Since its inception in 2008, the famous Indian Premier League (IPL) has earned many fans worldwide. It has become one of the most admired and watched cricket leagues globally. It has become a benchmark for the rest of the franchise leagues worldwide. In such a high-pressure tournament, giving good performances consistently is a challenging task. But many teams took up the challenge and have delivered spectacularly. Let us go through the Top 10 Most Successful Teams In The IPL -

1. Mumbai Indians

The Reliance-owned Mumbai Indians is the most successful IPL team in terms of the IPL titles won. In 2020, the MI defeated Delhi Capitals in the Final to win its fifth IPL crown. All 5 title wins have come under the leadership of Rohit Sharma. Since 2008, the Mumbai Indians have played 217 matches and have prevailed in 125 (58.52%) of them. In the 6 Finals it has played, Mumbai Indians have won 5.

2. Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings is one of the hardest IPL teams to defeat. It has played 195 matches and has won 117 of them (success rate of 60.56%). It has been a part of every IPL season except 2016 and 2017. It has emerged victorious in 4 seasons and also has 2 Champions League titles to its name. It is the defending IPL Champion, having won it in 2021. It is the most consistently performing team as it has reached the Final in 9 out of the 12 seasons it has played.

3. Kolkata Knight Riders

The longest winning streak (14) in the T20s by an Indian team was achieved by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014. This streak was spread across the IPL 2014 and Champions League 2014. Knight Riders is the third-most successful team in terms of the number of titles (2) and percentage of matches won. This team has played 209 matches and has won 107 (52.15%) of them. It has been crowned IPL champion twice (2012, 2014) and was runner-up in 2021.

4. Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) is one of the three teams to have won IPL just once. Since its debut in 2013, it has played 138 matches and has won 68 of those. That amounts to a success rate of 50.72%. In 2016, it won its only IPL title under captain David Warner after beating Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Final. SRH is known for placing its trust in young players rather than recruiting star players worldwide.

5. Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals was the winner of the inaugural IPL season in 2008. This was the only season the Royals reached the Final. Since then, it has played 175 matches and has won 84 (49.42%) of them. Its primary home ground is the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

6. Deccan Chargers

The Deccan Chargers was owned by the Deccan Chronicle and played its last season in 2012. In the 2009 season, it defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 runs in the Final to win its maiden IPL title. In the five seasons it participated in, it played 75 matches and won 29 (38.66).

7. Rising Pune Supergiant

It was a Pune-based franchise and played for only two seasons (2016, 2017). It played 30 matches and won 15 of them. It had a poor 2016 season, winning only 5 matches out of 14. But in the 2017 season, they lost a low-scoring Final against Mumbai Indians by 1 run.

8. Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is one of the most loved teams in the IPL universe. It has advanced to the Finals in three editions (2009, 2011, 2016) but ended up as runners-up on all three occasions. They have given us many brilliant individual performances but have failed to click as a unit throughout a season. Since its debut, the Royal Challengers have played 211 matches and have won 98 of them with a win rate of 48.06%. Virat Kohli, the highest run-getter in IPL history, plays for the Royal Challengers.

9. Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals is undoubtedly the most improved team since the previous 3 to 4 seasons. From consistently being low on the points table to qualifying for play-offs for the last 3 seasons, this team has improved a lot. Since being renamed from Delhi Daredevils to Delhi Capitals in 2019, this team has shown its potential. It has played 210 matches and has prevailed in 93 (45.67%) of those.

10. Punjab Kings

Unlike Delhi Capitals, the renaming of the squad hasn’t worked for Punjab Kings. Earlier known as Kings XI Punjab, this team has played 204 matches and has won 91 (45.58%) of them. This team’s best performance came in 2014 when it reached the Final after some brilliant performances. But it lost to KKR in the Final.