The second edition of IPL will begin from 18th of April 2009 in South Africa. Opening game will be played against Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. On same day Rajasthan Royals the IPL 2008 Champions will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore and on same day. There will be total eight teams is involved and their will be total 59 twenty-20 matches will be played in the tournament. Each team will play twice to each other (total 56 matches) and top four teams will qualify for the semifinal round. 1st and 2nd Semi Final will be played on 22nd and 23rd of May 2009 in Centurion and Johannesburg. Final of IPL will be played on 24th of May 2009 in Johannesburg.
Out of 59 matches to b played in IPL season two, Durban will host maximum number of 16 matches, Centurion will host 12 matches, Johannesburg will host 8 matches, Cape Town will host 8 matches, Port Elizabeth will host 7 matches, East London will host 3 matches, Kimberley will host 3 matches and Bloemfontein will host 2 matches.
The name of the teams involved and the name of the captain for each team are:
1)Rajasthan Royals – Shane Warne (Captain)
2)Chennai Super Kings - M.S.Dhoni (Captain)
3)Delhi Daredevils - Virendra Sehwag (Captain)
4)King XI Punjab – Yuvraj Singh (Captain)
5)Mumbai Indians – Sachin Tendulkar (Captain)
6)Kolkata Knight Riders – B.McCullum (Captain).
7)Bangalore Royal Challengers – K.Pietersen (Capatain) and his absence J.Kallis (Captain) will lead the team.