Rules Of The IPL Every Die-Hard Fan Must Know About
Cricket Today|March 26, 2021
In case an IPL match between two teams is tied, both the sides involved play a Super Over. Each team selects three batsmen...
Renin Wilben

The 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to be held in India from April 9 to May 30. The tournament returns to India after being held in the UAE last year. Since the threat of COVID-19 remains, the entire IPL 2021 edition is likely to be played behind closed doors. Also, with the bio-bubble in place, the event will be held at a handful of venues across the country. As the franchises gear up for the latest edition of the IPL, we brief you about the rules of the tournament every fan should be aware of.

1. SUPER OVER RULE

In case an IPL match between two teams is tied, both the sides involved play a Super Over. Each team selects three batsmen. Six balls are bowled in the first innings (unless two wickets fall) and the team batting second will have to score one more than what the first side scored. In case, the Super Over is tied, another Super Over is held to determine the winner. This can go on until a winner is decided. What needs to be noted here is that the batsmen and bowler who featured in the first Super Over cannot take part in the subsequent Super Over. A match between Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians last season saw two Super Overs with Punjab emerging victorious in the end.

HOW MANY SUPER OVERS HAVE THERE BEEN IN IPL?

There have been 14 Super Overs in the history of the IPL. Nine came in the editions between 2008 and 2019. Five Super Overs were played in 2020, with two in the match between Punjab and Mumbai.

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