The IPL 2015 is up for grabs, and it is quite wide openDeepak Malik/IPL/Sportzpics
The IPL train has returned from it shed and it is time for that unrelenting cricketing action again, which starts from Wednesday and goes all the way up to 24 May with very little rest days in between.
IPL 2015 promises to be just as glamorous and exciting as its predecessors, with plenty of new faces and a few reignited teams, along with the usual suspects, looking to take home that glinting gold cup.
The eighth season of the IPL begins with a match involving the defending champions and the 2013 winners – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians – with the rest of the six teams then given the opportunity of taking centre-stage.
The opening match at the Eden Gardens promises to be a really good cricketing match, between two teams who will expect to be right up there competing for the title once all the league phase dust settles.
Chennai Super Kings will also be another franchise again thinking about winning the IPL title, while the Kings XI Punjab will look to clear that final hurdle this time around having fallen short against KKR last season.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore will be desperate to make an impact after underwhelming time and again despite having an array of superstars, while the Sunrisers Hyderabad, with a revamped squad, will look to go and mix it with the big guns.
Delhi Daredevils are another side with a much-changed team, while the Rajasthan Royals will look to not just impress in patches, but do enough to make the playoffs and then eventually take that title.
While there are a couple of teams that do hold the edge, all eight teams do look capable of taking the IPL 2015 crown, if they play up to their potential, and with superstars, Indian and international, in pretty much every team, expect another cracker of an Indian Premier League season.
Below are the results of every match of this IPL, updated daily right after the results are in.
Wed, 8 April
KKR vs MI
KKR won by seven wickets. Get the Match As It Happened HERE. Get Morne Morkel Quotes HERE