Despite the absence of stars David Warner and Steve Smith due to ‘Sandpaper Gate’ in South Africa, the tournament doesn’t lack class and quality, and you can watch every minute of the action on a standard or HD TV, or stream the match live with a Free Trial.
2018 Indian Premier League Preview
The IPL for 2018 will be the eleventh edition of the tournament having been created in 2007 by the Board of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI). The format sees eight teams play each other twice in a round robin style league. The four best teams from that period play in the finals. The top two teams play the first final, known as ‘Qualifier 1’. The winner of that game goes straight through to the Grand Final. The second final is known as the ‘Eliminator’. The winner of that game will face off against the loser of the ‘Qualifier 1’ with the winner of that game going through to face the winner of the ‘Qualifier 1’ in the Indian Premier League Finals. The Mumbai Indians have been the most successful team in IPL history, winning the tournament on three occasions, the latest coming last year with Ben Stokes, playing for the Rising Pune Supergiant, being named player of the series. He’ll play for the Rajasthan Royals in the 2018 edition.
When: April 7 – May 27 in India
It really is quite scary the amount of money that is thrown around at the auctions leading up to the tournament where team owners look to buy the best players. The Australian Cricket players, after an outstanding Summer at home, fared quite well. Chris Lynn, known as ‘Lynnsanity’, fetched nearly $2 Million to join the Kolkata Knight Riders. Mitchell Starc, who was a star with the ball for Australia during the Ashes demolition over England, got $1.8 Million to also join KKR. Hot on their heels money wise was ‘The Big Show’, Glenn Maxwell, who was purchased by the Delhi Daredevils for $1.7 Million, a good purchase given that the Daredevils are coached by Ricky Ponting, a mentor for Maxwell in the Aussie national team. As mentioned earlier, England all-rounder Ben Stokes will be playing for the Royals and he was the big winner at the auction, getting a whopping $2.4 Million.
Live IPL 11 Australian TV Times
IPL Final – Sunday 27 May
LIVE TV: Super Kings (CSK) v Sunrisers (SRH) at 11.20pm
Replay: Monday 28 May from 5.00pm – 7.00pm
*Shown as Sydney Australia time, adjust for regional differences. Due to broadcasting agreement there is no Indian Premier League free to air TV provider in Australia.
IPL Live Streaming and a Free Trial
While you won’t find IPL 11 free to air on Australian TV, Fox Sports will broadcast every match of every round of this exciting T20 Cricket action Live, including the options to watch the Indian Premier League Finals online and replays of the matches you may have missed.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to review the Foxtel Now 2 weeks Free TV trial, which has No-lock in contract, so you can cancel anytime. Foxtel Now will televise the Indian Premier League online, and if you have to be out and about, you can stream the 2018 IPL live to eligible mobile devices through Foxtel Go.