IPL 2016 has to be that of Sunrisers Hyderabad. They won their first playoff against Kolkata Knight Riders before facing Gujarat Lions and winning against them.
The substandard performance shown by Royal Challengers Bangalore had already made Sunrisers the favorites to win the final and they did.Fans can also enjoy Set Max Live IPL Streaming by checking out below.
The final of IPL 2016 was held at the picturesque M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on 29th of May, 2016. Sunrisers won the toss and chose to bat first. They played well and achieved a total of 208 runs with 3 wickets on hand off 20 overs. With a target of 209, Bangalore had their work cut out for them.
It has to be said that Bangalore did give their best shot. In fact, they were quite close to achieving that target. In 20 overs, the team managed to get only 200/7 resulting in their defeat. Winning by 8 runs, Sunrisers Hyderabad secured their first ever IPL title.
Sunrisers Hyderabad also claimed two player awards. Ben Cutting won the Man of the Match award while Mustafizur Rahman took home the Emerging Player of the Season award. The Most Valuable Player of the Tournament award was given to the thoroughly deserving Virat Kohli.Also Read: Live IPL Streaming
IPL 2017 Time Table, Schedule, Match Fixtures
The 2017 IPL Time Table edition is certainly shaping up to be an interesting affair. The player auction has already been concluded with teams making quite a few interesting purchases.The biggest news out of the auction was certainly Ben Stokes. The Englishman became the most expensive player of IPL 2017 when Rising Pune Supergiants bid a jaw dropping INR 14.5 crore to get him. The all-rounder was not the only Englishman to make waves at the IPL 2017 auction however. Tymal Mills commanded a winning bid of INR 12 crore, making him the second-most expensive signing this year. Royal Challengers Bangalore had to fight off Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab to get his name in their squad.Given below is the IPL Schedule 2017.You can also Download 2017 IPL Schedule in PDF.
|Date||Watch IPL Online||Venue||Time|
|5th April 2017||SRH vs RCB||Hyderabad||20:00|
|6th April 2017||RPS vs MI||Pune||20:00|
|7th April 2017||GL vs KKR||Rajkot||20:00|
|8th April 2017||KXIP vs RPS||Indore||16:00|
|8th April 2017||RCB vs DD||Bangalore||20:00|
|9th April 2017||SRH vs GL||Hyderabad||16:00|
|9th April 2017||MI vs KKR Live||Mumbai||20:00|
|10th April 2017||KXIP vs RCB||Indore||20:00|
|11th April 2017||RPS vs DD||Pune||20:00|
|12th April 2017||MI vs SRH||Mumbai||20:00|
|13th April 2017||KKR vs KXIP||Kolkata||20:00|
|14th April 2017||RCB vs MI||Bangalore||16:00|
|14th April 2017||GL vs RPS||Rajkot||20:00|
|15th April 2017||KKR vs SRH||Kolkata||16:00|
|15th April 2017||DD vs KXIP||Delhi||20:00|
|16th April 2017||MI vs GL||Mumbai||16:00|
|16th April 2017||RCB vs RPS||Bangalore||20:00|
|17th April 2017||DD vs KKR||Delhi||16:00|
|17th April 2017||SRH vs KXIP||Hyderabad||20:00|
|18th April 2017||GL vs RCB||Rajkot||20:00|
|19th April 2017||SRH vs DD||Hyderabad||20:00|
|20th April 2017||KXIP vs MI||Indore||20:00|
|21st April 2017||KKR vs GL||Kolkata||20:00|
|22nd April 2017||RPS vs SRH||Pune||16:00|
|22nd April 2017||MI vs DD||Mumbai||20:00|
|23rd April 2017||GL vs KXIP||Rajkot||16:00|
|23rd April 2017||KKR vs RCB||Kolkata||20:00|
|24th April 2017||MI vs RPS||Mumbai||20:00|
|25th April 2017||RCB vs SRH||Bangalore||20:00|
|26th April 2017||RPS vs KKR||Pune||20:00|
|27th April 2017||RCB vs GL||Bangalore||20:00|
|28th April 2017||KKR vs DD||Kolkata||16:00|
|28th April 2017||KXIP vs SRH||Indore||20:00|
|29th April 2017||RPS vs RCB||Pune||16:00|
|29th April 2017||GL vs MI||Rajkot||20:00|
|30th April 2017||KXIP vs DD||Indore||16:00|
|30th April 2017||SRH vs KKR||Hyderabad||20:00|
|1st May 2017||MI vs RCB||Mumbai||16:00|
|1st May 2017||RPS vs GL||Pune||20:00|
|2nd May 2017||DD vs SRH||Delhi||20:00|
|3rd May 2017||KKR vs RPS||Kolkata||20:00|
|4th May 2017||DD vs GL||Delhi||20:00|
|5th May 2017||RCB vs KXIP||Bangalore||20:00|
|6th May 2017||SRH vs RPS||Hyderabad||16:00|
|6th May 2017||DD vs MI||Delhi||20:00|
|7th May 2017||RCB vs KKR||Bangalore||16:00|
|7th May 2017||KXIP vs GL||Indore||20:00|
|8th May 2017||SRH vs MI||Hyderabad||20:00|
|9th May 2017||KXIP vs KKR||Indore||20:00|
|10th May 2017||GL vs DD||Rajkot||20:00|
|11th May 2017||MI vs KXIP||Mumbai||20:00|
|12th May 2017||DD vs RPS||Delhi||20:00|
|13th May 2017||GL vs SRH||Rajkot||16:00|
|13th May 2017||KKR vs MI||Kolkata||20:00|
|14th May 2017||RPS vs KXIP||Pune||16:00|
|14th May 2017||DD vs RCB||Delhi||20:00|
|16th May 2017||TBD vs TBD||TBD||20:00|
|17th May 2017||TBD vs TBD||TBD||20:00|
|19th May 2017||TBD vs TBD||TBD||20:00|
|21st May 2017||Final||Hyderabad||20:00|
Previously, the most expensive bid ever made for a foreign player in the IPL was for Shane Watson. Bangalore had paid INR 9.5 crore for him back in the 2016 edition of the auction. The bids for Mills and Stokes easily surpass that amount. Among Indian players, the most expensive purchase was by Mumbai Indians for Karan Sharma. On the other hand, Ishant Sharma found no takers.Watch IPL Live Online here.
It remains to be seen what kind of effect the new players have on the teams. However, most teams seem to be quite happy about the members that they have added to the squad. Most of them have noticed their shortcomings in the squad and used the auction to overcome the skill deficit.
IPL 2017 is certainly shaping up to be another exciting T20 tournament. The performance of the two new teams will certainly be monitored closely considering that this will be the last time they play in the IPL. In 2018, the bans served to Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals will expire and they will be eligible to play again.IPL Points Table 2017 can also be found out here.
It will also be interesting to see whether Superisers Hyderabad manage to retain the title, a difficult task for all teams. Of course, the chances are that it will be a new champion this year. All teams seem to be adequately equipped this year.
Fans will be able to catch all the action easily as the matches are broadcast on television live. The matches can also be viewed online on the desktop or a mobile. However, there is nothing quite like watching the match at the stadium.
Those who are interested in supporting their teams from the stands can easily Book IPL Tickets Online. It helps to buy the tickets as soon as they go on sale. Tickets tend to sell out quickly especially for the more important matches. By going online, you might be able to beat the rush and get the tickets to your games you want.For Vivo 2017 IPL Live Streaming you can always Download Hotstar APK application.