The BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) organises the Indian Premier League, a domestic T20 event. The IPL is considered one of the greatest and wealthiest T20 competitions in the world, with players from nearly every cricketing country taking part. The IPL governing council, which is part of the BCCI, oversees this franchise-based competition. So far, 13 teams have competed in the 13 iterations of IPL. However, 5 teams have left the IPL at different times due to a variety of factors. The BCCI cancelled the Kochi Tuskers Kerala franchise in 2011 due to a contract violation, while the Deccan Chargers contract was dissolved in 2012 due to a lack of commitment.
IPL 2008 Winner: Rajasthan Royals
The Indian Premier League held its debut season in 2008. While many famous names were engaged in various teams, the IPL Trophy was won for the first time by an underdog RR, much to everyone’s amazement. The Rajasthan Royals squad, largely made up of uncapped Indian players, demonstrated outstanding discipline and poise under the stewardship of veteran Australian bowler Shane Warne, who was both the club’s coach and captain.
RR defeated CSK by 3 wickets in a 20-over chase game at DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, smashing CSK’s total of 163 in the process. Shane Watson of RR was named Man of the tournament for his great overall performance.
IPL 2009 Winner: Deccan Chargers
When Deccan Chargers were in last place in 2008, they nevertheless managed to reach the semifinals of the 2009 competition under the leadership of Adam Gilchrist. The Deccan Chargers, batting first, scored 143 runs for the loss of 6 wickets while their opponents, the Royals Challengers Bangalore, were required to score 144 runs in 20 overs. At Wanderers Stadium in South Africa, RCB failed to chase down their goal and only scored 137 runs for the cost of 9 wickets in 20 overs.
IPL 2010 Winner: Chennai Super Kings
CSK finally won the IPL Trophy in 2010 after reaching the playoff rounds for the 3rd year in a row and losing in the finals to RR in 2008. When Mahendra Singh Dhoni took over as the skipper of the Chennai Super Kings, the team squared off against the Mumbai Indians in the 2010 IPL championship series at DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
Before batting, the defending champions, the Chennai Super Kings, were able to score 168 runs for a loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs. After losing nine wickets, MI was unable to chase down the mark, managing only 146 runs in 20 overs and losing by 22 runs. Sachin Tendulkar was named the tournament’s player of the year after hitting 618 runs.
IPL 2011 Winner: Chennai Super Kings
CSK won the IPL championship the second time in a row in 2011, making a record. At the Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, CSK took on RCB. CSK batted first and made 205 runs in 20 overs for the loss of five wickets, setting a massive target for RCB. RCB lost in the IPL finals for the second time, scoring only 147 runs after 8 wickets in 20 overs. CSK dominated the match, winning by 58 runs. Murali Vijay, who had amassed 95 runs in the finals, was given the Man of the Match. Chris Gayle of the Royal Challengers Bangalore was named player of the tournament after hitting 608 runs and collecting eight wickets in the tournament.
IPL 2012 Winner: Kolkata Knight Riders
Ultimately, the IPL Trophy was won by the ever-promising KKR in the 5th season of the IPL. For the third year in a row, CSK advanced to the IPL finals, where they played KKR in Chennai. CSK batted first and set a challenging goal of 191 runs after reaching 190 for 3 in 20 overs, with Suresh Raina hitting a blistering 73 off 38 balls.
After Gautam Gambhir took over as captain, Kolkata Knight Riders showed tremendous courage, chasing down the target while losing just five wickets while collecting 192 runs. Manvinder Bisla scored 89 runs from 48 balls. Sunil Narine, who took 24 wickets in 15 innings, was awarded Player of the Tournament.
IPL 2013 Winner: Mumbai Indians
MI made it to the IPL finale for the 2nd time, and they played the same rivals as before, CSK. The opposing sides clashed in Kolkata’s Eden Gardens. MI had set a low goal of 149 runs for CSK after scoring 148 runs in 20 overs with 9 wickets lost. The Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, failed to score 125 runs in 20 overs, losing by 23 runs. MI won the trophy under Rohit Sharma’s youthful captaincy.
For the second time in a row, Shane Watson has earned the title of the tournament’s Man of the Tournament.
IPL 2014 Winner: Kolkata Knight Riders
After a one-season hiatus, KKR recovered the IPL championship and won the title for the 2nd time and this time under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir. At Bengaluru’s M. At Chinnaswamy Stadium, KKR took on Kings XI Punjab. For the 2nd time in the IPL finals, Kolkata tracked down a big target. KKR reached 200/7 with 3 balls to spare, lifting the prestigious IPL Cup for the 2nd time, with Manish Pandey’s 94 from 50 balls. Glenn Maxwell was named Man of the series for his all-around effort, particularly his 552 runs batted in over 16 innings.
IPL 2015 Winner: Mumbai Indians
After a one-year hiatus, it was the MIs’ time to win the IPL. The fact that Mumbai was playing CSK in their 3rd IPL final was almost too wonderful to be a coincidence. Following the IPL 2013 finals, the two teams played again at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. It seemed as though there was no dividing line between these two groups. This time, Mumbai scored 202 runs in 20 overs, losing only 5 wickets. The Chennai Super Kings were defeated by 41 runs, scoring only 161 runs in 20 overs while losing eight wickets. CSK’s loss against MI in the IPL finals was their second in a row.
Andre Russell of the Kolkata Knight Riders was named player of the tournament as Rohit Sharma, and his teammates raised the magnificent IPL Trophy.
IPL 2016 Winner: Sunrisers Hyderabad
The final of the 2016 IPL was held at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, with the Sunrisers Hyderabad taking on RCB. Sunrisers batted first and amassed a massive score of 208 runs in 20 overs. This was RCB’s 3rd IPL final appearance, while Sunrisers Hyderabad made their first. The RCB batsmen were in command for the majority of the chase, but after losing the main players, the remainder of the batting line-up fell short by 8 runs. RCB scored 200 runs in 20 overs for a cost of seven wickets. David Warner and his squad had pulled off one of the greatest surprises in IPL history, winning their first-ever title.
IPL 2017 Winner: Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians appeared to have formed a habit of winning the IPL Trophy just about every odd year. MI took on the Rising Pune Supergiants in the IPL 2017 finale at Hyderabad. It was a low-scoring encounter, with MI settling for a low score of 129 runs from 20 overs, losing 8 wickets. They did, however, limit the opponents to 128 in 20 overs, allowing them to win the championship by only one run.
IPL 2018 Winner: Chennai Super Kings
CSK made their comeback after completing a two-year suspension following the match-fixing scandal. The match pitted CSK against Sunrisers Hyderabad, who were competing in only their 2nd IPL final. The match was played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
IPL 2019 Winner: Mumbai Indians
This was the fourth title for MI, making them the most accomplished side in the league’s history. In the IPL finale, MI played CSK for the fourth time. Mumbai has a 2-1 history in the earlier 3 meetings, winning the championship in 2013, 2015 and losing once in 2010. The match was a low-scoring affair at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad when MI met CSK.
IPL 2020 Winner: Mumbai Indians
With the defending winners Mumbai Indians ended up winning their fifth title, the Mumbai Indians fans, who were watching the entire tournament in virtual mode, were overjoyed, making Mumbai Indians, without a doubt, the most winning franchise in the history of IPL and Rohit Sharma, the most victorious skipper in IPL history. Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets to win their fifth IPL title.
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