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Ruturaj Gaikwad-led Chennai Super Kings commenced their IPL 2024 season on a winning note as they beat Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets in the tournament opener on Friday. In this article, we will look at the big updates around the IP L 2024 that took place on Friday, March 22, but before that, let’s check the matches scheduled for the day.

Today's match preview

Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan-led Punjab Kings are scheduled to face Rishabh Pant's Delhi Capitals at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium on Saturday. The match between PBKS and DC will be the first clash of the double-header on March 23 as the match will begin at 03:30 p.m. IST.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs SunRisers Hyderabad: Shreyas Iyer's Kolkata Knight Riders are set to face Pat Cummins-led SunRisers Hyderabad at the iconic Eden Gardens on Saturday, March 23. The third match of the IPL 2024 is scheduled to take place at 07:30 p.m. IST.

Major events around IPL that happened on March 22

Mustafizur helps Ruturaj Gaikwad-led CSK to  extend their win record over RCB to 8-1

On Friday, March 22, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) kickstarted their title defence with a win over Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) by 6 wickets in the IPL 2024 opener. After being invited to the field first, the Ruturaj Gaikwad-led CSK chased the 174-run target posted by the Faf du Plessis’ side at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

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Dale Steyn confirms his return to SunRisers Hyderabad in IPL 2025

Former South Africa pacer Dale Steyn on Friday, March 22 confirmed his return to SunRisers Hyderabad. The Protean legend, who continues to miss the 2024 edition revealed his decision to return for the Hyderabad-based outfit in a show with Star Sports. Speaking on the show along with Steven Smith and Ambati Rayudu, Dale Steyn also confirmed that he was forced to skip the 2024 edition due to his grandmother’s ill health.

AB de Villiers gives verdict on Ruturaj Gaikwad replacing MS Dhoni as CSK captain

The cricketing world has been sent into a tailspin after Chennai Super Kings announced top-order batter Ruturaj Gaikwad as captain, replacing the legendary MS Dhoni. Reacting to this major development, cricketing great AB de Villiers deemed this decision a massive blunder by the five-time champions. Speaking on Jio Cinema's pre-match show, the former RCB man opined, " I will be honest. I feel MS Dhoni stepping down as captain is a huge mistake."

Tanush Kotian replaces Adam Zampa at Rajasthan Royals

The 17th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen several key overseas players withdraw from the tournament, especially with the T20 World Cup in June. Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa is among those overseas players, who pulled out of the IPL 2024, and the inaugural IPL champions, Rajasthan Royals, have named Mumbai all-rounder Tanush Kotian as his replacement.

IPL 2024 to provide sign language feed and descriptive commentary for differently abled

With the start of the 17th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) just hours away, the broadcasters of the tournament have introduced a sign language feed for the differently abled fans. This update comes after the tournament, along with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) introduced a brand-new smart Replay System.  The upcoming edition of the tournament will provide a special sign language feed along with descriptive commentary for the deaf, hard of hearing, and visually impaired fans.

BR Sharath joins Gujarat Titans as replacement for Robin Minz

The much-awaited 17th season of the Indian Premier League will commence on Friday with defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) squaring off against Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Ahead of the IPL 2024, last season's runners-up Gujarat Titans have replaced injured Robin Minz with Karnataka wicketkeeper-batter BR Sharath.