Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the biggest cricket leagues in the world.
It has brought together the best cricket players from all over the world, and every year, millions of fans eagerly await the tournament.
Since its inception in 2008, the IPL has witnessed some of the most exciting matches, and the competition among teams has been intense.
Every year fans debate on “which is the best team in the IPL?”.
Let us answer this question once and for all!
Note: We have ranked teams based on their win percentage.(Upto 2022 IPL edition).
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Which is The Best Team in the IPL?
Every team performs their best to win the title. However, there are 5 teams with some of the highest win percentages in the IPL.
Here is a list of them:
|Chennai Super Kings||209||121||87||0||1||58.41|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||223||114||109||0||0||51.56|
1. Chennai Super Kings
The Chennai Super Kings are one of the most consistent teams in the IPL, having made it to the playoffs 10 times out of 11, becoming the champion four times in this journey (2010, 2011, 2018 & 2021).
The Chennai Super Kings have a formidable squad that is captained by the legend MS Dhoni.
The team is known for its batting prowess, with many of its players having a proven track record in the IPL. The team has won 121 matches out of the 209 they have played, with a win percentage of 58.41%.
2. Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians have won 5 trophies (2011, 2013, 2017, 2019 & 2020) and are undoubtedly the most successful team in the tournament’s history.
The Mumbai Indians have an enviable squad that boasts some of the best players in the world, including the likes of Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, and Kieron Pollard.
The team is known for its exceptional bowling attack, which has consistently performed well in the IPL. The team has won 131 matches out of the 231 they have played, with a win percentage of 56.7%.
3. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
KKR is next in the list with a win percentage of 51.56%. Known for their aggressive and fearless brand of cricket, they have some of the most talented players in their squad and have held the trophy twice in 2012 & 2014 under Gambhir’s captaincy.
KKR’s strength lies in their all-round abilities, with a balanced squad that can excel in all departments of the game.
KKR have won 113 out of the 223 matches they have played.
4. Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Rajasthan Royals is yet another team with a win percentage touching 50 in IPL. Having played 192 matches RR have found themselves on the winning side on 96 occasions.
RR won the inaugural IPL season in 2008 under the captaincy of late Shane Warne. However, the team has struggled to replicate that success in recent years, finishing at the bottom of the table in the 2020 season.
RR is known for its focus on nurturing young talent and giving opportunities to lesser-known players. The team has a reputation for finding and grooming future stars, such as Sanju Samson, who is one of the team’s most consistent performers and has also represented India at the international level.
5. Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH)
SRH is another franchise that is pretty consistent in their performances. SRH won their first IPL title in 2016 under the captaincy of David Warner. The team has been consistently competitive, reaching the playoffs in five out of their nine seasons in the IPL.
SRH is known for their strong bowling attack, which has included players such as Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, and Sandeep Sharma. The team has also had some notable batsmen like David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, and Kane Williamson.
The team has a win percentage of 49.34% having won 75 of 152 matches they have played.
There is no clear-cut answer to the question of which is the best team in the IPL. The league has been known for its unpredictable nature, with any team capable of winning on their day.
However, based on win percentage, it is fair to say that Chennai Super Kings are currently the best team in the IPL.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians have also established themselves as a consistent and successful team in the IPL, having won the title a record-breaking five times.
As the new IPL season is about to commence, it will be interesting to see how the teams adapt to the changing dynamics of the league.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Which team has won the most IPL titles?
Mumbai Indians hold the record for winning the most IPL titles, having won the trophy a record-breaking five times. They won the title in 2011, 2013, 2017, 2019, and 2020.
2. Which team has the best win-loss ratio in the IPL?
Chennai Super Kings have the best win-loss ratio in the IPL, having won 121 out of 209 matches they have played so far. Their win percentage is 58.41%, which is the highest among all teams in the IPL.
3. Which team has the best captaincy in the IPL?
Rohit Sharma can be regarded as the best captain in the IPL having led his team Mumbai Indians to the highest number of IPL titles, 5.
4. Which are the best teams in the IPL in terms of win-loss ratio?
The top 5 teams in terms of Win Loss ratio in the IPL are:
1. Chennai Super Kings
2. Mumbai Indians
3. Kolkata Knight Riders
4. Rajasthan Royals
5. Sunrisers Hyderabad