Who doesn’t love to wear a jersey and cheer up for their favorite team during the IPL season? If you are a cricket lover, you probably have visited the stadium to watch thrilling games, and players, and encourage the team to win the trophy.
IPL became an excellent platform for youngsters to showcase their cricketing skills and get guidance from world-class players. It is one of the biggest franchise-based domestic leagues that draws attention from cricket fans worldwide. The IPL Trophy and rewarding prize is the ultimate goal of the participating teams.
Players like Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, and Ravichandran Ashwin become superstars overnight and be part of the Indian Cricket Team after making a breakthrough in the IPL. From Gayle to AB De Villers, we have seen incredible performances from the foreign players too.
If you are here to know more about the Indian Premier League, then this article is for you. We have curated the list of all IPL seasons (i.e., 2008 to 2023) details in an infographic like trophy winners, runners, man of the tournament, orange and purple cap holder, etc.,
For more cool stuff and fun elements, check out our blog on interesting facts about IPL games that every cricket lover should know.
Now, let us dive more into the topic!
IPL 2023 Highlights (Season 16 – 31st March to 29th May, 2023)
IPL 2023 season has ended with M.S. Dhoni’s CSK defeating Hardik Pandya’s GT by 5 wickets in the DLS method. With this, CSK became the second team after MI to win 5 IPL trophies. It was not only the final match that was interesting and thrilling, this year the entire IPL season was one of the best seasons since 2008. In every single match, a new record was made and old records were broken, new stars emerged and became match winners. Young cricketers, like Rinku Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Mohit Sharma, Tushar Deshpande, and others have performed exceptionally this season.
Not only young cricketers, legends, like Virat Kohli have shown their batting skills and proved why they are still ruling the rank boards. Virat broke Chris Gayle’s record for the maximum centuries at 7 against Hardik-led GT, in the history of the tournament.
When it comes to the final match, rain played a much more important knock than the players from both teams. At first, the final match was scheduled on 28th May which was washed away due to rain and it was rescheduled on 29th May. That’s not it; after GT scored an impressive score of 214/4; rain made a comeback due to which overs were reduced and the new target for CSK to chase was 171 according to the DLS method. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway gave a good start to CSK followed by Shivam Dube, but it was Ambati Rayudu and Ravindra Jadeja who played exceptionally well and helped CSK grab its 5th IPL title trophy and M.S. Dhoni win his 250th IPL match.
IPL 2022 Highlights
IPL is one of the most followed cricket leagues in the world. This year, it has brought some new changes to the format of the tournament. The biggest change is that there will be 2 new teams added to the list – Lucknow SuperGiants and Gujarat Titans. Hardik Pandya leading the Gujarat Titans and KL Rahul is the skipper for Lucknow SuperGiants.
Tata is the main sponsor for the IPL 15 and the matches will be held in most of the states in India. With the introduction of 2 new teams, there will be a total of 10 IPL teams in 2022. The T20 cricket game format is designed such that it consists of 74 matches. All the teams are divided into two groups – A, B and each group has 5 teams in it.
|Chennai Super Kings
|Kolkata Knight Riders
|Royal Challengers Bangalore
Now each team will play 14 games in the group stage, facing the other four teams in their group twice, the remaining four teams from the other group once.
The Gujarat Titans (GT) triumphed over Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Narendra Modi stadium and lifted the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 championship in their debut season. RR skipper, Sanju Samon won the toss and elected to bat first and scored 130/9 in 20 overs with a run rate of 6.5. During the 2nd innings, GT players Shubam Gill (45 Runs), Miller (32 Runs), and Pandya (34 Runs, 3 Wickets) contributed for the team to victory.
The title winner GT bagged 20 crores, runner up RR with 13 crores, RCB 7 crores, and LSG (Lucknow Super Giants) 6.5 crores prize money. Let’s take a moment to appreciate all the players, coaches, commentators, support staff, and others in making this IPL 2022 journey memorable for all of us.
IPL 2021 Highlights
The 2nd phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 started on 19 September 2021, and all the franchises are conducting face-time meetings with the players to kick-start the T20 cricket with a bang. Binge on for the IPL cricket match schedule to witness the eye-feasting games. Amid the increase in COVID-19 cases, the management allowed cricket fans to the stadium by following strict guidelines.
The Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Kolkata Knight Riders entered the Play-offs. Guess who entered into the Finals? The rivalry is between the two strong teams, CSK and KKR, on Friday, 15 October 2021. The Knight Riders Captain, Eoin Morgan, won the toss and elected to field. CSK was able to score 192/3 and KKR with 165/9 in 20 Overs.
The Thala’s captaincy and exceptional performance by the team members helped the CSKians to lift the trophy for the 4th time. During the post-match presentation ceremony, Harsha Bhogle asks MSD, “You can really be proud of the legacy you have left behind,” and Dhoni smiles and replies, “I haven’t left it behind.” What a wonderful moment it is.
|United Arab Emirates (UAE)
|19 September 2021 – 15 October 2021
IPL 2020 Highlights
Due to the global pandemic, Coronavirus, the league matches are held in Dubai with 836 million viewership worldwide. Audiences are not allowed in the stadium. To ensure the player’s safety, they have implemented the bio-bubble technology for the first time in the history of IPL. They follow strict protocols like social distancing, hand sanitizing, etc., to keep away from the contiguous disease.
Coming to the match summary, the final match is held between the two strong teams of the season, Delhi Capitals (16-points), and Mumbai Indians (18-points). It was an eye-feasting match for the cricket lovers as it went till 18.4 overs where the MI-team chased 157 runs with 5-wickets in hand. It’s a pleasure to watch the game as the Mumbai Indians won the trophy for the 5th time. Kudos to all the players and management who have been a part of the successful IPL T20 season.
|United Arab Emirates (UAE)
|19 September 2020 – 10 November 2020
IPL 2019 Highlights
Indian premier league has changed the T20 cricket by bringing innovative ways to compete with other leagues globally. From youngsters to foreign players, they have a great opportunity to showcase their skills. It brings immense pride for players to be on the champion side.
To talk about the IPL 2019 finale, the match is held between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. This match is full of unexpected twists, nail-biting moments, and surprises till the final delivery of the 20th over. The MI were able to defend the score 149 and won by just 1 run. During the presentation ceremony, Jasprit Bumrah was awarded man of the match for taking 2 crucial wickets with 3.50 economy rate.
|23 March 2019 – 12 May 2019
IPL 2018 Highlights
The Indian Premier League 2018 final match is played between the two south teams SunRisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings. In the first innings, SunRisers Hyderabad was able to score 178 with a loss of 6 wickets for 20 overs. Whereas, CSK reached the target in 18.3 overs with 2 wickets left. With a magnificent knock of 117 runs from 57 balls from the Aussie Batsman, Shane Watson led the team to victory and CSK held the trophy for the 3rd time.
We expected a spectacular final and got the utterly bonkers striking from both the teams. Dhoni captaincy, Watson, Williamson, Rashid are the stars of the 2018 T20 finale. Overall, it is a great match among all other IPL final matches.
|7 April – 27 May 2018
IPL 2017 Highlights
No one could have imagined that the new franchise, Rising Pune Supergiants would have reached finals. Even though the team strength is not up to the mark, Dhoni’s captaincy skills and performance by team players during the crucial matches helped the team reach the finals.
Otherside, Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) by 1 run to clinch the IPL 2017 title. Mitchell Johnson’s (3/26) brilliant final over helped MI to lift the trophy again. Initially, MI scored 129/8 and successfully defended the RPS to 128/6 in 20 overs. Man of the match was awarded to Krunal Pandya for the incredible knock of 47 runs.
|5 April 2017 – 21 May 2017
IPL 2016 Highlights
SunRisers Hyderabad won the toss and opted for batting which led them to score 208/7 off 20 overs. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), with top-class players like Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Chris Gayle, struggled a bit and ended with 200/7. Sunrisers Hyderabad became champions of IPL T20 for the second time in 2016. Luckily we were able to witness unbelievable shots and catches during the match.
|9 April 2016 – 29 May 2016
IPL 2015 Highlights
This time, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma holds the trophy. Although it was a nerve-wracking game, Simmons (68) and Rohit Sharma (50) helped MI score 202/5 in 20 overs. Earlier, CSK Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to field first. It wasn’t a great day for Chennai Super Kings. CSK somehow pulled the scoreboard to 161/8 and ended up on the losing side. Once again, this IPL T20 2015 proved it’s purely a gentleman’s game with on-field strategies and power shots.
|8 April 2015 – 24 May 2015
IPL 2014 Highlights
Well, the IPL T20 2014 final match was held between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings. Sounds interesting, right! Punjab Kings entered into the finals for the first time in the history of the Indian Premier League.
Whom would you cheer for? Punjab or Kolkata? Everyone wished for Punjab to win the final. A century knock from Wriddhiman Saha (115) and Manan Vohra (67) boosted the score to 199/4 for 20-overs. Unfortunately, things didn’t work well. KKR was able to finish the game 200 in 19.3 overs with 3 wickets in hand. Kolkata Knight Riders lift the trophy and more fireworks on the stadium.
|16 April 2014 – 1 June 2014
IPL 2013 Highlights
After 76 matches, 674 sixes, 909 wickets, and 22,541 runs, we have witnessed the IPL T20 2013 final match between the two strong teams Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. MI scored 148/9 in 20 overs in the final match, with Kieron Pollard being the top scorer (60 runs, 32 balls).
At the same time, Chennai batters are struggling hard to make a double-digit individual score. Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Subramaniam Badrinath, Chris Morris were caught out without scoring a run in the crucial match. However, M.S. Dhoni played captain innings by knocking 63 runs in 45 balls. No other batsmen supported him, resulting in a loss. Mumbai Indian holds the trophy again.
|3 April 2013 – 26 May 2013
IPL 2012 Highlights
The Kolkata Knight Riders clinched the IPL 2012 Trophy against the T20 specialized team, Chennai Super Kings, in Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. The best part for Thala fans is CSK reached the IPL finals for the 3rd consecutive time.
Chennai won the toss and chose to bat first. They set a formidable target by scoring 190/3 in 20 overs, in which Suresh Raina scored a blitzing 73 from 38 balls. The KKR team players showed a competitive spirit under the captain Gautam Gambhir chasing the target with 5 wickets and 2 balls to spare. Sunil Narine was rewarded as a player of the tournament for taking 24 wickets in the tournament. What a wonderful way to wrap up a season. It was intense till the end, and celebrations in Kolkata will go on late at night.
|4 April 2012 – 27 May 2012
IPL 2011 Highlights
Chennai Super Kings became the first team to win the IPL trophy consecutively and established a record, which is yet to be broken. This time CSK faced the Royal Challengers Bangalore at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
On winning the toss, CSK skipper, M.S.Dhoni chose to bat first. The team scored 205/5 from 20 overs, setting up a humongous target for RCB. Guess what? Royal Challengers failed for the 2nd time in the finals and managed to score 147/8. A 58-runs is a huge difference between the two teams. Let us cherish the wonderful moments of IPL 2011 season and wait for the next year to bounce back with utmost joy.
|8 April 2011 – 28 May 2011
IPL 2010 Highlights
IPL 2010 Season 3 final was held between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. It was a pleasure to watch both teams fighting for the trophy with strong contenders aside from the start of the tournament.
Back to the match, CSK skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and opted to bat first. Suresh Raina, one of the best left-handed top-order batsmen, was brilliant with the bat throughout and became the backbone of CSK’s batting lineup. His knock of 57 runs from 35 balls helped the team to score 168/5 in 20 overs.
Otherside, Mumbai Indians scored 146/9, Sachin (48 runs) being the top-scorer in the team and ended up on the losing side. The CSK team’s overall performance lit up glory in the final against MI led by God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar. Finally, MS Dhoni lifted the IPL T20 trophy in 2010 after missing it in the inaugural season.
|12 March 2010 – 25 April 2010
IPL 2009 Highlights
The IPL T20 2009 final battle is between the Deccan Chargers (now changed to SunRisers Hyderabad) and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Deccan Chargers were able to score 143/6, Gibbs 53-runs being the top scorer of the match. However, the team had hitters like Andrew Symonds and Rohit Sharma. RCB couldn’t reach the target and ended with 137/9 in 20 overs. Pragyan Ojha, the left-arm spin bowler, played a crucial role in the tournament’s journey, scalping 18 wickets. Overall, the DC was led by Adam Gilchrist and won the 2nd season of the Indian Premier League.
|18 April 2009 – 24 May 2009
IPL 2008 Highlights
Indian Premier League started with a bang in 2008 and is considered the inaugural season organized by BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India). The cricket game started with a double round-robin group stage, where each team played home and an away match against other teams. Further, the group matches were followed by two semi-finals and a final.
Rajasthan Royals Captain, Shane Warne won the toss and elected to bowl first. Chennai Super Kings were able to score 163/5 in 20 overs. Alongside, Rajasthan Royals chased the set-target on the last ball with 164/7. Yusuf Pathan received the awards for maximum sixes (4 in a final) and man of the match. What a memorable day it is. Rajasthan Royals lifted the first-ever IPL trophy with incredible team performance and on-field strategies to beat the opponent. Overall, it was worth watching the final.
|18 April 2008 – 1 June 2008
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Overall IPL Infographic Suggestions
|Successful Captain – Maximum Trophies
|5 (Rohit Sharma)
|Successful Captain – Win Percentage
|58.65 (Rohit Sharma)
|6076 (Virat Kohli)
|Most Runs in a over
|37 (Chris Gayle)
|6 (Rohit Sharma)
|51 of 14 balls (KL Rahul)
|100 of 30 balls (Chris Gayle)
|Most Matches Played
|199 (Virat Kohli)
|170 (Lasith Malinga)
|104 (Suresh Raina)
|39 (MS Dhoni)
|6/14 (Sohail Tanvir)
|Leading Orange Cap Holder
|973 (Virat Kohli)
|Leading Purple Cap Holder
|32 (Dwayne Bravo)
|122m (Adam Glichrist)
|3 (Amit Mishra)
|Successful Run Chase
|224 (Rajasthan Royals)