Complete List of IPL winners Sorted by Year with statistics & Finale Highlights

The biggest carnival of cricket – the Indian Premier League, has completed its 13th edition. Since 2008, this annual tournament has been an impeccable platform for producing budding talents, clubbing giants in the most enthralling T20 format, and has introduced a dynamic approach to the game, making it both classy and entertaining. So far, there have been 13 IPL winners, and one team i.e. Mumbai Indians has proven the most successful, winning 5 times. It might be hard to recall the winners of every season, which is why we have put together a complete IPL winners list. The following mentions all the Indian Premier League winners year-wise.

The following list has been developed after verifying the statistics from authentic sources so as to provide our readers with attested information. If you wish to read the synopsis of an IPL season, you can be guided the list below.

IPL Winners list with match statistics and video highlights of the finale:

Indian Premier League Winners Season
1. Rajasthan Royals2008
2. Deccan Chargers2009
3. Chennai Super Kings2010
4. Chennai Super Kings2011
5. Kolkata Knight Riders2012
6. Mumbai Indians2013
7. Kolkata Knight Riders2014
8. Mumbai Indians2015
9. Sunrisers Hyderabad2016
10. Mumbai Indians2017
11. Chennai Super Kings2018
12. Mumbai Indians 2019
13. Mumbai Indians2020
SOURCE: Wikipedia
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1. Winners of First Season of IPL: Rajasthan Royals

Finals1 June
StadiumDY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
SOURCE: IPL T20 Official Website

The inaugural IPL stormed the cricket world and rekindled an unimaginable vigor in the game. With eight teams playing, each housing power hitters and master bowlers, it became hard for the viewers at the beginning to determine who would win this exciting, never-seen-before tournament. Nonetheless, Rajasthan Royals emerged as the megastar of this T20 ultimate clash. Out of fourteen matches, it won 11 and amassed one of the highest league stage points – 22, with a net run rate of 0.632. 

Ipl season 1 winner Rajasthan Royals
Indian Premiere League Season 1 Winners: Rajasthan Royals. Image by God of Small Thing

Irony played out very well in the first season. Rajasthan Royals was considered weak and imbalanced after it met a brutal defeat at the hands of Delhi Daredevils. Following an enthralling turn of events, thanks to Shane Warne’s brilliant captaincy and Shane Watson’s fearless batting, RR decimated one opponent after another. When it comfortably entered the finals beating another phenomenal team in the series, Kings XI Punjab, RR met Chennai Super Kings. Captained by the costliest player of the year’s auction, MS Dhoni, CSK offered a tough competition till the last breath, but to no avail. The Royals chose to bowl first on winning the toss. CSK set a target of 164, losing five wickets. The game was tense as it became a last-ball match. 

At the end, losing seven wickets and almost losing hope of victory, RR finished as champions. Yusuf Pathan was rightfully declared Man of the Match for picking three wickets at an economy of 5.50 and even scoring a blistering half-century. To view the complete scorecard, go to this link. To date, Rajasthan Royals has lifted the trophy only once among all the other IPL winners. 

League Stage Points Table

PositionTeamPlayedWonLossNo ResultPointsNet Run Rate
1Rajasthan Royals (C)141130220.632
2Kings XI Punjab141040200.509
3Chennai Super Kings (R)1486016−0.192
4Delhi Daredevils14761150.342
5Mumbai Indians14770140.570
6Kolkata Knight Riders1467113−0.147
7Royal Challengers Bangalore1441008−1.160
8Deccan Chargers1421204−0.467
SOURCE: Wikipedia

Watch the 2008 IPL Finals: Rajasthan Royals Vs Chennai Super Kings

Watch the 2008 IPL Finals: Chennai Super Kings Vs Rajasthan Royals on this link.

2. Winners of Second Season of IPL: Deccan Chargers

Finals24 May
StadiumNew Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
SOURCE: IPL T20 Official Website

Everybody looked keen to find out the next team to inscribe their name on the IPL winners list. The result was an unbelievable surprise. The worst losers of the last season had claimed the trophy for themselves, like a furious bull chasing a red flag. Yes, Deccan Chargers who somehow made it to the playoffs in this season, due to a positive net run rate, lifted the IPL trophy in the second season.

Ipl season 2 winner Deccan Chargers
Indian Premiere League Season 2 Winners: Deccan Chargers


During the league stage, DC amassed 14 points, winning half the matches they played. The team rode on the backs of a few emerging Indian players such as Rohit Sharma and legends like Adam Gilchrist, the skipper, and Andrew Symonds. One would be wrong if he or she believed that everything smoothened up for the Chargers on entering the Playoffs. In fact, the semi-finals became a bigger challenge. They had to face the season masters Delhi Daredevils, who stood at the top of the Points Table. Grateful to Gilchrist’s life-saving 35-ball 85, DC made it to the finals. 

In the finals, DC met Royal Challengers Bangalore. Confident to chase a score at the New Wanderers Stadium, RCB chose to field. Tragedy hit as Gilchrist got out for a duck in the very first over. Anil Kumble-led bowling side halted DC at a below-par final score of 143. However, DC’s bowling trio of Ojha, Symonds, and RP Singh came to the rescue and fulfilled the pledge of bringing glory back home. Another name was added to IPL winners list. Check out the scoreboard here.

League Stage Points Table

PositionTeamPlayedWonLossNo ResultPoints Net Run Rate
1Delhi Daredevils141040200.311
2Chennai Super Kings14851170.951
3Royal Challengers Bangalore (R)1486016−0.191
4Deccan Chargers (C)14770140.203
5Kings XI Punjab1477014−0.483
6Rajasthan Royals1467113−0.352
7Mumbai Indians14581110.297
8Kolkata Knight Riders1431017−0.789
SOURCE: Wikipedia

3. Winners of Third Season of IPL: Chennai Super Kings

Year 2010
Finals25 April
StadiumDY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
SOURCE: IPL T20 Official Website

The success of Chennai Super Kings in the third season was like a heroic comeback. Losing five matches in the first half of seven matches, CSK showed early signs of falling off the race. But then came the firefighters, Murali Vijay and Suresh Raina. What seemed like an uphill task became a platform for the yellow lions to exhibit their proficiency. They won four out of the next five games. However, they met defeat at their home ground against Delhi Daredevils. This meant CSK had to win its last league match at Dharamshala against KXIP. MS Dhoni swung his bat scoring 54 runs from 29 balls and ensured a spot at the Playoffs.

Ipl season 3 winner Chennai Super Kings
Indian Premiere League Season 3 Winners: Chennai Super Kings

In the Semifinals, they met the former champs Deccan Chargers. Doug Bollinger’s fantastic bowling spell helped the Chennai boys to stop the Chargers at a shy score of 104. After a comfortable entry to the finals, they faced the season-stormers-Mumbai Indians. With Raina’s fifty and Albie Morkel’s finishing strokes, CSK posted a challenging total of 168. They now had to defend their target against Tendulkar’s masterstrokes. Dreams of victory for the Mumbaikars seemed closer than ever when Pollard unleashed his power, hitting to the stands at a strike of 250. But Morkel put him to rest and CSK 22 runs. Economy bowling by R. Ashwin and Muralitharan won much praise as CSK rose to the list of Indian Premier League winners. Take a look at the scoreboard on this link.

League Stage Points Table

PositionTeamPlayedWonLossNo ResultPointsNet Run Rate
1Mumbai Indians (R)141040201.084
2Deccan Chargers1486016−0.297
3Chennai Super Kings (C)14770140.274
4Royal Challengers Bangalore (3rd)14770140.219
5Delhi Daredevils14770140.021
6Kolkata Knight Riders1477014−0.341
7Rajasthan Royals1468012−0.514
8Kings XI Punjab1441008−0.478
SOURCE: Wikipedia

4. Winners of Fourth Season of IPL: Chennai Super Kings

Finals28 May
StadiumM. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
SOURCE: IPL T20 Official Website

The Chennai lions roared for the second time in two years. The previous year champions, following the newly introduced guidelines, retained MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay and Albie Morkel. To keep the team intact, the franchise bought back the stars like Bollinger, Hussey, Ashwin and Badrinath. Another interesting addition to the league was the two new teams Pune Warriors India and Kochi Tuskers Kerala. This meant a tougher competition. Everyone expected a new name in the list of Indian Premier League winners.

Ipl season 4 winner Chennai Super Kings
Indian Premiere League Season 4 Winners: Chennai Super Kings

Again, the beginning got a bit strained, CSK lost three of its initial five matches. The defending champs appeared at the bottom of the Points Table. Thereon, things began to change. Every player under Dhoni’s magnificent captaincy revived their full potential. As a result, CSK grabbed seven victories in the following eight matches.

In the semi-finals, CSK faced the season stars of RCB. Powered by the ABD-Gayle-Kohli trio, everything fell under the Challengers’ ambit but not a victory against the Lions. After beating them at the semi-finals, CSK once again saw the persistent Challengers gearing up at the finale. This time, the Lions gave a jaw-breaking response. Hussey and Vijay built up a formidable partnership of 133 runs. A final total of 205 allowed the yellow bowling attack to thrash every RCB batsman who arrived at the pitch. CSK became the first team to appear twice on the IPL winners list twice in a row. Visit this link to check out the final scoreboard. 

League Stage Points Table

PositionGroupTeamPlayedWonLossNo ResultPointsNet Run Rate
1BRoyal Challengers Bangalore (R)14941190.326
2BChennai Super Kings (C)14950180.443
3AMumbai Indians (3)14950180.040
4BKolkata Knight Riders (4)14860160.433
5AKings XI Punjab1477014−0.051
6BRajasthan Royals1467113−0.691
7ADeccan Chargers14680120.222
8BKochi Tuskers Kerala1468012−0.214
9APune Warriors India144919−0.134
10ADelhi Daredevils144919−0.448
SOURCE: Wikipedia

5. Winners of Fifth Season of IPL: Kolkata Knight Riders 

Finals27 May
StadiumM. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
SOURCE: IPL T20 Official Website

By the fifth edition, fans had grown loyal to selected franchises, therefore, the competition grew more fierce. This time, the chant – Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo! gained thrilling momentum. It is the motto of Shah Rukh Khan-owned franchise Kolkata Knight Riders which literally translates into, “we will do, we will fight, we will win.”

Ipl season 5 winner Kolkata Knight Riders
Indian Premiere League Season 5 Winners: Kolkata Knight Riders

Moreover, a lot had changed in this team by the fifth edition. To make this season special, KKR had launched a marketing campaign – New Dawn. New Knights, with a new logo. At the start, the team’s future in the tournament looked bleak, having lost easy matches at the hands of Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals. Indeed, with much back and forth, KKR completed the first phase of seven matches and posted stable points on the table. Then arrived six successive wins on the back of complete team performance. Such a stupendous comeback shook everybody. By the end of the league stage, KKR found themselves contending at the second spot with 21 points. 

The season rivals met at the semi-finals, it was Delhi Daredevils versus KKR. The Daredevils strived to repeat the first match results, however, the Knights had grown too strong to be kept silent. KKR’s superior bowling attack ensured victory over the Daredevils and the Knights entered finals for the first time. Here, they met the most favored champs – Chennai Super Kings. An experienced finale playing XI challenged the amateur Knights, posting a resounding score of 190. Manvinder Bisla, mere replacement to the great McCullum, stole the show at the Chennai home ground. Scoring 89 off 48 deliveries, Bisla helped KKR become one of the Indian Premier League winners. Check out the final scoreboard here.

League Stage Points Table

1Delhi Daredevils (3)161150220.617
2Kolkata Knight Riders (C)161051210.561
3Mumbai Indians (4)16106020−0.100
4Chennai Super Kings (R)16871170.100
5Royal Challengers Bangalore1687117−0.022
6Kings XI Punjab1688016−0.216
7Rajasthan Royals16790140.201
8Deccan Chargers1641119−0.509
9Pune Warriors India1641208−0.551
SOURCE: Wikipedia

6.  Winners of Sixth Season of IPL: Mumbai Indians

Finals26 May
StadiumEden Gardens, Kolkata
SOURCE: IPL T20 Official Website

Sheer struggle and persistent efforts fueled the rise of Mumbai Indians. They had once reached finals before but this time, things were way different. The mentorship of three cricket legends – Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, and Jonty Rhodes nurtured every front of the Mumbaikers and it grew into an invincible team. Under the leadership of a newly appointed captain Rohit Sharma, MI regained its lost vision to register themselves in the IPL winners list, and that they did. 

Ipl season 6 winner Mumbai Indians
Indian Premiere League Season 6 Winners: Mumbai Indians

MI emerged with flying colors in the league stage. They comfortably made their way to Qualifiers 1. The long hailing IPL favorite CSK leaped on the Mumbaikers and got them all out at 144 with eight balls still remaining. Unfortunately, the blue caps couldn’t defend their meek total. Nonetheless, their resolution pushed for a close victory over the Royals in the second Qualifiers. MI jogged into the Eden Gardens with a ‘never give up’ attitude to play against their arch-rivals CSK. 

As if to claim vengeance, the MI bowlers lashed out while defending a reasonable target of 149. The fall of wickets during the second innings resembled a highlights telecast. The last man standing, skipper MS Dhoni failed to chase down the total, due to a lack of support on the other end. Mumbai Indians, for the first time ever, emerged as Indian Premier League winners. Although CSK players Michael Hussey and Dwayne Bravo were declared the stars of the tournament for most runs and wickets, Mumbaikars owned the night. A new team team was added to IPL winners list. Take a look at the final scoreboard on this link.

League Stage Points Table

PositionTeamPlayedWonLossNo ResultPointsNet Run Rate
1Chennai Super Kings (R)161150220.530
2Mumbai Indians (C)161150220.441
3Rajasthan Royals (3)161060200.322
4Sunrisers Hyderabad (4)161060200.003
5Royal Challengers Bangalore16970180.457
6Kings XI Punjab16880160.226
7Kolkata Knight Riders16610012−0.095
8Pune Warriors India1641208−1.006
9Delhi Daredevils1631306−0.848
SOURCE: Wikipedia

7. Winners of Seventh Season of IPL: Kolkata Knight Riders

Finals1 June
StadiumM. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
SOURCE” IPL T20 Official Website

Knights said, once more! The defending champs of the previous year couldn’t take the conquered feeling anymore. They had finished seventh and targeted the seventh season of IPL to make a tremendous resurgence.

Ipl season 7 winner Kolkata Knight Riders
Indian Premiere League Season 7 Winners: Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR launched an onslaught on the defending champs Mumbai Indians in the very first match, held in UAE. In a sudden turn of events, everything grew grim for the Knights. They couldn’t keep pace after the first victory and fared poorly in the remaining matches held overseas. After the first phase of seven games, KKR managed to post lowly four points on the table. Coming back to India, KKR felt rejuvenated due to the efforts of Uthappa and Narine, both of whom were later declared season marvels for scoring most runs and picking most wickets, respectively.

Almost unexpectedly, KKR rose to second place by the end of the league stage. First Qualifiers were held at Eden Gardens against KXIP, which they won by 28 runs. Pumped up and ready to win, they stepped into the finals and again faced the determined Punjab boys. The Kings had decided to not let go of this golden opportunity to become Indian Premier League winners. They set a formidable target of 200, built upon Wriddhiman Saha’s century. The Knights got on with a tenuous start. After skipper Gambhir’s dismissal, Manish Pandey shouldered the responsibility, leading the game up to climax. He knocked a crucial 94 off 50 balls before Piyush Chawla finished off in style. With this, KKR became the second team to twice lift the trophy. Check out the final scoreboard here.

League Stage Points Table

PositionTeamPlayedWonLossNo ResultPointsNet Run Rate
1Kings XI Punjab (R)141130220.968
2Kolkata Knight Riders (C)14950180.418
3Chennai Super Kings (3)14950180.385
4Mumbai Indians (4)14770140.095
5Rajasthan Royals14770140.060
6Sunrisers Hyderabad1468012−0.399
7Royal Challengers Bangalore1459010−0.428
8Delhi Daredevils1421204−1.182
SOURCE: Wikipedia

8. Winners of Eighth Season of IPL: Mumbai Indians

Finals24 May
StadiumEden Gardens, Kolkata
SOURCE: IPL T20 Official Website

The eighth edition of IPL has to be one of the most competitive tournaments in the T20 format to date. Not a single team could get over 18 points on the table, meaning the teams making the Playoffs cut had a vigorous journey. As if witnessing two teams with two-time winning tags bothered them, season 6 champions Mumbai Indians padded up to decimate every opponent. They wished to appear on the IPL winners list once again.

Ipl season 8 winner Mumbai Indians
Indian Premiere League Season 8 Winners: Mumbai Indians

Dramatic comebacks are a trend in the IPL. And the Mumbaikars deserve the most credit. Losing four matches back to back due to weak bowling, MI seemed to offer no threat to the other competing teams. Tragically, MI lost their two bold batsmen Aaron Finch and Corey Anderson as a result of match injuries. To replace them, Trinidadian cricketer Lendl Simmons was brought in. This mid-season restructuring led to a stunning return of the Mumbaikars. They won nine sensational matches, out of the remaining ten matches of the league stage. 

In the semi-finals, Simmons’ exciting fifty was clubbed with Pollard power. Together they brought CSK lions on their feet. After setting a substantial target of 188, the blue caps bowled out their opponent at 162. Again, like the old arch-nemesis, CSK fought back into the finals. Here, the complete MI team put on a show. From Simmons, skipper Sharma to finisher Pollard, all took turns to destroy the CSK bowling attack. They put on a massive target of 203 and the Super Kings, though with an opener’s fifty, failed to make the run chase. MI fulfilled its long-sought resolution and cherished a momentous victory, becoming the third team to enter the two-time IPL winners’ list. Check the final scoreboard here

League Stage Points Table

PositionTeamPlayedWonLossNo ResultPointsNet Run Rate
1Chennai Super Kings (R)14950180.709
2Mumbai Indians (C)1486016−0.043
3Royal Challengers Bangalore (3)14752161.037
4Rajasthan Royals (4)14752160.062
5Kolkata Knight Riders14761150.253
6Sunrisers Hyderabad1477014−0.239
7Delhi Daredevils1458111−0.049
8Kings XI Punjab1431106−1.436
SOURCE: Wikipedia

9. Winners of Ninth Season of IPL: Sunrisers Hyderabad

Finals29 May
StadiumM. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
SOURCE: IPL T20 Official Website

After the Deccan Chargers left a vacuum in the tournament space, post-2012, a new Hyderabad-based franchise took its place – Sunrisers Hyderabad. Defending low totals came easy to SRH, at the same time, the batting line-up looked flimsy. One man army in the face of David Warner, a three-time orange cap winner now, held up the batting flank. Possibly this time, he could get his team to earn the honor of being among the Indian Premier League winners.

Ipl season 9 winner Sunrisers Hyderabad
Indian Premiere League Season 9 Winners: Sunrisers Hyderabad

In 2016, they had a good mentorship in the guise of Tom Moody, Muttiah Muralitharan, and VVS Laxman. Rather than seeking to restructure the whole team, SRH planned to strategically improve on their batting side and keep up their bowling prowess. They entered the playoffs with a comfortable 16 points. In the Eliminator, SRH met the Knights. Indian hard-hitter Yuvi and Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques saved the day. With 162 runs on board, SRH bowling genius took over the Knights. 

In Qualifiers 2, SRH was put to chase 163 by the season stars Gujarat Lions. Warner’s stupendous 93 off 58 balls helped SRH win the game. A defining moment shaped in the finale, when the tournament’s best batting side met the best bowling side, RCB versus SRH. Phenomenal strokes highlighted the essence of the grand finale. Gayle storm swept SRH bowlers in the first innings, supported by Virat Kohli’s much-needed half-century. RCB’s opening partnership ensured a one-sided match in the beginning. They successfully put up a daunting total of 200. Warner, leading in his side with great form, made a hopeful 69. On seeing the captain making an arduous effort, the SRH batting line-up joined in. Thus followed an unimaginable chase, bolstered by Ben Cutting’s spectacular 15-ball 39 at the finish. SRH became the sixth champ on the IPL winners list. Check the final scoreboard here

League Stage Points Table

PositionTeamPlayedWonLossNo ResultPointsNet Run Rate
1Gujarat Lions (3)1495018−0.374
2Royal Challengers Bangalore (RU)14860160.932
3Sunrisers Hyderabad (C)14860160.245
4Kolkata Knight Riders (4)14860160.106
5Mumbai Indians1477014−0.146
6Delhi Daredevils1477014−0.155
7Rising Pune Supergiants14590100.015
8Kings XI Punjab1441008−0.646
SOURCE: Wikipedia

10. Winners of Tenth Season of IPL: Mumbai Indians 

Finals21 May
StadiumRajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
SOURCE: IPL T20 Official Website

Aspiring to make a comeback, the former two-time IPL winners got back in action for the tenth edition. Under the new mentorship of Mahela Jayawardene as Head Coach, the Sharma-led side looked stable and ready to conquer the league. 

Ipl season 10 winner Mumbai Indians
Indian Premiere League Season 10 Winners: Mumbai Indians

From the very start of the season, things fell in place for the Mumbai boys. Parthiv Patel and Jasprit Bumrah emerged as the best assets, and during this season MI made a fabulous streak of six victories back to back. Consequently, with 20 points, Mumbai appeared at the top of the Points Table by the end of the league stage. In Qualifiers 1, Rising Pune Supergiant, with the help of two half-centuries and Dhoni’s 40, put up a target of 163. Other than in-form opener Parthiv Patel’s fifty, nobody couldn’t even reach 20 against the RPS bowling attack. This meant the season leaders had to proceed to Qualifiers 2 and meet Gambhir-led Knights. 

MI’s bowling attack pounced upon the Knights and ruthlessly bowled the whole team out at 107, with balls remaining. Eager to make history, they once again challenged the Supergiant. Both competent champs looked close into each others’ eyes and made every attempt at victory. This followed a low-scoring match as the former two-time champs were halted at 129. Defeat seemed inevitable for the Mumbaikars, while the IPL winners list looked for a new team. Steve Smith’s fifty almost ensured RPS’ victory. Suddenly, winds changed direction, incredible death over bowling turned the fate in MI’s favor. Mumbai Indians won by 1 run, a nail-biting endeavor came to an end. Therefore, MI became the first team to become Indian Premier League winners thrice. Check out the final scoreboard here.

League Stage Points Table

PositionTeamPlayedWonLossNo ResultPointsNet Run Rate
1Mumbai Indians (C)141040200.784
2Rising Pune Supergiant (R)14950180.176
3Sunrisers Hyderabad (4)14851170.599
4Kolkata Knight Riders (3)14860160.641
5Kings XI Punjab1477014−0.009
6Delhi Daredevils1468012−0.512
7Gujarat Lions1441008−0.412
8Royal Challengers Bangalore1431017−1.299
SOURCE: Wkipedia

11.  Winners of Eleventh Season of IPL: Chennai Super Kings

Finals27 May
StadiumWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
SOURCE: IPL T20 Official Website

After ten successful years, the Indian Premier League came out with its eleventh edition to rock the fans worldwide. It appeared as if victors challenged champs, the energy that drove Mumbai last year, was now fueling CSK as they urged to enter the IPL winners list for the third time.

Ipl season 11 winner Chennai Super Kings
Indian Premiere League Season 11 Winners: Chennai Super Kings

CSK kicked off an enthusiastic campaign, grabbing a close win of one wicket over their archrivals Mumbai Indians. Thereon, the Super Kings won and lost matches successively, almost in a pattern. The batting line-up looked strong as ever while bowling kept deciding a few crucial matches for the Super Kings. In this edition, fans witnessed five sensational centuries, three of which embellished CSK batsmen’ profiles. Shane Watson had managed two while Ambati Rayudu bagged a massive one. CSK positioned itself in second place with 18 points, at the conclusion of the league stage. 

The Sunrisers ran at the same pace to repeat its 2016 fate. However, they couldn’t manage a win over CSK throughout the league stage and now, met them in the Qualifiers 1. In this match, CSK faced difficulty against SRH, though Faf Du Plessis’s sustained innings of 67 runs, helped them win by 2 wickets. SRH made a comeback into the finals refusing to give up. The Sunrises batted surprisingly well this time, however, bowlers’ failed to contain Watson’s wrath. In fact, it was the finals where Watson had hit his second century of the tournament. Focus and consistency led CSK to lift the trophy, matching Mumbai’s record of becoming Indian Premier League winners for the third time. Check out the final scoreboard here

League Stage Points Table

PositionTeamPlayedWonLossNo ResultPointsNet Run Rate
1Sunrisers Hyderabad (2)14950180.284
2Chennai Super Kings (C)14950180.253
3Kolkata Knight Riders (3)1486016−0.070
4Rajasthan Royals (4)1477014−0.250
5Mumbai Indians14680120.317
6Royal Challengers Bangalore14680120.129
7Kings XI Punjab1468012−0.502
8Delhi Daredevils1459010−0.222
SOURCE: Wikipedia

12. Winners of Twelfth Season of IPL: Mumbai Indians

Finals12 May
StadiumRajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
SOURCE: IPL T20 Official Website

In February 2019, before the beginning of the 12th season of IPL, Netflix released an eight-minute documentary on MI titled – Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians. It showed how MI fought till the last breath in the 2018 season. Now, every soul watching the 2019 season of IPL sensed a feeling of vengeance among the heroes of Mumbai Indians. They had not forgotten their previous year’s performance, where they needed only one more victory to make the Playoffs cut. Given the CSK had paralleled their season 10 record, they resolved to recreate IPL history and again appear on the IPL winners list.

Ipl season 12 winner Mumbai Indians
Indian Premiere League Season 12 Winners: Mumbai Indians

With almost a complete retained team and the addition of a few like Quinton de Kock, MI stormed into the tournament head-on. They didn’t take losses for an excuse and won every next match they could. At the conclusion of the league stage, MI had risen to the top of the Points Table with 18 points. Rahul Chahar’s exceptional economy bowling mesmerized MI’s archrivals CSK at the Qualifiers 1. Mumbai’s bowling attack halted the yellow helmets at 132 and won the match with six wickets in hand.  

In the finals, CSK fought back. It was like Superman versus Batman. The defending champs were put to chase an achievable target of 150. Pollard power ensured this defendable total. Next arrived the wonder man Watson! Only the other opener, du Plessis, could cross the 20 run mark in this fateful match. The target seemed easy-peasy when Watson reached. But then he lost the crease and fell victim to a close Krunal Pandya-devised runout. History was written, once again by the Mumbai Indians. At present, MI remains the only team to be Indian Premier League winners for the fourth time. Check the final scoreboard here

League Stage Points Table

PositionTeamPlayedWonLossNo ResultPointsNet Run Rate
1Mumbai Indians (C)14950180.421
2Chennai Super Kings (R)14950180.131
3Delhi Capitals (3)14950180.044
4Sunrisers Hyderabad (4)14680120.577
5Kolkata Knight Riders14680120.028
6Kings XI Punjab1468012−0.251
7Rajasthan Royals1458111−0.449
8Royal Challengers Bangalore1458111−0.607
SOURCE: Wikipedia

Watch the 2019 IPL Finals: Mumbai Indians Vs Chennai Super Kings on this link.

13. Winners of Thirteenth Season of IPL: Mumbai Indians

Finals10 November
StadiumInternational Cricket Stadium, Dubai
SOURCE: IPL T20 Official Website

The year 2020 turned the lives of people upside down. With the emergence of an unknown virus, everything came to a standstill in order to stem its dynamic spread. For this very reason, the thirteenth season of IPL was not conducted during the months of April and May. Instead, the league replaced the T20 World Cup and featured in the months starting from September to November. This time it felt like a new team would register its name on the IPL winners list.

Ipl season 13 winner Mumbai Indians
Indian Premiere League Season 13 Winners: Mumbai Indians

The defending champions, Mumbai Indians got on with a shaky start in this season. Greater damage came in the form of a sudden on-field injury of the skipper Rohit Sharma. Nonetheless, MI’s balanced playing eleven led by Pollard achieved much success in the second half of the league stage. In the end, MI topped the Points Table securing a comfortable 18 points. 

The blue cap champs met the rising stars of Delhi Capitals in Qualifiers 1. Throughout the season, DC had showcased an exceptional match-winning spirit and looked ready to take on MI. Unsurprisingly, they failed miserably against the Mumbaikars. MI boys exhibited a team performance with two middle-order half-centuries, opening 40 and finishing 14-ball 37 by Hardik Pandya. At the finals, DC attempted a revenge plot but lost their power player Stoinis in the very first ball. Later, the Pant-Iyer partnership somehow broke free of the patchy start and posted a good target of 157. Confident DC boys met a harsh fate. The most unexpected comeback of skipper Sharma made an appearance in the run-chase. His innings of 68 runs meant that MI lifted the Indian Premier League winners trophy for the fifth, leaving a new historical marker. Check out the final scoreboard here.

League Stage Points Table

PositionTeamPlayedWonLostNo ResultPointsNet Run Rate
1Mumbai Indians (C)14950181.107
2Delhi Capitals (R)1486016−0.109
3Sunrisers Hyderabad (3rd)14770140.608
4Royal Challengers Bangalore (4th)1477014−0.172
5Kolkata Knight Riders1477014−0.214
6Kings XI Punjab1468012−0.162
7Chennai Super Kings1468012−0.455
8Rajasthan Royals1468012−0.569
SOURCE: Wikipedia

Watch the 2020 IPL Finals: Mumbai Indians Vs Delhi Capitals on this link.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the winners of IPL till now?

After thirteen editions, there are namely six Indian Premier League winners – Rajasthan Royals, Deccan Chargers, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Rides, Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Out of these, Mumbai Indians have got the most titles in their name (5), while Chennai Super Kings trails with 3 and Kolkata Knight Riders follow by 2.

Which team won most IPL matches?

As per Times Of India Sports issue, Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians has won the most number of matches in the Indian Premier League so far. The total tally of won matches by the team, in all seasons, stands at 118. Note, the franchise has played 203 matches so far and maintains a win percentage of 58.13.

Who won the 2008 IPL?

Shane Warne-led Rajasthan Royals won the 2008 IPL. The team won 11 matches in the league stage and entered the Qualifiers 1 of the season with 22 points. They prevailed over Kings XI Punjab to earn the first spot in finals. On the DY Patil Stadium, Rajasthan Royals chased a target of 164 against MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings and lifted the first IPL trophy.

Which team does not win the IPL?

There are several teams who have been playing since the first season but have failed to lift the trophy even once. However, Royal Challengers Bangalore is considered the team that does not win the IPL. They have earned the Chokers title when it comes to the world’s biggest T20 league. The reason attributed to this title is that RCB has been to the Playoffs six times and faced the finals thrice, in a span of thirteen years and have closely missed the chance of lifting the coveted trophy.

Who is the king of IPL?

Fans worldwide, adding to many sports articles, consider Mahendra Singh Dhoni (CSK skipper and former Indian team captain) to be the king of IPL. As per this Cricket Lounge blog by Vinay Chhabria, ten core reasons support MSD’s claim to the throne and make him the real king of IPL. These reasons are, in fact, records MS Dhoni has set in the thirteen seasons of IPL.

Which IPL team has more fans?

As per Fresh Live news, Mumbai Indians is the IPL team with most number of fans. Based on social media following, Mumbai Indians has an estimated fanbase of 23.4 million followers, including 13.1 million Facebook followers, 5.5 Twitter followers and 4.7 million Instagram followers.

Who started IPL?

The Board of Control for Cricket in India, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Lalit Modi, founded the Indian Premier League in 2007. The first edition was held in 2008 with eight different teams, representing distinct cities and states in the country.

Who is the best captain in IPL?

Rohit Sharma, the MI skipper, is the best captain in IPL. So far, he has won his team the maximum number of IPL titles i.e. 5, with a staggering win percentage of 58.49 as captain, leading in 106 matches. Nonetheless, the highest win percentage rests with MS Dhoni, skipper of Chennai Super Kings, who has lifted three IPL trophies with a slightly higher win percentage of 59.65, leading his team in a total of 177 IPL matches.

Who is the best batsman in IPL 2020?

The best batsman in IPL 2020 is KL Rahul, skipper of Kings XI Punjab and the current Orange Cap holder. He amassed the highest runs (670) in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League. Rahul’s highest knock of 132 not out, came against Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore. The feat was achieved off just 69 deliveries, and included 14 fours & seven sixes.

Who is the most dangerous batsman in IPL?

According to Inside Sport, the most dangerous batsman in the IPL at present is MI’s middle-order all-rounder Kieron Pollard, who maintains the highest strike rate of 208.9 (as of IPL 2020). Nonetheless, several other season stealers such as David Warner, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Andrew Russell have time and again proven to be the most dangerous batsman in the IPL.

Who is the No. 1 batsman in IPL?

Virat Kohli is the No. 1 batsman in IPL for having scored the most number of runs (5,878). Playing 192 IPL matches, he currently maintains a batting average of 38.16 and a strike rate of 130+ . With a record-high of 113 runs in an innings, Kohli has 5 centuries and 39 half-centuries to his credit.

Who is the best finisher in the IPL?

As per Sportszian, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the best finisher in the IPL. Formerly, when he played international cricket, Dhoni was recognized as master finisher, in addition to being the greatest captain of his time. Winning crucial matches, the CSK skipper has often placed his team in the finals and led in three mesmerising IPL victories.

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