The first match of IPL 2020 will be played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings on September 19th in UAE, the IPL 2020 fixtures is having all the matches time table of this season. In this detailed article, let’s look into the first IPL match T20 games of each and every IPL season from 2008 to 2019.
In the overall 12 IPL seasons, the most number of IPL first match-winner is Kolkata Knight Riders, they have won 5 IPL matches followed by Chennai Super Kings with 3 wins, then the defending champion Mumbai Indians with 2 wins. The Sunrisers Hyderabad and the former Raising Pune Supergiant both have 1 match. The Deccan Chargers and Royal Challengers never won any IPL first game.
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First Match Of IPL 2019
The very first IPL T20 cricket match of last IPL season was between the defending champion Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL teams. In that first game, CSK have won the CSK Vs RCB match by seven wickets margin in the low scoring IPL game on 23rd March 2019. The cricket match was played in Super Kings’s home ground MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai.
IPL 2018 Match
In the IPL 2018 edition, the beginning game was played at Wankhede Stadium which is the home ground of Mumbai Indians team. This opening IPL match was played on April 7th 2018 between MI and CSK. In which, CSK have won the game in a short margin of 1 wicket.
IPL 2017 Opening Match
The opening game of IPL 2017 edition was played on April 5th in Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad. This first match between SRH and RCB ended with SRH’s 35 runs victory.
IPL 2016 Beginning Match
The first IPL cricket match of the year 2016 was played between Pune Supergiant and Mumbai Indians on 9th April 2016. The match was played at Mumbai Indians’ home ground Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, Maharashtra. In this first T20 game Rising Pune Supergiant beat MI by 9 wickets.
IPL First Match Of 2015
The Mumbai Indians and the Kolkata Knight Riders both the IPL team have played their first league match in Eden Gardens, Kolkata. This was the first game of the season IPL 2015 played on April 8th 2015 by 8 PM IST local time. In that opening match, KKR IPL team have won the cricket game by 7 wickets margin.
IPL 2014 Starting Match
The IPL starting match of IPL 7th season was played in Abu Dhabi on April 16th 2014 by 6.30 PM IST. The match was between KKR and MI teams. The Kolkata Knight Riders IPL team have won that first IPL match of 2014 by 41 runs.
2013 IPL Beginning Match
The Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders IPL team have played the first IPL cricket match of IPL 6th edition of Indian Premier League tournament in IPL 2013. This IPL T20 cricket match was played on April 3rd in Eden Gardens Kolkata. Finally, the first IPL game was won by Kolkata Knight Riders team with a margin of 6 wickets.
IPL 2012 Opening Cricket T20 Match
The IPL 2012’s opening cricket game was started with the defending champion Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. This first IPL T20 game was played at Chennai’s Chidambaram Stadium on April 4th 2012. In which, the MI team have won the first T20 IPL game by 8 wickets.
IPL Match Of 2011
The Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 2 runs in a close encounter IPL cricket match of the 2011’s first IPL cricket match. This opening cricket match was played at Chennai on April 8th 2011 at 8 PM IST.
IPL 2010 First Match
This year’s opening cricket match was played between the Deccan Chargers and the Kolkata Knight Riders. The KKR team have won that game by 11 runs on March 12th 2010 in Mumbai.
IPL 2009 Beginning Match
The Chennai Super Kings and the Mumbai Indians have played the first IPL match of 2009 edition of Indian Premier League. Mumbai Indians have won this IPL game by 19 runs on April 18th in Newlands, Cape Town of South Africa.
IPL 2008 Opening Game
This is the first-ever IPL game of the IPL history. This match was played between the Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru. This league match went with KKR by a huge margin of 140 runs on April 18th 2008.
April 18th 2008
KKR and RCB
Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore
Kolkata Knight Riders
Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings