Indian Premier League


Note: For the first time in the history of cricket in India, a new enterprise mimicking that of the NBA, NFL, and other competitive sports leagues across the world was launched with player auctions and trades in full swing on an international level. This was the Indian Premier League (IPL). The name is based on Soccer's English Premier League. IPL quickly became the most attended cricket league in the world and by 2014 was ranked sixth by average attendance among all sports leagues. Players worlwide fiercely compete in IPL auctions and trades for a spot. At present, the IPL is valued at US $6.3 billion as a brand, with four of its franchises - Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Kolkata Knight Riders - valued at approximately US $100 million or more.


There are currently eight teams in the IPL, each representing a major city, or a state in rare cases (e.g. Kings XI Punjab). These teams include, Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab, Pune Super Giant, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Mumbai Indians. Only Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have won the IPL Championship three times each, while Kolkata Knight Riders is the only other team to have won the IPL Championship more than once. IPL 2019 is currently underway. The following table represents a short winner/runner-up statistic of the IPL.

Year

Winner

Runner-Up

Winning Captain

Runner-Up Captain

Venue

2019
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
2018
Chennai Super Kings
Sunrisers Hyderabad
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Kane Williamson
Mumbai (Bombay)
2017
Mumbai Indians
Rising Pune Supergiant
Rohit Sharma
Steven Smith
Hyderabad
2016
Sunrisers Hyderabad
Royal Challengers Bangalore
David Warner
Virat Kohli
Bengaluru (Bangalore)
2015
Mumbai Indians
Chennai Super Kings
Rohit Sharma
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Kolkata (Calcutta)
2014
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kings XI Punjab
Gautam Gambhir
George Bailey
Bengaluru (Bangalore)
2013
Mumbai Indians
Chennai Super Kings
Rohit Sharma
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Kolkata (Calcutta)
2012
Kolkata Knight Riders
Chennai Super Kings
Gautam Gambhir
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Chennai (Madras)
2011
Chennai Super Kings
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Daniel Vettori
Chennai (Madras)
2010
Chennai Super Kings
Mumbai Indians
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Sachin Tendulkar
Mumbai (Bombay)
2009
Deccan Chargers
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Adam Gilchrist
Anil Kumble
Johannesburg, South Africa
2008
Rajasthan Royals
Chennai Super Kings
Shane Warne
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mumbai (Bombay)