IPL T20

IPL is a popular T20 league launched in India and is also the most-watched cricket tournament in the T20 format. This Indian Premier League was founded in 2008 by BCCI & is usually played in April-May every year. Till date, 8 tournaments have been held. The championship started with 8 teams and graduated to 9 and 10 teams in between. The IPL teams represent different states and cities of the country and have got players from all over the world & India. Their owners are biggies from varied fields, mostly from Bollywood & business. The last IPL tournament was held in 2015 and Mumbai Indians is the defending champion.

Rajasthan Royals is the maiden champion of Indian Premier League.

Records

Checkout the following records in IPL T20.

5000 Runs in IPL IPL Final
Highest 10 Wicket win in IPL Highest Run Chase in IPL
Highest 1st Wicket Partnership in IPL IPL Winner List
Highest 2nd Wicket Partnership in IPL IPL Lowest Score
Highest 3rd Wicket Partnership in IPL Highest IPL team Score
Highest 4th Wicket Partnership in IPL Super Over in IPL
Head to Head  

Teams

  1. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
  2. Mumbai Indians  (MI)
  3. Chennai Super Kings*  (CSK)
  4. Rajasthan Royals*  (RR)
  5. Sunrisers Hyderabad  (SRH)
  6. Kings XI Punjab  (KXIP)
  7. Delhi Daredevils (Now Delhi Capitals)  (DC)
  8. Royal Challengers Bangalore  (RCB)

*Banned for IPL 2016 and IPL 2017

The post here is a brief overview of all the Indian Premier League tournaments held till date.

Indian Premier League History and Overview

IPL 2008

The first edition of Indian Premier League started with a big bang and was embraced by cricket enthusiasts all over. The championship followed a dual round robin format where eight squads played both home & away matches against each other – those were further followed by 2 semi-finals & one final. The maiden IPL session started in April 18 & ran till June 1. All total 59 matches were played.

Teams : Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Deccan Chargers, Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore

Venues

M.A Chidambaram Stadium, Wankhede Stadium, PCA Stadium, Eden Gardens, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, DY Patil Stadium, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Feroz Shah Kotla, Sawai Mansingh Stadium

Winner : Rajasthan Royals

Runner –up : Chennai Super Kings

Semi finals

Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils where the Royals won by 105 runs.

Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab where Super Kings won by 9 wickets.

Final

Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals and Royals won by 3 wickets.

IPL 2009

The 2nd edition of the tournament IPL 2 was held in South Africa given general elections in India. It was scheduled from April 18 to May 24. The same teams who played in the maiden season played in the 2nd edition as well. By 2009, IPL became the 2nd largest cricket championship in the whole world, after Cricket world cup. All total 59 matches were played.

Venues : Kingsmead, SuperSport Park, New Wanderers Stadium, Newlands, St. George’s Park, Buffalo Park, De Beers Oval, Chevrolet Park

Winner : Deccan Chargers

Runner –up : Royal Challengers Bangalore

Semi finals

Deccan Chargers & Delhi Daredevils where the Chargers won by 6 wickets.

Chennai Super Kings & Royal Challengers Bangalore where Bangalore won by 6 wickets.

Final

Deccan Chargers vs Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chargers won by 6 runs.

IPL 2010

The 3rd edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 3) was hosted in India, from March 2 to April 25. It was the first cricket tournament ever that had a live broadcast on YouTube. The last 4 games of the championship were screened across Indian movie halls in 3D. All total 60 matches were played between the same 8 teams of the previous editions.

Venues

M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Brabourne Stadium, PCA Stadium, Eden Gardens, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Feroz Shah Kotla, Sawai Mansingh Stadium, HPCA Cricket Stadium, Vidarbha Cricket Associatopm Ground, Barabati Stadium, Sardar Patel Stadium, DY Patil Stadium

Winner : Chennai Super Kings

Runner –up  : Mumbai Indians

Semi finals

Mumbai Indians & Royal Challengers Bangalore where the Mumbai team won by 35 runs.

Chennai Super Kings & Deccan Chargers where Super Kings won by 38 runs.

Final

Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians and Super Kings won by 22 runs.

  • Player of the Series - Sachin Tendulkar from Mumbai Indians
  • Maximum runs - Sachin Tendulkar from Mumbai Indians
  • Most wickets - Pragyan Ojha from Deccan Chargers

IPL 2011

The 4th edition of Indian Super League (IPL 4) started on April 8 and ran till May 28. It was hosted in Indian only and number of teams increased from 8 to 10 given the inclusion of Kochi Tuskers and Pune Warriors India. All total 74 matches were played.

Venues

M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Wankhede Stadium, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, PCA Stadium, Eden Gardens, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Feroz Shah Kotla, Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Holkar Cricket Stadium, Sawai Mansingh Stadium, DY Patil Stadium, HPCA Stadium

Winner : Chennai Super Kings

Runner –up : Royal Challengers Bangalore

Semi finals

Chennai Super Kings & Royal Challengers Bangalore where Super Kings won by 6 wickets.

Mumbai Indians & Kolkata Knight Riders where the Mumbai team won by 4 wickets.

Royal Challengers Bangalore & Mumbai Indians where RCB won by 43 runs.

Final : Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore and Super Kings won by 58 runs.

CSK is the only IPL team to win the trophy 2 times on a row.

IPL 2012

The 5th edition of ndian Premier League (IPL 5) was held from April 4 to May 27. The number of teams reduced to 9 given the cancellation of Kochi Tuskers. All together 76 matches were played in various stadiums across India.

Venues

M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Wankhede Stadium, Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, PCA Stadium, Eden Gardens, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Feroz Shah Kotla, Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Barabati Stadium, Sawai Mansingh Stadium, HPCA Stadium, ACA-VDCA Stadium

Winner : Kolkata Knight Riders

Runner –up : Chennai Super Kings

Semi finals 

Delhi Daredevils & Kolkata Knight Riders where the Kolkata team won by 18 runs.

Chennai Super Kings & Mumbai Indians where Super Kings won by 38 runs.

Delhi Daredevils & Chennai Super Kings where CSK won by 86 runs.

Final : Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders and Kolkata won by 5 wickets.

IPL 2013

The 6th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 6) was held from April 3 to May 26. The number of teams were same (9) as the previous session but Pune Warriors was terminated by the end of the season. Deccan Chargers was also terminated but soon a replacement team came up by the name of Sunrisers Hyderabad. A new auction was held and 37 players were sold. All total 76 matches were played

Venues

M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Wankhede Stadium, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Raipur International Cricket Stadium, PCA Stadium, Eden Gardens, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Feroz Shah Kotla, Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Sawai Mansingh Stadium, HPCA Stadium, JSCA International Cricket Stadium

Winner : Mumbai Indians

Runner –up : Chennai Super Kings

Semi finals

Chennai Super Kings & Mumbai Indians where Chennai Super Kings won by 48 runs.

Rajasthan Royals & Sunrisers Hyderabad where Rajasthan won by 4 wickets.

Mumbai Indians & Rajasthan Royals where Mumbai won by 4 wickets

Final

Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians and Mumbai won by 23 runs.

This edition marked the retirement of Rahul Dravid & Sachin Tendulkar as active players.

IPL 2014

The 7th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 7) was held in UAE & India. It started from April 16 and the initial 20 matches were played in UAE given general elections in India. The IPL teams returned to India on May 2 and the tournament continued till June 1. All together 60 matches were played and 8 teams took part in the tournament. An auction took place and for the first time the bidding was done in INR rather than USD.

Venues

UAE

Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium

India

Wankhede Stadium, PCA Stadium, Eden Gardens, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Feroz Shah Kotla, Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, JSCA International Cricket Stadium, Sardar Patel Stadium, Barabati Stadium

Winner : Kolkata Knight Riders

Runner –up : Chennai Super Kings

Semi finals

Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders where KKR won by 28 runs.

Chennai Super Kings & Mumbai Indians where Super Kings won by 7 wickets.

Chennai Super Kings & Kings XI Punjab where KXIP won by 24 runs

Final : Kolkata Knight Riders vs  Kings XI Punjab where Kolkata won by 3 wickets.

IPL 2015

The 8th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 8) was held from April 8 to May 24. The number of teams were same as the previous edition and the tournament was held in India. All total 60 matches were played.

Venues

M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Wankhede Stadium, Brabourne Stadium, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Raipur International Cricket Stadium, PCA Stadium, Eden Gardens, ACA-VDCA Stadium, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Feroz Shah Kotla, Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Sardar Patel Stadium

Winner : Mumbai Indians

Runner –up : Chennai Super Kings

Semi finals

Chennai Super Kings & Mumbai Indians where Mumbai won by 25 runs.

Rajasthan Royals & Royal Challengers Bangalore where Bangalore won by 71 runs.

Chennai Super Kings & Royal Challengers Bangalore where Super Kings won by 3 wickets

Final

Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians and Mumbai won by 41 runs.

Among the 11 teams contested in the championship, 5 have won the tournament at least once in the 8 years. Among them, Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians are the most successful with 2 titles each.

IPL 2016

The 9th edition of Indian Premier League i.e. IPL 9 was held from April 9 to May 29th , 2016. The number of teams were same as the previous edition and the tournament was held in India. All total 60 matches were played.  
 
Winner : Sunriseres Hyderabad 
 
Runner–up : Royal Challengers Bangalore
 
Qualifier 1 : Gujarat Lions vs Royal Challengers Bangalore where RCB won by 4 wickets.
 
Eliminator Round : Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders where SRH won by 22 runs.
 
Qualifier 2 : Gujarat Lions vs Sunrisers Hyderabad where SRH won by 4 wickets.
 
Final : Royal Challengers Bangalore RCB vs Sunrisers hyderabad where SRH won by 8 runs.
 
Maximum runs - Virat Kohli 973 runs (RCB)
Most wickets - Bhuvneshwar Kumar 23 wickets (SRH)
 
The 10th edition of Indian Premier League i.e. IPL 10 was held from 05-04-2017 to 21-05-2017. The number of teams were same as the previous edition and the tournament was held in India. All total 60 matches were played.  
 
Winner : Mumbai Indians
 
Runner–up : Rising Pune Supergiant
 
Qualifier 1 : Rising Pune Supergiant vs Mumbai Indians where RPS won by 20 runs.
 
Eliminator Round : Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders where KKR won by 7 wickets.
 
Qualifier 2 : Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians where MI Won by 6 wickets.
 
Final : Rising Pune Supergiants vs Mumbai Indians where MI won by just one run.
 
Maximum runs in IPL 2017 - David Warner 641 runs (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Most wickets in IPL 2017 - Bhuvneshwar Kumar 26 wickets (SRH)
 

IPL 2018

The 11th edition of Indian Premier League i.e. IPL 11 was held from 07-04-2018 to 27-05-2018. The number of teams were same as the previous edition and the tournament was held in India. All total 60 matches were played.  
 
IPL 2018 Winner : Chennai Super Kings
 
Runner–up : Sunrisers Hyderabad
 
Qualifier 1 : Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings where CSK won by 2 wickets.
 
Eliminator Round : Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Rajasthan Royals where KKR won by 25 runs.
 
Qualifier 2 : Sun Risers Vs Kolkata Knight Riders where SRH Won by 14 runs.
 
IPL 2018 Final : Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad where CSK won by 8 wickets.
 
Maximum runs in IPL 2018 - Kane Williamson 735 runs (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Most wickets in IPL 2018 - Andrew Tye 24 wickets (Kings XI Punjab)
 

IPL 2019

The 12th edition of Indian Premier League i.e. IPL 12 was held from 23-03-2019 to 12-05-2019. The number of teams were same as the previous edition and the tournament was held in India. All total 60 matches were played.  
 
IPL 2019 Winner : Mumbai Indians
 
Runner–up : Chennai Super Kings
 
Qualifier 1 : Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings where MI won by 6 wickets.
 
Eliminator Round : Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad where DC won by 2 Wickets.
 
Qualifier 2 : Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals where CSK Won by 6 Wickets.
 
IPL 2019 Final : Mumbai Indians Vs Chennai Super Kings where MI won by 1 runs.
 
Maximum runs in IPL 2019 - David Warner 692 runs (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Most wickets in IPL 2019 - IMRAN Tahir 26 wickets (CSK)
 

IPL 2020

This was the 13th Edition of Indian Premier League which was completely played in UAE. IPL 2020 started on 19th September and final match was played on 10th November. Mumbai Indians won the final match by defeating Delhi Capitals. IPL 2020 Final was the first apperance for Delhi Capitals which Mumbai Indians won their record 5th IPL Title.

IPL 2021

Finally IPL 2021 Schedule is out and this year IPL will be played entirely in India. Vivo IPL 14 is starting on April 9. Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Banglare will play the opening match of IPL 2021. No home advantage this year for any team and this will be interesting to watch how the teams are going to play this tournament.

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Last Updated on: 05/04/2021