Men’s Indian Premier League

For the first time in the history of cricket, a new enterprise mimicking that of the NBA, NFL, and other competitive sports leagues across the world was launched in India in 2008, 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 worldwide 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 ten 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, Lucknow Super Giants, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Titans, and Delhi Capitals. 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. The following table represents a short winner/runner-up statistic of the IPL.

Year

Winner

Runner-Up

Winning Captain

Runner-Up Captain

Player of the Final

Player of the Series

Venue

2022
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TBD
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TBD
TBD
2021
Chennai Super Kings
Kolkata Knight Riders
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Eoin Morgan
Faf du Plessis
Harshal Patel (RCB)
Dubai
2020
Mumbai Indians
Delhi Capitals
Rohit Sharma
Shreyas Iyer
Trent Boult
Jofra Archer (RR)
Dubai
2019
Mumbai Indians
Chennai Super Kings
Rohit Sharma
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Jasprit Bumrah
Andre Russell (KKR)
Hyderabad
2018
Chennai Super Kings
Sunrisers Hyderabad
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Kane Williamson
Shane Watson
Sunil Narine (KKR)
Mumbai (Bombay)
2017
Mumbai Indians
Rising Pune Supergiant**
Rohit Sharma
Steven Smith
Krunal Pandya
Ben Stokes (RPSG)
Hyderabad
2016
Sunrisers Hyderabad
Royal Challengers Bangalore
David Warner
Virat Kohli
Ben Cutting
Virat Kohli (RCB)
Bengaluru (Bangalore)
2015
Mumbai Indians
Chennai Super Kings
Rohit Sharma
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Rohit Sharma
Andre Russell (KKR)
Kolkata (Calcutta)
2014
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kings XI Punjab
Gautam Gambhir
George Bailey
Manish Pandey
Glenn Maxwell (KXIP)
Bengaluru (Bangalore)
2013
Mumbai Indians
Chennai Super Kings
Rohit Sharma
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Kieron Pollard
Shane Watson (RR)
Kolkata (Calcutta)
2012
Kolkata Knight Riders
Chennai Super Kings
Gautam Gambhir
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Manvinder Bisla
Sunil Narine (KKR)
Chennai (Madras)
2011
Chennai Super Kings
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Daniel Vettori
Murali Vijay
Christopher Gayle (RCB)
Chennai (Madras)
2010
Chennai Super Kings
Mumbai Indians
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Sachin Tendulkar
Suresh Raina
Sachin Tendulkar (MI)
Mumbai (Bombay)
2009*
Deccan Chargers**
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Adam Gilchrist
Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble (RCB)
Adam Gilchrist (DeCh)
Johannesburg, South Africa
2008
Rajasthan Royals
Chennai Super Kings
Shane Warne
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Yusuf Pathan
Shane Watson (RR)
Mumbai (Bombay)

*This was the only year when the “Player of the Final” award was granted to a member of the losing side. Thus, the award recipient’s team is specifically indicated in abbreviated form only for this year.

** Deccan Chargers (DeCh) and Rising Pune Supergiant (RPSG) are defunct and no longer in operation.