IPL 2023 has surpassed the previous IPL record of 18.7 million viewers set in 2019. More than 13 matches this season have exceeded the peak concurrency benchmark of 18 million.
The championship decider will be played at The Oval, London from June 7-11 with June 12 as the reserve day.
IPL 2023: Mumbai Indians, riding on magical figures of five for five produced by Madhwal at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday night, knocked out LSG from the race to the final with an 81-run win.
"As of now, the decision with regards to hosting of Asia Cup hasn't yet been finalised. We are busy with IPL but the top dignitaries of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Bangladesh and Afghanistan Cricket Board are coming to watch the IPL final. We will have a discussion and take a final decision in due course," Jay Shah told PTI.
Akash Madhwal took five wickets for as many runs to lead Mumbai Indians to a crushing 81-run win in the second IPL playoff game and knock Lucknow Super Giants out of the tournament on May 24.
India will take on Australia at The Oval in the 2021-2023 cycle WTC final, starting June 7.
With the home and away format making a comeback after three years and the franchise this year playing more than seven home matches at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad with a capacity of over 1,30,000, the team is recording high ticket sales.
The Mumbai Indians scored 182 for 8 in 20 overs, which seemed 15 short compared to Lucknow's explosive batting firepower, but Madhwal's incredible figures of 3.3-0-5-5, along with some terrific ground fielding led by Rohit Sharma, led Gautam Gambhir's side to collapse for 101 in 16.3 overs.
Cricket, the most-watched sports in India, is viewed by 46 percent of Indian fans based in urban localities on TV, the study noted.
IPL 2023: "I don't know, I have 8-9 months to decide. Why take that headache now. I have ample time to decide. The auction is in December," Dhoni said at the post-match presentation after guiding CSK to their 10th IPL final.
The Portugal skipper joined Al-Nassr in January on a contract estimated by some media reports to be worth more than 200 million euros ($220.16 million).
IPL 2023: Mumbai Indians have a come a long from their woeful performance last year, when they came up with one of their worst showings in IPL, finishing last.
CSK did well to reach 172 for 7 on a slow pitch in Qualifier 1 after Hardik Pandya opted to bowl. Considering the conditions, it turned out to be much more than a competitive total as Gujarat Titans had a rare off day to end with 157 all out in 20 overs.
Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra became the world number one for the first time in his career in the latest men's javelin throw rankings issued by the World Athletics. Chopra topped the charts with 1455 points, 22 ahead of Grenada's reigning world champion Anderson Peters (1433). The 25-year-old Chopra rose to world number two on August 30 last year but was stuck behind Peters since then.
The WTC final is scheduled to be held at The Oval in London from June 7-11, following which Australia will take on arch-rivals England in the five-match Ashes from June 16 to July 31.
BCCI secretary Jay Shah, who confirmed the deal with the German sportswear giant on Monday, said Adidas would design and manufacture jerseys, kit and other merchandise for India's men's, women's and Under-19 teams.
IPL 2023: As the Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans line up to play Qualifier 1 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Tuesday, Pandya also debunked the myth that Dhoni, one of the most successful India captains, was a serious person.
Four-time champions Chennai host table-toppers Gujarat in the first play-off of this season's IPL, with the winner going into final on May 28. The loser goes into another playoff match.
IPL 2023: Shubman Gill, who almost single-handedly knocked out a star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore with a century for the keeps, has overshadowed Virat Kohli and will certainly force one of India's greatest captains to go back to drawing board and make plans for him.
Chopra topped the charts with 1455 points, 22 ahead of Grenada's reigning world champion Anderson Peters (1433).
Shubman Gill and Gujarat Titans outclass Virat Kohli and Royal Challengers Bangalore to do Mumbai Indians a huge favour; IPL enters exciting last stage with each one of GT, MI, Chennai Super Kings and Lucknow Super Giants poised to win the title.
Reports in local media earlier this year had said that a deal was close and BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirmed the move on Twitter without providing financial details or the length of the contract.
Bangalore had to win the final IPL game in the league stage to claim the last available playoff spot, but Gill followed his century against Sunrisers Hyderabad with an unbeaten 104 off 52 balls as Gujarat reached 198-4 with five balls to spare for a six-wicket win.
Virat Kohli, whose strike-rate and batting against spin in the middle overs has often been questioned, has now scored back-to-back hundreds against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Titans, taking him atop the list of highest number of century makers in the cash-rich league.
IPL 2023: Having seen Virat Kohli register his second successive century to lift Royal Challengers Bangalore to 197 for five here, Gill upstaged the former India captain with his own special knock, an unbeaten 104 off 52 balls, which paved the way for GT's six-wicket win while knocking out the home team.