The Indian Premier League 2018 sees eight teams competing for the trophy in its 11th edition.
Rajasthan Royals, coached by Shane Warne, and MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings return to the competition after both teams were slapped with a two-year suspension after the 2013 IPL gambling scandal.
There are plenty of big name players competing in this year’s IPL but the likes of Mitchell Starc and Kagiso Rabida will miss out due to injuries.
Australia duo Steve Smith and David Warner were also banned from playing following their infamous ball-tampering incident in Cape Town.
But the tournament is set to entertain fans across the world for the next month and Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the big news stories.
Here’s how you can follow all the action of the IPL.
IPL 2018 TV channel
Sky Sports announced in January that they had agreed a “multi-year extension” to their current contract to show the IPL in the UK.
Every single one of the 60 IPL games in 2018 will be live on Sky Sports Cricket while some matches, including the final, will also be shown on Sky Sports Main Event.
In India, the broadcasting rights are owned by Star Sports. Star India will broadcast the IPL in six different languages – English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Bengali – across their 10 channels.
IPL 2018 live stream
Sky Sports’ coverage means that all the action can be followed on your desktop or laptop via the Sky Go app.
It is available to download on iOS and Android smartphone and tablet devices.
Sky Go is also available on a number of platforms including Amazon Fire devices, iPad, Mac computers and laptops, Playstation 3, PS4 and Xbox One.
The Sky Sports app, available to download on iOS and Android devices, will also be providing live text coverage and updates.
If you’re not currently a Sky Sports customer but can’t stand to miss out on the action, you can add the channels to your box via a NOW TV subscription.
Day passes, which let you add Sky Sports channels for 24 hours, start at £6.99 a day, with a weekly pass starting from £10.99, and no locking in to a contract.
NOW TV doesn’t even require a typical television to use, as it is also available on a NOW TV Box, Chromecast, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Roku, LG Smart TV, PC or Mac, and selected mobile and tablet devices.
IPL 2018 match schedule
April 7 – May 20: Round robin matches
May 22: Qualifier 1 (1st vs 2nd)
May 23: Eliminator 1 (3rd vs 4th)
May 25: Loser of Q1 vs Winner of E1
May 27: Final – winner of Q1 vs winner of Q2