With just four days to go for the Indian Premier League (IPL) to kick off its 13th edition, fans are impatiently looking forward to it. Having already faced a number of challenges and delays, there are still mixed opinions regarding whether it is a wise decision to host the tournament, especially in the current tough circumstances involving the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nonetheless, the tournament is still on despite financial instabilities, as we take a detailed look at the brands associated with the teams.

 

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

CSK are the runners-up from the previous edition and are a three-time champion, led by MS Dhoni.

Kit manufacturer: SEVEN

Shirt Sponsors: The Muthoot Group, India Cements, Gulf Lubricants, British Empire, Clear Shampoo, Nippon Paint, Jio

Associate Sponsors: Equitas, Boost, BKT, Dream 11, EUME, Mai Dubai

Digital Partners: Fast & Up, FanPlay, iB Cricket, NOVA

Radio Partners: Hello FM, Fever FM

Merchandise Partners: The Souled Store, Sonata, NZC Jewellers, Nasher Miles, Cover Cup, Lilliputhub, Boat, ASAP, KAADOO

 

Delhi Capitals (DC)

DC finished in the third spot last season and are one of three teams that is yet to win the IPL. They are led by Shreyas Iyer.

Kit manufacturer: SquadGear

Shirt Sponsors: JSW, Ebix Cash, Jio

Associate Sponsors: Coca Cola, BKT, Dream 11, Paytm Insider

Radio Partners: Fever FM, Radio Nasha FM

Merchandise Partners: Boat

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Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)

KXIP had a tough season last year, managing to finish in the sixth spot. They are also one of three teams that is yet to win the IPL. They are led by KL Rahul.

Kit manufacturer: T10 Sports

Shirt Sponsors: Ebix Cash, Jio, Fena, Royal Stag, Dream 11

Associate Sponsors: STYLAM, Coca Cola, Kingfisher, BKT

Merchandise Partners: Boat,  FANCODE Shop

 

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

KKR managed to finish in the fifth spot last season, while they are a former two-time champion and are currently led by Dinesh Karthik.

Kit manufacturer: Lux Cozi

Shirt Sponsors: MPL, Jio, TV9 Bharatvarsh, Astral Pipes, Royal Stag, Greenply, Colgate, Medimix

Associate Sponsors: Kingfisher, BKT, Mai Dubai

Digital Partner: iB Cricket

Merchandise Partners: Boat, Cricfig, FANHOOD, GULLY, Suditi Industries Ltd., The Souled Store

 

Mumbai Indians (MI)

The four-time defending champions are led by Rohit Sharma.

Kit manufacturer: Performax

Shirt Sponsors: Samsung, Colors TV, Marriot Bonvoy, Jio, Astral Pipes

Associate Sponsors: Kingfisher, USHA, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Colgate, William Lawson's, Dream 11, BKT, Make My Trip, Mai Dubai, ESA, DNA

Radio Partners: Radio City FM, Fever FM

Merchandise Partners: Boat

 

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

RR too endured a tough season in 2019, as the could finish in the seventh spot. They are the champions from the inaugural edition and are currently led by Steve Smith.

Kit manufacturer: Alcis Sports

Shirt Sponsors: TV9 Bharatvarsh, Nine, Jio, KEI

Associate Sponsors: Kingfisher, Dream 11, BKT, Colgate, Apis, ALCIS

Radio Partners: City FM, BIG FM

Digital Partners: Sportz Interactive, Interactive Avenues

Merchandise Partners: Yellow Panther

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

RCB endured their toughest season in 2019, as they finished in the bottom spot and are still in the search for their maiden IPL title. They are led by Virat Kohli.

Kit manufacturer: Wrogn Active

Shirt Sponsors: Muthoot Fincorp, DP World, Jio, EXIDE, Nuvoco Vistas

Associate Sponsors: MPL, MAX Life

Merchandise Partners: Myntra

 

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

The champions of the 2016 edition managed to finish fourth in 2019, as they are led by David Warner.

Kit manufacturer: TYKA Sports

Shirt Sponsors: JK Lakshmi Cement, Ralco Tyres, Jio, Valvoline, TCL, Dream 11, NEROLAC

Associate Sponsors: Colgate, Jai Raj Steel, Double Horse, Mai Dubai

Digital Partner: iB Cricket

Merchandise Partners: FANCODE Shop