WATCH | Preview: Road to the IPL 2019 Playoffs

Our reporters have spent the better part of the last two months debating the IPL and its various twists and turns. We decided to let you in on one of our conversations as we enter the playoffs.

The IPL 2020 auction will be a relatively smaller one, with only 73 slots to be filled by the eight franchises, of which 29 will be foreign buys.

On paper, it’s advantage Mumbai Indians — up 2-0 in IPL 2019 — but it’s Chennai Super Kings at Chepauk amid a sea of yellow in the stands. Forget the math and switch on the emotions. Mumbai Indians take on Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on Tuesday, formally kicking off the playoff stage of this edition of the tournament.

READ | Qualifier 1: MI vs CSK at Chepauk


Watch Sportstar's analysis of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2019) playoffs.




Playoff fixtures Qualifier 1: MI vs CSK @ Chennai on May 07 (Tuesday)

Eliminator: DC vs SRH @ Vizag on May 08 (Wednesday)


Loser of Q1 and Winner of eliminator go into Q2 on May 10 (Friday)

Winners of Q1 and Q2 will play for the title on May 12 (Sunday)

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