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IPL Winners: Complete list of winner of all 12 IPL seasons

Here’s all you need to know about all the IPL Winners to date…

“Where Talent Meets Opportunity.” If you take a close look at the trophy presented to the Indian Premier League winners, you will find the above quote inscribed on it.

And quite rightly so.  After all, since its inception in 2008, IPL has given the opportunity to several talents which would otherwise have been lost in the crowd. A break in the Indian national team is not so easy. A country of a billion people represented by the best 11 players!

The format of IPL, which stressed on more Indian players in the team, has been a significant impact in recognising the talents. Although performance in domestic circuits is a major criterion for selection in the national squad, IPL has provided opportunities to many youngsters like Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya to earn a slot in the Indian national team.

With the next season of the league’s 2020 edition barely a few months away, here’s a look at the champions from all editions of IPL:

IPL Winners

Season
Final
Winner Runner-up
2008 Rajasthan Royals
164/7 (20 overs)
Chennai Super Kings
163/5 (20 overs)
2009 Deccan Chargers
143/6 (20 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore
137/9 (20 overs)
2010 Chennai Super Kings
168/5 (20 overs)
Mumbai Indians
146/9 (20 overs)
2011 Chennai Super Kings
205/5 (20 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore
147/8 (20 overs)
2012 Kolkata Knight Riders
192/5 (19.4 overs)
Chennai Super Kings
190/3 (20 overs)
2013 Mumbai Indians
148/9 (20 overs)
Chennai Super Kings
125/9 (20 overs)
2014 Kolkata Knight Riders
200/7 (19.3 overs)
Kings XI Punjab
199/4 (20 overs)
2015 Mumbai Indians
202/5 (20 overs)
Chennai Super Kings
161/8 (20 overs)
2016 Sunrisers Hyderabad
208/7 (20 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore
200/7 (20 overs)
2017 Mumbai Indians
129/8 (20 overs)
Rising Pune Supergiant[64]
128/6 (20 overs)
2018 Chennai Super Kings
181/2 (18.3 overs)
Sunrisers Hyderabad
178/6 (20 overs)
2019 Mumbai Indians
149/8 (20 overs)
Chennai Super Kings
148/7 (20 overs)

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IPL 2008: Rajasthan Royals

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IPL Winners: Rajasthan Royals | Credits IPL

The Shane Warne led Rajasthan Royals won the maiden 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 tea’s journey 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.

Sohail Tanvir was awarded the purple cap for taking the most no. of wickets – 22.

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IPL 2009: Deccan Chargers

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IPL Winners: Deccan Chargers | Credits IPL

If you ask any Sunrisers Hyderabad fan out there, they all will see that the then Deccan Chargers was a team to reckon with. 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.

3
IPL 2010: Chennai Super Kings

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IPL Winners: Chennai Super Kings | Credits IPL

The Thala -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, the whistle Podu 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.

4
IPL 2011: Chennai Super Kings

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IPL Winners: Chennai Super Kings | Credits IPL

The defending champions held the title against the batting titans of the tournament RCB in the night of the final. Eventually, by doing so, Chennai Super Kings became the first team in IPL to win the trophy more than once. 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.

5
IPL 2012: Kolkata Knight Riders

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IPL Winners Kolkata Knight Riders celebrate after winning the IPL T20 Champions trophy | Credits Manjunath Kiran,AFP, Getty Images

Gautam Gambhir-led Kolkata Knight Riders defeated the defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the night of the final and that too at CSK’s fortress, courtesy Manvinder Bisla. 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.

Gautam Gambhir was the second-highest run-getter in the tournament with 590 runs in 17 innings. The list was topped by RCB’s Chris Gayle with 733 runs in just 14 innings!

6
IPL 2013: Mumbai Indians

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IPL Winners: Mumbai Indians | Credits IPL

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 IPL 2013 edition. 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.

7
IPL 2014: Kolkata Knight Riders

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IPL Winners: KKR | Credits IPL

This edition of IPL saw the Gautam Gambhir-led Kolkata Knight Riders to become the only team after Chennai Super Kings to win 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 and doing so he overshadowed Wriddhiman Saha’s tremendous inning of 155 * from 55 which propelled Kings XI Punjab to the score of 199.

Robin Uthappa from KKR won the orange cap for scoring 660 runs in 16 innings. But it was Sunil Narine’s deceptive bowling which helped KKR win matches. Narine scalped a total of 21 wickets in 16 innings.

8
IPL 2015: Mumbai Indians

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IPL Winners: Mumbai Indians | Credits IPL

Rohit Sharma-led 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. Lendl 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.

9
IPL 2016: Sunrisers Hyderabad

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IPL Winners Sunrisers Hyderabad players celebrate with the winning trophy of IPL 2016 after beating Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final | Credits Shailendra Bhojak

The Sunrisers Hyderabad team managed to win the final against Royal Challengers Bangalore by just 8 runs. David Warner masterfully crafted the team’s 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 the 16 innings he played! There should be no doubt on who was the orange cap winner for the season.

10
IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians

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IPL Winners: Mumbai Indians | Credits IPL

Mumbai Indians became the 1st team in IPL history to win the title more than two times. They first accomplished this feat 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.

Mumbai Indian’s bowling attack was one of the best in the tournaments. The trio of Malinga-McClenaghan-Bumrah sharing a total of 50 wickets between them.

11
IPL 2018: Chennai Super Kings

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IPL Winners: CSK | Credits IPL

Chennai Super Kings returned back to the winning habits in this edition.  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.

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IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians

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IPL winners Mumbai Indians celebrate after winning IPL 2019 | (Credits: IPL)

The final of the IPL 2019 yet again saw the clash of the titans. Termed as the el-Classico of IPL, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings met yet 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.

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