The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most competitive T20 leagues and has enthralled cricket fans worldwide for over a decade. From 2008 to the present, the IPL has witnessed 16 exciting seasons that have been filled with action, drama, and incredible cricketing talent. Over these seasons, some teams have etched their names in the annals of IPL history due to their astonishing success. Let’s look at the five most successful teams in the history of IPL.
Mumbai Indians (MI)
Topping the list is the Mumbai Indians (MI), which is undoubtedly the most successful team in the history of IPL. Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, the team has clinched the IPL title five times in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. Mumbai Indians have played 244 matches since the inception of IPL, winning 136 games at an impressive win percentage of 55.73. This unprecedented success makes Rohit Sharma the most successful IPL captain to date.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Closely following Mumbai Indians is the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the second most successful team in IPL history. CSK, helmed by the charismatic MS Dhoni, has won the IPL title four times in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021. CSK’s consistency is noteworthy as they have made it to the playoffs in 11 of their 13 seasons, which is the most for any team in the history of IPL, and they are well on their way to another playoffs.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is the third most successful team in IPL history, having won the IPL title in 2012 and 2014 under the fearless captaincy of Gautam Gambhir. They’ve made playoffs six times and were runners-up in IPL 2021. KKR also has a decent win percentage of 49.58, winning 119 of the 240 matches they have played in IPL.
Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Next on the list are the Rajasthan Royals (RR), the fourth most successful team in the history of IPL. This team holds a special place in IPL history for winning the inaugural season in 2008 under the captaincy of Shane Warne. Despite some ups and downs over the years, the Rajasthan Royals have maintained a pretty good record, winning 100 matches at a win percentage of 48.07.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Rounding off the list of the five most successful teams in the history of IPL is the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Initially known as the Deccan Chargers, the team rebranded as SRH in 2012 and clinched the IPL title in 2016 under the leadership of David Warner. SRH has been quite ordinary for the last few IPL seasons despite being one of the best teams in IPL history.
- Shubman Gill first IPL Century – love affairs continues in Narendra Modi Stadium
- Mohit Sharma
- Fast and Furious: The Top 5 Fastest Fifties In IPL History