The Indian Premier League, commonly referred to as IPL, is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India based on a franchise system. The league spans over two months, during which players shed their national colors to represent their franchises. IPL is governed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and has an exclusive window in the ICC Future Tours Programme.
The tournament is contested by eight teams representing different cities in India during March or April and May every year. Starting from 2022, two new teams will be added to the league, adding more excitement and action to the tournament. IPL is one of the world’s most attended and lucrative tournaments. According to the BCCI, IPL contributed 11.5 billion to the GDP of the Indian economy in 2015.
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The inaugural edition of IPL took place in 2008, a year after the Indian cricket team had won the first edition of the T20 World Cup. Lalit Modi, who was then the BCCI Vice-President, is said to be the mastermind behind IPL. During the launch of the league, Lalit Modi mentioned that IPL has been designed to entice a new generation of sports fans into the grounds throughout the country. The dynamic Twenty20 format has been designed to attract a young fan base, including women and children.
Since its inception, 14 tournaments have been played, and the most successful team is Mumbai Indians, winning the title five times. Chennai Super Kings have won the title four times, making them the second-most successful team in IPL history.
Let’s take a look at the list of IPL winners, runners-up, Man of the Match, and Man of the Series.
IPL Winners List
IPL Winners 2008
The 2008 edition of IPL saw Rajasthan Royals become the champions after defeating Chennai Super Kings by three wickets in the final. The match was played at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai, and Rajasthan Royals successfully chased down the target of 164 runs with seven wickets in hand.
Yusuf Pathan was named the Man of the Match for his contribution to the team’s victory, while Shane Watson was named the Man of the Series for his consistent performances throughout the tournament. Chennai Super Kings put up a competitive total of 163/5 in their allotted 20 overs, but it was not enough to stop Rajasthan Royals from clinching their maiden IPL title.
|Champions||Runner-up||Result||Venue||Man of the Match||Man of the Series|
|Rajasthan Royals||Chennai Super Kings||Rajasthan Royals won by 3 wickets||DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai||Yusuf Pathan||Shane Watson|
In 2009, Deccan Chargers won the IPL by defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 runs. Anil Kumble was named Man of the Match for his bowling performance, while Adam Gilchrist was named Man of the Series for his overall contributions to Deccan’s success.
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In 2010, Chennai Super Kings won their first IPL title by defeating Mumbai Indians by 22 runs. Suresh Raina was named Man of the Match for his all-round performance, while Sachin Tendulkar was named Man of the Series despite his team’s loss.
In 2011, Chennai Super Kings won their second consecutive IPL title by defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 58 runs. Murali Vijay was named Man of the Match for his century in the final, while Chris Gayle was named Man of the Series for his outstanding performances throughout the tournament.
In 2012, Kolkata Knight Riders won their first IPL title by defeating Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets. Manvinder Bisla was named Man of the Match for his match-winning knock, while Sunil Narine was named Man of the Series for his outstanding performances with the ball.
In 2013, Mumbai Indians won their first IPL title by defeating Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs. Kieron Pollard was named Man of the Match for his all-round performance, while Shane Watson was named Man of the Series for his consistent performances throughout the tournament.
In 2014, Kolkata Knight Riders won their second IPL title by defeating Kings XI Punjab by 3 wickets. Manish Pandey was named Man of the Match for his match-winning knock in the final, while Glenn Maxwell was named Man of the Series for his outstanding performances throughout the tournament.
|Year||Champions||Runner-up||Result||Venue||Man of the Match||Man of the Series|
|2009||Deccan Chargers||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Deccan Chargers won by 6 runs||Wanderers Stadium, South Africa||Anil Kumble||Adam Gilchrist|
|2010||Chennai Super Kings||Mumbai Indians||Chennai Super Kings won by 22 runs||DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai||Suresh Raina||Sachin Tendulkar|
|2011||Chennai Super Kings||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Chennai Super Kings won by 58 runs||M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai||Murali Vijay||Chris Gayle|
|2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||Chennai Super Kings||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wickets||M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai||Manvinder Bisla||Sunil Narine|
|2013||Mumbai Indians||Chennai Super Kings||Mumbai Indians won by 23 runs||Eden Gardens, Kolkata||Kieron Pollard||Shane Watson|
|2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||Kings XI Punjab||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 3 wickets||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore||Manish Pandey||Glenn Maxwell|
IPL 2015: The Mumbai Indians won their second IPL title, defeating the Chennai Super Kings in the final. Andre Russell was named the Player of the Tournament.
IPL 2016: The Sunrisers Hyderabad won their first IPL title, defeating the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final. Virat Kohli was named the Player of the Tournament.
IPL 2017: The Mumbai Indians won their third IPL title, defeating the Rising Pune Supergiant in the final. Ben Stokes was named the Player of the Tournament.
IPL 2018: The Chennai Super Kings won their third IPL title, defeating the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final. Sunil Narine was named the Player of the Tournament.
IPL 2019: The Mumbai Indians won their fourth IPL title, defeating the Chennai Super Kings in the final. Andre Russell was named the Player of the Tournament.
IPL 2020: The Mumbai Indians won their fifth IPL title, defeating the Delhi Capitals in the final. Jofra Archer was named the Player of the Tournament.
IPL 2021: The Chennai Super Kings won their fourth IPL title, defeating the Kolkata Knight Riders in the final. Harshal Patel was named the Player of the Tournament.
IPL 2022: The Gujarat Titans won their first IPL title, defeating the Rajasthan Royals in the final. Jos Buttler was named the Player of the Tournament.
|Year||Champions||Runner-up||Result||Venue||Man of the Match||Man of the Series|
|2015||Mumbai Indians||Chennai Super Kings||MI won by 41 runs||Eden Gardens, Kolkata||Rohit Sharma||Andre Russell|
|2016||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Royal Challengers||SRH won by 8 runs||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore||Ben Cutting||Virat Kohli|
|2017||Mumbai Indians||Rising Pune Supergiant||MI won by 1 run||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyd||Krunal Pandya||Ben Stokes|
|2018||Chennai Super Kings||Sunrisers Hyderabad||CSK won by 8 wickets||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||Shane Watson||Sunil Narine|
|2019||Mumbai Indians||Chennai Super Kings||MI won by 1 run||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyd||Jasprit Bumrah||Andre Russell|
|2020||Mumbai Indians||Delhi Capitals||MI won by 5 wickets||Dubai International Stadium||Trent Boult||Jofra Archer|
|2021||Chennai Super Kings||Kolkata Knight Riders||CSK won by 27 runs||Dubai International Stadium||Faf du Plessis||Harshal Patel|
|2022||Gujarat Titans||Rajasthan Royals||Gujarat Titans won by 7 wickets||Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium||Hardik Pandya||Jos Buttler|
|2023||TBD||TBD||TBD||Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium||TBD||TBD|
In conclusion, the Indian Premier League has been a thrilling and captivating cricket tournament since its inception in 2008. It has provided a platform for young and upcoming talent to showcase their skills alongside some of the biggest names in the game. The league has seen many unforgettable moments over the years, including some sensational performances by individual players, nail-biting finishes, and impressive team performances. The IPL has also been a significant source of entertainment for cricket fans around the world. With the tournament constantly evolving and improving, the future of the IPL looks bright, and we can expect many more thrilling moments in the years to come.