Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket continues to thrill as the schedule plows on into late-September with no clear favourites to top the table by the end of the competition.
The Delhi Capitals have made a bright resumption to the tournament with a routine victory over bottom-place Sunrisers Hyderabad.
However, Chennai Super Kings remain just two points shy of the table-toppers with a game in hand that could see them close the gap.
A total of 31 matches were played between April and the start of May 2021 before play was suspended indefinitely due to rising COVID cases across India and among the ‘bio bubbles’ of numerous teams.
The tournament has resumed 1,500 miles away from the Indian capital of New Delhi in the United Arab Emirates. It’s far from ideal for players across the globe, but it does mean the IPL will finally draw to an explosive conclusion.
The tournament will all boil down to a knockout format in October. The top two teams will advance to Qualifer 1, the third and fourth teams will go into the Eliminator.
The Qualifier 1 winner progresses to the final, while the loser drops into Qualifier 2 where they will face the winner of the Eliminator. The winner of that match progresses to the final. You may need to read that one again, slowly.
RadioTimes.com has rounded up everything you need to know about how to watch the IPL in the UK, plus the full IPL 2021 schedule.
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When is the IPL 2021?
The IPL continues from Sunday 19th September 2021 until Friday 15th October 2021.
The competition was originally intended to run through April and May before COVID restrictions saw the 2021 edition pushed back to the autumn.
How to watch IPL in UK
You can watch the tournament live on Sky Sports Cricket, Red Button 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 2021 schedule on TV
All UK time.
Thursday 23rd September
Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders (Abu Dhabi, 3pm) Sky Sports Mix
Friday 24th September
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings (Sharjah, 3pm) Sky Sports Cricket
Saturday 25th September
Delhi Capitals v Rajasthan Royals (Abu Dhabi, 2pm) Sky Sports Cricket
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Punjab Kings (Sharjah, 11am) Sky Sports Cricket
Sunday 26th September
Monday 27th September
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rajasthan Royals (Dubai, 3pm) Sky Sports Cricket
Tuesday 28th September
Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Capitals (Sharjah, 11am) Sky Sports Cricket
Mumbai Indians v Punjab Kings (Abu Dhabi, 3pm) Sky Sports Cricket
Wednesday 29th September
Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore (Dubai, 3pm) Sky Sports Cricket
Thursday 30th September
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Chennai Super Kings (Sharjah, 3pm) Sky Sports Cricket
Friday 1st October
Kolkata Knight Riders v Punjab Kings (Dubai, 3pm) Sky Sports Cricket
Saturday 2nd October
Mumbai Indians v Delhi Capitals (Sharjah, 11am) Sky Sports Cricket
Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings (Abu Dhabi, 3pm) Sky Sports Cricket
Sunday 3rd October
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Punjab Kings (Sharjah, 11am) Sky Sports Cricket
Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad (Dubai, 3pm) Sky Sports Cricket
Monday 4th October
Delhi Capitals v Chennai Super Kings (Dubai, 3pm) Sky Sports Cricket
Tuesday 5th October
Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians (Sharjah, 3pm) Sky Sports Cricket
Wednesday 6th October
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad (Abu Dhabi, 3pm) Sky Sports Cricket
Thursday 7th October
Chennai Super Kings v Punjab Kings (Dubai, 11am) Sky Sports Cricket
Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals (Sharjah, 3pm) Sky Sports Cricket
Friday 8th October
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians (Abu Dhabi, 11am) Sky Sports Cricket
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Capitals (Dubai, 3pm) Sky Sports Cricket
Sunday 10th October
Qualifier 1 (Dubai, 3pm) Sky Sports Cricket
Monday 11th October
Eliminator (Sharjah, 3pm) Sky Sports Cricket
Wednesday 13th October
Qualifier 2 (Sharjah, 3pm) Sky Sports Cricket
Friday 15th October
Final (Dubai, 3pm) Sky Sports Cricket