Jaipur is all set to host IPL 2018 matches and this definitely is exciting news for Jaipurites. The first match will be hosted on 11th April 2018 at Jaipur’s Sawai Mansingh Stadium followed by five more matches in April-May.
The best part is that winner of the inaugural season in 2008, Rajasthan Royals have returned to the Indian Premier League after a two-year suspension and Jaipur will serve as a home ground for their matches.
Also, BCCI revoked the four year ban on Rajasthan Cricket Association in December 2017, it was officially confirmed that Sawai Mansingh Stadium- Jaipur will host the matches for the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL).
Bookmark the schedule of the six matches to be played in Jaipur’s Sawai Mansingh Stadium:
1. Wednesday 11th April 2018
Rajasthan Royals VS. Delhi Daredevils
Match 6, 20:00 IST
2. Wednesday 18th April 2018
Rajasthan Royals VS. Kolkata Knight Riders
Match 15, 20:00 IST
3. Sunday 22nd April 2018
Rajasthan Royals VS. Mumbai Indians
Match 21, 20:00
4. Sunday 29th April 2018
Rajasthan Royals VS. Sunrisers Hyderabad
Match 28, 16:00 IST
5. Tuesday 8th May 2018
Rajasthan Royals VS. Kings XI Punjab
Match 40, 20:00 IST
6. Friday 11th May 2018
Rajasthan Royals VS. Chennai Super Kings
Match 43, 20:00 IST
Owned by Manoj Badale, here are the names of the players in the Rajasthan Royals team:
Steve Smith, Benjamin Stokes, Jaydev Unadkat, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jos Buttler, Ajinkya Rahane, Darcy Short, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Zahir Khan Pakteen, Ben Laughlin, Stuart Binny, Dushmantha Chameera, Anureet Singh, Aryaman Vikram Birla, Midhun S, Shreyas Gopal, Prashant Chopra, Jatin Saxena, Ankit Sharma, Mahipal Lomror.
Secretary Rajasthan Cricket Association, Rajendra Nandu had earlier stated that “All preparations have been done. The BCCI officials have been touring the stadium at regular intervals to record the progress of the ongoing work in the stadium. They are satisfied with the kind of work going on.”
Now, as the matches commences from tomorrow both Rajasthan Cricket Association and Rajasthan Royals are all geared up to pull off a great show.