IPL Winners list – The Champions of Indian Premier League

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IPL winners list and Runner up list: Mumbai Indians have been the most successful team with four titles. followed by Chennai Super Kings who hold three championships.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India. The league was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2008.

After the historic triumph in 2007 T20 WC, India became the first nation to start a franchise-based T20 league. Dominated by Indian players, every cricketer around the globe aspires to get big bucks in this lucrative competition. Here’s more on bygone years of the Indian Premier League.


18th April 2008. It’s one of the essential days in cricket. In importance, it equates to the day first Test match was played or the first ODI was played or when the first T20I was played. On this day, India unleashed a behemoth that soon captured the imagination of fans and the monetary wishes of cricketers. On this day, the first-ever IPL match was played. Since then, the tournament has been the greatest attraction for all the cricketers around the world.

The 2007 T20I World Cup victory helped the 20-over format gain acceptance in Indian cricket. Lalit Modi, using all his might, brought cricket to the businessmen, thus forming a fantastic product. Although the franchise-based competition has been under a lot of criticism since the inception, it is without a doubt the best T20 league in the world.

IPL Winners List – 2008 to 2021

Starting from 2008, a total of 12 IPL editions have been played. India, of course, has been the primary host with South Africa (2009) and UAE (2014) being temporary venues.

Usually, eight teams participate in the tournament, but there have been editions with nine or ten teams.

Mumbai Indians have been the most successful team with five titles followed by Chennai Super Kings who hold three championships. Here’s a list of IPL winners:

SeasonWinnerRunner-upWinning Margin
2008Rajasthan Royals
164/7 (20 overs)
Chennai Super Kings
163/5 (20 overs)
Won by 3 wickets
2009Deccan Chargers
143/6 (20 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore
137/9 (20 overs)
Won by 6 runs
2010Chennai Super Kings
168/5 (20 overs)
Mumbai Indians
146/9 (20 overs)
Won by 22 runs
2011Chennai Super Kings
205/5 (20 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore
147/8 (20 overs)
Won by 58 runs
2012Kolkata Knight Riders
192/5 (19.4 overs)
Chennai Super Kings
190/3 (20 overs)
Won by 5 wickets
2013Mumbai Indians
148/9 (20 overs)
Chennai Super Kings
125/9 (20 overs)
Won by 23 runs
2014Kolkata Knight Riders
200/7 (19.3 overs)
Kings XI Punjab
199/4 (20 overs)
Won by 3 wickets
2015Mumbai Indians
202/5 (20 overs)
Chennai Super Kings
161/8 (20 overs)
Won by 41 runs
2016Sunrisers Hyderabad
208/7 (20 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore
200/7 (20 overs)
Won by 8 runs
2017Mumbai Indians
129/8 (20 overs)
Rising Pune Supergiant
128/6 (20 overs)
Won by 1 run
2018Chennai Super Kings
181/2 (18.3 overs)
Sunrisers Hyderabad
178/6 (20 overs)
Won by 8 wickets
2019Mumbai Indians
149/8 (20 overs)
Chennai Super Kings
148/7 (20 overs)
Won by 1 run
2020Mumbai Indians
157/5 (18.4 overs)
Delhi Capitals
156/7 (20 overs)
Won by 5 wickets
2021Chennai Super Kings
192/3 (20 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders
165/9 (20 overs)
Won by 27 runs

2008 – Rajasthan Royals

Player of the tournament: Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals)

Orange Cap: Shaun Marsh (KXIP)

Purple Cap: Sohail Tanvir (RR)

The underdog team led by the spin wizard Shane Warne went beyond everyone’s expectations to lift the inaugural IPL championship. In the final that was decided in the last over, Rajasthan Royals won by three wickets against Chennai Super Kings. It remains Rajasthan’s only final appearance so far.

2009 – Deccan Chargers

Player of the tournament: Adam Gilchrist (Deccan Chargers)

Orange Cap: Matthew Hayden (CSK)

Purple Cap: R. P. Singh (DC)

This tournament was played completely on the South African soil due to clash with general elections. In the first season, Deccan Chargers finished at the bottom of the point table. In the second, they completed a miraculous comeback by becoming the champions. Adam Gilchrist and his men took down Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final at Johannesburg.

2010 – Chennai Super Kings

Player of the tournament: Sachin Tendulkar (Mumbai Indians)

Orange Cap: Sachin Tendulkar (MI)

Purple Cap: Pragyan Ojha (DC)

The first glimpse of MS Dhoni’s magic. The yellow team defended 168 runs against Mumbai Indians in the high-voltage final at DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai. MS Dhoni’s perfect field placement against rampaging Kieron Pollard was hailed as a masterstroke. It was the first of many for the Chennai side.

2011 – Chennai Super Kings

Player of the tournament: Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Orange Cap: Chris Gayle (RCB)

Purple Cap: Lasith Malinga (MI)

Keeping the reign alive, CSK became the first team to defend their IPL crown. This time their task was to stop T20 cricket’s newest legend – Chris Gayle. R Ashwin got rid of him in the third over of the 206-run chase. Chennai ended up winning by 58 runs. They were also the first IPL champions to win on the home turf.

2012 – Kolkata Knight Riders

Player of the tournament: Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Orange Cap: Chris Gayle (RCB)

Purple Cap: Morne Morkel (DD)

At the halfway stage of the final, CSK placed 190/3, were confident completing a hat-trick. However, the night turned out differently as KKR opener Manvinder Bisla tore apart the yellow army. His 89 from 48 balls complimented by Jaques Kallis’ 69 from 49 balls carried the East Indian side home with five wickets remaining.

2013 – Mumbai Indians

Player of the tournament: Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals)

Orange Cap: Michael Hussey (CSK)

Purple Cap: Dwayne Bravo (CSK)

The long-awaited victory finally arrived for the Mumbai Indians as they defeated Chennai Super Kings in a low-scoring final at Kolkata. Kieron Pollard’s 60 from 32 balls proved to be decisive as MI managed to defend 148 runs against the yellow army.

2014 – Kolkata Knight Riders

Player of the tournament: Glenn Maxwell (Kings XI Punjab)

Orange Cap: Robin Uthappa (KKR)

Purple Cap: Mohit Sharma (CSK)

With 115 not out from Wriddhiman Saha, Kings XI Punjab managed 199 runs on the board batting first in the final at Bengaluru. Manish Pandey responded with s sterling 94. Yusuf Pathan supported with a blistering knock. Piyush Chawla with his 13 off five balls sealed the second IPL title for Kolkata Knight Riders.

2015 – Mumbai Indians

Player of the tournament: Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Orange Cap: David Warner (SRH)

Purple Cap: Dwayne Bravo (CSK)

Batting first in the final match at Eden Gardens, Mumbai posted an enormous total of 202/5. Lendl Simmons top-scored with 68 while the captain Rohit Sharma added 50 from 26 balls. Despite a belligerent start from Dwayne Smith, Chennai collapsed against the tight bowling from MI. Mumbai won the game by 41 runs.

2016 – Sunrisers Hyderabad

Player of the tournament: Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Orange Cap: Virat Kohli (RCB)

Purple Cap: Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH)

With four centuries in a season, Virat Kohli was in an unbelievable form in this IPL. His extraordinary performance overshadowed David Warner’s incredible season. However, the Australian went on to win the IPL trophy for his franchise. Warner’s 69 off 38 balls helped the Sunrisers clinch their maiden championship even with Kohli and Gayle scoring fifties.

2017 – Mumbai Indians

Player of the tournament: Ben Stokes (Rising Pune Supergiant)

Orange Cap: David Warner (SRH)

Purple Cap: Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH)

Overcoming the internal bickerings, Rising Pune Supergiant qualified for the final against the in-form Mumbai Indians. At Hyderabad, Mumbai team managed to post only 129/8 in their first innings. Pune looked poised to seal the chase, but the Indians kept coming back in the game. The Men in Blue ultimately sealed the game on the final ball with a one-run victory.

2018 – Chennai Super Kings

Player of the tournament: Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Orange Cap: Kane Williamson (SRH)

Purple Cap:  Andrew Tye (KXIP)

Serving a two-year suspension, Chennai Super Kings came back in the tournament and claimed the throne straightaway. MS Dhoni’s overcame Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final at Mumbai to secure an eight-wicket triumph. Watson took ten balls to get off the mark but went on to score a century. Chennai chased 179 to win the match by eight wickets.

2019 – Mumbai Indians

Player of the tournament: Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Orange Cap: David Warner (SRH)

Purple Cap: Imran Tahir (CSK)

In a struggle of heavyweights, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings faced each other in the most high-profile clash. Chasing 150 runs to win, Shane Watson was once again proving to be a man of the final. However, his run out and Malinga’s last-over magic turned the game around for MI. The one-run win saw them lifting their fourth IPL trophy. All in odd years since 2013.

2020 – Mumbai Indians

Player of the tournament: Jofra Archer (Rajasthan Royals)

Orange Cap: KL Rahul (Punjab Kings)

Purple Cap: Kagiso Rabada (Delhi Capitals)

IPL 2020 final played between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians. In the match, Mumbai beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets.

2021 – Chennai Super Kings

Player of the tournament: Harshal Patel (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Orange Cap: Ruturaj Gaikwad (Chennai Super Kings)

Purple Cap: Harshal Patel (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

IPL 2021 final played between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. In the match, Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs.

Also read: IPL Orange Cap Winners List


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