The Indian Premier League is a men’s Twenty20 cricket league contested by eight groups from eight Indian cities. The Cricket Association of Bcci, with the guidance of Lalit Modi, established the association in 2007. It is typically held between March and May of each year and provides an opportunity for youngsters to perform well and get a place to play for their country. The IPL is the most-watched cricket league globally, ranking sixth in average attendance among all sports leagues in 2014.
The IPL also became the first game on the planet to be broadcast in real-time on YouTube. Later, it started posting on Hotstar. The overall brand value of the IPL has been increasing year by year with the quality of players and competitive teams. The IPL competition has had fourteen seasons, with the Mumbai Indians lifting the cup five times and the Chennai Super Kings four times. In 2021, due to the COVID pandemic, BCCI postponed the IPL in the middle, and Dubai played later games in the UAE. Chennai Super Kings lifted the trophy in 2021 after defeating Kolkata Knight Riders.
The Complete IPL Winners List [2008–2021]
In 2008, the Rajasthan Royals emerged as the inaugural champions of the IPL league by defeating the Chennai Super Kings in a nail-biting match. The final game was held in Mumbai, with Yusuf Pathan winning Man of the Match for his incredible performance in the league.
Deccan Chargers won the 2nd league of the IPL by beating Royal Challengers Bengaluru. The final match was played in Johannesburg, with Anil Kumble winning Man of the Match for his spectacular performance.
2010: Chennai Super Kings win their third IPL title after defeating Mumbai Indians. The match was held in Mumbai, with Suresh Raina winning Man of the Match for his outstanding performance in the league.
Once again, Chennai Super Kings won the trophy by systematically beating Royal Challengers Bengaluru. The match was played in Chennai, with Murali Vijay winning Man of the Match for his spirited performance.
In 2012, KKR won an IPL trophy by defeating Chennai Super Kings. The match was held in Chennai, with Manvinder Bisla winning Man of the Match.
Mumbai Indians lifted the cup for the second time in the league by triumphing over Chennai Super Kings. The match was held in Kolkata, and Kieron Pollard won the Man of the Match for his powerful hitting.
In 2014, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Kings 11 Punjab and lifted the cup for the second time in the league. The match was held in Bangalore, with Manish Pandey winning Man of the Match.
Mumbai Indians emerged as heroes for the third time in the premium league by defeating Chennai Super Kings. The match was held in Kolkata, and Rohit Sharma won the Man of the Match for his spectacular performance.
2016: SunRisers Hyderabad win the IPL title for the first time after defeating Royal Challengers Bengaluru. The match was held in Bengaluru. Ben Cutting won Man of the Match for his exceptional performance.
History repeated once again for the Mumbai Indians as they lifted the cup for the third time in the league by defeating the Rising Pune Supergiants, a new team. The match was held in Hyderabad, with Krunal Pandya winning Man of the Match.
Chennai Super Kings won the league for the third time by defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad. The match was held in Mumbai, and Shane Watson was named Man of the Match.
The Mumbai Indians won the championship for the fourth time by defeating the Chennai Super Kings in a thrilling match. The match was played in Mumbai, with Jasprit Bumrah winning Man of the Match for his excellent bowling figures.
2020: Continuing their legacy, the Mumbai Indians won the cup for the fifth time, breaking all the previous records by triumphing over the Delhi Capitals. The match was held in Dubai due to COVID reasons, with Trent Boult winning Man of the Match.
2021: Chennai Super Kings lift the cup for the fourth time in their league by winning over Kolkata Knight Riders. Due to COVID, the match was held in two phases; the final was held in Dubai. Faf du Plessis won Man of the Match.
List of IPL Orange Cap Winners (2008-2021)
2008 = Shaun Marsh, Kings Eleven Punjab, 616 runs
2009 = Mathew Hayden, Chennai Super Kings, 572 runs
2010 = Sachin Tendulkar, Mumbai Indians, 618 runs
Chris Gayle, Royal Challengers Bengaluru, had 608 runs in 2011.
Chris Gayle, Royal Challengers, Bengaluru, 733 runs
2013 = Michael Hussey, Chennai Super Kings, 733 runs
2014 = Robin Uttapa, Kolkata Knight Riders, 660 runs.
2015 = David Warner, Sunrises Hyderabad, 562 runs.
2016 =Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bengaluru, 973 runs.
David Warner, Sunrises Hyderabad, 641 runs in 2017.
2018: Kane Williamson, Sunrisers Hyderabad, 735 runs.
2019 = David Warner, Sunrises Hyderabad, 692 runs.
2020 = KL Rahul, Kings Eleven Punjab, 670 runs.
2021 = Ruturaj Gaikwad, Chennai Super Lings, 635 runs.
Winners of the IPL Purple Cap [2008–2021]
2008 = Sohail Tanvir, Rajasthan Royals, 22 wickets.
2009: RP Singh, Deccan Chargers, 23 wickets.
2010 = Pragyan Ojha, Deccan Chargers, 21 wickets.
Lasith Malinga, Mumbai Indians, 25 wickets in 2011.
2012 = Morne Morkel, Delhi Daredevils, 28 wickets.
2013: Dwayne Bravo, Chennai Super Kings, 32 wickets.
2014: Mohit Sharma, Chennai Super Kings, 23 wickets.
Dwayne Bravo, Chennai Super Kings, 26 wickets in 2015.
2016: Bhuvaneshvar Kumar, Sunrisers Hyderabad, 23 wickets.
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Bhuvaneshvar Kumar took 26 wickets in 2017.
2018 = Andrew Tye, Kings Eleven Punjab, 24 wickets.
2019 = Imran Tahir, Chennai Super Kings, 29 wickets.
2020: Kagiso Rabada, Delhi Capitals, 30 wickets.
2021 = Harshal Patel, Royal Challengers Bengaluru, 32 wickets.
One of the fundamental causes of the frenzy is the IPL 2022 super auction. Ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction, teams were only allowed to keep four players. The Mega Auction enabled other teams to compete for the players signed by their team. The mega auction is a massive help to groups looking to rebuild their rosters. The mega auction has grown even more intriguing since two new units are expected to be added to the IPL’s list in 2022. The following season will be exceptional for all the cricket fans awaiting amazing cricketing action.