Tuesday, April 4, 2017


5 Things Which Will Happen First Time In History of IPL


Indian Premier League is going to be ten years old now. It was started in 2008, and this is 10th season which is going to start on 5 April 2017. As we all know the first match will be played between Sunrises Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore. This match will be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad.

READ MORE: IPL 2017 Fixtures Updated List With Venue

As we all know in each season there is always something amazing happening. Same is the case in this 10th edition. We find out five this which is going to happen for the first time in the history of IPL league.

Lets take a look at these five facts:


This is first season of IPL in which M.S Dhoni the legend will not lead any franchise. In the previous seasons he leaded couple of teams. He was captain of Chennai Super Kings from 2008-2005. After Chennai Super Kings was banned, he leaded the new added team Rising Pune Supergiant. But before starting of this seasons he seemed not interesting in being a captain. So for IPL 2017 Australian skipper Steve Smith will be captain of Rising Pune Supergiants.

2) Afghan Player Making Debut in IPL 

In past seasons of IPL, no afghani player ever participated or got attention of franchise owners. but this is first time Afghani players will be in action in IPL. There are total two afghan players. Muhammad Nabi, all rounder and Rashid Khan, a leg spinner. Both of them will play for Sunrises Hyderabad in season 10.

3) 8 Opening Ceremonies 

Yes, as we already posted about this. IPL organizers has decided to say Thank you for all the love in 10 years in some style. This is the first time in IPL history that there will be opening ceremony for each franchise at their opening match in home ground.
Young and glamorous Bollywood stars will be on stage.

READ MORE: IPL 2017 - 8 Ceremonies - Venues and Stars Performing Confirmed

4) No Mumbai Indians or Kolkata Knight Riders In Opening Match

If we open our history books for IPL, We see that either Mumbai indians or Kolkata Knight Riders is playing opening match. but this time the fixtures table is different. Both franchises are not in opening match list.

Have a look at the opening matches of all seasons:

IPL 2008: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Kolkata Knight Riders 
IPL 2009: Mumbai Indians vs. Chennai Super Kings
IPL 2010: Deccan Chargers vs. Kolkata Knight Riders
IPL 2011: Chennai Super Kings vs. Kolkata Knight Riders 
IPL 2012: Chennai Super Kings vs. Mumbai Indians 
IPL 2013: Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Delhi Daredevils
IPL 2014: Mumbai Indians vs. Kolkata Knight Riders
IPL 2015: Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Mumbai Indians 
IPL 2016: Mumbai Indians vs. Rising Pune Supergiants
IPL 2017: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore

5) WINNER and RUNNERUP from previous season playing OPENING MATCH

Yes it is right, confused ?
In the previous seasons it was either the Champions or Runner Up franchise was playing opening matches.

but this is the first time in which both winners and runner up franchise of 9th season will play opening match of season 10.

I hope you liked these facts. HAPPY IPL :)

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