Indian Premier League(IPL) is a type of league of cricket games organization in Indian that consists of eight professional cricket teams representing eight Indian Cities across the country. It started officially in the year 2008, April's month and it takes place each year between March and May with each season lasting for seven weeks.
Cricket is a type of game played by use of a ball and a bat on a play ground and it is played by two teams against each other. Each team consists of seven players or eleven players and a score is counted when the bat is dismissed or put out by the ball of the opposite batsman in the field. Apart from seven players in each team, there is a player called "twelfth man" who acts as a reserve player only to substitute an injured player during the game. The substituted player always has freedom to join the match again once gains energy or recovers from injury. Cricket game usually has two umpires that are responsible for decision-making and gives notification about scores. The two umpires are given support by the third umpire with video decisions which reviews the decision by use of slow motion replay video.
In test cricket where the team wants to bowl out its opponent team two times and makes score to win the game, it becomes another key aspect on how to win the match easily. The length of innings in test cricket has no limit and for the length of innings, before the start of the game there is tossing of coin. Leader of the team, that is, the captain has a chance to guess whether to be a field first or bat by choosing one side of the coin. If the face of the coin has guessed correctly, then the team is awarded either bat or field first according to what captain had chosen.
This means one team will bowl while the other team bat.
The team which is batting tries to make a score runs while the first field team try to bowl out ten people and closes the innings of the batting team. Since batting is done by pairing, the number of players who need to bowl his is ten players. If the team has been bowled and it is the first one, it is the turn of the second team to engage in batting. When the second team is bowled out, the first team returns to bat again. This way of batting helps teams to correct their mistakes and reorganize well.
During game the goal of batsmen is to run a score and in order to make a score run, batsmen has to run from one side of the pitch to the other. Since each run counts a score, they can make multiple running in one shot, and they can run as they hit boundaries. By hitting the ball beyond boundary when it hits ground once makes four scores while six scores are made by hitting the ball before it hits the past boundaries.
However, there other rules that governs players and scoring during the cricket match.
According to rule of cricket, batsmen can be given out and this may happen when batsman is found out by the bowler. This may include when the ball blow then hiring wicket batsman who is striking and it does not consider the parts of batsman where the ball has stroked. When batsman touches the ball by either using hands, bat or glove that holds the bat, then the batsman may be preferred to be out. Wicket batsman may decides to put down the wicket when is out of crease and not making any attempt to run, according to rule of cricket the batsman should be out. If the batsman hits wicket down with or without intention using body or bat during the entering of bowler during the game, then the batsman is out.
Cricket has been the favourite game across the Indian. The eight teams from different cities of Indian plays under the same tournament of Twenty20 cricket. There other cups during each seasons that each team may participate. The tournament uses a format of round-robin where each team meets every team in the league two times home and away. Each team in Indian Premier League may play a total of fourteen matches before they enter to knock out stage. This means that before the knockout stage, fifty-six matches are played in the Indian Premier League season.
The four teams on top in Indian Premier League usually participate in knockout stage where the First place team plays against Second place team in knockout First Qualifier. There is Elimination during knockout where the team in Third place plays against the team in Fourth place. The other knockout stage is for Second Qualifier which involves the team that has lost in First Qualifier against the winner in Elimination stage. This produces the winner who plays in finals where the finals involve a winning team from the First Qualifier and the winning team from Second Qualifier. In finals, the winner is crowned the title while the other team takes the second place. Although there is no fixed number of matches each team should play in a season, it depends on the number of teams in each season because some teams may be suspended therefore changing number of matches to be played.
In last season of Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians has been the winner of Indian Premier League title. The next edition was in the year 2020 and the season was to start as scheduled on 29 March 2020 but due to COVID-19, the pandemic that has evolved in the World, the league is under suspension and therefore no matches that has been played so far. Teams expected to participate in 2020 Indian Premier League tournament are Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Therefore, since the matches have not started, the expected number of matches to be played in during 2020 Indian Premier League season is 56 matches.