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The New Virtual Format: How Does It Work in IPL 2022?

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The rules of the Indian Premier League IPL have changed this year. This change has been made after the entry of two new teams into the league. For IPL 2022, a total of ten teams have been separated into two groups with five teams each. Despite this, each team will play 14 matches as before.

In this season of IPL, all the 10 teams will be separated virtually into two groups and each group will face the other two teams twice and the remaining four teams once. These teams are divided in a virtual way.

For example, Mumbai Indians which is at the top and under group A will play two matches against its peer team CSK team which is in Group B however, will play only once with the rest of the other team. Likewise, KKR which is in Group A will have to play two matches against the team of Group B (Sunrisers) will play only once with the rest of the other team each. In this way, a team will play 14 matches in each phase.

Group A – Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Lucknow Super Giants, Delhi Capitals, and Kolkata Knight Riders

Group B – Gujarat Titans, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Punjab Kings

In a recent Akash Chopra who is the former cricketer of the Indian Cricket team will describe in the link below the new virtual format and how does it work.

Till previous years, eight teams participated in the IPL, each playing two matches against each other on a round-robin basis. However, the group format is not new to the IPL. It was also adopted nearly a decade ago when the teams Kochi Tuskers and Pune Warriors came in the Kerala League.

The team has been divided into groups based on their performance in the IPL, based on their total titles and entry into the finals. Mumbai in total is in lead with 5 IPL wins therefore it is placed in group A while CSK will be in group B, which has won 4 titles of IPL so far. At number three it will be the Kolkata knight Riders win a number of wins two times associated with group A whereas with one winning title Sunrisers will settle in Group B as the number four team.

Team no. 5 will be the Rajasthan Royals team who are placed in Group A. The opposite team in Group B who the   Rajasthan royals would be facing will be are RCB which has reached the final three times. With being in the finals once the Delhi Capitals will be at number seven placed in group A, similarly, the Punjab Kings who reached the finals once will be seen at number 8 this year and under group B.

Amongst the newest formed teams, Lucknow Super Giants will be in the ninth position with Group A and Gujarat Titans at number 10 with Group B.

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