The Indian Premier League heads into the all-important play-offs and a pair of 2022 new boys have made the most of their maiden voyages in cricket's most glitzy competition.


The Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans were founded at the end of 2021, ready to make their debuts in 2022, and both teams have qualified for the final four.

Gujarat Titans – led by captain Hardik Pandya – finished top of the table with an impressive 10 victories from 14 outings, while Rajasthan Royals finished ahead of Lucknow Super Giants by virtue of a 0.047 superior net run rate.

Reigning champions Chennai Super Kings hoped this tournament would involve a hunt for their fifth title but they finished ninth in the table, way off the pace required to qualify for the play-offs.

A total of 10 franchises competed for the trophy in 2022, up from the usual eight, and the superb form of the Super Giants and Titans will no doubt capture the attention of entrepreneurs aiming to expand the league further.

UK fans will be able to soak up all the drama live on TV thanks to extensive coverage from Sky Sports across their multiple platforms. has rounded up everything you need to know about how to watch the IPL in the UK plus the full IPL 2022 schedule.

When is the IPL 2022?

The IPL started on Saturday 26th March 2022.

The group stage part of the competition will run in one block of 70 games until Sunday 22nd May before the eliminators and qualifiers.

The IPL final will take place on Sunday 29th May 2022.

How to watch IPL in UK

You can watch the tournament live on Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event or online via the Sky Go app. Check out each game and channel below.

You can add individual channels such as Sky Sports Cricket for just £18 per month combined or pick up the complete sports package for just £25 per month.

If you don’t have Sky, you can watch the tournament through NOW. You can get a Day Membership for £9.99 or a Monthly Membership for £33.99, all without needing a contract. NOW can be streamed through a computer or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles.

IPL 2022 schedule on TV

All UK time. All matches live on Sky Sports Cricket.

Qualifier 1, Tuesday 24th May, 3pm
Gujarat Titans v Rajasthan Royals

Eliminator, Wednesday 25th May, 3pm
Lucknow Super Giants v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Qualifier 2, Friday 27th May, 3pm
Loser of Q1 v Winner of Eliminator

Final, Sunday 29th May, 3:30pm
Winner of Q1 v Winner of Q2

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