Tata IPL 2022 has begun on 26th March 2022 with the opening match between CSK and KKR. Here we are discussing the IPL Winners list from 2008 to 2021. The Indian Premier League began in 2008, a year after the Indian cricket team won the first edition of the World T 20 against Pakistan in a thrilling final. What started as an ambitious project 11 years ago, is now considered the best Twenty 20 league in the world. Mumbai Indians is the most successful IPL team, having won the tournament five times and having finished runners-up on one occasion. Chennai Super Kings is the other team to have lifted the IPL title on four occasions while they have finished second once.
IPL Winners List
Here is the discussion on the year-wise IPL Winners List from 2008 to 2021.
IPL 2021 Winner: Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings became the IPL 2021 Winner. The Final of IPL 2021 was played between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on 15th October 2021 and CSK won the match by 27 runs. The final match was hosted in Dubai and CSK (192/3) beat KKR (165/9) by 27 runs. Harshal Patel from Royal Challengers Bangalore became the purple cap holder in this IPl with 32 wickets. Ruturaj Gaikwad has now become the youngest player to win the IPL orange cup.
IPL 2020 Winner: Mumbai Indians
This is the consecutive second time Mumbai Indians won the IPL title & and overall 5th time. The final match was played between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals. MI won this match by 5 wickets. MI also won Paytm Fairplay Award this year.
IPL Winner 2019: Mumbai Indians
The final of the IPL 2019 again saw the clash of the titans. Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings met again in the finals. The final went down to the last bowl. Shardul Thakur who was hoping for at least one run for the super over failed to counter Malinga’s off-cutter. Thus, Mumbai Indians became the champions for a record 4th time. With this, Mumbai Indians became the most successful team in IPL history and won 4th IPL titles.
IPL Winner 2018: Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings become the second team to win more than two trophies of IPL. Veterans Ambati Rayadu and Shane Watson were the backbones of the batting unit. Dhoni, as usual, provided best finishes in most of the games. CSK’s bowling unit was lucky to get inputs from MS Dhoni, the captain and Dwanye Bravo, who led the bowling attack for CSK.
IPL Winner 2017: Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians became the 1st team in IPL history to win the title more than two times. They first win was in 2013 and the second in 2015. The victory margin of Mumbai Indians against the Rising Pune Supergiants in the final was just one run. Rohit Sharma, as the captain of Mumbai Indians, was exceptional.
IPL Winner 2016: Sunrisers Hyderabad
The Sunrisers Hyderabad team managed to win the final against Royal Challengers Bangalore by just 8 runs. David Warner masterfully crafted the team journey through the season as a captain. But the season was more about the Virat Kohli – Ab de Villiers partnership in almost all the RCB matches. Virat scored 4 centuries and 7 half-centuries in 16 innings he played! There should be no doubt on who was the orange cap winner for the season.
IPL Winner 2015: Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians became the third team after CSK and KKR to win the title more than once. Again, the apt balancing of the Mumbai Indians helped them win the trophy. Simmons, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayadu and Kieron Pollard carried the batting unit. The bowling department was led by Slinga Malinga. Lasith Malinga took 24 wickets in the tournament but couldn’t get the purple cap. Dwayne Bravo went ahead of him by scalping two extra wickets.
IPL Winner 2014: Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders become the second team to won the IPL trophy more than once. If Manvinder Bisla was the hero in the final of the 2012 edition, this time it was Manish Pandey’s heroics that led KKR to chase a huge total of 199. Pandey scored a brilliant 94 from 50. Robin Uthappa from KKR won the orange cap for scoring 660 runs in 16 innings.
IPL Winner 2013: Mumbai Indians
The hitman, Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians to their first glory at the IPL. MI did so by defeating Chennai Super Kings in the final of 2013 IPL. The side was clinically well balanced throughout the tournament. The likes of Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga and Mitchell Johnson were a consistent part of the team’s playing XI.
IPL Winner 2012: Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders defeated the defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the final. With KKR batsman left with the daunting task of chasing 190 in the final, Bisla took the onus of chase on himself and replied with a swashbuckling inning of 89 from 48 balls. CSK’s run feast led by Suresh Raina’s 73 from 38 wasn’t enough to stop the Knights from snatching the title from them.
IPL Winner 2011: Chennai Super Kings
Channai Super Kings become the first team of IPL to win back to back finals in the history. The defending champions held the title against the batting titans of the tournament RCB. CSK’s batting unit was lit up by the presence of Mr Cricket, Michael Hussey, who played some important innings throughout the tournament. Hussey and Murali Vijay’s 159 run opening partnership against the Royal Challengers Bangalore was the main reason for CSK defending the title.
IPL Winner 2010: Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni finally lifted the trophy after missing it in the inaugural edition. With the likes of Suresh Raina, Mathew Hayden, Albie Morkel, Muralitharan and Dhoni himself, army were the strong contenders for the title right from the start of the tournament. Suresh Raina was absolutely brilliant with the bat throughout the tournament serving as the backbone of the team’s batting line up. It was his knock of 57 not out from 35 that lit up CSK’s road to glory in its final against Sachin Tendulkar led Mumbai Indians.
IPL Winner 2009: Deccan Chargers
The Chargers led by Adam Gilchrist won the second edition of the Indian Premier League. The team had some incredible hitters in them – Herschelle Gibbs, Andrew Symonds, young Rohit Sharma. Pragyan Ojha played a very crucial role in the team’s journey with his left-arm spin bowling scalping 18 wickets in the tournament. Adam Gilchrist notched up a total of 495 runs in 16 matches and stood second in the overall list of highest run-scorers in the season behind Mathew Hayden.
IPL Winner 2008: Rajasthan Royals
The Shane Warne led Rajasthan Royals won the first edition of the Indian Premier League. A thoroughly well balanced team with experienced batsmen like Shane Watson and Graeme Smith, an explosive batsman like Yusuf Pathan in the middle order, and deceptive bowler like Sohail Tanvir were the backbone of the Rajasthan Royals in the first edition. But in the final against the Chennai Super Kings, Yusuf Pathan played a match of his life with contributions in both bowling and the batting department. Yusuf first took 3 crucial wickets with run-rate less than a bowl and scored a quickfire 56 from 39.